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Time to empower, employ next generation of Alaska fishermen
Alaska is one of the most productive commercial fishing economies on the planet. More than five billion pounds of seafood were pulled from the waters surrounding Alaska in 2012. This world-class catch generated $1.7 billion in Alaska ex-vessel value and earned Alaska the title of top U.S. seafood producer. We provide more than 55 percent of U.S. domestic seafood production. That’s nearly four times more seafood th...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Planning and dreaming for spring fishing
This could be an exciting year for fishing. Sure we can anticipate more great fishing in the months to come. But I’m talking about the continuing evolution in tackle and fishing methods for Kodiak. Each year I spend the long winter months reflecting on the past season and lessons learned. But I also manage to fish other waters in warmer climates, trying out gear and methods that just might work on Kodiak. On top o...
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ALUMNI UPDATE: Kaune making a mark at William Penn
Former Kodiak resident Jacques Kaune is making a mark on the William Penn University men’s bowling team. Kaune, a junior, has bowled 53 games since the season started in October and is averaging a team-best 202.3. He has a high game of 268 and has produced some of his team’s top finishes in tournaments, placing twice in the top 10 and four times in the top 25. In the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic that con...
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Council amends Horizon contract
The Kodiak City Council has amended its agreements with Horizon Lines for the use of Pier 3 and authorized changes to two Pier 3 contracts. Kodiak’s recently renegotiated contracts with Horizon would not allow the corporation to have a lien against the new crane Horizon will be providing for the new Pier 3. Horizon was recently acquired by Matson Navigation Company, necessitating amendments to the contracts to ref...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 26
Dec. 30 At 1:17 a.m., a 911 caller reported a domestic disturbance on Mill Bay Road. No disturbance was found. At 1:25 a.m., police cited a driver in the Gerasim Drive and Thorsheim Street area for having no proof of insurance, driving under the influence, having expired registration and drug paraphernalia. At 9:50 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. Police were unable to locate it. At 10:20 a.m....
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Middle school locked down due to student threats
The borough's school district locked down Kodiak Middle School for about 25 minutes Friday after a student allegedly threatened another student, officials said. The school district did not give more details about the students involved and KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald downplayed the incident. “This particular case was where someone was just upset, and they weren’t able to keep the person in one place so th...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 26
TEEN COURT RECEPTION Join the Kodiak Teen Court Bar Association and the Kodiak Teen Court board of directors for the swearing in of new attorneys from the Kodiak Teen Court Class of 2014-2015 and the recognition off the newly appointed Kodiak Teen Court judges at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26 at Roy A. Madsen Justice Center Kodiak Courthouse, Courtroom A, 204 Mission Road. Join the new members and their families for a r...
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Achievers: St. Mary's student of the semister
St Mary’s School students Joycie Garchitorena and Fatima Monge honored as Elk’s Students of the Semester Joycie Garchitorena, a 7th-grader at St. Mary’s School, is the daughter of Miramar and Joseph Garchitorena of Kodiak. Joycie walks her faith in her desire to help the less fortunate in our community. As a result of an assignment that asked, “What can you do to make your community a better place,” Joycie took th...
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Garden Gate: Growing vegetables from seed
Primroses are blooming and garlic bulbs are sprouting. Sounds lovely, but it’s January, not May. Because my crystal ball is a little dusty, I don’t dare predict what February and March will bring. Some things don’t change, though. Like seed starting. Oh sure, varieties ebb and flow, especially when it comes to hybrid seeds (we’ll talk about that in a future column), but the basics of seed starting is the same. Gro...
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SISTER SHOWDOWN: Charmaine Fabricante earns bragging rights over Krystal
With the Kodiak girls basketball team having a rare weekend off, Charmaine Fabricante found a different sport to keep her from getting bored — wrestling. The senior better known for her prowess on the hardwood showed she is no stranger to the mat Friday at Robin Hervey Weekend at Kodiak High School. In her first wrestling match since eighth grade, Fabricante went the distance and topped her younger sister, Krystal...
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