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As salmon season peaks this week, fish counts are poised to beat point estimates
With the commercial salmon season around Kodiak hitting its peak this week, harvest figures thus far show salmon returns on the high side of expectations. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 14.1 million salmon were harvested through Aug. 11. Averaged over the last five years, the biggest salmon harvest of the year comes in the year’s 33rd week, which runs Aug. 12 through Aug. 19. In ...
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Kodiak animal shelter shows sign of volunteer's love
The Kodiak Animal Shelter has a new sign thanks to the generosity of a summer visitor. Ellin Alexander is in Kodiak for the summer. She and her two dogs arrived from Palm Beach, Fla. in June. Shortly after arriving in Kodiak she decided she loved the community and wanted to find a way to give back. “The thing that impressed me most about Kodiak is the sense of community,” Alexander said. “People wave to one anothe...
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Rep. Don Young visits Kodiak today
Alaska’s sole U.S. Congressman, Don Young, is scheduled to visit Kodiak today as he travels across Alaska during Congress’ August recess. Young is expected to meet with delegations from the city and borough during his daylong visit and will hold an electoral fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Young is running for a 21st term in the House of Representatives and is not expected to fa...
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Visitors bureau wants you to take your best shot — and submit it
If you’ve got photos of bears, puffins, mountains or even people working on the docks, send them to the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau for a chance to win some cash and a spot in the new visitors guide. The KICVB is collecting photos for the 2013 Discover Kodiak Visitor Guide and is looking for photos that capture the “perfect Kodiak moment.” The visitors bureau is holding an official photography con...
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After ice rink arson, city considers limiting hours and installing cameras to guard field
When an arsonist set fire to the Baranof Park Ice Rink early Aug. 2, Kodiak was lucky. While the arsonist caused more than $100,000 in damage to the rink, he didn’t touch more than a million dollars worth of artificial turf stacked in bales less than 200 feet away. Following the fire, city officials are taking a hard look at how they can protect that turf and a new multimillion-dollar track being installed as part...
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Arson cleanup continues as police investigate
Bright teal, blue and purple rubber mats were stacked on pallets in the Baranof Park ice rink on Thursday. They have been pulled up off the floor and were sprayed with water to remove the soot from last week’s arson. Above, a team from the Parks and Recreation department pressure-washed the rink’s soot-covered ceiling, exposing its original white finish. While the soot came off with a little effort, the long-term ...
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Kodiak City Council approves $112,000 gift to nonprofits
In a brisk meeting Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council approved the annual disbursal of 1 percent of city general fund revenue to Kodiak nonprofits. Last year’s disbursal was the first after the city altered its criteria for application, which created some confusion. With a year under their belts for both the nonprofits and the city, there was no confusion this time as the council unanimously approved the dist...
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Kodiak school district considers array of new policies
The Kodiak Island Borough School district is considering a wave of policy changes affecting everything from the political activities of its employees to the way sports teams handle concussions. On Monday night, the school board spent about 30 minutes discussing the changes, which are expected to appear for an initial vote at the school board’s Aug. 20 meeting. They would have to be approved a second time at a late...
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Visiting writer presents talk on the history of Russian whaling in Alaska
In the early 1800s, Alaska’s Russian settlers failed at whaling. Dr. Ryan Jones, a Russian historian and author will explain how and why during his free public lecture at the Baranov Museum at 7 p.m. tonight. Jones is an assistant professor of history at Idaho State University. He has written many articles about Russian history, and his book “Empire of Extinction: Sea Cows and Scientists in the Russian North Pacif...
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Pilgrims return to St. Herman chapel on Spruce Island
SPRUCE ISLAND — Pilgrims from across the world traveled here Wednesday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska. The annual pilgrimage drew around 100 people who arrived by boat to visit the holy site where Orthodox Christianity celebrates its roots in America. Bells rang as the Orthodox ministers arrived and made their way up the path to the St. Herman’s Chapel, followed by th...
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