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Alumni update: Former KHS swimmers compete over the weekend
Former Kodiak High School swimming stars Jori Lindquist, Laura Griffing and Celeste Beck-Goodell all competed in collegiate meets Saturday. Jori Lindquist, a freshman at Northern Arizona University, placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 9.33 seconds in an exhibition meet against Grand Canyon University and New Mexico State in Phoenix, Ariz. Lindquist added a sixth in the 50 freestyle i...
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Falling tree knocks out power
An errant tree trimmer caused a brief power outage Sunday in east Kodiak. According to the Kodiak Electric Association, a Lake View Drive homeowner was cutting down a tree when it fell on power lines. The homeowner, who has not been identified, immediately called KEA to report the accident. The falling tree knocked out power to much of east Kodiak, including Woodland Drive and Rasmussen’s Trailer Park, KEA spokesw...
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Fish Factor: Potential setnet ban apposed by fishing groups
A measure to ban salmon set-netting is being kept afloat by backers. The ban would cover the Anchorage area, much of the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. It would completely eliminate Cook Inlet set-netting and affect roughly 500 fishing families in all. Two weeks ago, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell turned down a 2016 ballot initiative proposing the ban. The newly formed Kenai-based Alaska Fisheries Conservation Allia...
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Halibut quotas fall for 10th straight year
SEATTLE — Halibut fishermen will see another year of cuts under catch limits adopted Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. Alaska’s portion of the 2014 catch is about 19.7 million pounds, out of a coastwide catch of 27.5 million pounds. The coastwide catch is about 10 percent less than 2013, marking 10 consecutive years of cuts. The 2013 limit was about 31.02 million pounds coas...
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Town bear gets a taste for fishing gear
Most of Kodiak’s bears have settled down for the winter, but one is still causing trouble near Lake View Drive. The young bear, which is active on the northern shore of Island Lake, has an unusual taste for fishing gear, residents say. Dany Stihl, who lives in a quiet home on Pruitt Lane, discovered the bear’s taste late last week when he noticed a cork line from a purse seine strung about 50 yards along the swamp...
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Kodiak boy sweep Kenai
Kodiak’s boys were dialed in on Friday evening. The Bears drained 13 3-pointers and walloped Kenai 71-27 in a Northern Lights Conference basketball game at Kodiak High. Nobody was hotter than Austin Frick. The senior forward poured in eight 3-pointers and outscored the entire Kardinals team with a game-high 28 points. He left the court to an ovation two minutes into the fourth quarter. None of Frick’s eight long b...
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Wal-Mart will keep buying Alaska salmon
JUNEAU (AP) — Wal-Mart announced Friday that it will continue purchasing Alaskan wild salmon after a four-month review of the state's Responsible Fisheries Management program. Company officials toured Alaska earlier this month to see firsthand how the state handles its salmon industry, as part of Wal-Mart's public policy of keeping fisheries sustainable around the world. Wal-Mart brought in The Sustainability Cons...
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Garden Gate: Take precautions in the warm winter weather
My concern began during a recent spin around the garden. I saw too much green for a January day: Buds forming on rose bushes, pansies still blooming, and poppies acting as though spring had arrived. Had it? I stopped near a raised bed of small evergreen trees and rhododendrons. Yikes! I spotted a slug near a cluster of primroses. Spruce branches covered a patch of perennials, protecting them against an Arctic wint...
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Coast Guard turns fishing vessel back to port for faulty life raft
The US Coast Guard turned a fishing vessel back to Kodiak after discovering six safety violations during an at-sea boarding. According to an email from the Coast Guard, inspectors from the cutter SPAR boarded the fishing vessel Arctic Storm on Thursday. During their inspection, the Coast Guardsmen found the vessel’s life raft had expired in 2006 and that the hydrostatic release — which activates the life raft auto...
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Students prepare for tsunami bowl
Five students from Kodiak High School are holding quiz sessions with local scientists to prepare for the 17th annual Tsunami Bowl competition. The Tsunami Bowl, an annual regional ocean sciences contest, will be held in Seward from Feb. 28 to March 2 as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Kodiak High School is one of 20 teams attending this year. A Kodiak team attended last year and took 12th place out of 25...
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