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Summer fishing on two Kodiak rivers restricted
The Ayakulik River will be restricted to catch-and-release and the Karluk River will be closed for the first half of the summer for king salmon sport fishing due to low escapement numbers. According to two Alaska Department of Fish and Game emergency order releases, the escapement on both rivers, which are located on the southwest side of the island, has not reached biological escapement goals many times over the ...
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KHS girls soccer debuts on Friday
Kate Korrow doesn’t know what to expect in Kodiak High School’s inaugural soccer season. “I have no idea, to be perfectly honest,” the girls coach said. “My biggest thing is to get our girls in the best shape and able to play the game as well as they possible can.” What is for certain is varsity matches will be played for the first time ever in Kodiak. The girls begin their seven-match regular season at 3:30 p.m. ...
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Parks and Rec seeks comment on dog park
The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community comments on a potential new dog park in the north end of East Addition Park. So far, all the comments have been positive, but the department is still seeking comment especially from people who live in the area and comments regarding what exactly a dog park should look like and what it should contain. “We’re trying to make sure that people in t...
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Board of Game seeks statewide regulation proposals
The deadline for submitting proposals to change statewide hunting and trapping regulations is coming up in just more than three weeks. Only regulations that will affect statewide regulations will be accepted by the Alaska Board of Game. Some of the regulations open to changes “include: permits; licenses; harvest tickets, tags and harvest reports; methods and means; possession, transportation and use of game; inten...
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Alaska Science Forum: Citizen science meets the aurora
A scientist named Victor Hessler once made an aurora detector by driving two metal rods in the ground a few hundred feet apart and stringing a wire between them. When voltage changed along the wire, a bell rang. Hessler then pulled on his boots and went outside to take black-and-white aurora photos. During the recent St. Patrick's Day geomagnetic storm, people all over North America became aurora detectors. They u...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 8
March 27 At 12:34 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Mill Bay Road. There was no assault; it was a verbal argument. At 1:44 a.m., a 911 caller reported domestic violence on Mill Bay Road. There was no assault just verbal arguing. At 2:43 a.m., a caller reported harassing communications on Shelikof Street. They left when police asked. At 3:12 a.m., a man on Mill Bay Road was arrested on suspicion of disor...
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Kodiak baseball begins today
Over the next four days there will be eight baseball games played at Baranof Field as part of the inaugural Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The tournament field includes host Kodiak, South Anchorage, Dimond and Chugiak. South Anchorage is last year’s state runner-up and American Legion champion, while Dimond and Chugiak both qualified for the last year’s Legion state tournament. South Anchorage lost t...
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Playbook: April 8
Wednesday, April 8 Baseball: The Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament at Baranof Field. Chugiak vs. South Anchorage, 1 p.m.; Kodiak vs. Dimond, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 Baseball: The Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament at Baranof Field. South Anchorage vs. Dimond, noon; Chugiak vs. Kodiak, 4 p.m.
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Asbestos causes High School cost increase
Potential asbestos-containing material found in part of the walls being torn down for the Kodiak High School renovation is causing an almost $200,000 increase in the cost. Vermiculite, a mineral that is used for insulation, was found in three of the walls of the school district's business building. Although vermiculite does not naturally contain asbestos, more than two-thirds of the vermiculite used in the U.S. pr...
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Sea Stories: ‘Alaskeros’ die for cannery workers’ rights
In 1981 two young cannery worker union organizers, Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo, were gunned down in Seattle by hitmen hired by a corrupt union president in league with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos. Viernes and Domingo were part of a uniquely American story involving racism, violence, jobs and a fight for what’s right. Centered on the salmon canning industry, it is part of Alaska’s story, too, and with...
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