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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 13
September 30 • At 1:15 a.m., police warned a driver on Maple Avenue to come to a complete stop at stop signs. • At 1:20 a.m., police warned a driver on Hemlock Street about a broken taillight. • At 2:21 a.m., police warned a driver on Alimaq Drive about a broken taillight. • At 2:26 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Rezanof Drive. • At 3:35 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated pedestrian on Bara...
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Industry gives input on maritime classes
Kodiak College staff met with fishermen and maritime industry representatives last week in an effort to get ideas and feedback for new maritime classes. Right now, the college is looking at offering one to two day workshops, one to two week online classes, and credential classes, where people could get an industry-recognized credential, said L.A. Holmes, the college’s maritime workforce development coordinator. Th...
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Garden Gate: Growing spuds
Every fall, Kodiakans start harvesting their potatoes in earnest. Funny, one question seems to crop up at the same time: “What are these ugly blotches on my potatoes?” And then, “Are they safe to eat?” The short answer: ‘scab,’ and ‘yes.’ Potato pals, you’re not alone. Common potato scab is a tuber disease that occurs throughout the potato growing areas of the world. It is caused by the microorganism called S. sca...
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The early Kodiak king crab fishery
As the King Crab fishery peaked in the mid-1960s, everyone in Kodiak knew that something extraordinary was happening. Millions of pounds of crabs were coming across the docks, new state of the art crab boats arrived every week, thousands of young people were suddenly in town, and fortunes were being made and spent with equal abandon. The work was lucrative- $50,000 crew shares were not unheard of — but the fishery...
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Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 is a significant initiative
A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol Bay Forever, asks voters to give the Alaska legislature final say on any large oil, gas and mining projects in the 36,000 square miles of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve. The initiative does three significant things to the existing reserve, said Dick Myli...
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Tennis shut out at state
Kodiak went winless at the ASAA/First National Bank Tennis State Championships that concluded Saturday in Anchorage. The girls doubles team of Karen Agonoy and Natalie Fernandez provided Kodiak its best chance of winning a match. The duo split the first two sets, 6-4, 4-6, of an opening-round match against Lathrop’s Amara Hackett and Maike Scheeren, but lost the tiebreaker, 10-8. Agonoy and Fernandez lost their co...
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Thomet finishes second
For the second consecutive year, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet produced a runner-up finish at the George Fox Cross Country Classic Saturday in Gervais, Oregon. Thomet finished behind Oregon’s Mason Maton and just ahead of third-place finisher Zach Alhamra of Colorado. The three runners broke away from the pack early and ran together for most of the race. Maton made his move in the final stages to win for the second consecu...
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KHS spikers place fourth at Grace
Kodiak’s volleyball team placed fourth at the Lady Grizzly Tournament Saturday at Grace Christian High School. Kodiak emerged from Friday’s pool play 10-0 and grabbed the No. 1 seed for Saturday’s tournament. The Bears beat Eielson, 2-0, in their first match, but then fell to Hutchison, 2-1. After beating Homer, 2-0, Kodiak was bounced from the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Monroe. Monroe beat Valdez to win the 12...
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Fossil Beach now open
Fossil Beach is now open to the public, a month and a half after a rocket exploded shortly after liftoff from the Kodiak Launch Complex. The area around the complex and the stretch of road beyond the mouth of the Pasagshak River were closed after the explosion, including access to Fossil Beach, a popular recreation spot. The road and Fossil Beach are fully open, according to a report from Alaska Aerospace Corporat...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Uksuaq - Fall
Uksuaq - Fall Uksuartuq awa’i. - It is fall now. Fall along Alaska’s gulf coast arrives with a palette of changing colors. The hills fade from green to gold, coastal meadows blaze with bright red fireweed and elderberry leaves, and the skies darken from blue to grey as the days shorten and winter storms reappear. For Alutiiqs, fall was a time of preparation. Subsistence activities turned from the sea toward the la...
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