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Police: Man found dead in Kodiak harbor
Police recovered the body of a man from St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak Friday night and initial investigation indicated it was that of a Homer fisherman who was reported missing since Feb. 22, police said. Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said the body’s clothing and physical characteristics matched the description of 27-year-old Mihay Kalugin, a crewman of the fishing vessel Competition. A relative from Homer, Alexi ...
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America’s unofficial holiday: Opening Day
Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween are all great holidays, but they can’t hold a fungo to the best day of the year — Opening Day. Opening Day is America’s unofficial holiday. It is the only day on the baseball calendar where every team is still in contention for the World Series. Stadiums will be bursting with excitement and decked in patriotic bunting, while fans try all the new ballpark food, like the deep fr...
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Mallot, Stutes, state officials speak at ComFish
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot spoke largely about the state budget and listening to Alaskans on issues, while District 32 Rep. Louise Stutes addressed concerns over House Bill 112, a bill she authored, at ComFish 2015. At the annual commercial fishery trade show, Mallott and Stutes were joined by Sam Cotten, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner, and Jeff Regnart, ADF&G’s director of commercial fisheries, to...
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Coastal Forager: Our friend moss, from tea to diapers
The recent deluge of rain led me to contemplate the lives of those who made their home on Kodiak before my time. Imagine the Rock before planes and barges supplied us with grapefruit, soap, tarps, bullets, socks, dishes and toys. Imagine life before oil heating. And woe of all woes, imagine living here without your Patagonia-TheNorthFace-Grundens-Columbia clothing fastened like armor around your body against the r...
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Learning through names
How did Heitman Mountain get its name? How about Three Saints Bay? Tiffany Brunson, executive director of the Baranov Museum, told attendees at a talk on Thursday about the history of some of the names of Kodiak places. “We can track the history of a place through the names that are recorded for it,” Brunson said. “We can understand what people lived there, what they thought was important, what was worth naming, a...
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Bears’ schedule packed to the brim
For years Kodiak High School’s baseball team wouldn’t play a game until late April. That is a thing of the past. For the second straight season, Kodiak will open its baseball season the first week of April. The Bears host South Anchorage, Chugiak and Dimond for the inaugural Red Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The four-day tournament begins Wednesday at Baranof Field. The tournament is named after Rex Mat...
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Kodiak baseball focused on improving
Former Kodiak baseball coach Rick Langfitt preached defense more than any other thing during his nine-year run at the helm of the Bears. Third-year coach James Arnold is taking a page from Kodiak’s most successful coach. “The No. 1 thing I’m looking for, and I’m going to quote coach Langfitt, is defense,” Arnold said. “We have to have a solid defense this year.” Langfitt’s defensive wizardry earned him a state cha...
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Conquest of death has meaning in any place, era
Sometimes humanity forgets what is promised to us. Sometimes we forget our hope. Sometimes we forget the reality of our future. Easter is our pleasant reminder. As Holy Week concludes the liturgical season of Lent, churchgoers will be reminded of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We will be retold of the plot against his life. It will be recounted to us the love and encouragement that Jesus entrusted to his ...
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Amazing Nature: Real-life sea dragons worthy of fantasy
I have recently taken up a new hobby. I had a collection of plain wooden stools, chairs and a small table, and had the idea to paint them each with the image of a sea creature. Around the legs of the stools I usually paint ranking seaweeds and the top is the canvas for whatever sea creature I have a mind to imagine there. I am not that good an artist that I could paint anything just from memory, so I look for a pi...
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Groups seek to cut in salmon bycatch
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tribal organizations and fishing groups in Alaska are urging federal fishery managers to drastically reduce the number of king salmon allowed to be inadvertently caught by commercial pollock trawlers each year. The coalition wants the allowable caps of chinook salmon cut by 60 percent in western Alaska rivers during times of weak runs. The groups say scores of Alaska Native subsistence fis...
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