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Processors learn about quality control
Seafood processing workers learned about quality control and seafood safety in an eight-day class that ended last week. The twenty-three students came from eight different processing plants from around Alaska. Some came from Kodiak, but others were from Nome, Seward and Petersburg. They represented Icicle Seafoods, Global Seafoods, Ocean Beauty, and several others. “They’re all processors and they’re all in produc...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting deer during cold weather
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are important to many Kodiak families. It’s prime time for putting sweet venison in their freezers. Sure they have to invest the time and money in reaching the remote regions of the island. But it’s also the best time of year for filling tags. Even with warm rain rather than snow, many of the deer have dropped down to lower elevations. They’ve also concentrated into sp...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 25
November 7 At 3:36 a.m., police responded to someone eluding an officer on Spruce Cape Road. A vehicle was impounded and the suspect is unknown. At 3:50 a.m., police warned a driver on Selig Street about having no license plate light. At 3:55 a.m., a 911 caller requested a subject removal on Kashevaroff Avenue. A man was arrested for criminal trespass in the second degree. At 8:49 a.m., police conducted a security...
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ALUMNI UPDATE: Anthony earns NCAA Championship bid
Dylan Anthony is headed back to the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. The Kodiak High School product and senior at University Alaska Anchorage finished 11th at the NCAA Division II West Regional Saturday in Billings, Montana. The national ranked No. 6 UAA men’s team finished second behind Chico State — Miles Dunbar’s alma mater. The Seawolves runner-up finish earned the entire team a spot at the NCAA C...
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Wrestlers weathered out
For the second time in two weeks, a Kodiak High School sports team had trouble getting off the island. This time it happened to the wrestling squad. Because of windy and rainy conditions, the wrestlers were not able to fly to Friday and Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial in Palmer. The Lancer Smith is the biggest tournament in the state, with small- and large-school teams present. This was the final weekend the two ...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 24
November 5 • At 3:12 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:23 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. • At 7:28 a.m., police warned a driver in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area about a headlight out. • At 7:38 a.m., police warned a driver in the Benny Benson Drive and Mill Bay Road area for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. • At...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak residents get an avalanche of tips on safety
Being aware of surroundings and keeping an eye out for red flags are the top two things to do when heading into avalanche country. That was the takeaway from a class on avalanche safety held on Saturday with a packed room at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Kodiak Island Search and Rescue helped bring down Nick D’Alessio, an Alaska Avalanche School instructor, to teach the class. At the beginnin...
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Law-enforcement officials, health organizations talk about dangers of meth and heroin
Representatives from the Kodiak Police Department and local health organizations told a crowd about identifying drug paraphernalia and signs of drug use. A local detective with the Kodiak Police Department, who requested anonymity, said meth and heroin are, by far, the two most common drugs in Kodiak. He also said Kodiak has become a hub for drug distribution in the area. It’s not as easy to identify users as some...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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 ...
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