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Horizon and Matson announce merger
Horizon Lines and Matson announced a merger agreement Tuesday where Matson will buy Horizon’s stock for $69.2 million, according to a joint press statement. Matson, a Hawaii-based transportation company offering services in the Pacific, did not operate in Alaska before the agreement. Horizon has a big presence in Kodiak, providing twice weekly sailings from Tacoma, Washington and Anchorage to Kodiak, as well as a ...
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Shell builders lose when the ocean acidifies
There are not many schools in the Nation where kids in 6th grade learn about ocean acidification. In Kodiak the school district, teachers, and scientists agree that students should know about this important factor changing the chemistry of the ocean worldwide and how it may impact Alaska’s fisheries. This year, the Middle school changed their bell schedule. Now, every class is 45 minutes long and every student has...
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Kodiak ESS places second
Two tournaments, two successful outings by Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools volleyball team. The Ravens picked up a runner-up finish in a mix-six tournament in Nikolaevsk on Saturday. ESS opened the season a few weeks ago with a tournament victory, also in Nikolaevsk. “I think we are getting better as time goes on,” ESS traveling coach Courtney Kirkeby said. “We are getting a lot more time together to practice. We ...
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Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska
It is a very remarkable fact that a region under a civilized government for more than a century should remain so completely unknown as the vast territory drained by the Copper, Tanana and Koyukuk Rivers. So wrote Henry Allen in a government report on his muscle-powered journey from the mouth of the Copper River to the mouth of the Yukon, from where he returned by steamship to the civilized 48. Pushing on when Nati...
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Artist teaches metalworking at museum
A dozen people learned metalworking while making a piece of jewelry at the Alutiiq Museum on Saturday. Jim Miller, an artist from Port Graham, which is close to the tip of Kenai Peninsula , taught the class. He’s taught woodworking before, but never metalworking. “I couldn’t resist a trip to Kodiak,” Miller said. “I wanted to let people just get some hands-on, get the feel of it if it’s something they like or if i...
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1966: High Water Mark of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery
Editor’s note: This is the second part of the series "From the Sea: True Stories of Kodiak's Maritime History.” The column appears every second Tuesday of the month. Driven by a generation of ambitious and energetic men, the Kodiak king crab fishery in the 1960s was booming. In 1965, in a 10-month season that ran from July 1 to May 1, Kodiak fishermen delivered 94 million pounds of crab worth $12 million — about e...
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Kodiak spikers open against South
Kodiak drew a tough opening-round matchup, but a favorable time slot at the ASAA/First National Bank State Volleyball Championships. The Bears, the runner-up finisher in the Northern Lights Conference, opens Thursday’s state tournament at 1:15 p.m. — the final game of the opening round — against defending champion South Anchorage, winners of five state titles since 2005. The Wolverines took the strong Cook Inlet C...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 11
Myer Reese Wattum was born at 4:18 a.m. on Oct. 31, to Jay William Wattum and Katie . Myer weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Myer’s parents are originally from Kodiak and Belleville, Illinois, and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father are self-employed. Also welcoming Myer to the family is Andie Elizabeth Wattum. Grandparents are Barb and Joel Wattum from Palmer and Leslie and Dave Rak...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 11
October 25 • At 12:07 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear sighting on Bonaparte Circle. It left when police arrived. • At 12:22 a.m., police cited a driver on Lynden Way for having no proof of insurance. • Around 1:06 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 4:44 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive. • At 4:51 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 5:11 a.m., police arreste...
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Outdoor Kodiak: ’Tis the season for great eats
By now, most outdoor enthusiasts have done a great job of stuffing their freezers. We have our work cut out for us, eating all that great fish and game between now and spring. If your family is new to such plenty, you’ll soon discover that the biggest challenge lies ahead. Using it all between now and the restart of fishing in spring. If you don’t have lots of preparations, and especially easy ones, then your fami...
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