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Sweeping update to land use rules nears finish line
Its authors call it “often dull,” but a new draft of the borough’s zoning and land use rules will have implications for every homeowner and business in the Kodiak Island Borough. Last month, the borough’s Project Advisory Committee wrapped up three years of work drafting new land use rules. The r...
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Moderate fire danger in Kodiak
Kodiak might be drier than Phoenix, Arizona this month, but fire officials say the danger of wildfires is still on the moderate side. “The humidity’s still up,” said Bayside Fire Chief Bob Himes. “We’re still good.” Through the last day of the month, Kodiak has had just over 1 inch of rain, one-q...
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Mahle earns all-state Legion accolades
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle was one of the top American Legion baseball pitchers in the state. Mahle, a hurler for the Kenai Post 20 Twins, was an Alaska Legion baseball Team of Excellence All-State selection. The team was announced last week before the start of the sta...
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Troopers arrest man for drug possession
A Kodiak man is accused of possessing more than 20 oxycodone pills. Brad Aga, 43, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Monday for one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor. Fourth-degree miscondu...
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Eliminating public input would be dangerous
Editor: I was intrigued by a recent letter which called for an elimination of public input at council meetings, apparently to prevent our councilmembers from flip-flopping. In this case, the flip-flopper was identified as Tuck Bonney. Call Mr. Bonney what you like, but I would much rather have hi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northwest passage traverses, winter and summer
A few months ago, I wrote about adventurer/permafrost scientist Kenji Yoshikawa’s attempt to drive a snowmachine 3,500 miles from Prudhoe Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. He planned to stop along the way to visit students in 13 villages. Near their schools, he wanted to drill holes in the ground and se...
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Animal clinic bought by nationwide corporation
Kodiak Veterinary Clinic has a new corporate owner that will provide stability and new technology, its manager says. Dr. Jeff Johnson and Dr. Angie Johnson spent more than 20 years practicing veterinary medicine and owned the animal hospital for seven years. They retired in May and sold the pract...
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Unusually large number of kings caught by Kodiak fishermen
In the wake of king salmon sportfishing closures across the state, fishermen are asking a simple question: Where are the king salmon? Judging from the latest commercial salmon harvest figures, Kodiak fishermen have an equally simple answer: In the ocean. Through Sunday, Kodiak commercial fisherme...
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