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Smoking ban passes first vote
With a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly pushed a controversial ban on public smoking past its first hurdle. Tuesday night's vote merely means the proposal will come back in two weeks for what undoubtedly will be a hotly contested second vote. If approved at that meeting, the ban would come before voters in the borough's October municipal election. While Tuesday night's vote has limited long-term meanin...
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KEA board authorizes $10 million for backup’s backup diesel
“Better safe than sorry” could be the motto of the Kodiak Electric Association. On Thursday, the electric cooperative’s board of directors unanimously voted to allow CEO Darron Scott to borrow up to $10 million to purchase a new 4.4 megawatt emergency diesel generator. The generator will act as a backup’s backup, supplying power in case the Terror Lake hydroelectric power plant goes down at the same time one of th...
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Liquor store planned for Olds River Inn
Fred and Mary Barber have announced plans for a new addition at the Olds River Inn — a liquor store. If the store’s license approved by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board, it would be the first new liquor store to open on the Kodiak road system in more than a decade. “It's a perfect location for a package store out here,” Mary Barber said by phone. “We're hoping that we don't have any resistance over it....
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Two arrested for heroin, meth possession
Two people in Kodiak were arrested for possessing heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs. Amanda Lynch, 32, and Matthew Weber, 34, were arraigned in Kodiak Superior Court on Friday. Lynch and Weber each face three counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for allegedly possessing heroin, hydrocodone, and methamphetamine in an April 12 incident. The Kodiak Police Department was investigat...
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Salmon surge hits Dog Salmon, Saltery rivers
Fishermen in the Dog Salmon River and Saltery Cove will have a few more chances to score over the holiday weekend. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game raised the sockeye salmon bag limit to 10 fish per day, 10 in possession. The revised limit, doubled from normal, begins Thursday. The increased limits are courtesy of a sockeye surge that has hit rivers across Kodiak. Sockeye limits were previously i...
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Alaska State Troopers get new sergeant in Kodiak
The Alaska State Troopers’ newest sergeant is a familiar face to Kodiak. On Monday, the Kodiak trooper post welcomed Sgt. Eric Olsen back to the department with a special ceremony and a new badge. “Today is one of the greatest days of my life,” Olsen said. Capt. Barry Wilson, commander of the trooper C detachment, which overseas the area from Kodiak to Kotzebue, traveled to Kodiak to preside over the promotion cer...
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Kodiak man faces felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman
A Kodiak man has been accused of felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman. George Timpke Jr., 46, was arraigned in Kodiak district court June 21 on charges of third-degree assault (a class C felony), no motor vehicle liability insurance and sixth-degree use or display of a controlled substance (a class B misdemeanor). According to court documents, the incident allegedly started around 7:15 p.m. Jun...
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Begich intervenes in Wal-Mart salmon shun
Sen. Mark Begich has chimed in on an argument between Wal-Mart and Alaska salmon fishermen. On Monday, the junior US Senator from Alaska asked Walmart Stores Inc. to consider rolling back its policy of selling only seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Alaska’s salmon industry was one of the first large-scale fisheries to be MSC certified, but the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute dropped the indus...
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American Legion Auxiliary holds annual baby contest
Parents showed off their Kodiak Kids on Saturday during the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Fourth of July baby contest. Kids were judged on a variety of characteristics by a panel of community judges. In the 6-12 month-old category: • Mr. Fourth of July — Jerico Manuel Aragon • Miss Fourth of July — Alivia Marie Johnson • King — Brayden Clay McGuire • Queen — Juliana Helen Miles • Prince — Mason Marsh Camacho ...
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Edible lesson comes to tasty conclusion at Kodiak College
Don’t call it beer — call it a history lesson. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, students at Kodiak College held an outdoor picnic. Instead of the typical collegiate pizza party, fiddlehead ferns, beach greens and fresh-baked bread were on the menu as Stacy Studebaker’s “edible Kodiak” class celebrated their final course. With the popularity of “eating local” on the rise, Studebaker — a longtime gardner and botanist —...
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