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Around Kodiak: May 28
Senator Lisa Murkowski will visit Ouzinkie and Port Lions today. She will be at the Ouzinkie community reception and tour today from 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at the Ouzinkie Tribal Center. Murkowksi will be at the Port Lions Tribal building from 5:30-6:30 p.m. tonight for a community reception and meeting.
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Kodiak baseball qualifies for state
It wasn’t easy, but Kodiak’s baseball team is headed back to the state tournament for the first time since 2011. The Bears punched their ticket to state with a 10-7 win over Kenai in the Southcentral Conference Championships’ second-place game Saturday in Wasilla. Kodiak (10-4) raced out to an eight-run lead after the second and hung on as Kenai closed to within two in the late stages of the game. The Bears were f...
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Fish Factor: New report looks at fishermen’s share
It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from “boat to throat,” and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch. How that value chain has paid out in the past few years shows gains for Alaska fishermen and processors. “We often get asked what share the fisherman retains, and how much each segment of the supply chain gets for salmon. The answer depends on the species, and the product you are talking about,...
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Courthouse partners with high school art class
The Kodiak Courthouse has partnered with Kodiak High School students for artwork to make the courthouse brighter and friendlier. Law clerk M’Leah Woodard started a push last August to bring more art to the courthouse, since going to court is often a stressful experience. “I’m looking to make this place a little softer,” she said. “It’s very institutional.” In January, the courthouse added two pieces from the Alask...
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Garden Gate: Invasion of the bee-snatchers sets hives abuzz
Things have gotten pretty ugly around our yard and garden. It started with a few small feathers resting on top of the soil near an emerging primrose. Then I found a few more feathers sprinkled on the lawn. I put two and two together when I stood in the driveway and followed the peeps and long chirps into the woods across the street from our garage. The sounds were coming from a pair of merlins that had taken up ne...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fighting the crowds for red salmon
I declare that spring has arrived! We have fresh king salmon in the freezer, and at any moment red salmon should start ascending Kodiak rivers. Red salmon, or sockeye as they they’re more widely known, are cause for celebration on Kodiak. They’re the first salmon of the year for shorebound anglers, and they’re incredible on the table. But there are two sides to that coin. Most of the river fishing occurs in a few ...
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Landslide blocks Shelikof Street
A small landslide has blocked one end of Shelikof Street and slowed work on an ongoing project to improve sidewalks along Kodiak’s Cannery Row. The slide happened May 20, a few days after contractors excavated a portion of the hillside next to North Pacific Fuel. At 10 p.m., the hillside gave way, said city engineer Glenn Melvin. “It looked like there was probably eight to 10 truckloads of material,” he said at Th...
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Ouzinkie man in ATV crash
A Ouzinkie man is fighting for his life after a weekend ATV accident left him with severe head injuries. The Ouzinkie village public safety officer reported the accident to Alaska State Troopers around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk medevaced James Broaten, 50, to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where he was stabilized before being transported to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for ...
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KHS softball makes state
After splitting a doubleheader with Homer on Thursday, Kodiak’s softball team needed to win its final four games to qualify for state.  The Bears handled the pressure and ended the regular-season with Northern Lights Conference sweeps of Kenai and Skyview to earn a trip to the small-school state softball tournament for the first time since 2009.  “They were really excited,” third-year coach Sam Catt said. “I was j...
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Sen. Begich talks fish in Kodiak
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich dropped into Kodiak in the middle of Crab Fest, but while seafood was on his plate, crab wasn’t. For two hours Saturday, Begich held the first of several Alaska meetings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The act defines federal fisheries, but it must be renewed by Congress every decade. Begich heard from Kodiak fishermen and industry experts who told him that Kodiak’s primar...
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