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Drug possession charges filed against Kodiak man

KODIAK — Charges were filed Tuesday against 24-year-old Ryan James Lenon in connection with a Feb. 23 drug possession incident. According to court documents, Lenon faces one second-degree felony count of misconduct involving a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree misconduct i


Classic rockers Kansas and several others announce Alaska State Fair shows

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Alaska State Fair will have another showcase of musical talent this summer, after it announced four more performers playing the main stage. Classic rockers Kansas will play August 25, Dropkick Murphys will play August 30, Cole Swindell will play August 31 and Elle King is sche


Kodiak goat dairy faces an uncertain future amid proposed budget cuts

Governor Dunleavy’s proposed budget would eliminate the state’s only dairy inspector, making it nearly impossible for up-and-coming dairies like Kodiak Baptist Mission’s Heritage Farms to sell milk commercially. The House passed a workaround to the issue in their version of the bill last week, but i


More Coasties face discipline over drugs

The Coast Guard disciplined 16 service members, most of whom were assigned to various Coast Guard units in Kodiak, for wrongful use of controlled substances and other related misconduct at nonjudicial punishment proceedings on Thursday and Friday.


Ghost hunter’s board hopes are busted by Alaska Legislature

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature on Wednesday night voted against the appointment of a Wasilla man to the state’s violent crimes compensation board after lawmakers said they were concerned about his ghost-hunting hobby and his criminal history.


Alaska senators set on King Cove road despite federal ruling

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Alaska's senators say they won't give up the fight for King Cove. After a federal judge blocked the Trump Administration's plan to create a roadway to the isolated community in March, the Alaska delegation on Capitol Hill says it is simply a legal speed bump. Neither side of


Employee union thinks it runs Alaska Psychiatric Institute

It’s been almost 20 years since I last saw anything like Jake Metcalfe’s screed on behalf of the Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52, regarding their “legal” actions over the State’s contracting out the management of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.


Did Someone Say Crab Fest?

Crab Fest gets started early for some in downtown Kodiak. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.


Ravn needs more pilots and they want them from Alaska

Many college students struggle with the balance of going to class and having to work to pay for their education. Rather than waiting until after graduation to start making money, students in the UAA Aviation Degree & Airline Pilot Employment program can now start working while finishing their educat


This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Murder in Alaska

The true-crime podcast universe is ever-expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and spe


These quick, tasty Alaska beet-pickled eggs bring brilliant color to any appetizer tray

I said goodbye to my little flock of chickens this week. It was a good urban chicken run, but I decided it might be time for the children to get a dog, and the combo seems dicey. In honor of my girls, I’m sharing a favorite recipe that celebrates both Alaska’s sweet beets and the wide variety of egg


I am an Ice Hockey Star | INDIE ALASKA

You can’t talk about Alaska without mentioning hockey. Guadalupe Martinez has been playing indoor, outdoor and pond hockey for years now, thanks to the help from the Scotty Gomez Foundation.


Alaska kid's lego love took his family on a Make A Wish trip to Legoland

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) The Adolfae family consists of mom Kellie, dad Patrick, big sister Hazel and little brother Cahill, who has a personality all his own and isn't camera shy. Looking at him, you wouldn't know it, but he suffers from Pompe Disease. It's a genetic disorder where he lacks an enzyme that


A railroad connecting Alaska and Canada may be on track for development sooner than later

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — This week, the Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. Secretary of State to approve permits for the development of a railway that would connect Alaska and Canada.


Battle brews over return of Johnstone to Board of Fisheries

Unsurprisingly, there is likely to be a tense vote in the Legislature over at least one of Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s appointments to the Board of Fisheries. A pair of resignations from the board added with the end of member terms give Dunleavy a chance to select a majority of the board’s seven seat


Offense carries Kodiak softball in sweep of Kenai

It’s unusual for the home team to be the visitors on the scoreboard. But that was the case in the first game of Monday’s Northern Lights Conference softball doubleheader between Kodiak and Kenai at East Addition Park.


Buskin Watershed culvert replacement continues with Magazine Area and Lake Catherine

KODIAK — The State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Support Services Division/Kodiak Soil & Water Conservation District is soliciting bids for two habitat enhancement projects in the Magazine Area — a piece of land southeast of the Buskin Lake — and Lake Catherine. The two projects will in


Photographer opens new studio space downtown

KODIAK — A small crowd of locals gathered for the grand opening of Bella Aqua Photography’s new storefront and studio space, 400 West Marine Way, Thursday evening. Refreshments and door prizes were provided and a ceremonial red ribbon was cut to herald the business’s new permanent location.


House budget preserves most of AMHS, cuts $10M

KODIAK — An alternative budget was passed through the Alaska House of Representatives on Thursday that mostly rejected Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed $1.6 billion cuts, protecting what lawmakers consider critical services.


Panhandle communities turning old nets to new goods with recycling program

The Panhandle plans to be the next Alaska region to give new life to old fishing gear by sending it to plastic recycling centers. The tons of nets and lines piled up in local lots and landfills will become the raw material for soda bottles, cell phone cases, sunglasses, skateboards, swimsuits and mo