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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...
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Underwear thief gets 90 days in jail
Judge says he hopes the penalty will ‘scare the bejesus’ out of Cornelio
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Invasive species week is ending, but stay aware, experts say
Invasive Species Awareness Week ends on Saturday, but the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is continuing efforts to keep track of and control the spread of invasive species in Kodiak. Orange hawkweed is the most widespread problem, Brown said, and it’s the most visible around town. The orange flowering plant can be seen along Rezanof Drive and in other areas. Blythe Brown, KSWCD’s programs coordinator, ...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak resident completes 80-day spring course
Lander, Wyo.— Daniel Zimmer, 19, of Kodiak, Alaska, recently completed a Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Zimmer and his coursemates began their semester with wilderness emergency medical technician training. This section lasted four weeks and combined urban EMT training with a wilderness first responder course. The trainin...
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Net pens rearing coho in Boy Scout Lake
The three net pens floating in Boy Scout Lake are home to baby coho, often referred to as silver, salmon for the next year. The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association uses the net pens to house the fish as they grow before they will be used to stock streams on the road system, said KRAA’s executive director Tina Fairbanks. The net pens currently in Boy Scout Lake popped up about two weeks ago for the first time i...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monashka Creek, Monashka Bay closed to sport fishing for king salmon
The entire Monashka Creek drainage and the waters of Monashka Bay shoreward of a straight line extending from Miller Point to Termination Point are closed to sport fishing for king salmon effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 25, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a news release. The closure prohibits all sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing for king salmon. King salmon may not be possesse...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dealing with fight-or-flight nervous system
In my line of work as a physical therapist, I work with people whose bodies and brains think a bear is chasing them. Quite literally. No, they don't come into me with sweat pouring down their face in frenzy. It’s subtler than that. It’s the fight-or-flight nervous system response gone bananas and not turning off when it should. This presents as a series of bodily reactions that typically occur under duress. We all...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort Abercrombie revives historical focus with tours
During the summer, tours are being offered through Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park, and last Saturday’s included a presentation on the military installations there and a tour around the various still existing installations. Dave Ostlund, who used to work at the Kodiak Military History Museum, gave a 45 minutes presentation before leading the small group through the park. He gave a brief history of the beginni...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly moves fees forward, fails resource manager hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has re-established the borough’s fee schedule, and did not approve the hiring of a resource manager due to some assembly members’ budget concerns. The borough’s fees are reviewed annually by the assembly. Among the changes at Thursday’s meeting, the fees were modified to clarify that people can take up to 500 pounds of garbage per day including construction debris and metals to t...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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