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Kodiak enjoys record-setting heat wave
Fishermen heading out for the opening of Kodiak’s commercial salmon season are enjoying record-breaking temperatures and sunshine. On Saturday evening, temperatures at the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport hit 73 degrees, shattering the old record of 67 degrees. Warm conditions continued Sunday as the thermometer hit 71 degrees, one degree shy of the record, set in 1992. According to long-te...
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NPFMC puts new cap on nonpollock trawler
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has approved a tough new cap on king salmon catches for nonpollock trawlers in the Gulf of Alaska. On Saturday, the council voted 10-1 to limit nonpollock trawlers to 7,500 king salmon per year while pursuing nonpollock groundfish. The cap is lower than the average of four options the council could have implemented. A 10,000-fish cap was defeated in a 5-6 vote. The cap ...
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Commercial salmon opens earlier than planned
Some years, the salmon show up late. Not this year. At noon today, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will open salmon fishing in waters off the north and western side of Kodiak, 48 hours earlier than originally expected. The early opening is the result of a surge of salmon into Kodiak rivers. According to Fish and Game figures, more than 82,000 sockeye salmon were counted in the Karluk River through June 5. O...
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Sport and subsistence fishermen also see boon from early arrivals
The calendar says it’s the first week of June, but take a walk down the banks of the Buskin River, and you might be forgiven for thinking it’s late July. On Thursday afternoon, more than a dozen fishermen used their lunch breaks to drop lines in the water despite gray, misty skies. They were drawn by high water and an optimistic forecast from the sportfishing division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Thr...
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New manager takes over Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Bo Sloan experienced the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge as a hunter before he became its boss. After he was selected for a bear hunt, he spent eight days hunting and fishing in early May. “My first introduction to Kodiak was as Bo Sloan, a private citizen on a bear hunt,” he said. “I came here as a hunter and fisherman before I came here as an employee.” Although he didn’t get a bear, he received a visitor-level ...
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Man accused of breaking window and possessing meth
A Kodiak man is facing felony charges from two separate incidents after he allegedly broke a window and was found in possession of meth. Joseph Riego-DeDios, 59, faces one count of third-degree criminal mischief and one count of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Both are felonies. According to court documents, on May 5 the Kodiak Police Department received a call from a woman who reported someone...
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Assembly passes budget with smaller tax hike for Service Area No. 1
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a $34.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. The budget raises taxes only in Road Service Area No. 1. There, members of the service area's advisory board requested a rise in the area's property tax mill rate from 0.5 mills to 2.0 mills. The assembly, citing the scale of the increase, approved a smaller increase, to 1.5 mills. "I am adamantly oppo...
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‘Puppy season’ arrives at Kodak Animal Shelter
Old Harbor likes puppies a bit too much. Since January, three litters of puppies from Old Harbor have been dropped off at the Kodiak Animal Shelter, highlighting the peak of ‘puppy season’ at Kodiak’s sole animal shelter. “Old Harbor is our village of the year for puppies,” said shelter director Jean Lilly. Each year, spring and early summer in Kodiak bring a fresh batch of new puppies. They’re not always from Old...
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Kodiak man receives 28 months in prison for embezzlement scheme
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline sentenced Jeremy Smith, 31, for two counts of wire fraud. Smith helped embezzle $128,400 from Trident Seafoods by cashing 16 fraudulent checks during the three-year scheme. He took a br...
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Coast Walk cleanup this weekend
It’s just a coincidence that Island Trails Network scheduled its Coast Walk cleanup campaign on World Oceans Day, but it’s a fitting time for an event that will drive Kodiak residents to pick up ocean-thrown trash. This Saturday and Sunday, people will head out road system beaches to clean. ITN has identified 81 stretches of coast that people or organizations can sign up to clean during this event. Tom Pogson, dir...
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