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Public Safety Blotter: April 5
March 17 At 12:31 a.m., a person reported seeing a man walking in the 300 block of Polar Avenue carrying a large flat screen TV. Police patrolled the area and found no man or TV. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a driver in the Stellar Way and East Rezanof Drive area for a headlight equipment issue. At 8:36 a.m., a person reported someone broke into his vehicle the previous night in the 1100 block of Madsen Avenue and ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Not too early to track down Dollies in lakes
A long, warm winter has left the lakes and rivers mostly ice-free. Several folks have asked me when the Dollies will start running into rivers on their way to the sea. I’m betting that’s still close to a month off. The run will start once the water temperatures rise enough to trigger them, but no time soon. Does that mean you have to wait another month for Dolly fishing? If the lakes are free of ice, there’s no re...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 5
Maryn Saunders Korrow was born at 7:52 p.m. on March 19, 2016, to Kate Korrow and Kim Saunders. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her parents are originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mothers work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Also welcoming her to the family are Jillian Dorner, 9, and Tanner Dorner, 5. Grandparents are Jane and Bil...
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CAPITOL REPORT: Something everyone can hate
Hello again. Less than two weeks remain until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, and there is, as always during this time of year, a great deal happening in the Capitol building. Of course, the major item still unresolved is the fiscal year 2017 operating budget. We are awaiting the appointment of a budget conference committee consisting of three members from each legislative body. This c...
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Sullivan: Wait for new icebreaker too long
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said 10 years is too long to wait for a new icebreaker in the Arctic. As melting sea ice has opened up new pathways in the Arctic, many countries have sought to develop new strategies and amp up investments for commerce and national defense. This includes the acquisition of icebreakers, ships used to break ice and create pathways for other vessels. The United States has two active...
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Knapp: New revenue pressures will impact fisheries
As legislators seek to solve the state’s financial troubles, economics professor Gunnar Knapp says fishermen need to keep an eye on what’s happening at the state level. Knapp, director and professor of economics at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, presented at ComFish Friday about the state’s fiscal situation and the implications for fisheries. “There’s definitely pressur...
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Assembly talks Chiniak logging, GSA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward with hiring a consultant to work out a possible logging contract for burned trees in Chiniak, and discussed a superseding lease with the General Services Administration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. At the Thursday work session, the assembly heard from NorthWind Forest Consultant...
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Soldotna rallies to knock off Kodiak in conference opener
The Kodiak boys’ Northern Lights Conference soccer opener contained everything from jubilation to heartache. The Bears led Soldotna 3-0 before 13 minutes clicked off the clock; the Stars rallied with four straight goals to lead at halftime; Kodiak netted the equalizer late in the second half; Soldotna booted the game-winner in the 74th minute and tapped in a bonus goal in the final seconds. Whew. You can take a br...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
March 16 At 8:47 a.m., a person reported a break-in in a shed in the 1200 block of Chichenof Street with the shed and some items damaged, but nothing appeared stolen. At 9:40 a.m., a man reported someone slashed his tires in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 11:12 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 3:11 p.m., police received a report of a man panhandling in the 500 block of ...
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Fish Factor: Fishermen slow to adopt lifesaving tech
Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline Digital Selective Calling instantly signals a distress call over VHF radios to other vessels, and the feature has been a required part of the handheld units since 1996. In Alaska, the ability for mariners to hook up with the Coast Guard was acquired just last year, when transceiver and antenna high si...
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