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Assembly approves metals removal, postpones subsistence support again
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a memorandum of agreement for the removal of metals from villages, postponed a resolution in support of the Subsistence Access Management Act for the second time, and authorized a contract for recycling services. The memorandum of agreement is with Kodiak Island Housing Authority for KIHA to manage the project of removing scrap metals from villages in the borough. So far...
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Assembly approves one road contract
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a contract for road maintenance and snow removal in the Womens Bay Service Area and failed to approve a contract for similar work on borough grounds. Staff had recommended that both contracts be awarded to MK Enterprises. Five bids were received for the contract for borough grounds work, and at the beginning of the Thursday assembly meeting during public comment, represe...
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Coast Guard locates 6 missing mariners
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew located six people aboard a vessel and assisted in their rescue in Kuskokwim Bay Sunday, a news release said. The Hercules crew relayed the vessel's position to an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and good Samaritan vessels that provided assistance. The crew of the 22-foot aluminum boat reported that they ran out of fuel while travellin...
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Grand jury indicts Coast Guard man formerly assigned in Kodiak
A grand jury in Massachusetts has indicted a Coast Guard man accused of shooting and killing a Coast Guard woman and injuring her wife and a police officer back in February. The shooter and his two female victims had previously been stationed in Kodiak. The grand jury in Barnstable County on Wednesday indicted 31-year-old Adrian Loya of Virginia on 30 counts in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Lis...
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Pasagshak river drainage closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon
Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3, the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a news release. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of June 30, the weir count was 436 sockeye salmon, ADF&G said. Based on historical run timing, the department is not projecting to meet this goal. Th...
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Get ready, stay safe on Fourth
The Fourth of July is Saturday with two parades and state officials are warning people to stay safe. There are two parades nearby for Kodiak and Chiniak residents to enjoy. Kodiak’s parade, sponsored by the American Legion, starts at 11 a.m. at Oscars Dock near the gazebo downtown. The route is a large square that heads down Marine Way to the stoplight, up Rezanof to Center Avenue, down Center Avenue to the Pier 1...
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Warning issued about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Kodiak
With minus tides coming up over the Fourth of July weekend, Alaska Sea Grant would like to remind the Kodiak community that Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning remains a serious risk in personally harvested shellfish, including all bivalves and the gut content of crab. We advise residents to not eat personally harvested clams and mussels and to properly section and clean crab before cooking. For more information call Ju...
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Emergency planning committee talks past and future projects
Kodiak’s Local Emergency Planning Committee met this week to discuss past successful educational projects and future plans. Jack Maker, assistant planner for the Kodiak Island Borough, said an emergency booth was set up at Crab Festival again, but it didn’t quite live up to the 2014 booth when the borough brought in a machine that simulated an earthquake. “I think the biggest lesson learned was that we need to hav...
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Troopers arrest wanted Kodiak man
A Kodiak man wanted for allegedly failing to comply with court order to complete community work service was arrested Wednesday, a trooper report said. Robert Furrow, 35, initially refused to identify himself after state troopers made contact with him to verify a report of a wanted person being sighted on Benny Benson Drive. “AST was able to obtain additional resources to positively identify Furrow and he was place...
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Assembly, council consider loosening regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough and Kodiak City Council discussed options Tuesday for helping Jackson Mobile Home Park residences when they have to move out next spring. Community Development Department director Bob Pederson gave some new information about dealing with movable and unmovable homes. Regarding disposal of mobile homes, Pederson said burning would only be allowed with a permit from the Department of Environ...
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