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Kodiak Game Ranch grazing lease renewed
The state of Alaska has renewed the grazing lease of the Kodiak Game Ranch for another 25 years. In a decision announced last week, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced it found no problems extending the lease of the Burton family through 2039. Kodiak Game Ranch, owned by the Burtons, is located on Narrow Cape. The lease approved by the state covers approximately 21,000 acres originally owned by th...
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Fisheries group discusses NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group met Monday to discuss the results of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s discussion on trawl bycatch. In a meeting that ended last week, the council reviewed the Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management discussion paper that had been released before the meeting. The paper included eight proposals from industry stakeholders regarding the development of a ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 15
Thursday, Oct. 10 • At 2:21 a.m., a man was given a no-camping warning on Pillar Mountain Road. • At 2:45 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Mill Bay Road. • At 4:08 a.m., a caller reported his wife’s vehicle was hit. Both parties exchanged information and will handle it in a civil manner. The caller wanted it logged for insurance purposes. • At 8:48 a.m., a man was arrested for criminal trespassing a...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Sweet venison
One of my favorite experiences is serving Kodiak venison to guests who “don’t like venison.” It’s fun to watch their faces after the first bite. Their expressions are best described as a mixture of surprise and delight. “Wow! That can’t be venison. It’s not gamey!” But there are a few secrets leading to those happy smiles. Even if a deer comes from Kodiak, there are myriad ways to make it taste just like gamey ven...
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Births: Oct. 15
• Aiden Allen Wagner was born at 12:13 p.m. Sept. 17, 2013, to Jeremiah and Amy Wagner. He weighed 9 pounds, 14.8 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Also welcoming him to the family are Hunter and Summer. • Liam John Bollinger was born at 9:37 a.m. Sept. 19, 2013, to Chelsea Mae Bollinger and Curtis Wayne Bollinger. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak....
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Library prepares to move
A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library will close its doors on Thursday as staff members begin the process of moving its 74,000-item collection to the new building on Signal Hill. The library will be reopen Dec. 10 as the Kodiak Public Library. Interim library director Barbara Rudio said the library has been preparing for the move for the past year. Part of that process included sorting through collection to decide wh...
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Wet and windy at KMXT-FM Run the Rock
Miserable was the adjective of choice used by the 138 runners at Saturday’s KMXT-FM Run the Rock. With southeast wind gusts topping 30 miles per hour and sheets of rain pelting participants, the conditions were far from ideal at Bear Valley Golf Course. Neil McCarthy made the best of the cold and soggy weather by breaking the men’s marathon course record in a cool 3 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds — nearly seven min...
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Walter Thomas Hok
Walter Thomas Hok, 34, passed away Oct. 6, 2013. Walter was born to Joe Hok and Frances French on Dec. 20, 1979 in Kodiak, a place he loved and respected. His collossal dreams revolved around his friends, family, hunting and fishing. Walter was an avid hunter and guide as well as a lifelong fisherman. At a young age he created the biggest dream of his life and conquered every hardship throughout his short life to ...
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Kodiak man faces hunting violation
A Kodiak man is one of three bowhunters accused of using an airboat to chase and hunt a bull moose through a swamp near the Knik River. Alaska State Troopers filed misdemeanor charges against the three men, who are scheduled to be arraigned in court on Oct. 17. Kodiak resident Matthew Keplinger, 56, will be arraigned in court on one count of unlawful possession or transportation of game and one count of using a mo...
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Tennis wins 3 matches at state
Kodiak High’s tennis squad picked up three victories at the state tennis tournament Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. The girls duo of Icy Basa and Amy Whitmore accounted for two victories and reached the consolation bracket semifinals. Basa and Whitmore defeated a team from Hutchison and Lathrop before falling to the East Anchorage duo of Katie Alversado and Abby McDiffett 8-4 in the semifinals. Kodiak coach Stev...
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