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Kodiak 3,200 relay zooms into record books
Not many people would celebrate a record-breaking performance with a run up Pillar Mountain. Then again, maybe that is why they are so good. Michael Parnell, Levi Fried, Jack Hannah and Levi Thomet established a new state standard in the 3,200-meter relay with a phenomenal time of 7 minutes, 51.99 seconds during the Kodiak Invitational on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Asked what the group was going to do ...
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FISH FACTOR: Trawlers facing prospect of 50 percent halibut bycatch cut
Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea. They are speaking out against the more than six million pounds of halibut that are dumped overboard each year as bycatch in trawl fisheries that target...
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GARDEN GATE: Getting started with container gardening
Halibut tubs, half barrels and pots overflowing with flowers add sparkle to any house, office or garden, but containers can serve a practical purpose, too. Especially for those with little or no garden space. In addition to flowers, you can grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs in containers. And who doesn’t love the look of window boxes and hanging baskets? Containers also add depth, spots of focus and vers...
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Coast Guard announces change of command for Cutter Munro in Kodiak
Capt. Sam Jordan relieved Capt. Jeff Thomas as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro during a change of command ceremony Friday in Kodiak, a statement said. Adm. Charles Ray, Pacific Area commander, presided over the ceremony. The change of command is a time-honored, formal ceremony conducted before the entire crew. It marks the transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the cutter a...
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Police identify driver believed involved in February hit-and-run; vehicle seized
The Kodiak Police Department has identified the driver suspected to be involved in a February hit-and-run that severely injured Kodiak resident Brent Watkins, a police statement said. Police received phone calls and information through Kodiak Crime Stoppers after the incident, and they found the vehicle, a white Ford F-150, after receiving a tip last weekend. The statement said the owner and driver of the vehicle ...
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Police: Don't fall for electric bill scams
The Kodiak Police Department is warning residents not to give sensitive information such as credit card numbers over the phone to callers requesting immediate electric bill payment. According to a Nixle alert from KPD, callers have told Kodiak Electric Association that customers are receiving calls “demanding immediate payment or their electricity would be cut off in 5 minutes.” KEA will contact their customers by...
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Borough staff to look at mobile home code after Jackson sale
Kodiak Island Borough staff is aiming to schedule meetings and potentially make code amendments to try to find a solution for the dozens of people that live in the recently-sold Jackson Mobile Home Park, said Bob Pederson, the community development department director, at a Planning and Zoning Commission special meeting Wednesday night. There are other mobile home parks in Kodiak, and Pederson said he knows a coup...
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Teeing Off: Life on the road
Sitting on a school bus for the first time in more than decade brought me back to my playing days. I had plenty of time to stroll down memory lane on the ride from Kenai to Homer. I took a seat up front with the coaches, while the players on Kodiak High School’s baseball team occupied the back — most of them slept, some talked or listened to music through headphones, and a few scribbled on the fogged-up windows. T...
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Coastal Forager: Spa treatments there for the gathering
The season is upon us; it is just about time to shake off our movie binges and sweatpants and plunge headlong into the sweet, endless days of light ahead. Summer for me means wading in the ocean to look for giant geoduck shells with my niece and nephew, camping every chance I get and enjoying fresh seafood cooked over beach fires. It's also the time to emerge from my den and scrub off the feeling of being cooped u...
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Friday's prep sports cancelled
Friday's Kodiak baseball game and track meet were cancelled because visiting teams did not arrive due to dense fog surrounding the island. Both events will tentatively start at 10 a.m. Saturday. The track team is hosting Bartlett at Joe Floyd Track and Field, while the baseball team plays Houston at Baranof Field. Track's field events will start at 10 a.m., while the running events get going at noon.
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