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Seafood industry nervously awaits Bristol sockeye run
Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report done by the McDowell Group for the fishermen-run Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. As presaged by buyer pushback at seafood trade shows earlier this year a...
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Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
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Crew hauls 2,000 pounds of junk out of ravine
A community cleanup featured a massive out-hauling of junk out a ravine off of Monashka Bay Road not far from the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Don Roberts, a member of the Cleanup Kodiak group that schedules its events on Facebook, reports that the all-volunteer crew moved more than 2,000 pounds of junk and trash. This was all done in the pouring rain Saturday, the summer solstice. “We picked up refrigerator...
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Kodiak Island Racing Association hosts Mudbog
Mud, fun, games and tiny motorbikes were all present at the Kodiak Island Racing Association’s Mudbog/Family Night. The evening began with pit bike races. Six racers ran five loops around the bumpy track at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. A second round of the pit bike races began after a short break where kids played tug-o-war. This race was seven laps. Mike Bramblett took first, Cale Fulgum second, Ivan Rodriquez third,...
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Nasal drift an important part of whale evolution
Many people, including myself, are mesmerized and fascinated by the sight of marine mammals. The behavior of the sea lions on their “home dock” in the Kodiak harbor seems almost human when they are lazily lounging in the sun, barking indignantly at the youngsters that jump wet and cold out of the water to crawl across their sunwarmed bodies in search of a good place to snuggle. Similarly the sea otter, when he flo...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nunam Kalikaa
Nunam Kalikaa – Map Ikuk’gka kalikami. – I found it on the map. The Alutiiq word for map, nunam kalikaa, literally means “the land’s paper.” Although maps and marine charts are important to modern hunters and fishermen, they are recent navigational tools. For thousands of years, Alutiiq people stored information about the landscape in place names and stories. Eighteenth-century Russian fur traders made the first m...
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In the Courts: June 20
Darin T. Wolfe pleaded guilty and was convicted of attempted assault in the second degree. Wolfe was sentenced to 44 months in jail (36 suspended.) Ronnette Alexanderoff pleaded guilty to two charges of assault in the fourth degree. Alexanderoff was sentenced to 360 days in jail (315 suspended) and five years of probation and must complete a substance abuse evaluation after being released from jail. Nikki Jo Campb...
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Ronald N. Cudaback
Ronald N. Cudaback July 22, 1962 – June 13, 2014 Ronald (Ronnie) Norman Cudaback of Canton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at age 51. He was born July 22, 1962 in American Falls, Idaho, to Shirley (Cudaback) Doser and the late Norman Cudaback. He served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines and was a member of the American Legion. His childhood was spent in American Falls, Inkom and Pocatello, Ida...
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America’s Veterans deserve support every day, and Alaska is a great model
My recent message to colleagues on the Senate floor was blunt: You’re either for veterans, or you’re against them. It’s not enough to just make political speeches on Memorial Day or issue solemn statements on the anniversary of D-Day. You also must support our veterans every day of the year, by voting to expand their access to health care, by allocating more dollars to hire doctors, by doing all we can to reduce w...
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KMXT introduces new event
KMXT-FM and the Kodiak Island Racing Association are filling the Eco Challenge void by organizing the inaugural Kodiak Bear Crawl on June 28 at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile race where competitors will have to navigate eight hurdles. Organizer Merissa Koller-Williams said it is a mix between a Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder races, which are both popular events in the Lower 48. “It seems l...
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