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Newest NOAA Fisheries survey vessel to reach Kodiak on Aug. 1
Vessel Reuben Lasker to assess gray whales and search for highly endangered right whales
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Candidacy packets for city mayor, council positions available today
Beginning today, people interested in running for City of Kodiak mayor or one of two council members seats at this fall’s election can pick up candidacy packets and start preparing for the election. Among the requirements for people wishing to run, prospective candidates must have 10 qualified city voters sign a petition in support of the candidate. Candidates may file with the clerk’s office between Aug. 1 and 17...
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HEATING UP: Scott Yost claims stock car main event
Scott Yost had a feeling he would end up in victory lane, so he had his daughter bring a bottle of champaign to the Kodiak Island Raceway. After a 20-lap hobby stock main event, Yost popped the cork while standing on top of his 1978 camaro. On Saturday night, Yost outlasted a field of six to claim his first checkered flag in only his third official race — the first two races were heat races earlier in the program....
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Something fishy about fishing pier idea
To the Editor, I find it ironic that Councilman Davidson presented an idea to the City Council on June 23 regarding the building of a pedestrian fishing pier. I would like to point out that citizens of Kodiak have been fishing from the local beaches for centuries. Mission Beach and Mill Bay Beach are close to town and should not provide any barriers to people who want to fish. Until the council made it a violation...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 13
July 3 At 12:39 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight on West Marine Way. A man was arrested on suspicion of violating conditions of release. Around 4:02 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 8:51 a.m., police admonished a driver on Mill Bay Road for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 12:37 p.m., police gave an advisement to the driver of a vehicle on Mill Bay Road who was impeding traffic. At 4...
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GARDEN GATE: How to control cabbageworms
“What a pretty white butterfly!” said Kathy, a visitor from Minnesota. She was touring our garden recently on a warm sunny day when all manner of insects were out and about. “For each one you squish, I’ll give you a dollar,” I told her. “Wow, that’s quite a reward.” “It’s worth it. Those butterflies are also called cabbage moths,” I said. “They are not welcome here. They lay eggs, which hatch into green worms that...
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FISH FACTOR: Removing tons of debris from Kodiak
Kodiak volunteers scrambled with front-end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris removal project that begins in Alaska this week. The month-long cleanup, backed by state and federal agencies, nonprofits and private businesses, will deploy a 300-foot barge and helicopters to remove thousands of tons of marine debris from some of the world’s h...
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New trade pact will give corporations power to define our laws
An obscure and controversial trade bill negotiated by the Obama Administration and pending in Congress poses a direct threat to our democracy and to Alaska’s sovereignty. Unfortunately, our two senators — Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan — recently voted to “fast track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before anyone knows what’s in it. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a multinational trade agreement between a do...
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Reality TV bites Kodiakans
Cold memo to residents of the Lower 48 and Hawaii: Most of those reality shows you’ve seen on TV about Alaska have nothing to do with reality. But then, as the joke goes, the sad reality is you’d never know the difference, unless you live in Alaska. From Kodiak to Kenai and other parts of the 49th state, dozens of TV crews have been producing “unscripted” shows that have gained popularity after the premier of “Dea...
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Kodiak Wildlife Refuge worker kills charging bear
A technician working for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge shot and killed a brown bear Sunday when it charged him and a co-worker to within a few feet near Red Lake, on the south end of Kodiak Island, a refuge official said Thursday. Deputy Refuge Manager Tevis Underwood said the technician and his co-worker were hiking to a hillside camp to conduct observations of bear behavior in the Connecticut Creek drainag...
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