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Kodiak snowfall close to average
Sunday’s snowstorm dumped half a foot of snow on Kodiak, but according to long-term averages, it’s nothing but normal. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service Station at Kodiak State Airport, 2.1 inches of snow fell before midnight Saturday night. On Sunday, as snow continued off and on through the day, another 4.2 inches were recorded, generating a storm total of 6.3 inches. Kodiak’s snow ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: First king salmon of the year
Am I the only angler anxious for the first king salmon of 2013? I sincerely doubt it! This might seem early for thoughts of king salmon, but in fact I have no doubt they’re out there waiting. It’s more a matter of waiting for cooperative weather than waiting for the king salmon to arrive. But if you wait until the weather is good before preparing your king gear, the odds are good that the weather will turn sour ag...
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Ivan Lorraine Fox
Ivan Lorraine Fox passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 10 in Seattle. Born in Prosser, Wash. on Nov. 14, 1918, Ivan was the second-oldest of eight children born of William and Dolly Fox. He labored in the 3 C’s after high school and rode a steamship to Kodiak in 1941 to find work. In 1943, he returned to Seattle and volunteered for the Navy because the war was on. He served his country with dis...
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Births: March 26
• Abel Brayden Bertrum Rohr was born at 8:48 a.m. March 14, 2013 to Matt and Danielle Rohr. He weighed 6 pounds, 11.2 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His father works at C&F Auto. Also welcoming him to the family are Anthony, Aaron, MacKenna and Deegan Rohr. Proud grandparents are Dewey and Donna Bell from Kodiak and Pete and Jane Peterson from Washington and Utah. • Bry...
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Important public comment opportunity about Pebble Mine
The potential for damage to fish habitat from the mining of sulfide mineral deposits like Pebble is a recognized fact. Addressing this risk to Bristol Bay's salmon habitat presents a large hurdle for permitting the Pebble mine. The Pebble Partnership has long stated that “development of Pebble should be based on the established, stringent regulatory process and sound science, not politics. Pebble's CEO John Shivel...
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Capitol Report
Hello again from Juneau. With less than three weeks remaining until the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on April 14, the capitol is a busy place, with oil taxes and the budget occupying a great deal of the discussion. As you probably know, the governor’s bill to reduce oil taxes, SB 21, passed the Senate on an 11-9 vote and is under discussion in the House. While I share the goal of increasing oil production, ...
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Around Kodiak: March 26
The Kodiak High School parent-teacher-student association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library. All are invited to learn about a proposed decrease in state funding, federal sequestration, and a change in the school’s instructional model. The Kodiak City Council meets for a regular work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The meeting will take place in ...
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Generator fire highlights Ouzinkie’s power problems
A generator fire left the city of Ouzinkie without power for a day. The fire started around 8 p.m. Thursday when the city’s main diesel generator caught fire. “Basically our main generator caught fire and it looks like it’s completely destroyed,” Ouzinkie mayor and assistant fire chief Dan Clarion said Friday afternoon. Ouzinkie’s fire chief was out of town, but the city’s volunteer firefighters jumped into action...
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Guest editorial: Salmon runs are threatened
Alaska salmon runs are increasingly threatened. Loss of habitat, poor management and uncertain food supplies are but a few reasons. Some of these things are within our control. Some are not. That’s why we need to protect the habitat we know is vital to salmon survivorship. When you look across the globe at the decline of once-proud salmon runs — from Europe to the Pacific Northwest — the one thing we know about ou...
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Kodiak fourth in state
After struggling through an opening-round, 14-point loss to Lathrop, Kodiak rebounded to produce its best 4A girls state basketball finish in three decades. Kodiak’s remarkable season concluded Saturday afternoon with a 45-32 win over Southeast Conference champion Juneau in the fourth/sixth-place game at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the campus of University of Alaska Anchorage. The Bears advanced to that game...
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