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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on dollies
Like so many Kodiak anglers, the annual Dolly Varden run is the true beginning of spring. Sure there are lots of other signs to be found. But the tug of that first Dolly on the end my line is the starting gun for so many months of great fishing to come. But the timing of the Dolly run is really variable from one year to the next. I’m convinced it has everything to do with spring water temperature and the pattern o...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 8
• Trevor Austin Kern was born at 2:33 a.m. March 28, 2014, to Amanda and Steven Kern He weighed 6 pounds, 9.8 ounces and measured 20.75 inches long. His parents are originally from Texas and now live in Kodiak. His father is in the United States Coast Guard. Also welcoming him to the family is Presley. Grandparents are Robert and Elizabeth Baker from Texas and Pat Reneau from Texas and Dee Dee Kern from Texas. • B...
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Around Kodiak: Arpil 8
The Kodiak City Council meets for a work session at 7:30 p.m. today in the Kodiak Island Borough Conference Room. The work session is open to the public. For additional information, contact the city clerk’s office at 486-8636.
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Ranney making push for local senior games
Cecil Ranney is in the beginning stages of organizing a local senior games. The longtime Kodiak resident is holding an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kodiak Senior Center. He hopes to generate enough interest within the over 50 crowd to put on a senior games in the fall. “I feel that a little friendly competition, organized, is good incentive for folks to get out and work out,” Ranney said. Rann...
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Coast Guard releases Kulluk grounding results
More than 15 months after a towing accident that left an oil rig grounded on Sitkalidik Island, the U.S. Coast Guard has released the results of a marine casualty investigation blaming “inadequate assessment and management of risks associated with a complex vessel movement” during an Alaska winter. The parting of the towline connecting the tug Aiviq to the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk led to a dramatic re...
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Alumni update: Dunbar debuts in 10K
Trevor Dunbar ran his first 10,000-meter race in a University of Oregon uniform Friday at the Stanford Invitational in California. The Oregon senior finished 23rd with a time of 28 minutes, 52.39 seconds. Dunbar ran a controlled race with his teammates Edward Cheserek and Parker Stinson, who both finished a second ahead of him in 21st and 22nd place. All three were under the region automatic qualifying time of 29:...
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Walker running for state House
With the official declaration last week by Kodiak City Council member Richard Walker, the field of candidates to represent Kodiak in the Alaska House of Representatives rose to three. Kodiak Island Borough assembly member Carol Austerman and former assembly member Louise Stutes announced their bids for the seat for District 32 in March. Kodiak’s current representative, Alan Austerman, has not announced a re-electi...
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Fish Factor: Seiners to test waters for pollock
Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that type of gear in the Gulf. Except for a small jig fishery, the only pollock fishery operating in state waters (out to three miles) is at Prince William Sound where trawlers this year have an 8.5 million pound catch. “Th...
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Obituary: Evelyn Carlough
Lifelong resident of Kodiak Evelyn Carlough passed away after a long illness on March 6, 2014. Services were held on March 10.
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Debate on retroactive pay hike postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has stalled an ordinance calling for retroactive pay hikes and other compensation and personnel-related issues for borough employees pending further review. The three-part proposal, calling for adopting and implementing a new employee classification and compensation plan, revising the borough’s personnel manual and updating position descriptions was introduced at the assembly on ...
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