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Quick decision needed for replanting in Chiniak
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering options for what to do with borough-owned land in Chiniak after logging of the burned parcel ends. Resource manager Duane Dvorak said the borough budgeted $315,000 out of the expected proceeds of the timber sale for reforestation. He said the borough needs to take action to reforest next year, and trees must be ordered a year in advance for fall or spring planting....
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Police Blotter 7/19/2106
May 20 At 1:06 a.m., police received a report of a neighboring residence in the 300 block of Marine Way playing loud music. Patrolling officers were advised. At 8:42 a.m., a person in the 3000 block of Mill Bay Road reported items stolen from their vehicle. It’s under investigation. At 9:07 a.m., a person in the 500 block of Alimaq Drive reported things were stolen from his vehicle. They wanted it logged for insur...
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Injured girl in serious condition
The girl who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday is in serious condition at a Washington hospital, University of Washington Medicine media relations representative Brian Donohue said Monday. Independent sources reported one of the girl’s hands was severed in the accident. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, “The ATV landed on the driver’s left arm causing major injuries.” The driver was ...
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Guest opinion: Another side to the Nickerson story
Every family, it seems, has its black sheep. The Booths had John Wilkes (Abraham Lincoln’s assassin), but they also had William, who founded the Salvation Army … redemption! The Nickersons of Bothell were reputed to have two black sheep, according the Sea Story column, “Tragedy in Uganik, 1988,” in the July 12 Daily Mirror. I believe that story has foul canal water in it, and feel justified to say that about the N...
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Births 7-19-2016
Julia Boado Bungay was born at 1:25 p.m. on July 9, 2016, to Welfred and Rhodora Bungay. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the U.S. Postal Service, and the baby’s father works at Petro Marine Services. Also welcoming him to the family are Nathan James and Welfred Bungay Jr. Grandparents are Os...
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Another record
Sunset paints the sky over Island Lake Road, Saturday. On Sunday, Kodiak was the warmest it has ever been on July 17, according to the National Weather Service. At 78 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temperature bested by a solid margin the old record of 75 set in 1979. This is the second daily heat record Kodiak has broken this summer. The first was on June 8, at 72 degrees.
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Serious injury on Chiniak Highway
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 17-year-old girl injured while operating a four-wheeler near Mile 37 on the Chiniak Highway, Sunday, according to the Coast Guard. An independent source reported one of the victim’s hands was severed. Three other passengers were less seriously injured. The Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced the ATV rider and transferred her to awaiting emerg...
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GARDEN GATE: Radishes might shine in surprising places
I’m often asked by dinner cruise guests how I plan my meals. “Every night is different,” I say, “and it depends on what’s happening in the garden.” This time of year the garden is producing strawberries and radishes at the same time. The strawberries are blushing nicely in their slug-free containers on the deck and the radishes are growing cheek-to-cheek in a raised bed. Now, you’d think strawberries and radishes ...
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FISH FACTOR: Use of bycatch for food banks spreading
The decades-old bycatch to food banks program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger relief programs is bycatch of primarily halibut and salmon taken accidentally in other fisheries. The remainder is “first-run” products donated to Sea Share, the nation’s only nonprofit that donates fish through a tight network of fishermen, processors, packagers and...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 18
May 18 At 6:18 a.m., police received a report of a bear roaming around the dumpsters on Mission Road. The Alaska State Troopers were notified. At 7:08 a.m., charges were forwarded for a man and a woman for burglary, theft in the second degree and criminal mischief on Benny Benson Drive. It’s under investigation. At 7:41 a.m., police received a report of a bear in the 1800 block of Rezanof Drive. At 9:01 a.m., poli...
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