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2014 salmon season expected to return to average
After a salmon season that approached record territory, 2014 is expected to bring a return to average. So says the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which presented its preliminary 2014 Kodiak-area forecast at the Tuesday night meeting of the Kodiak Fish and Game advisory committee. According to point estimates, the 2014 season will bring 1.3 million sockeye salmon and 14.6 million pink salmon to Kodiak. Using t...
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Fight racism on an individual level
To the Editor: Racism comes up throughout America’s history and often I wonder if it is still an unspoken issue in our small Kodiak community. While our population is diverse, people still have a hard time adapting to each other, I have witnessed. While attending Kodiak High School, I’ve watched Filipino, Alaska Native, white and Latino students cling to their own ethnicities. Unfortunately, each ethnicity has an ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 19
Thursday, Dec. 5 At 6:58 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a home on Rezanof Drive. While responding, troopers received a report that one of the men involved left in a vehicle. Investigation revealed the 49-year-old Kodiak man had two outstanding warrants for his arrest for failure to appear regarding an original charge of driving without a valid license and for failure to appear f...
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Achievers: Dec. 19
St. Mary’s is proud to recognize Jackie Garchitorena as its Student of the Trimester. Jackie is an eighth-grade student at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Her parents are Mirama and Joe Garchitorena. She has always strived for the highest grades, but more importantly is regarded by her fellow classmates and her teachers as a kind and respectful person who contributes a great deal to the classroom learning environment....
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Jessica Marie (Anderson) Martinez
Jessica Marie (Anderson) Martinez died Nov. 28, 2013 in Lebanon, Ore. She was born March 19, 1988 to Renee (Anderson) Squartsoff and Jesus Rocha Espinoza in Port Arthur, Texas. She moved to Kodiak at age 4 1/2. Jessica attended Kodiak High School. She played basketball, volleyball and was on the dance team. She graduated in 2006. She moved to Sweet Home, Ore. in 2009. Jessica loved the outdoors, photography, beach...
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Government should not control a free press
To the Editor: Journalists are under a lot of pressure, and the public puts a lot of blame on journalists and reporters for not always explaining the full truth. The government makes mistakes and doesn’t want citizens to know when they mess up or what they did to mess up. To cover up their mistakes, they only let journalists announce a certain amount of information they have on events or stories. The government se...
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Kodiak Teen Court graduate sworn in as lawyer
A Kodiak High School alumnus and Kodiak Teen Court graduate has passed his final test. Sam Booch was sworn in as an attorney in front of friends, family and colleagues in the Roy H. Madsen Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. While Teen Court volunteers have graduated from law school before, Booch is the first to return to Kodiak. Superior Court judge Steve Cole spoke about his connection to Booch through Kodiak Te...
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Kodiak boys looking to build from last year’s 16-win performance
David Anderson has increased Kodiak’s boys basketball win total in each of his three seasons on the sideline. He hopes the pattern continues this season. “When we set up the program that was one of our goals is to keep increasing the program and be competitive with every team that we play,” Anderson said. The task is getting harder. The team is coming off a season with 16 wins, the most by a Kodiak boys team since...
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Museum receives grant for basket repair
The Baranov Museum has been awarded a $9,500 grant to mend some of its aging baskets. The museum received the grant from the Museums Alaska Collections Management Fund to complete conservation work on its collection of baskets from the Alutiiq and Unangan cultural regions. The grant from Museums Alaska is supported by the Rasmuson Foundation to manage Alaska collections through training and conservation materials....
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 19
Tuesday, Dec. 17 • At 1:22 a.m., a caller reported a man owed him cab fares, and he would bring the information to the police station. It is under investigation. • At 8:33 a.m., a caller reported a bear has gone through the dumpster on Hillside Drive. Officers had no contact with the bear. • At 9:13 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Mill Bay Road. • At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported finding drug p...
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