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Dream Mile entertains fans at Brian Young Invite
The Alaskan Dream Mile was slower than expected, but it definitely lived up to the hype during the first day of the third Brian Young Invitational. Hundreds of fans lined up in front of the stands and hoot and hollered with appreciation every time the star-studded field passed by them on a breezy Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Even though nobody dipped under the vaunted four-minute barrier, the f...
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Outdoor Kodiak: When is it time for a new rod?
Is it time for new fishing rods in your collection? I thought we were pretty well set up until this last winter when we fished in Florida. Did I ever learn a thing or two! As you might guess, we have a whole lot of fishing rods. Some are almost as old as I am, and we still use them. You might say that we’ve become a little set in our ways. We simply like our rods so much we’ve never been moved to try others. But a...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 9
Fallon Emery Norman was born at 8:45 a.m. on May 29, 2015 to Justin and Tiffany Norman. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from Jacksonville, Florida and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s father works on the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Also welcoming her to the family is big sister Olivia. Grandparents are Nancy Prophett and Kenneth Sorrells of Jacksonville, Jeann...
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Commercial salmon fishing open for 33 hours for parts of Kodiak, Afognak
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said there will be a 33-hour commercial salmon fishing period, from noon Tuesday, June 9, to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, in the following areas: • The Northwest Kodiak District; and • The Southeast Afognak Section of the Afognak District. Waters will be open to the normal closed waters described in regulation. The following areas remain open until further notice: • The Inner K...
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Chirikof Island cattle UNDER THE GUN?
A philosophical clash could see a unique herd of Alaskan cattle slaughtered in the Aleutians. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is drafting an Environmental Impact Statement that will study how the Chirikof Island and Wosnesenski Island cattle are impacting the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and consider options for the “domesticated” species. On the refuge’s eastern end is a flat, low-lying landmass kn...
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Assembly approves budget, increases school funding
After a lengthy discussion and numerous motions to amend, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed its fiscal year 2016 budget with two amendments increasing school funding to the flat amount the KIB school district had requested. At its last meeting, the assembly passed a resolution stating it would give the school district $10.32 million, less than the $10.9 the district had requested. At that meeting, assembly...
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Troopers issue citations for alleged fishing, license, safety violations
State troopers in Kodiak issued citations in at least 11 cases during the past five days on allegations of fishing, safety and licensing violations, the Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Larry Amox Jr., 42, of Kodiak, was contacted Saturday while he was subsistence fishing in Afognak Bay. A boating safety check determined Amox Jr. did not have enough personal flotation device for each person onboard. He was...
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Navy, Sun’aq to present about training to council
Representatives from both the U.S. Navy and Sun’aq Tribe will be presenting about the upcoming Northern Edge training planned for the Gulf of Alaska at the Kodiak City Council’s Tuesday work session. Capt. Anastasia Wasem, director of public affairs for Alaskan Command, said Capt. Raymond Hesser, the highest-ranking Navy official in Alaska, and Jerome Montague, a native liaison, will be at the session. Wasem said ...
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Thanks for locating hit-and-run driver
To the Editor, I would like to thank all of the public and community organizations for helping find the person who hit me this past February and ran. He was apprehended due to a CrimeStoppers tip. Kodiak CrimeStoppers was essential in bringing him in. Thank you to our public radio station KMXT, to the Kodiak Daily Mirror, to Friends of Kodiak on Facebook, to KTVA of Anchorage, to Alaska Office of Victims Rights, a...
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Garden Gate: It takes a special breed to plant in coastal Alaska
Sometimes it takes a village. To get set up for the plant sale requires a couple of hours of behind-the-scenes work. Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, members of the Kodiak Garden Club arrive, coffee in hand, at the Baranof Park covered ice ring. They start by spreading blue tarps on the floor (to protect from dirt spilling out of containers) and then begin the process of arranging hundreds of potted flowers, vegeta...
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