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International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting starts in Seattle
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has begun its annual quota-setting meeting in Seattle. The joint American-Canadian body is expected to approve 2014 halibut catch limits on Friday, the final day of the meeting. For fishermen, the forecast is grim. IPHC scientists have suggested cutting 2013’s coastwide catch by 21 percent in 2014. During the IPHC’s preliminary meeting in December, fishery scientists re...
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Alutiiq leaders say language decline is slowing
Leaders of the Alutiiq language revitalization effort say their efforts are paying off as the number of Alutiiq language speakers in Kodiak is on the rise. The Alutiiq language was used by Kodiak Natives for centuries before Western contact but declined in use during the modern era. “We’re not growing as many young fluent speakers — babies and elementary students— yet, but we are growing the next teachers,” Alutii...
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Fish Factor: Walmart looks at Alaska salmon
Walmart representatives were in Juneau last week to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries and make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Last year, Alaska’s salmon industry opted out of the high-priced certifying program Walmart uses as its seafood purchasing standard and adopted the UN-sanctioned Responsible Fisheries Management certification. Labels are small on a can bu...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 14
City Council meets The Kodiak City Council meets for a regular work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building. The public is invited to attend. Fish and Game advisory committee meets There will be a meeting of the Kodiak ADF&G Advisory Committee at 6 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 29 in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. The committee will hold elections, select officers and discuss and take acti...
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Mai Li Kross
Mai Li Kross was born Nov. 20, 1982 in Tucson, Ariz. and passed Dec. 11, 2013 in Portland, Ore. Mai Li was a very bright, giving person who touched many people in her life. She will be missed by all that knew her. Mai Li graduated with honors from Kodiak High School in the class of 2000. She earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from UAA in 2005. She worked in her field at Dynamic Realtor in Anchorage for...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 14
Thursday, Jan. 9 • At 2:49 a.m., a caller reported a juvenile bear was eating trash on the 1100 block of Hillside Drive. There were no lethal shots fired, and it ran back into the woods. • At 5:27 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man hit a concrete barrier on Mill Bay Road. Medics took him to the hospital. It is under investigation. • At 7:09 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Patrick Court. Animal control was ad...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Storing firearms in a wet climate
As a lifetime user and admirer of good firearms, it’s always a special pleasure to see those owned by individuals, rather than those displayed on a rack in a store or museum. An individual owner wraps his firearm in personal insights and hunting stories, which can be even better than seeing the gun itself. But I’ve learned to be a little apprehensive about the first glimpse of a gun proffered from storage. It can ...
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Kodiak wrestling earns dual victories
Kodiak’s wrestling team earned three victories over Cook Inlet Conference teams Friday at Kodiak High School. The Bears beat West Anchorage (51-23), Bartlett (65-12) and Eagle River (score not reported). The Eagle River dual was wrestled in front of the student body at 1 p.m. The rest of the duals took place later in the day. The duals were part of the Robin Hervey Tournament. Kodiak also won the five-team tournam...
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Births: Jan. 14
• Dylan Cedar Waltenbaugh was born at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 7, 2014, to Eric and Jennifer Waltenbaugh. He weighed 8 pounds, 0.08 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Portland, Ore. and Homer, but now live in Kodiak. His mother works at Main Elementary School and his father works at Kodiak High School. Also welcoming him to the family are Kai and Rio Waltenbaugh. Proud grandparents are Joh...
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Bear continues causing trouble on Selief Lane
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking Selief Lane residents and other homeowners on Kodiak’s north side to watch out for bears. While winter is in full drift, at least one bear has clawed away hibernation by pawing through garbage left carelessly next to community trash bins. Nathan Svoboda, a biologist with Fish and Game in Kodiak, wrote in an email that the Selief bear “has been showing a pattern of v...
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