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Fisheries group broadens search for analyst
The city and borough fisheries work group will continue operating without a fisheries expert until it finds a qualified candidate. In a Monday morning meeting, the city and borough fisheries work group decided to reissue a request for proposals (RFP) instead of hiring one of the three candidates who submitted applications. The search for a new analyst began in early November after Denby Lloyd resigned and accepted...
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HB77 will damage fishing economy
To the Editor: Protecting Alaska’s and the world’s greatest salmon and trout streams binds Alaskans together, whether we commercial, sport or subsistence fish. The governor’s bill to allow millions of gallons of water to be taken out of our best fishing waters, HB 77, is finally getting deserved attention. The bill puts the governor’s natural resources commissioner in charge of deciding how much water to take from...
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Lindquist, Hughes finish national meet
A pair of Kodiak High School swimmers wrapped up competing at the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.. Neither Ila Hughes nor Tahna Lindquist qualified for a final during the three-day meet that features the best 18-and under swimmers in the nation. Hughes recorded her best finish in three events with a 50th (out of 175 swimmers) in the 100-yard freestyle preliminary heats i...
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Local Results: Dec. 17
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Sunday, Dec. 15 AIB 56, Juan Delacruz 50 Eric Alas 14, Bong Ocampo 10, Marco Pastor 6, Jerome Pineda 5, Leo Pastor 5, Amir Arevalo 5, Jerry Sevilla 4, Bem Barcelon 3, Joanna Garcia 2 and Hector Acosta 2 points for AIB. Mike Antonelli 13, Laurence Nacapuy 10, Albien Asuncion 9, Donn Sofranes 7, Kobe Mendores 5, Christian Busto 4 and Clifford Gongora 2 points for Juan Dela...
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Two men found guilty of violent Chignik attack
Two commercial fishermen have been convicted of kidnapping, assault, burglary and criminal mischief following a weeklong jury trial in Naknek. Daniel Whittington, 22, and Lloyd Davis Jr., 38, were two of the three perpetrators of a 2011 attack on an 18-year-old in Chignik Bay. A third man, 36-year-old Jordan Christopher, faces a separate trial after failing to appear for the first day of the trial that convicted W...
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Bid opening is optimistic sign for landfill project
The final phase of the new Kodiak Island Borough landfill is sliding into place. On Wednesday, the borough opened bids for construction of a water treatment plant at the landfill. The treatment plant is the third and final phase of landfill construction, and the bid opening brought a rare bit of good news for the multimillion-dollar project. The low bidder, ASRC SKW Eskimos Inc., submitted a $9.327 million proposa...
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Thomet places 16th in national race
A cross country season that started five months ago in Kodiak ended Saturday in California for Levi Thomet. The talented Kodiak High School junior concluded his year with a 16th-place showing at the 35th Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in sunny San Diego. The race featured the top 40 high school runners in the nation, and Thomet proved Saturday that he deserves to be considered one of America’s el...
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Museum sponsors harbor lights show
Kodiak’s downtown harbor will be aglow this Saturday as the Kodiak Maritime Museum sponsors its first holiday lights vessel contest. Vessel owners in St. Herman and St. Paul harbors are encouraged to participate by decorating their boats with lights to spread holiday spirit. While the idea isn’t new, it hasn’t been done in several years, said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sullivan. In previous yea...
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Garden Gate: This time of year is magical
It happens every year. After loading Christmas tree branches with lights and ornaments, I step back to critique my efforts. First I notice holes among the branches. A few years ago, I had an ah-ha moment, found my stash of origami paper and started folding. Soon I had whales, penguins, bears and birds perched among the branches. I felt better making a few simple ornaments; time seemed to slow down a notch during t...
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Longshore group donates $1,400 for typhoon victims
Kodiak’s chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has donated $1,400 toward relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November. The ILWU gives members job opportunities on the docks or in warehouses. Statewide, there are around 150 members, including 14 in Kodiak. “We just had a union meeting recently and the members were wanting to do something because of the large Filipino...
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