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ADF&G gets new area wildlife biologist
After a year and a half search, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has hired a new area wildlife biologist for Kodiak. Nate Svoboda arrived in Kodiak two and a half weeks ago and is occupying the position formerly held by Larry Van Daele. Van Daele was promoted to Fish and Game regional wildl...
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Tapestry: Laktonen’s Compass Rose will inspire library patrons
Kodiak-born artist Jerry Laktonen got a lot of help installing his work, Compass Rose, on the wall of the new Kodiak public library. Laktonen, who now lives in Granite Falls, Wash., drew from his seafaring experience as well as that of his Alutiiq ancestors in creating his own interpretation of t...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 9
The National Marine Fisheries Survey will present the preliminary results of its summer 2013 Gulf of Alaska acoustic trawl survey at 11 a.m. today in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. Topics will include pollock distribution and related research conducted on the survey. All are welcome to att...
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Man faces drug, gun charges
A 32-year-old convicted felon has been arrested and accused of possessing and dealing heroin. David Shoup, 32, was arraigned in Kodiak district court Aug. 3. Shoup is also accused of possessing methamphetamine and a concealed pistol. He faces charges of third-degree weapons misconduct, fourth-deg...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 9
Monday, Aug. 5 • At 2:16 a.m., a caller stated a woman was on her front porch knocking and ringing the bell. The woman refused to leave until officers asked her to. She left and was given a criminal trespass notice. • At 11:11 a.m., a woman was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 11:34 a.m., a ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Aug. 9
Aug. 2 Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boatcrews responded to two vessels in distress near Ketchikan Aug. 1 and 2. While conducting training in the Tongass Narrows, two Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews assisted the disabled Ketchikan Airport ferry Oral Freeman to the ferry's airp...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Berry Picking
Nunaquluni; Alagnarsurluni - Berry Picking Kiagmi nunaqutaartukut alagnanek. - In the summer we go berry picking for salmonberries. Collecting from the land remains a popular activity in Alutiiq communities. Spring greens, berries, shellfish, medicinal herbs, and driftwood are among the resources...
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In the Courts: Aug. 9
Assault Franklin Tentis-Major, 28, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 days suspended), and was fined $1,000 ($1,000 suspended). Tentis-Major will be on probation for two years.
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