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Low king salmon returns closes Karluk and Ayakulik rivers
In response to low returns, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has all but ended king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers. Through Saturday, 1,594 kings had been counted in the Karluk River and 1,897 in the Ayakulik River. According to data from historic runs, the number of kings in each river is likely to finish below goals for the year. In the Ayakulik, the goal is between 4,000 and 7,000 kings....
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Coast Guard rescues four people and dog from sinking vessel
The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen and their dog Buddy from the 76-foot vessel Ocean Viking after it began taking on water 100 miles south of Chignik, southwest of Kodiak Island, on Wednesday night. The crew sent out a distress call around 8:30 p.m., reporting their boat was taking on water and the crew was abandoning ship. The message was relayed to Coast Guard District 17 command through a Trident Seafoods e...
Jun 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s recycler debuts drive-through service
Recycling, faster and smarter. That’s what Ken Reinke, executive director of Threshold Services Inc. is hoping happens now that Threshold has a new drive-through recycling building. Starting Tuesday, Kodiak will no longer have 24-hour recycling drop-off, but the new building should make the recycling process easier for people to understand. Threshold’s new hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. ...
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Wal-Mart threatens to stop buying Alaska salmon
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced it will stop buying Alaska salmon products not certified as sustainable by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. In a letter to suppliers, Wal-Mart’s purchasing department wrote, “To meet our requirements for wild-caught seafood, the source fishery must be certified sustainable to the MSC standard … or, if not certified, actively working toward certification.” Alaska’s sal...
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Fireworks season opens in Kodiak ahead of Fourth
Rockets, roman candles, fountains and firecrackers line the walls Les N’ Dan’s Fireworks, which gives islanders the choice of more than 100 types of different fireworks for the Fourth of July season. As people begin flocking to buy fireworks, the city and borough have sent out alerts reminding residents that fireworks are only allowed outside of city limits from June 15 to July 15. After that, their use is forbidd...
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City to pay $742,000 for design of new Pier 3
With a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council opened the next phase of work on the city's Pier 3 project as it approved a contract with PND Engineers, which will design the pier. The contract calls for PND to spend the next six months designing a pile-supported pier with roll-on, roll-off capability for a D-7 or larger-class ship. The design must be finished by Dec. 20, and the contract calls for P...
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Alutiiq Museum’s Haakanson heads to Seattle
It was an evening full of hugs, smiles, and stories as community members and Alutiiq Museum staff gathered at the Koniag building for a farewell potluck recognizing Sven Haakanson Jr., outgoing executive director of the museum. Tuesday marked Haakanson’s last day at the museum after more than a decade of work. He spent 13 years there successfully overseeing the development of programs, publications, and exhibits a...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport holds full-scale crash drill
Anna Willis was dead and loving it. While emergency workers and Alaska Department of Transportation employees swarmed a faux plane crash Wednesday at Kodiak State Airport, Willis sat back and soaked in the sunshine on Kodiak’s warmest day this summer. “How’s it going?” asked one of her DOT coworkers as he hurried by in a reflective vest, clutching a radio. “Pretty good,” she replied. “I’m dead.” Willis was one of ...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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60-year-old record falls as Kodiak sees first 80-degree day since 2004
The records are falling as fast as the thermometer isn’t. On Wednesday, the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport recorded a mark of 81 degrees, shattering a 60-year-old temperature record for the date. The previous record for June 26 was 78 degrees, set in 1953. Wednesday tied the fifth-warmest June day ever seen in Kodiak. It was also the first time a temperature 80 or above has been measured ...
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Boy helped after trail fall
A 12-year-old boy who fell off a trail Tuesday while hiking at Margaret Lake with his parents was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The Coast Guard received a call around 2:25 p.m. that the boy needed assistance. The Coast Guard Police Department arrived on scene, then called the Coast Guard Fire Department. They met Kodiak Fire Department ambulance crews and transported the boy and his family to Providence K...
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