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No agreement on assembly role in fish politics
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed its role in fisheries politics during a Thursday work session and came to no consensus. The assembly is involved in two fisheries boards: the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group and the Kodiak Fisheries Advisory Committee. The FWG is entirely made up of government representatives from the city of Kodiak and the borough, while the recently revitalized KFAC has one borough and on...
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Bears’ losing skid extended to eight games
An inspired first-half effort on Saturday wasn’t enough to keep Kodiak from ending its losing skid. After leading Colony — the state’s third-best team last season — by as many as 11 points in the opening half, the Bears were held without a field goal in the second half and dropped a 41-25 Northern Lights Conference girls basketball game at Kodiak High School. The loss, coupled with Friday’s 51-22 NLC defeat to Col...
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Colony sweeps Kodiak boy cagers
Colony remained perfect in the Northern Lights Conference with a home sweep of Kodiak. On Friday, Colony’s Anton Chamblee scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter in leading the Knights to a 62-43 victory boys basketball victory. On Saturday, the Knights never trailed in picking up a 53-35 win. Colony improved to 6-0 in the NLC, 11-7 overall. Kodiak dropped to 0-2 in the NLC and 2-11 overall. Desp...
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FISH FACTOR: Halibut numbers indicate solid rebound
Alaska’s halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick and fishermen’s catches will not be slashed for the first time in 15 years. Fishery managers on Friday set the coastwide Pacific halibut harvest for 2016 at 29.89 million pounds, a 2.3 percent increase from last year. “This was probably the most positive, upbeat meeting in the past decade,” said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer. “The feeling is ...
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GARDEN GATE: Ready, set, grow! with sweet peas
It’s February, and as we approach Valentine’s Day, it’s time to think about starting sweet peas. Ah, but isn’t too early? The latest twist on sweet peas is to start them in late February or early March instead of waiting until April so you can enjoy fragrant blooms in mid-summer, rather than early fall. Besides, germinating those puppies is yet another way to dance your way through winter. If you’re not familiar w...
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Assembly, council ask questions about pot
At a joint work session held Wednesday, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council members asked questions ranging from what happens if the city and borough make different decisions regarding marijuana sales to if someone can have pot while driving on a public road through military land. Cynthia Franklin, director of the state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, gave an overview of marijuana regulati...
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Speakers to give info on state budget
Kodiak residents wanting to know more about Alaska’s budget crisis and the options for addressing it can attend an informational event Saturday. The State of the Alaska State Budget community presentation will offer Kodiakans more information on the governor’s budget proposal and other options available to address the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit. Several local organizations met with Gov. Bill Walker during...
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Ethics first, income tax later
To the editor: It’s smoke and mirrors in the Legislature all over again. We Alaskans are focused on the fiscal crisis and admonished to sacrifice our share of the natural resources as represented in the permanent fund and the dividend, without serious discussion or revising the oil and gas taxation and revising it to provide Alaska a clear and equitable share of the profits, along with taxes and other means of pro...
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Hernandez provides Kodiak with scoring punch
Catch. Shoot. Swish. That was how Nelly Hernandez’s summer went. Catch. Shoot. Swish … Well, it wasn’t always a swish. The Kodiak High School junior dedicated her summer to perfecting her basketball shot. She spent hours in a hot, sweaty gym taking shot after shot after shot. “I really wanted to get to a 1,000 (shots in a day), but my highest was 800,” Hernandez said. Out of the 800 shots, Hernandez said she made ...
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TAPESTRY: ‘Strong’ advocate for compassion, treatment
Jonathan Strong has memorized a call to action spoken passionately by William Booth, the British Methodist minister who founded the Salvation Army in the mid-1800s. Recorded in the early 20th century, the message resonates with Strong’s own philosophy about helping the down-and-out, even those who have brought misery upon themselves. Putting a Kodiak twist to the appeal, Strong begs his audience to remember the dr...
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