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Marilou Taboy Ganancial
Marilou Taboy Ganancial, 46, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Marilou was born March 6, 1966, in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines, to Crispulo and Antonina Taboy. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Ronelio Ganancial; son, Raynaldo (Stacie) Ganancial of East Liverpool, Ohio; daughter, Kimberly Ganancial of Kodiak; her seven siblings, Pedro (Nita) Taboy of Glendale, Ariz.; Wilfredo (Yolanda) Taboy, Sal...
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Kodiak-raised man elected to Hawaiian House of Representatives
A former Kodiak man has started a journey in politics on another large Pacific island far from the Emerald Isle. Takashi Ohno, 28, was elected on Nov. 6 to the Hawaii State House of Representatives for his first political term, defeating a five-year incumbent in a region in central Honolulu. Ohno was born and raised in Kodiak. He attended Main Elementary, Kodiak Middle School and graduated second in his class from...
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Robin Hervey begins Friday
The 35th installment of the Robin Hervey Tournament only has three teams, but it will be loaded with quality wrestlers. Chugiak and Palmer join host Kodiak for the tournament that gets under way 4 p.m. Friday at Kodiak High School. Kodiak coach Pat Costello said Palmer is the top 4A team in the state and will challenge Kodiak for the team title. “They are very tough,” Costello said. “They are very good where we ar...
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Kodiak's legislators head to Iceland on Institute of the North trip
Kodiak’s delegation to the Alaska Legislature is in Iceland this week on a policy tour coordinated by the Institute of the North. The trip is similar in focus to a Norway tour conducted by the Institute last year and attended by Sen. Stevens. That trip prompted a series of stories by the Associated Press focusing on the cost associated with legislative travel in Alaska and how the state subsidizes legislators’ tri...
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Coast Guard Alaska premieres third season
The Weather Channel’s “Coast Guard Alaska” is back with more search and rescues, medevacs and looks at the Coast Guard life in Kodiak. The third season of the popular Kodiak-based show premieres at 5 p.m. tonight. This season will feature six hourlong episodes that follow the stories of the real Coast Guardsmen at Coast Guard Base Kodiak and other Alaska stations. “I think what viewers can expect to see is what th...
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Salvage crews remove fuel and cargo from grounded barge
A grounded barge laden with 1.5 million pounds of seafood is free of its frozen burden. On Monday, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Coast Guard reported salvage crews were removing fuel and cargo from the tugboat Polar Wind and barge Unimak Trader, which grounded Nov. 13 on the south end of Ukolnoi Island. David DeVilbiss, a vice president for Global Diving, said the two boats were ...
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Special Olympic bowlers strike gold
Kodiak rolled up plenty of medals at the 2012 Special Olympics Alaska Bowling Tournament that concluded Nov. 18 in Anchorage. Kodiak's contingent earned 39 medals, including four golden performances. Britiany Phillips took first for singles in her division, while the duo of Arne Tveit and Chris Kavanaugh struck gold in their doubles competition. Kavanaugh and Tveit also took good in a team event with Aharon Dolph ...
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Local Results: Nov. 28
Monday, Nov. 19 Axios 75, F/V Anthem 69 Juan Ruiz 36 points, Aidan Hoyle 14, Ephraim Babbitt 14, Seraphim Klinefeller 10 and Innocent Lewis 1 for Axios. Max Mutch 30 points, Jake Arnold 12, Brandon Mahle 11, Levi Fried 10 and Chandler Cooper 6 for F/V Anthem. Lazy Bay 76, Lighthouse Baptist 72 Ryan Cornelio 17 points, Scott DeTorres 15, Adrian Abab 14, Michael Manifo 13, Clieford Tamarra 6, Bryan Knagin 6 and Sau ...
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Pollock trawlers exceed king salmon cap, driving debate
Next week, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council will consider a proposal to extend a cap on king salmon catches to trawl fisheries across the Gulf of Alaska. Intense debate over that proposal is being colored by the performance of the pollock trawl fishery, the sole group already operating under a king salmon cap. “Basically, the whole thing was a disaster,” said Julie Bonney of the Groundfish Data Bank,...
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Composting is nothing new
To the Editor: Washington D.C. is pushing us closer to the fiscal cliff, and here in Kodiak we are up against the fecal cliff of Dec. 15. Seems to me the good folks at the Kodiak Island Borough with their composting solution is an appropriate response to this vexing problem. People around the world have used "night soil" (raw sewage) on food crops for a millennium. Cities in the Lower 48 have used "municipal solid...
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