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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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Smoking ban gets first vote Tuesday
A plan to ban smoking in every bar, restaurant and public place in the Kodiak Island Borough will see its first vote Tuesday night. The proposal from assemblymen Aaron Griffin and Tuck Bonney would put the idea on this fall’s municipal ballot. But first, it needs to pass muster with the borough assembly. On Thursday night, Griffin and Bonney presented the details of the proposed smoking ban to the assembly. As wri...
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Borough cleans up Jack and Lee Lakes area
The abandoned and vandalized vehicles scattered in Jack and Lee Lakes recreation area have been removed, thanks to some hard work by the Kodiak Island Borough. The recreation area, located at the end of Sargent Creek Road in Bells Flats, has been a problem for the borough because it is so far removed from the main road. “It’s a pretty vacant hidden property,” borough code enforcement officer Jack Maker said. “It’s...
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Discover Kodiak puts out call for photos
If you have a unique photo of a Kodiak brown bear or the Crab Fest survival suit races, send it to Discover Kodiak for a chance to win up to $500 and a spot in the next visitor’s guide. Discover Kodiak has started the hunt for photos for the 2014 Discover Kodiak Visitor Guide and hopes to find photos of scenery, wildlife, people, activities and town life. “Last year we got almost 1,200 (photos), so I would hope to...
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Low king salmon returns closes Karluk and Ayakulik rivers
In response to low returns, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has all but ended king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers. Through Saturday, 1,594 kings had been counted in the Karluk River and 1,897 in the Ayakulik River. According to data from historic runs, the number of kings in each river is likely to finish below goals for the year. In the Ayakulik, the goal is between 4,000 and 7,000 kings....
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Coast Guard rescues four people and dog from sinking vessel
The Coast Guard rescued four fishermen and their dog Buddy from the 76-foot vessel Ocean Viking after it began taking on water 100 miles south of Chignik, southwest of Kodiak Island, on Wednesday night. The crew sent out a distress call around 8:30 p.m., reporting their boat was taking on water and the crew was abandoning ship. The message was relayed to Coast Guard District 17 command through a Trident Seafoods e...
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Kodiak’s recycler debuts drive-through service
Recycling, faster and smarter. That’s what Ken Reinke, executive director of Threshold Services Inc. is hoping happens now that Threshold has a new drive-through recycling building. Starting Tuesday, Kodiak will no longer have 24-hour recycling drop-off, but the new building should make the recycling process easier for people to understand. Threshold’s new hours are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. ...
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Wal-Mart threatens to stop buying Alaska salmon
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced it will stop buying Alaska salmon products not certified as sustainable by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. In a letter to suppliers, Wal-Mart’s purchasing department wrote, “To meet our requirements for wild-caught seafood, the source fishery must be certified sustainable to the MSC standard … or, if not certified, actively working toward certification.” Alaska’s sal...
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