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Island Flavor: The back door to halibut happiness
Sure, it’s great being a restaurant critic until you get tired of eating. Or, better said, too tired to eat. This is how it was on cruise ship Tuesday. My partners and I shopped, measured, cooked, baked, and packaged for days. We schlepped crates up my stairs and back down again, in and out of my car, across a puddle-ridden parking lot, and into the Bear Town Market (inside the Sun’aq Tribal Center bingo hall). I ...
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Amazing Nature: Whales migrating to rich feeding grounds and gray whales getting the mud scoop
Once again, Kodiak is celebrating Whale Fest. To celebrate the occasion and watch some whales, we packed a group of boys into our cars and headed out to Narrow Cape last Saturday. Friday had been a pleasant and sunny day, and I hoped Saturday would follow suit. It did not. Clouds obscured the view of the mountains once we came over the pass to Pasagshak and the raindrops turned to hail, then snow. But just above S...
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Rollers’ debut bout Saturday
Kodiak’s roller derby team will make history Saturday night. The Rock Island Rollers’ first official bout takes place 6 p.m. at Kodiak High School. Seven skaters from Anchorage will join the Rollers to form two teams. “We will have more players this time and better rotations,” Rollers coach James Murray said. “So it is not the same players all the time.” Though it is Rollers vs. Rollers, Murray is calling this the...
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Kodiak baseball to be tested early
Kodiak has no time to ease into the 2013 baseball season. The Bears begin the season with nine consecutive Southcentral Conference games. In fact, 10 of Kodiak’s 12 games are conference affairs. “We will get tested early, but that is OK,” first-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “I think this group can handle it.” The Bears open with a two-game homestand against reigning South Division champion Soldotna on Frida...
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Playbook: April 26
Friday, April 26 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at East Addition Park. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Track: Kodiak, ACS, Seward and Port Lions at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, noon; varsity, 3 p.m. Roller Derby: Rock Island Rollers ...
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Coast Guard rescues Fish and Game employee
Matthew Dias sang “99 bottles of beer” over and over again Monday night as he sat alone on a small grassy ledge 100 feet off the ground, waiting for help to come. When Dias, 35, left the Alaska Department of Fish and Game herring observer camp at Saltery Cove on Monday afternoon, he was just hoping to explore a neighboring cove. He told a coworker he was going for a hike and left the camp around 1 p.m. Dias walked...
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City to vote on employee pay hikes
The Kodiak City Council will decide tonight whether the city’s 120 full-time employees will see a little extra in their upcoming paychecks. On tonight’s city council agenda is the final vote for an overhaul of the city’s wage and job description tables. The new system is streamlined and more efficient than the existing structure, but it comes with a cost — $504,000 more per year to cover pay and benefit increases....
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Softball preview: Bears return five starters from last year’s 6-7 squad
In its first two years under Sam Catt, Kodiak High’s softball team has failed to reach the small school state tournament. Catt is looking to change that in his third season as the Bears’ head coach. “I’m working harder to better prepare them for that,” said Catt, who is 12-20 in his first two seasons. “Because until we get there it is my fault and when they get there it is on them — they did it.” Kodiak will be te...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 25
Monday, April 22 • At 12:44 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Rezanof Drive. All was OK. • At 1:01 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:54 a.m., an officer gave a driver a warning about a headlight being out. • At 11:12 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle rolled down the hill. The owner was notified and moved. • At 12:53 p.m., a caller reported someone used her social sec...
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Alaska State Troopers: April 25
Monday, April 15 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 73-year-old man from Eagle River at the Anton Larsen boat launch ramp. Investigation revealed the man failed to register his power boat. He was issued a citation for failure to register his boat. Bail was set at $60. Wednesday, April 17 At 11 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call that reported a break-in in progress at a trailer park on Rez...
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