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Outdoor Kodiak: Catching the first pink salmon
Warm sunny days are made for lolling on beaches. And pink salmon fishing! Pink salmon in June? Absolutely. And with other salmon species arriving early, I expect you can find at least a few pink salmon right now. It’s been our family tradition to catch pink salmon for our daughter’s birthday on June 21, and most years we manage to do it. Laze on a beach. Catch a pink salmon. Cook it on the coals of a beach fire. S...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 16
Ezra Holmes Johnson was born at 3:11 p.m. on June 30, 2015, to Molly and Elliott Johnson. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and now live in Anacortes, Washington. The baby’s mother works at Island Hospital, and the baby’s father works for Edward Jones. Grandparents are Bud and Robyn Cassidy and Craig and Terrie Johnson from Kodiak. Great-grandparents are D...
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Osowski, Foster win Bear Crawl
Keith Osowski and Jennifer Foster kept their KMXT-FM Bear Crawl titles Saturday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. Osowski, a rising Kodiak High School junior, won his second straight men’s title in 7 minutes, 26.1 seconds, while Foster, a KHS cross country coach, captured her second women’s title in 10:04.2. The 130 runners who competed in the second Bear Crawl event navigated a 1.25-mile course that featured nine...
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Horn playing hoops in Australia
After two successful seasons in Germany, Alysa Horn is now playing hoops Down Under. Horn, a former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage great, is starring for the Logan Thunder of the Queensland Basketball League in Australia. The season started on May 10, and Horn has played in six of Logan’s seven games. The forward is averaging a double-double with 10.3 rebounds and 10.3 points per game. She scored a seas...
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ADF&G increases sockeye salmon bag limit in Karluk, Afognak rivers
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Karluk and Afognak rivers has been increased to 10 fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Monday. The emergency orders will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, the department said in separate news releases. The biological escapement goal for early run sockeye salmon into the Karluk Rive...
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Mud flies at Bear Crawl
Dozens of racers crawled through net tunnels, swung across monkey bars, high-stepped through tires, climbed over “The Wall” and splashed through mud in the second iteration of KMXT’s Bear Crawl Obstacle Race. The runners were divided into eight waves, including two waves of children racing on a shorter course with fewer obstacles. Sonja Reed and Mariana Desantiago ran the race during an early heat once with Reed’s...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 15
June 3 Around 1:30 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 8:24 a.m., a caller complained about a neighbor’s noisy rooster on Hemlock Street. The owner said they were planning to slaughter it in a few days. At 9:38 a.m., a caller reported larceny on Yukon Street. It’s under investigation. At 10:47 a.m., police admonished a driver on Thorsheim Street for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 11:04 ...
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Troopers: Man entered USCG restricted area; gun, drugs found
The U.S. Coast Guard Military Police stopped a vehicle operating in a restricted area after which troopers found drugs and a gun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, a trooper report said Friday. The military police contacted the troopers on Thursday at 8:27 a.m. after stopping Larry Goss, 54, of Kodiak, who was “driving in a restricted area of the Kodiak Coast Guard Base Property,” according to the report. Tro...
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Ferries to continue regular service with budget passage
Normal ferry operations will continue past July 1 as a result of the Alaska legislature passing an operating budget, the Alaska Marine Highway announced in a release Friday. “AMHS apologizes to our loyal customers and the traveling public for the turmoil and confusion this budget uncertainty may have caused,” the release said. AMHS originally announced on June 1 that ferry operations would cease on July 1 if a bud...
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Post 17 sweeps Kenai
Down to the game’s final strike, Aaron Hocum didn’t flinch. The rising senior looped Joey Becher’s 1-2 offering over the head of the shortstop that brought in the tying and go-ahead run in Kodiak Post 17’s dramatic 3-2 American Legion AA league victory over Kenai Post 20 Saturday at Baranof Field. The come-from-behind effort capped an opening weekend doubleheader sweep of the Peninsula-based team. The Bears slugge...
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