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Animal shelter sign vandalized
The Kodiak Animal Shelter sign was vandalized either late Wednesday or early Thursday when someone used red spray paint to put “For Sale” along with a smiley face and an expletive abbreviation on the sign. Jean Lilly, the shelter manager, said they do have some information on a possible suspect but could not say anything else about it. The Kodiak Police Department could not provide further information either. “All...
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Borough, city results differ with red tags
While Kodiak enjoys a bumper crop of berries, city and borough officials continue efforts to control the perennial unsightly crop of bumpers. “The program’s working,” Kodiak Police Lt. D.J. Clumpner said of the “red tag” practice for removing abandoned and junked vehicles. Clumpner said the five towed away by the city earlier this week was a higher number than usual. “Like a lot of things, it goes in spurts,” he s...
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Second round of hatchery-raised crab ready for Kodiak waters
In 2006 when scientists dove into the watery world of raising red king crabs in a hatchery, there were lots of unknowns. Would it work? Can you grow red kings in a hatchery? Can you ship those juvenile crabs to other maritime cities and release them into the ocean? Would they even survive transport and release? In 2013, science got its answer: Yes, you can. That was the year researchers released 13,000 juvenile re...
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Dan Sullivan visits Kodiak, talks up August primary
U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan visited Kodiak Thursday on the campaign trail, trying to drum up votes for the upcoming primary election. While in Kodiak, Sullivan visited the Kodiak Senior Center, answered questions, and spoke about what he feels are Alaska’s issues. From the clapping, nods and smiles, it appeared as if most of the people at the Senior Center agreed with Sullivan. He emphasized leaving a bette...
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Tentacles and sea stars: Old Harbor holds Marine Science Camp
Old Harbor holds Marine Science Camp Forty airmiles south of the city of Kodiak on the shore of Sitkalidak Strait with a view of Sitkalidak Island, lies the Native village of Old Harbor consisting of a strip of buildings, nine miles of roads, a harbor and an airstrip. Three weeks ago I arrived in a small plane loaded with boxes of microscopes, science and art supplies, books and notes, groaning under the weight of...
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Community archaeology changes understanding of Alutiiq living
The Alutiiq Museum’s community archeology dig is half way over, and they’ve already dug up quite a few artifacts and are excavating a small house at the head of Womens Bay. The house is about 300 years old, according to the museum’s curator of archaeology Patrick Saltonstall. The house is unusual in that it’s small, appearing to be used by only a single family, unlike winter villages with large houses with sideroo...
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Assembly mulls revival of economic slot
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss the formation of an economic development subcommittee at its work session set for 7:30 p.m. today in the Borough Conference Room. At the end of April, the borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce ended a 20-year relationship in which the chamber provided economic development services for the borough. The borough and the city of Kodiak, which shared in the contract,...
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Class of ’94 heads back to Kodiak
It’s been 20 years since the class of 1994 graduated from high school, and they’re getting back together in Kodiak this weekend. The class of ’94, according to reunion organizer Zoya Saltonstall, was tight knit and close. Saltonstall graduated that year and remembered that several members of the class had been touched by tragedy that year. “Several of our parents passed away while we were in high school, my father...
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Borough rejects call for decorum ordinance repeal
The Kodiak Island Borough has rejected a request for a referendum seeking to overturn the borough’s public decorum ordinance. Had it been approved, the referendum would have appeared on the Oct. 7 municipal election ballot and given voters the opportunity to repeal ordinance FY2014-20, commonly known as the decorum ordinance. The ordinance, which the borough adopted on July 3, states public meetings shall be condu...
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Relay meets fundraising goal
Relay for Life kicked off with good weather and well over 100 people showing up at the beginning of Friday’s festivities at Woody Way Field. The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society started off with chairwoman Kathie Morin saying they had raised $35,000 of the $50,000 goal so far, and she hoped the rest would be made before the 24 hours was up. They made it. Morin said the final amount raised at the e...
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