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Kennicott aids fishing vessel in distress
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott made an unscheduled stop Sunday afternoon, but it was for a good cause. On a trip from Dutch Harbor to Kodiak, the Kennicott came to the aid of the fishing vessel Erica Renee, which had radioed for help after it began taking on water. “When the Kennicott showed up, it was listing heavily,” ferry service spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said. According to Petty Officer 3rd C...
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Alumni update: Anthony finishes season at NCAA meet
Kodiak’s Dylan Anthony concluded his sophomore track and field season last week at the NCAA Division Championships. The University of Alaska Anchorage distance runner placed 17th in the men’s 10,000-meter run on May 25 at Colorado State University. Anthony clocked a 33-minute, 26.69-second time in his first NCAA Championship race. He finished 3:23.62 behind winner Gabriel Proctor of Western State. Anthony graduate...
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NMFS rolls out rules to protect Tanner crab near Kodiak
The National Marine Fisheries Service has released a proposal to restrict trawling near Kodiak Island to protect Tanner crab populations. Amendment 89 to the Gulf groundfish management plan would prohibit non-pollock trawling in an area of Marmot Bay and would require flatfish fishermen to modify their trawl gear in the Central Gulf. “The use of modified nonpelagic trawl gear in these fisheries would reduce the un...
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Property taxes remain unchanged for most
Taxes will remain flat for most Kodiak Island Borough property owners in the coming year. Last week, the borough assembly held final discussions on its FY14 budget, and borough finance director Karl Short told members of the assembly that most homeowners’ millage rates will remain unchanged as the new fiscal year begins in July. “I’d like to reemphasize that it doesn’t increase the mill rate,” Short said. The sole...
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Kodiak baseball finishes fifth at state
After getting clutch at-bats in Thursday’s state opener, Kodiak’s offense couldn’t deliver the school’s first baseball crown since 2004. The Bears finished fifth in the state after dropping their final two games at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. It’s the program’s best finish since taking fourth in 2007. Kodiak scored a 7-1 opening-round win over Ketchikan but couldn’t keep the momentum g...
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William Fiorentino
William Fiorentino, 63, died at home in Hawaii on March 24, 2013 of natural causes due to a long battle with lung cancer. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Eben and Patrick; daughter and son-in-law Nino and Tyson Weinert; his grandchildren Josephine and Oliver; and siblings Peter, John, Joseph, Laurianne, and David. Bill was born on September 5,1949 in Brighton, Mass. He was the second of eight children bor...
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Bears softball drops two in return to state
Kodiak’s return to the small-school state softball championships didn’t last long. The Bears’ offense fell short in a 13-5 opening-round loss to Sitka and a 3-2 defeat to Homer that ended Kodiak’s season Friday evening at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak, playing at state for the first time since 2009, finish tied for fifth with Hutchison at 14-11. “We got the girls together and told them how important it was to...
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Fish Factor: Murkoswki talks fish
Salmon set net families were streaming out of Kodiak all week, heading to their summer sites to get ready for the June 9 season opener. Their departure wrapped up a busy week of Memorial Day festivities on “the rock,” including festivals, fleet blessings, a landslide on Cannery Row and visits by both of Alaska’s US Senators. I caught up with Sen. Lisa Murkowski over a beer at Kodiak Island Brewery; she spoke candi...
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Garden Gate: It's not to late to begin planting
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen answers more of your spring questions this week. To submit a question, email mygarden@alaska.net. Q: I’m a little late this year and won’t be starting my own plants. I have a wish list of vegetable and flower seedlings I want to buy, but when I look at all those potted plants I don’t know which ones are good. Can you help? A. First of all, the season has barely started. You have plenty o...
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Chicken guru visits Kodiak
At “Chicken University,” the passing grade is a big, fat goose egg. Or hen’s egg, if you prefer. On Saturday afternoon, about 20 Kodiak residents came to Fisherman’s Hall to listen to University of Alaska Fairbanks extension agent Steve Brown explain the do’s and don’ts of raising chickens in Alaska. “It’s just exploded in popularity,” Brown said after the educational session, known as Chicken University. “If we d...
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