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Secretary of Commerce declares disaster for king salmon fisheries in Yukon, Kuskokwim and Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE (AP) — King salmon fisheries in major Alaska watersheds have been declared failures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief. Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced the disaster declaration Thursday for the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, which flow into the Bering Sea, and for Cook Inlet region south of Anchorage, which includes the Kena...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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One month remaining before Coast Guard inspections turn mandatory
The Coast Guard is hitting Kodiak’s working docks with a warning — on Oct. 16, the Coast Guard’s voluntary safety inspections will become mandatory. Since 1988, the Coast Guard has performed voluntary inspections to ensure fishing boats carry required safety gear. Two years ago, President Obama signed a bill that requires every fishing boat sailing beyond the 3 nautical-mile line to be inspected. While there are n...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiakan accused of spreading child porn
A Kodiak man has been arrested for allegedly possessing more than 75 images of child pornography. Rudyard Ramos, 46, faces eight class C felony charges for possession of child pornography and one class B felony charge for distribution of child pornography. He was indicted Wednesday afternoon. Ramos allegedly offered to distribute 13 images, the court documents read. The charges stem from June and November 2010. Ko...
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Cross-country biker from Kodiak wraps up his trip in Key West
When Kodiakan John McDonald arrived in Key West, Fla. after completing his goal of riding his bike 6,200 miles across the country, he didn’t immediately feel relief or excitement. Those came a few days later. “I felt lost at first,” McDonald said. “It wasn’t what I expected, but when I met mom at the airport a couple of days later I got super excited and had more of the feeling I had expected.” When McDonald left ...
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Police chief asks city council to revise downtown parking plan
The Kodiak City Council has been asked to kick its parking plan into gear. On Tuesday night, Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai recommended changes to the plan that governs parking in downtown Kodiak. As businesses have fled downtown, Kamai said, the parking plan hasn’t kept up. “When that changed, our parking plan didn’t change,” he said. Kamai recommended the council turn about three dozen short-term parking spaces ...
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Military students out-test others in Kodiak schools
Students in Kodiak’s military families are outperforming their civilian peers, according to a new report released by the Kodiak Island Borough School District. On Monday, the Kodiak Island Borough school board traveled to Old Harbor for a regularly scheduled work session. Due to a town-wide power outage, the meeting was conducted without electronic aids. The report covering military student performance is part of ...
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Buskin River silver salmon await the rain
For most of the past week, Kodiak has enjoyed sunny skies and warm weather. Fisheries biologist Donn Tracy is praying for rain. Tracy is the man in charge of sportfishing in Kodiak, and he’s got his eyes on the silver salmon run on the Buskin River, Kodiak’s most popular sportfishing site. Rather, he’s got his eyes on the lack of silver salmon. Through Monday, however, only 480 silver salmon have been counted at t...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health inspector accused of DUI accident in state car
The state health inspector in Kodiak has been arrested after allegedly wrecking a state-owned vehicle while driving drunk. Michael Gardner, 59, was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to be formally arraigned on drunken driving charges. That arraignment was postponed to Sept. 28 after he posted bail. According to court documents, Gardner was found at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the scene of a two-car accident at the inte...
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Hallucinating man sees 'small beings,' is arrested for meth
A Kodiak man has been accused of possessing methamphetamine. Walter Hok, 33, faces one new felony charge for possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. A police officer responded to a report of suspicious behavior at a residence on the 1800 block of Larch Street on Aug. 29. The officer located Hok, who said he was hallucinating that small “beings” were violating him, the court document reads. Hok comp...
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In Karluk, a feeling of neglect from Koniag
Correction: Kristeen Reft was not interviewed for this story. Alicia Reft was the source for the quotes in this story. When federal judge Sharon Gleason ruled July 3 that the Native Village of Karluk had no legal jurisdiction over Koniag Inc., it was supposed to be the end of an era of discord between the two groups. In an interview Friday, the Karluk Tribal Council explained that while there is a cease-fire in th...
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