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Local business applies for pot sales
A Kodiak resident has initiated an application with the state’s Marijuana Control Board for a retail business under the name Pure Bliss Kannabis. While the application lists a Shelikof Street address, applicant George Holloway said the location for the business is still unknown. He hopes to have it downtown, but is reluctant to enter into a lease before the city finalizes local regulations for the industry. In May...
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Nonprofit works for future of fisheries lab
A group of fishing industry and local leaders have formed a nonprofit seeking to preserve the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. The future of the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences facility, formerly known as the Fishery Industrial Technology Center, was thrown into doubt with the state’s current tight budget situation. Organizers hope the new nonprofit, named the Alaska ...
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Week in Words: Building codes, moles and bacon tattoos
The greatest season in Alaska’s yearly cycle is summer, but we don’t really know it by the “summer” moniker. We call it “construction season.” Building is everywhere — roads and sidewalks being repaired, new homes and renovated ones going up for sale, contractors and roofers working around the clock, trying to fit in one more project in between trips to fish camp. It’s the season of making. Forget spring, this is ...
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Obituary: Eddie Rose
Come join family and friends in celebrating the life of Eddie Rose. Loving husband, father, grandpa, friend and pilot. Help us honor a man who touched so many with his kind words and twinkling smile. He will be deeply missed. Service to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Kodiak Baptist Mission Heritage Center with potluck repast to follow.
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Kenai hands pair of losses to islanders
Kodiak Post 17 scored in each of the first four innings, but it wasn’t enough to top American Legion leader Kenai. The Twins took the lead in the third inning and rolled to a 17-6 victory in a league game Monday at Cody Alexander Field in Kenai. Kenai won the nonleague game 29-1. The Twins upped their league record to 12-0 as it prepares for a showdown with high school state champion South (second in the American ...
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NOAA examines Western Aleutian Steller sea lion decline
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists are heading out the Aleutian Chain to survey Steller sea lions this summer. According to a NOAA release, Alaska Fisheries Science Center scientists aboard the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vessel Tiglâx will survey the Rat and Near islands in the outermost part of the Aleutian Chain. Scientists on a floatplane will survey the Delarof Islands and around Ad...
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AirSta searching for hiker near Nome
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to the forward operating base in Kotzebue is assisting search and rescue operations for a missing hiker in Nome. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, 36-year-old Nome resident Joseph Balderas was reported missing at 9:30 a.m. Monday after failing to show up for work. Troopers found his vehicle on the Nome-Council highway near the east fork of ...
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Guest Opinion: Internet deleted vo-tech
Finally the school board appears to be waking up and preparing to do something about its neglect of the Kodiak High School curriculum for its non-college-bound students. Hallelujah! Now we will just have to see if they actually follow up and take some sort of significant action. Years ago, in the pre-computer era, we had a two-pronged high school education program. For high school students preparing to go on to a ...
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City mulls ending building inspection deal with KIB
City staff is scrambling to determine the ramifications for the city after the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to roll back the borough’s uniform building code to the 1997 version. Under a memorandum of agreement between the city and the borough, they city’s building department conducts building inspections throughout the borough. Because of the change in borough requirements, city inspectors would have to do...
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Gov.'s NPFMC appointments confirmed
The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Monday the appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. These include the appointments of Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer and Theresa A. Peterson of Kodiak to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which overseas Alaska’s federal waters. Alaska Gov. Bill W...
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