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Yes, dear Kodiak, I’m finally home
I saw Kodiak for the first time two weeks ago, culminating a journey that took 4,700 miles and 17 years. Kodiak was never in my mental geography until 1997, when I received a call from Robin Taylor, an outdoors journalist who wrote for a firearms magazine that I edited in Southern California. Tay...
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Strategic planning, nonprofit contingency funding discussed at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the strategic planning and budget process at Thursday’s work session. The current plan, a two-page document with 11 goals, was adopted in March to serve as the strategic plan for 2014 to 2018. “It’s the document that sets the assembly goals, what you f...
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Assembly gets update on code revision effort
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received an update at Thursday’s work session about code revisions that affect all property in the borough. The Planning and Zoning Commission is working on updating titles 16, 17 and 18 of the KIB code. Those titles deal with subdivisions, zoning and borough la...
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Coast Guard responds to grounded barge
A 382-foot barge that officials said could potentially be carrying more than 2 million gallons of fuel products went aground Saturday about two miles from Kodiak. There were no injuries and no signs of pollution issues, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the barge, which ran agroun...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 3
October 18 • At 1:51 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:03 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous driver on Thorsheim Street. It was gone when police arrived. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 1400 block of Larch Street. It was in a safe place, so poli...
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Kodiak volleyball splits with Palmer
It was only fitting that the battle for the Northern Lights Conference’s top volleyball seed went the distance. Unfortunately, Kodiak wasn’t able to hold the lead. Palmer reeled off the final five points of the match and stunned Kodiak, 22-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-16, 15-13 in the regular-season fina...
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Watermelons might become part of Kodiak’s future
While scientists are trying to predict the consequences of climate change, some regions are said to fare much better than others as safe havens from floods, droughts and storms. California and the Southwest are not safe zones due to drought and wildfires. And you can forget much of the East Coast...
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Fish Factor: Congress poised to cut fish pirates out of seafood trade
Alaska claimed the nation’s top three fishing ports for seafood catches last year, and wild salmon landings — 95 percent from Alaska — topped one billion pounds, an all time record and a 70 percent increase from 2012. That’s according to the annual Fisheries of the US report for 2013, just releas...
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