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Kodiak Island Births: July 12
Ethan Hazim Fernandez Fuentes was born at 8:40 a.m. on June 29, 2016, to Reyna Guadalupe Fernandez Castillo. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and Mexico and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Snug Harbor Seafoods, and the baby’s father works at North Pacific Seafoods. Grandparents are Teresita Fuentes from Kodiak and Timothy Holmes fr...
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Kodiak Post 17 goes 2-1 against Bartlett
Wins have been difficult for Kodiak Post 17 to obtain this season. And on a drizzly Saturday evening at Baranof Field, the Bears tasted their first American Legion league win of the year. Backed by a seven-run third inning, Post 17 snapped a 13-game losing skid with a 13-3 victory over Bartlett Post 29 in the opener of the three-game series. An AJ Barton double in the fifth that plated Dustin Swearingin, who singl...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Even-year pink numbers down, sizes up
With pink salmon on the final leg of their journey home to Kodiak, it’s high time to start making plans. After last year’s gangbuster season, we have lots to anticipate. Or do we? There’s an odd twitch in the life story of pink salmon that can affect fishermen, whether commercial or sport. Pink salmon numbers vary from year to year around a regular pattern. I’m yet to hear a satisfactory explanation, but it’s hard...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly signs on to budget letter to Legislature
During its Thursday regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to pass a good budget. The resolution, forwarded by Gov. Bill Walker to all local governments in the Alaska Municipal League, asks the Legislature “to take immediate action … to provide for a fair, balanced and sustainable state budget.” “We sent the same note to them earlier,” said Mayor Jerro...
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Obituary: Hilda Christine Wallin Carlson
Funeral services were held for lifelong Alaska resident Hilda Christine Wallin Carlson in her native village of Chignik Bay in the Chignik Bible Chapel, June 18. Roger Holmberg of Sand Point officiated. Mrs. Carlson, 93, was born in Chignik Bay on Oct. 29, 1922, to Clara and Iver Wallin. She died June 11, 2016, at the Liama Assisted Living Home in Anchorage, where she had lived since September of 2013. Mrs. Carlso...
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Garden Gate: Mind the pushki and rinse off the bug spit
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported last week that salmonberries are ripening one to two weeks ahead of what we consider normal. Time to clean out the freezer and make jams and jellies. Fireweed is also blooming sooner than expected (heralding an early winter?), as did the batch of golden chain trees. A splendid show it was. Also earlier than usual is the annual Garden Tour, hosted by the Kodiak Garden Club. This yea...
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Police blotter 7/11/2016
May 14 At 1:10 a.m., police cited a driver in the 100 block of Yukon Street for having no proof of insurance. At 1:33 a.m., police found rocks next to a glass window in the 400 block of West Marine Way, but nothing appeared amiss. At 1:47 a.m., police stopped a driver in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road for driving extremely slow and taking evasive action upon seeing a police car. They were negative for impairment a...
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Fish Factor: Slow going in Kodiak salmon season
Salmon takes center stage each summer, but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue. For salmon, total catches by July 8 were nearing 28 million fish, of which 10 million were sockeyes, primarily from Bristol Bay. Last week marked the catch of the 2 billionth sockeye from the Bay since the fishery began in 1884. Other salmon highlights: Southeast trollers wrapped up their summer chino...
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Ostrander misses qualifying for Rio
Allie Ostrander, a former Kenai High School running superstar, fell short of qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics Sunday. The Boise State University freshman placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run final at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Ostrander stuck with the lead pack for the majority of the race before finishing in 15 minutes, 24.77 seconds — 19 ticks back of winner Molly Huddle, ...
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Break-in at Chiniak post office
No arrests have been made in connection to Thursday’s break-in at the Chiniak Post Office, as local law enforcement await a decision by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on whether it will take over the case. According to Trooper Ryan Lott, he was driving home from work at approximately 2 a.m. when he observed “suspicious activity” near the Chiniak Post Office. He made contact with a person at this time, but was ...
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