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Biologist: Local murres OK despite die-off
A Kodiak bird biologist spoke Friday about all the dead murres washing up on Alaska shores but also observed that Kodiak birds could be doing OK. Robin Corcoran, a bird biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, said signs point to starvation as the cause of death for thousands of common murres found washed up on beaches around the state. Of the 85 birds examined, almost half came from Kodiak. Most had no...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Hares jump into gap between duck, deer
With the passing of duck season most folks put away their guns until the opening of deer season in August. That makes for an especially long winter. Sure, ptarmigan season is still open. But on the road system ptarmigan are far up in the mountains and mostly scattered. You need to know right where to find them or cover lots of terrain to connect. That’s more than most folks can manage in a short day. Once I stow m...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Dunbar picks up two wins at UW Preview Meet
Trevor Dunbar double-dipped in his 2016 indoor track debut. The former Kodiak star scored victories in the mile and 3,000-meter run at the UW Preview Meet Saturday in Seattle, Washington. Dunbar, a Nike professional, nearly produced his second career sub-4-minute mile by topping the 52-person field with a time of 4 minutes, 01.41 seconds — .07 seconds ahead of runner-up Dusty Solis. The first five finishers were a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 19
Nov. 14 At 3:40 a.m., police stopped a driver in the 1000 block of Mill Bay Road and warned him for poor driving and having a non-illuminated license plate. At 4:30 a.m., police received a report of a lots of vehicles parked in the 500 block of Thorsheim Street. The owner moved them when police asked. At 6:42 a.m., a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant in the 500 block of Thorsheim Street was moved when poli...
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Kodiak Island Births: Jan. 19
Jabari Bastian Jahi Dopwell was born at 1:07 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2015, to Omar Dopwell and Noni James-Dopwell. He weighed 7 pounds, 4.2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from St. Vincent Island and the Grenadines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is an active duty U.S. Coast Guard member and his father is a civilian Coast Guard employee. Grandparents are Fernel Dopwell of New York an...
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Update: Benton apprehended
Mark Benton was apprehended Saturday by the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force without incident. The arrest, confirmed by Alaska State Troopers public information officer Megan Peters on Monday morning, was the result of a joint investigation by Alaska State Troopers and the AFTF. The AFTF was dispatched to Kodiak to aid in locating Benton, Peters said. Benton was wanted by troopers since a Jan. 8 incident, ...
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City OKs lease for boat display
The Kodiak Maritime Museum now has a lease for property on the spit near Oscar’s Dock, and the Kodiak City Council moved forward an ordinance aimed at panhandling downtown. At its Thursday meeting, the council approved a 20-year lease with two possible extensions for the spot where the museum plans to install a 50-year-old restored fishing vessel. The museum will pay $10 per year for use of the property. The counc...
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Grand jury modifies charges against fugitive
A Kodiak man wanted by Alaska State Troopers was indicted Friday and his bail raised in connection to an alleged assault and kidnapping. A grand jury found probable cause for charges of assault in the second degree, five counts of assault in the third degree, kidnapping and misconduct involving a weapon in the third degree against Mark Benton, 49. Another count of assault in the third degree was found to be withou...
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KIB to seek bids for waste contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the future of the solid waste management plan Thursday evening and decided to meet later to determine the specifics of future garbage collection services. The current contract with Alaska Waste ends in June 2017 and assembly members will decide whether to renew that contract, renegotiate or accept bids. Joe Lipka of the Solid Waste Advisory Board said the advantage of e...
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City, borough look to future
The city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough held planning meetings on Saturday, discussing a strategy for the next few years. The assembly, staff and members of the public reviewed goals and objectives for 2015-2020 adopted last year. Although the assembly will go through more refining of the items in the plan before adoption, the list of goals decided at the work session cover resource use, good government, fisc...
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