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Outdoor Kodiak: It's halibut time
My wife and I have been a little distracted by king salmon. Between that and weather days, we simply haven’t put any effort into halibut. But recently we found ourselves on the water with time to kill and no immediate king salmon prospects. It was too nice a day to go home, but we had a couple of hours to kill before the tide change and time to return to our king hunt. I made a blind stab at a halibut spot and dro...
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Mt Pavlov. volcano upped from orange to red alert level
Seismologists increased the alert level for Mount Pavlov, a volcano some 400 miles southwest of Kodiak on the Aleutian chain, near Cold Bay. The Alaska Volcano Observatory upgraded Pavlov’s aviation alert level from orange to red on Monday, signifying an increase in volcanic activity. “Pavlov on Saturday began an extremely low-level eruption. It began with elevated surface temps at the summit of the volcano, lava ...
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Food For Less to close due to unprofitability
Downtown grocer Food For Less will be closing on July 1. “We are closing it due to the economic situation,” said Walter Pickett, the general manager and vice president of operations for the Alaska Commercial Company, which operates under the Food For Less banner. “We’ve been in the market for 20 years,” Pickett said. “The last few years have been very difficult, and we haven’t made a profit.” The building has been...
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Nonprofits face budget cuts from borough
Faced with the necessity of budget cuts, the Kodiak Island Borough is seeking to reduce nonprofit funding across the board. Kodiak Island Borough’s work session agreed on Thursday to cut some $100,000 from its nonprofit grants for fiscal 2015, which begins on July 1. “The total amount of non-profit funding for FY 2013-14 funding was $398,000. The applications for FY 2015 totaled $476,591. Thus our initial goal was...
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Bike rodeo teaches bike safety
Kodiak’s bicyclists have a good safety record but experts advise cyclists around town to know the basics to ensure that their safety record remains that way. “It is the law you must ride your bike on the right. The number one cause of bicycle vehicle accidents is when the bicyclist rides on the wrong side of the road. It’s very important that they ride as far to the right of the road as is safe,” said Sandra West,...
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Humane Society hawks plant baskets to overcome grant cut
The Humane Society of Kodiak plant basket sale took on a more urgent pace this year with budget cutting by the Kodiak Island Borough reducing its ability to provide spay and neutering for pets. Doing brisk business on Saturday, HSK was more than halfway through its goal of $8,000 for the day. “Every year is a little different. The last two years it’s been a bigger sale than the years before,” said Karen Yashin, HS...
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Alaska seeks to join Pebble suit against EPA
The State of Alaska seeks to join a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the proposed Pebble mine in Bristol Bay. The Pebble Limited Partnership sued the EPA on May 21 because the EPA had begun trying to veto the proposed mine. The lawsuit stated, “EPA’s decision to conduct a veto proceeding—in the absence of a permit application that the Corps has reviewed—exceeds EPA’s authority under th...
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Kodiak falls short of state tourney
Up four runs and five outs away from a trip to the state baseball championships, the unthinkable happened to Kodiak. The Bears gave up 11 runs to Colony in the sixth inning, which ended their season with a 15-10 loss in the Southcentral Conference second-place game on a windy Saturday afternoon in Soldotna. Kodiak, the South Division champions, had high expectations of clinching one of the conference’s two state t...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 2
Monday, May 19 • At 2:15 a.m., police conducted a security check on Selief Lane. • At 2:25 a.m., police conducted a bar check. • At 3:46 a.m., officers responded to a bear sighting on Bonaparte Circle. The bear had tipped over a garbage can and was gone when officers arrived. • At 6:17 a.m., officers conducted a welfare check on Purtov St. Everything was OK. • At 8:31 a.m., police cited a man for not exercising du...
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Fish Factor: Sen. Murkowski questions Frankenfish
If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich amendment requiring that consumers be advised of what they are buying. During testimony, Senator Murkowski questioned if the so-called Frankenfish can even be called a ...
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