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Kodiak Island Births: April 19
David Arturo Castro was born at 3:01 a.m. on April 11, 2016, to Dave and Ana Castro. He weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Guatemala and California and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Petro Marine Service, and the baby’s father works in construction. Grandparents are Zoila Aguilar from El Salvador and Berni Garcia from Guatemala.
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Nummer nets two titles
Josh Nummer scored a pair of first-place finishes to pace the Kodiak Kid Club Wrestling team at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge, April 8-9 in Wasilla. Nummer, wrestling in the cadet division in the 135- through 144-pound class, went 11-0 in the Greco Roman and freestyle tournaments. Truxton Troxell picked up a Greco title in the schoolboy division in the 174- through 188-pound class. In the freestyle compet...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Rust spot sounds death knell for hooks
The first fishing trip of the season can be challenging. It seems that no matter how much you plan ahead and assemble your gear, you always discover you forgot something once you’re on the water. Or alongside it. For my wife, this year it was her waders. They were right by the door so she wouldn’t forget them, and they were still there waiting when we drove back home to retrieve them. For me it was the tackle box....
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City shifts investment work to committee
The Kodiak City Council is switching its financial investment process, removing the responsibility from resting entirely with the finance director and placing it with a committee of staff members who will select an investment manager. According to a memo in the city’s meeting information packet from Thursday, “Due to a slowly recovering economy, many investments are not providing substantial returns on investments...
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King Derby gets early start
The annual King Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators and Discover Kodiak, is now under way. The 2016 derby officially opened Friday, earlier than last year’s May 1 start date. The closing date this year will be July 15. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, the change in timeline was made in an effort to beef up the shoulder season of fishing in Ko...
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Kodiak baseball stymied in conference opener
The past two seasons, as an assistant coach for Colony’s baseball team, Ken Ottinger knew just how tough Nolan Monaghan was. This season, the first-year skipper of Wasilla has Monaghan, a senior left-hander, in his dugout. “We have had that discussion,” Ottinger said. “I told him I didn’t like you last year, but now I love you.” Monaghan was at his best Friday, mowing down Kodiak, 12-0, in a Southcentral Conferenc...
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FISH FACTOR: Acidic ocean posing huge risk to Tanners
Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first-ever, two-year project on baby Tanner crabs show that higher ocean acidity (pH) affects both their shell production and the immune systems. Bairdi Tanner crab, the larger cousins of snow crab, are growing into one of Alaska’s largest crab fisheries with a nearly 20 million-pound harvest this season. “We put mo...
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GARDEN GATE: Master of disguise pests sneak in on compost
I stood in the greenhouse with a garden friend, admiring a tray of onion seedlings. Standing tall, the seedlings looked like tiny green chopsticks. “Would you like to take a few with you?” I asked, knowing she’d be leaving soon to return to her remote garden-home on the west side of Kodiak Island. “Sure, that’d be great,” she said. As I leaned over to inspect the onions though, I froze in horror. “Aphids! They’ve ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 18
March 28 At 1:07 a.m., police arrested a man at Mile 2 of East Rezanof Drive on suspicion of a probation violation, and arrested a woman on suspicion of driving without a license and violating conditions of release. At 5:57 a.m., police responded to an open door in the 400 block of Marine Way. Cleaners were inside. At 9:22 a.m., a taxi driver in the 1100 block of Selief Lane requested police assistance with a patr...
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Kodiak softball stung in Sitka
Kodiak softball finished its trip to the Southeast with a 27-3 loss to Sitka Friday at Moller Park in Sitka. The Bears lost all three nonconference games to the defending small-school state champions by a combined score of 77-20. Kodiak lost 25-0 and 25-17 in Thursday’s season-opening games. Kodiak (0-3) opens Northern Lights Conference play Friday and Saturday at East Addition Park against Kenai. The Bears finish...
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