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Chiniak fire reaches 98 percent containment
Alaska Division of Forestry officials expect to see an end to the state’s firefighting effort in Chiniak on Friday, with help from rain predicted to continue through the week. “We’re hoping that’s going to finish it off,” said Patrick Quiner, ADF’s Kenai-Kodiak area representative. As of Monday, the fire was 98 percent contained within a 300-foot wide perimeter, incident commander Phil Blydenburgh of ADF said. “To...
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Troopers investigating burglary at gym
The Alaska State Troopers are investigating the theft of money and iPods and a break-in at a local gym last weekend, according to a trooper report. Troopers were notified by the owner of Kodiak Athletic Club shortly before 6 a.m. on Sept. 5 that someone had illegally entered the building. “Subsequent investigation revealed a man on a bicycle rode up to the building at about (3 a.m.), forced the door open, and stol...
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School Board supports reopening Danger Bay School
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education unanimously supported the reopening of Danger Bay School, a small rural school located at a logging camp on Afognak Island, for the 2015-2016 school year. According to KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald, the logging camp says enough students will enroll to meet the 10-student minimum required for a public school to open. Currently, 8 students are enro...
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Senior Life: September is Senior Center Month
Each September the National Council on Aging declares Senior Center Month and the Kodiak Senior Center always participates. This year’s theme is: “LIFE- Learning, Independence, Friends and Energy.” And you can find all that at the Kodiak Senior Center every month. This month Golden Tones are back practicing each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Whippersnappers have also returned to play music each Friday at 1 p.m. exerci...
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Fish meetings to address bycatch, gather input set for this week
The Kodiak Fish Work Group is hosting a series of presentations and meetings to gather and distribute information on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch this week. Tonight is the first with a presentation providing information on Gulf trawl fishery management, bycatch control, harvest cooperatives, catch shares and more. “From 7 to 9, we will have a catch share presentation held right here in the assembly chambers by two...
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Borough gets update on lawsuit
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received an update on a lawsuit made up of three cases currently against the borough regarding the denial of a senior exemption on property tax. Borough attorney Joe Levesque said the plaintiff, Jerry Markham, did not provide the required documentation proving residency and is arguing he shouldn’t have to. “The state uses the Permanent Fund Dividend as proof that somebody has bee...
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Chiniak fire reaches 50 percent containment, burn ban still in effect
The Twin Creeks Fire, known locally as the Chiniak fire, is 50 percent contained, the Kodiak Police Department announced Thursday. Latest figures show the size of the fire at 4,868 acres, 400 acres fewer than a previous estimate of 5,268 acres. Rains on Thursday have an upside and a downside for firefighters working in Chiniak, according to Jim Schwarber, public information officer with the Alaska Division of Fore...
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Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with the University of Georgia and other partners developed the new app, Alaska Weed ID, which was released in late August. Gino Graziano, invasive plants instructor for UAF CES, said a mobile app was the natural progression in...
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KANA president meets Obama, talks about issues confronting Alaska communities
The president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association was among Alaska Native leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion with President Obama in Anchorage on Monday as the U.S. leader kicked off his three-day Alaska trip. Andy Teuber said Alaska native leaders spent an hour with Obama during which they discussed several issues confronting Alaska native communities, including health care. “We had the cha...
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Troopers seek info on vandalized truck
Alaska State Troopers responded to a vandalism report Saturday and found a truck with its windshield and rear window broken, according to a trooper report. The 2000 Chevrolet pickup was parked and unattended at White Sands Beach Saturday morning and both windows “had been smashed out by someone” between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. resulting in more than $750 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Kodiak Crime S...
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