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Black Rockfish closure in the Afognak district of the Kodiak area
The directed black rockfish jig gear fishery in the Afognak District of the Kodiak Area closed at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Catch reports indicate black rockfish harvest in the Afognak District was approaching the guideline harvest level, the ADF&G said in a news release. Following the closure, jig gear vessels may retain black rockfish in the Afognak Distr...
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Coast Guard, good Samaritan help adrift vessel
A fishing vessel disabled near Kodiak contacted the Coast Guard before another vessel towed them into the harbor, according to a Coast Guard release. The Mariner crew reported that they were drifting in Shelikof Strait in the disabled boat on Monday evening. After losing communications with the vessel, an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk flew out to find the boat and establish communications again, the release sai...
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Havoc MMA debuts in Kodiak
Jeff Miranda trained four months for his debut in mixed martial arts fighting. His match lasted less than 10 seconds. Miranda connected on a powerful overhand right that knocked out Brandon Steele seconds after the opening bell. Steele fell, Miranda raised both arms and the estimated 700 people in attendance inside the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds pavilion went wild. That was the shortest of seven fights during the i...
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Sea Stories: Commercial Fishing Safety Regulations and the 1985 Sinking of the Western Sea
For thousands of years mariners set off on their voyages trusting in their knowledge of the sea, the seaworthiness of their vessels, the gods and luck, to come home safely. And for thousands of years, when their luck ran out, mariners usually died. For sailors and their families this was part of their bargain with the sea for providing them a living. Until the 1700s, even as shipbuilding technology made huge advan...
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1,000th column sprouts garden memories
In life, numbers eventually catch up with us: 50 miles to the next gas station, in 10 minutes the cookies are done, your smartphone is maxed out with photos. And then there’s the number 1,000, which caught up with me this week as the number of garden columns I’ve written to date. The number “one thousand” has been around awhile. A picture is worth a thousand words, there’s Thousand Oaks, California, Thousand Islan...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 2
Ethan Kal-El Wagner was born at 5 a.m. on May 6, 2016, to Tami Wagner and Robert Wagner. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. His parents live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, and the baby’s father works at the pull tabs at Henry’s. Nova Leeann Mullen was born at 7:34 p.m. on May 12, 2015, to Garrett Mullen and Aubrey Strawn. She weighed 8 pounds,...
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Baseball faces Chugiak
Kodiak baseball will open the state baseball tournament against a familiar foe — Chugiak. The two teams have played each other four times over the last two seasons, and that number doubles when you count last summer’s American Legion season. The Mustangs, the Cook Inlet Conference champions, won this year’s only battle against Kodiak, a 7-0 decision on the second day of the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Basebal...
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Council advances FY16 budget
The Kodiak City Council advanced their fiscal year 2016 budget to second reading and public hearing at the next meeting during their Thursday meeting. City manager Aimée Kniaziowski said her budget has an eight percent decrease from the previous year's budget. Overall city revenues and expenses planned for the next year, not including capital projects, is $38 million, Kniaziowski said. Last year's budget was $41.5...
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Putting a face on the loss of a home
To echo Jamie Fagan’s excellent editorial about the apparent ambivalence of the community to the plight of those in the Jackson neighborhood: it is true that the homeowners there face a crisis that is less dramatic perhaps than a tsunami, but their suffering is no less tragic. I will share a personal story. I grew up in a high-dollar area on the western slope of Colorado, but my family wasn’t wealthy. We were dirt...
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Joseph Hok Jr.
Joseph Hok Jr, 59 of Kodiak, passed away quietly at Pine Ridge Convelesant home in San Rafeal, CA on Saturday, May 23, after a long struggle with his health. Joe was born in Medford, OR on January 10, 1956 to the proud parents of Joseph Hok Sr and Ella Mae Hok. His siblings are Michelle Hok-Demott of San Rafael, Deborah Hok-Harrend (Dene) of Petaluma and Mathew Hok of San Rafael. Having spent much of his childhood...
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