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Mooring rates could rise very soon
The Kodiak City Council will consider a rate increase for city harbor mooring after a cost analysis and rate study presented at a work session recommended the change. A council-commissioned study by consultant firm Northern Economics recommended moorage rate increases to cover the operating, maintenance and capital costs of city harbors expected over the next 50 years.  Under the recommended plan, all mooring rate...
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Racking up the medals
Two world gold medalists battled in the 2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games, and it was Kodiak’s Christopher Kavanaugh that powered his way to the top. Kavanaugh, 25, outlifted Anchorage icon Bobby Hill, 37, in two of the three powerlifting events to grab the overall title in their weight class Saturday in Anchorage. This was the first time the veteran powerlifters faced off in competition. Organizer Lindsay...
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Healthy Kodiak: Support facing fear helps kids grow strong
Summer vacation is finally here! Kids are everywhere enjoying the great weather and myriad activities Kodiak has to offer. Summer is a great time to reconnect with our kids and get to know their personalities and form relationships with them that will influence them for the rest of their lives. Today I want to share about what kids need, and how we as adults and parents can help them grow up to be healthy, well-ad...
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Coast Guard lifts sick man from cargo vessel
The Coast Guard flew hundreds of miles south to remove a man from a ship and take him to Cold Bay for a medevac flight. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk flew to about 230 miles from Cold Bay to the Matson vessel Maunawili. The Coast Guard had been notified that a 20-year-old Maine Maritime Academy cadet had pneumonia and respiratory complications. The 712-foot ship had to drive toward Kodiak to get in range. An HC-130...
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Guest Opinion: Food bank props up business
Recently the borough assembly finalized and passed its 2017 budget, which decreases borough nonprofit funding from $307,500 (2016) to $234,000 (2017), a $73,500 decrease, or about 25 percent. In 2016, the top four nonprofit contributions were the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center ($60,000), the Brother Francis Shelter ($56,180), the Kodiak Island Food Bank ($45,120), and Senior Citizen Support ($35,000). I...
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Kodiak residents run in A-Town
Karly Gundersen was the only runner from Kodiak to compete in the timed race at the 24th Alaska Run for Women Saturday in Anchorage. The ADQ resident completed the 5-mile course in 41 minutes, 36 seconds, good for 132nd out of 1,266 runners. She placed 20th in the 40-44 age division. Anchorage’s Denali Strabel won in 29:40. Kodiak’s Carolyn Craig and Sally Troxell ran in the 5-mile untimed race. The foot race — on...
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Council rejects owner onboard rule for bycatch shares
Monday afternoon during the ongoing North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Kodiak, council members took up motions on the alternatives, purpose and goals regarding Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch. Before the motions, the council heard testimony at length. Chairman Dan Hull and member and ADF&G commissioner Sam Cotten spoke highly of the testimony, calling it “very good” and “civil dialogue.” While speaki...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 14
Iosef Laiken dela Cerna was born at 6:22 p.m. on June 2, 2016, to Naconya Hanson and Richard dela Cerna. He weighed 7 pounds, 6.4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from California and Washington and now live in Kodiak. His mother is a stay at home mom and his father works at Polar Star Enterprise. Grandparents are R. N. Hanson of Washington and Chona Carreon of the Philippines. Jedidia...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The weird year that was and could be again
After 40 years of fishing Kodiak’s surrounding waters I know enough about the ocean to anticipate its changes and how they can affect fishing over the course of a summer. I’ve even been able to forecast the timing and location of best fishing much of the time. Or so I thought. Last year was just plain weird. The timing of ocean events and fish runs was off compared to past years, with early arrivals, late arrivals...
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Walton walks off Dimond
A strike away from the game being tied at the end of regulation, Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton made sure extra innings wasn’t needed. The right-hander blasted a walk-off double to right field that scored Seth Rockenbach and gave Post 17 its first American Legion baseball victory of the season, a 10-9 win over Dimond Post 21 in a nonleague contest Sunday at Baranof Field. The winning moment was needed after the loc...
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