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Chiniak fire reaches 50 percent containment, burn ban still in effect
The Twin Creeks Fire, known locally as the Chiniak fire, is 50 percent contained, the Kodiak Police Department announced Thursday. Latest figures show the size of the fire at 4,868 acres, 400 acres fewer than a previous estimate of 5,268 acres. Rains on Thursday have an upside and a downside for firefighters working in Chiniak, according to Jim Schwarber, public information officer with the Alaska Division of Fore...
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KANA president meets Obama, talks about issues confronting Alaska communities
The president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association was among Alaska Native leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion with President Obama in Anchorage on Monday as the U.S. leader kicked off his three-day Alaska trip. Andy Teuber said Alaska native leaders spent an hour with Obama during which they discussed several issues confronting Alaska native communities, including health care. “We had the cha...
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Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with the University of Georgia and other partners developed the new app, Alaska Weed ID, which was released in late August. Gino Graziano, invasive plants instructor for UAF CES, said a mobile app was the natural progression in...
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Seafood company indicted for waste, oil discharge near Kodiak
An Anchorage grand jury indicted East West Seafoods, LLC, this summer on four counts of allegedly illegally dumping oil and raw sewage into waters around the Kodiak Archipelago, including in St. Paul Harbor, near Ouzinkie and between Long Island and Spruce Island. The company and manager Christos Tsabouris were indicted in July. Tsabouris was also the fleet manager for the F/V Pacific Producer, a 169-foot seafood ...
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Troopers seek info on vandalized truck
Alaska State Troopers responded to a vandalism report Saturday and found a truck with its windshield and rear window broken, according to a trooper report. The 2000 Chevrolet pickup was parked and unattended at White Sands Beach Saturday morning and both windows “had been smashed out by someone” between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. resulting in more than $750 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Kodiak Crime S...
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DOT issues campaign sign law reminder
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has issued a reminder of campaign signage laws as elections approach. Under state law, signs cannot be placed within the right-of-way of roads or highways belonging to the state. Outdoor advertising also can’t be placed within 660 feet of the right-of-way. Roads in Kodiak owned by the state include Benny Benson Drive, Island Lake Road, Lakeview Drive, M...
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MOUNTAIN VIEW: Partners share in passing lifestyle to baby
This is the third and final piece in a series focusing on the transition to motherhood and working to find a balance with motherhood, exercise, work, time for self, etc. This series includes perspective from several local moms on their experiences of making the transition to motherhood. This weeks' piece was first published on the Salmon Sisters blog at aksalmonsisters.com. The author, Astrid Rose, was born and ra...
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The Week in Words: Fire
As you can probably guess, this week many people requested I write about “fire,” the obvious word of the week. As I’m writing this column, we don’t know too much about the cause of the devastating Chiniak wildfire last week, we do know quite a bit about the word “fire.” “Fire” is our modern spelling of the Old English “fyr.” (Say the word “fear” and that’s pretty close to how it’s pronounced, in wondrous coinciden...
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Kodiak pulls together
So you remember last week I was talking about how the community should get together to fight crime? How we should pull together online and in groups for a common purpose? Turns out Kodiak knows how to do that. Last Thursday night when I got the text that there was a fire in Chiniak, I of course didn’t know its seriousness or extent. Until I started seeing the first photos pop up on Friends of Kodiak. Pretty much i...
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17-year-old crowned rodeo's top female rider
Before the start of the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, Dakota Evans encountered a major problem — a stubborn horse. Ivory, her 7-year-old horse, wouldn’t stop bucking and kicking. Call it stage fright. When the lights went on, Ivory became the star of the show. “She completely turned around for it,” said Evans, who was pretty good herself. Evans, 17, rode her pal Ivory to the all-around cowgirl title, an award given...
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