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Coast Guard cutter heads to a Mexican scrap yard this week
The end has come for the Coast Guard cutter Storis. Built in WWII and decommissioned in 2007, the icebreaking cutter was a mainstay for the Coast Guard in Alaska for 50 years. On Friday, it will be towed from the federal government’s mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, Calif., bound for Ensenada, Mexico, and scrapping. The Storis Museum, a group dedicated to preserving the ship, announced the news on its Facebook page W...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 24
Friday, Oct. 18 • At 4:59 a.m., a caller reported her intoxicated boyfriend was yelling and scaring her and her daughter. They were gone when officers arrived. • At 9:01 a.m., a caller reported receiving harassing communications. It is under investigation. • At 10:23 a.m., a caller requested help removing a person from a property. • At 10:54 a.m., a caller reported her pistol was stolen in 2011. Officers tried con...
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Need vs. Want Part 3
To the Editor: I got a call recently from a friend who just bought his fuel and looked at the receipt: “Neal, did you know?” “Yes, I did,” was the answer. Somehow the city is taxing fuel based upon the cost after all other taxes are added on (federal and state). Yes, check it out yourself. The city of Kodiak is taxing the taxes for higher return. It sure seems like a lot of people are now paying attention to those...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 24
Sunday, Oct. 13 At 1:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe for a moving violation near the intersection of Mill Bay Road and Ole Johnson Avenue. Investigation revealed the 18-year-old Kodiak driver did not have a license. He was cited and ordered to appear in court at a later date. He was released from the scene without further incident. Wednesday, Oct. 16 At 7:07 p.m., ...
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Holiday market highlights Alaskan artists
This weekend’s annual Holiday Market gives Kodiakans a chance to see what local artisans have been working on all year. This will be the 20th year of the market. Mary Mathes created the show after her store closed because she wanted a place to feature the artists who had work displayed in her shop. “She started it to showcase artists right after she closed her store,” said organizer Cathy Cordry, who also has piec...
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Kodiak volleyball plays at Service/Dimond Tourney
Only Dimond has beaten Kodiak this season. That came a month ago in the championship game of the West Spiketacular. The Bears could get another chance at the Lynx at the two-day, 20-team Service/Dimond Tournament that begins Friday in Anchorage. “If they are going to be in the championship match, that is where we hope to be,” Willis said. Kodiak had a chance to close out Dimond in a best-of-3 match but failed to c...
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Prep swimming: James moves up in state rankings
The Valley Invitational was good for Kodiak, and it was particularly good for Blake James. The Kodiak High School junior saved his best performance of the season for the biggest meet to date on Saturday at Palmer High School. James was the only Kodiak boy to win a pair of individual events in the nine-team field. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 50.52 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.86. “Those w...
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From Soup to Nuts: Cooking with children
At around two years old, both my children started “helping” me in the kitchen. You might think children aren’t really much help at this age, though mine really were. Oh, they each did their share of playing while I prepared meals and snacks. My son would leave Legos in the potato bin in place of the potatoes he would take out to play with. He would pull out all of my pots, pans and metal bowls to bang with a spoon...
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Fish board holds steady on allocation questions
The Alaska Board of Fish declined to substantially change the allocation of state-waters cod in a meeting that ended Tuesday. During its five-day meeting in Anchorage, the fish board heard several proposals that would have reallocated cod quota from the federal waters fishery to the state. Other proposals would have diverted quota from the Kodiak area to the Chignik area or altered start dates, gear limits or fish...
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ADF&G closes most elk hunting to preserve herds
Afognak Island’s elk hunting season opens to the general public today with the start of the registration hunt, but hunters will find fewer legal targets this year. On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the bull elk harvest by emergency order, citing winter kill as a concern. While last winter was average for Kodiak, the winters of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 brought deep snow that killed large nu...
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