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Berry-licious year follows warm spell
Berries are coming out considerably earlier than normal, and Kodiak’s back-to-back warm years have something to do with it. Bill Pyle, supervisory biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, said the refuge is conducting a survey of berry sites to track the early fruit. “We have cameras in different places of Kodiak Island operated this year and last year to track the progression of growth of a few importa...
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Update: Morning power outage occurred during testing
A short system-wide power outage Thursday morning caused anyone who gets power through Kodiak Electric Association to lose it. According to a KEA release, "During routine testing of the control system at the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Facility, a system communication interruption occurred." The power went out at about 8:25 a.m. according to Nancy Sweeney at KEA, and the lights were back on for everyone by 9:15 a.m....
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Morin finishes at Teen Masters
Despite producing his highest game at Teen Masters, Kodiak’s Josh Morin did not make the cut in America’s premier youth bowling tournament. The recent Kodiak High School graduate rolled a 211 in his third of six games during the final day of qualifying Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Even with the high game — his second 200 of the tournament — he concluded the round with a pinfall of 989. His 18-game, three...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 7
June 29 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 50-year-old Alaska man following a check on an unmarked subsistence gillnet near Nelson Island. Investigation revealed the man had been subsistence salmon fishing with a gillnet during the daily closed period from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. He was issued citations for failing to properly mark a subsistence gillnet with bail set at $110.00, failure to record his daily catch with b...
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Week in Words: Colonies formed United States of Vespuccia
This week we celebrated the anniversary of the day that the original thirteen colonies declared independence from England. It’s more of an existential birthday, though. The U.S. didn’t achieve true political independence until the Treaty of Paris, signed on Sept. 3, 1783. Kind of like how we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, but Jesus was probably born in springtime. But it’s all semantics, right? The point is that ...
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Nonprofits, KIB face ‘domino effect’ in social services
As local nonprofit organizations face budget uncertainty, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly prepares to trim its budget further. The assembly hasn’t yet determined how to divide funding, but the nonprofit allocation was reduced 40 percent. For the Kodiak Womens Resource and Crisis Center, a 40 percent cut to their funding, the $60,000 received last year, would likely mean the loss of a staff member. A large cut w...
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City union petition filed for fall ballot
A group of city employees filed an application Tuesday to place unionization on the municipal ballot. If the city clerk certifies the application, the option to reverse the exemption from the State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act will go before voters in the city’s Oct. 4 election as Proposition 1. PERA asserts the rights of collective bargaining for the state, borough and municipal employees. The city a...
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Alaska Science Forum: Moose hard to locate on Tanana River
LOWER TANANA RIVER — On a day like this 121 years ago, a hungry U.S. Army explorer passed here at the mouth of Fish Creek, where clear water collides with the cloudy Tanana. Henry Allen did not stop to fish. He had food, and further exploration, on his mind as he and his party paddled by in a skin boat. We have stopped our canoes, squirted on insect repellant and cast lures hoping for pike or especially sheefish, ...
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Parnell places 10th in Mt. Marathon junior race
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell had an impressive showing in his inaugural Mount Marathon Race. The recent graduate of Kodiak High School placed 10th in the junior boys race Monday in Seward. After going out with the leaders, Parnell fell back and clocked a time of 31 minutes, 57 seconds to finish ahead of 106 other runners. West Anchorage’s Luke Jager defended his title with a time of 27:29, while Anchorage’s Hamish Wol...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 6
May 12 At 4 p.m., police received a report of a loose dog that appeared injured in the 300 block of Maple Avenue. There were no injuries, it was just old, and it was impounded. At 4:53 p.m., police cited several vehicles in the 500 block of Alimaq Drive for parking in a no parking zone. At 11:36 p.m., police took an intoxicated man in the 400 block of Hillside Drive into protective custody. May 13 At 3:28 a.m., po...
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