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Fish Factor: Harm from hatchery salmon disputed
Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow slower and smaller. That’s the claim of a new study by Seattle and British Columbia researchers, who say the race for food ultimately affects sockeye abundance and survival. “Our data sets extend up to 55 years each. In terms of looking at productivity or survi...
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Zoellner, accused of raping 2 Kodiak women, gets 15 years for attempted assault and coercion
Describing the defendant as “one of the most dangerous people to come to Kodiak,” Judge Steve Cole sentenced Robert Zoellner Jr. Thursday to 15 years in prison, with six years suspended, for attempted assault and coercion. The sentencing ended the case that began with a woman claiming she was violently raped at a popular park. During their investigation, law-enforcement officials found videos and photos from the s...
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Premiere comedy group scheduled for Kodiak
What do Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Joan Rivers and Steve Carrell have in common? Besides being comedians, they are all alumni of The Second City, an improv comedy theatre and school with a company of five comedians coming to Kodiak on Sunday. “We do improv and sketch comedy,” said Chucho Perez, a member of the company. “It’ll be a lot of comedy, and we have some Alaska-specific scenes. We have one scene about bear...
May 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers: armed man causes apartment evacuation, offers bribe
An armed man caused an early-morning standoff with Alaska State Troopers resulting in the evacuation of several Kodiak residents from an apartment building after which the man tried to bribe the troopers, according to an AST report. Billy Yovino Jr., 32, of Kodiak reportedly was in possession of a rifle and a shotgun while consuming alcohol and refused to leave his residence. After troopers convinced him to leave,...
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TAPESTRY: Sons of Norway celebrates 25 years in Kodiak
It was a cool May evening. Not an evening for picnics, that’s for sure. But it was May 17, a very sacred day for Norwegians. Syttende Mai, as it is called in the old country, is the day they celebrate its constitution, which was signed in 1814, declaring Norway to be an independent kingdom. In Norway, Syttende Mai is celebrated with fanfare and merry-making – parades, dances, festivals, feasts. So the least that t...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday sports roundup: Kodiak drops diamond games
Three Kodiak pitchers combined for 17 walks in a 5-3 nonconference baseball loss to Palmer, Thursday at Baranof Field. The loss snapped Kodiak’s five-game winning streak and ended its opening 10-game homestand with a 5-5 record. On Tuesday, the Bears hit the road for the first time this season with a four-game swing to the Kenai Peninsula that begins at Kenai. Kodiak grabbed a 3-2 lead in the fourth on run-scoring...
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Teeing Off: Pets ready to rumble
Disclaimer: Gizmo and I know nothing about boxing. Diddly. Squat. Zilch. Wala. We spend 95 percent of our time together watching the Mariners and the Seahawks. The other five percent is spent on walks. Since we live in an equal opportunity sports house, we can’t look past Saturday’s marquee bout between Manny Pacquiao — Kodiak’s unofficial mayor — and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. Yes, after five years of hype, the fight ...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mountain View: Painful experiences shared in birth, hunting
There I was, in the throes of labor. Covered in sweat, holding the hand of a girlfriend. Trying to remember to breath, relax and not work against myself. The complex hormones of labor made my body shake. It was the hardest work I've ever done or probably ever will do — giving birth. In the heat of the moment during labor with my first child, I swore I'd never do it again. It felt too hard. Yet Mother Nature has it...
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Kodiak organizations learn about drug-endangered children
Representatives at local family and health organizations learned about drug-endangered children and ways to help them and their families at a three-day workshop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. After two days of presentations about drugs, collaboration, drug-use impacts, and response, the group heard about options and methods that have worked in other areas of the country, as well as Alaska. In Bethel, the Tundra...
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Duane Anthony Freeman
Duane Anthony Freeman of Kodiak passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his friend Mike Olsen’s home in Anchorage after a long battle with cancer. The youngest of three, Duane was born to Robert Freeman Sr. and Gail Tabelin in Kodiak on Feb. 27, 1972. He attended Denver Automotive School in Colorado with his best friend, Brian Kostal. Like his father, Duane was a lifelong commercial fisherman. Known for his distinc...
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