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Council passes 2016 budget including funding for trail mapping
The Kodiak City Council passed its fiscal year 2016 budget after amending it to include increased funds for the Chamber of Commerce, Discover Kodiak, a new truck for the Public Works Department and an increase in funds received from the state. “We received information from the state Department of Corrections that we would be getting a little bit more money, certainly not as much as we got under our previous year, ...
Jun 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Utterly shocked to see stranded marine mammal
Last weekend, I found a dead baby sea otter on a beach while kayaking around the harbor. I took several photos and knew I should report it, but wasn’t exactly sure where. I searched online and found results for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. I didn’t know where would be best, but ultimately decided to go with an ADF&G contact. I sent off the ...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA seeks information on Steller sea lions killed near Cordova
On June 1, NOAA Fisheries received a report of several dead Steller sea lions on a beach near Cordova. With operational assistance from a District 17 US Coast Guard helicopter crew, NOAA biologists and law enforcement personnel visited the site where several dead marine mammals were found with wounds indicating they had been deliberately killed. NOAA officials seek information from anyone with details of this inci...
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Kodiak student places in nationwide art contest
Grace Westling, 14, of Kodiak, has been awarded third place in her age category during the annual art contest sponsored by the Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), an association news release said. Homeschooled students ages 7 to 19 were invited to submit artwork capturing one of three themes, based on their age category. Grace’s piece titled “Prince of Healing” developed the theme of “A t...
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Morin takes command of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
A new commanding officer took over Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak during a change-of-command ceremony on Wednesday. Capt. Mark Morin relieved Capt. Melissa Rivera of her duties as CO. During the ceremony, Rivera received a Meritorious Service medal. The citation accompanying the medal referenced 852 search-and-rescue cases and 410 assisted or saved mariners under Rivera’s leadership, along with several other accom...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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WANTED: Photos of former Kodiak man Kurt Int-Hout
This story is all gray. It doesn’t come with photos. We don’t have any. But we are asking readers to provide them. A woman from Hawaii needs the photographs to “put a face to the name” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in the nation’s capital. That name on The Wall is Kurt Int-Hout, a former Kodiak resident. Janna Hoehn, a Californian who became a Maui resident 25 years ago, began collecting photos six years a...
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Buskin River drainage sockeye salmon bag and possession limit increased
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Buskin River drainage has been increased to five fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Wednesday. The bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, less than 20 inches, remains at 10 fish, ADF&G said in a news release. The emergency order will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 12. The esca...
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Another invasive crayfish turns up in Kodiak
Crayfish aren’t native to Kodiak, but several have turned up over the past few years in the Buskin River and Buskin Lake area, including one on Sunday, prompting concerns and research. About one per year for the past four years have been reported to the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District, said the district’s program coordinator Blythe Brown, including the one found by a Coast Guard employee in the river o...
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Rehabbed seal headed south before tracker stopped
Last September, the Alaska SeaLife Center released a rehabilitated harbor seal that had been found on a beach in Kalsin Bay, and he swam around toward the Alaska Peninsula and south to the limits of the Kodiak Island Borough before his tracker fell off. A kayaker found the seal, named Mt. Everest by the center, on a small island in Kalsin Bay as a baby being pecked on by sea gulls one year ago. He was shipped to t...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driver summoned after vehicle crashed, caught fire
A vehicle crashed and caught fire on Friday and the driver was issued a summons and cited for violations, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. A silver 2003 Chevrolet Impala operated by Dakota Rickard, 20, reportedly was driving on Rezanof Drive near the end of the airport when the vehicle hit the guard rail and caught fire at 12:22 a.m. Friday. The driver reportedly left on foot while police and firefight...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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