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Banner year for salmon catch expected in 2015
Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers. For the state’s (and nation’s) largest fishery, Alaska pollock, the Eastern Bering Sea stock has more than doubled its 10-year average to top 9 million tons, or 20 billion pounds. And the stock is healthy and growing, according to annual surveys. “It is one of the most stunning fisheries manageme...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrapping our hearts around wreaths
At the Kodiak Garden Club’s annual wreath-making workshop on Saturday, about 50 people gathered at St. Mary’s Marian Center around tables covered with branches, spools of wire, pliers and Christmas decorations. The air was scented with cedar and pine and charged with high expectations to come away from the two-hour workshop with a showpiece worthy of the holidays. Club member Kate Loewen put everyone at ease with ...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the snow?
While snow has pelted much of the rest of the United States, Kodiak and the rest of Alaska has seen warmer temperatures and little snow. Alaska’s relatively warm temperatures compared to other areas cold and snow is pretty normal, according to Craig Eckert, the local National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration station manager. It’s a weather pattern that comes with a warm high-pressure ridge that’s currently a...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: This news week is for the dogs
What a zany news week in Kodiak. In my eight years here, I don’t recall a week quite like this. A stabbing a block away from the Daily Mirror office, a captain drunk at the wheel of a boat that was grounded not just once, but twice, and a person in Chiniak who mistook oil fuel for water and blew up a banya. The topper of the week goes to the unveiling of Kodiak’s underwear bandit. All the ladies in Kodiak can brea...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Affidavit: Stabbing suspect said he ‘could kill’ victim
Before a fatal stabbing Sunday, a Kodiak man charged with manslaughter said he “could kill” the victim, according to a police affidavit. Teila Tofelogo, 44, faces manslaughter and assault charges in the case that left Dennis Fathke, 59, dead. The affidavit by Sgt. Tim Putney of the Kodiak Police Department states Tofelogo said he and Fathke joked about Tofelogo’s “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife. “The def...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazing Nature: Sustainable fisheries factor in ‘happiness index’
This semester, I am both teacher and student. I signed up for an online class from UAS titled “Local and Global sustainability.” It makes me view the issues of our times and my own actions from a different angle. First off we discussed at length how a sustainability approach integrates the five domains of Environment, Economy, Socio-cultural, Policy, and Technology. If you were to change your approach to how to ma...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jonathan Hammon
Our loving son, brother, and friend, Jonathan Reuben Hammon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. He was born Aug. 30, 1970 in Hildale, Utah, to Lloyd Hunter Hammon and Charlotte Ann Thornton Hammon. He is survived by many brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd and brother, Nathan. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the Courts: Nov. 21
Rachelle Abbott pleaded guilty to minor in possession or consumption of alcohol. Abbott was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($500 suspended) and had her license revoked for six months and ordered to complete 96 hours of community work service and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol screening and placed on probation for one year. Troy D Childers pleaded guilty to attempted...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 21
November 4 • At 2:46 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 3 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 3:04 a.m., police conducted a security check on Benny Benson Drive searching for a missing adult. • At 4:02 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way searching for a missing adult. • At 4:15 a.m., police asked a man to leave Marine Way. He did so. • Around 4:28 a.m., pol...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Nuniaq — Old Harbor
Nuniaq Old Harbor Nuniarmiuq-qaa ellpet? Are you an Old Harbor person? The community of Old Harbor (Nuniaq) has its origins in the era of Russian conquest. In 1784, Russian traders massacred several hundred Alutiiq men, women, and children at Refuge Rock, a tiny island off the eastern coast of Sitkalidak Island. In Alutiiq, this sacred place is known as Awa’uq: to become numb. To many it represents a dramatic turn...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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