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Sen. Begich backs Xtratuf protesters
Alaskans protesting a decision by Honeywell Inc. to shift production of their beloved boots have a new ally — Sen. Mark Begich. On Friday, Begich sent an official letter to David Cote, CEO of Honeywell, manufacturer of Xtratuf boots. About 100,000 pairs of Xtratufs are made each year, and one-third of that production ends up in Alaska, where the boots are used by cannery workers, hikers and the occasional wedding ...
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Man faces felony charges after allegedly assaulting fisherman and stealing $700
A man who was wearing a white straw cowboy hat is accused of assaulting a Kodiak fisherman outside the B and B Bar and stealing $700 from him. Imhotep Narcisse, 39, faces five felony charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree robbery and second-degree theft. According to court documents the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 27, when Narcisse beat up a man and ...
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Gore-Tex survey rates Kodiak as tops in hunting, worst in conditions
A new nationwide survey conducted by Gore-Tex has identified Kodiak Island as the place with the best hunting but worst conditions in the United States. The survey included "avid hunter-athletes, representatives of top hunting organizations and members of the hunting media," according to an email from W.L. Gore & Associates, which manufactures Gore-Tex. Eleana Collins, a spokeswoman for Gore & Associates, said Ala...
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Honoring the Coast Guard
Kodiakans applaud Saturday night in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center during the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce's annual Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner as master of ceremonies Rick Vahl reads the names of the Coast Guard sailors in attendance. The event, which has taken place each year for almost 30 years, is Kodiak's annual gala to recognize the Coast Guard. "We are not just a Coast Guard city," said Kodiak Mayor ...
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Kodiak tennis wins three matches at state
Kodiak's tennis team posted three victories at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2012 Tennis Championships over the weekend in Anchorage. Joyce Bachini and Amy Whitmore won a thrilling opening-round girls doubles match, while Icy Basa won two girls singles consolation matches. "I say we did very well," Kodiak coach Steve Johnston said. "I'm very pleased with the performance of the team." Bachini and Whitmore, bo...
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Fish council carves halibut slice for charters
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted 10-1 Friday morning to revise a halibut catch share plan that aroused alarm from charter fishing guides last year. The proposal recommended by the council sets catch limits using a 2008 plan that divided Alaska’s halibut quota between charter and commercial fishermen. That plan was to be implemented this year, but a backlash from charter fishermen across the state...
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Fish Factor: Fall crab fishing season begins this month
October is national seafood month — and it marks the start of one of the busiest months for Alaska’s fishing industry. The state’s biggest crab fisheries get under way in the Bering Sea on Oct. 15 — the Bristol Bay red king crab catch will hold steady at 7.8 million pounds, while the snow crab harvest has taken a dip to 66.3 million pounds, down from about 80 million pounds last season. The St. Matthew Island blue...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 8
Thursday, Oct. 4 • At 12:21 a.m., a man was arrested on Thorsheim Street for a warrant. • At 2:30 a.m., a woman reported several people were pounding on her neighbor's door on Simeonoff Street. They were gone on arrival. • At 2:44 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Baranof Street. • At 2:45 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Simeonoff Street. • At 3:04 a.m., an officer gave an open container a...
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KHS spikers second at Grace
Kodiak's volleyball team finished second at the Lady Grizzly Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. Kodiak lost to host Grace Christian 16-25, 26-24, 15-13 in the championship match. The Bears beat Homer and Monroe to advance to the title match, while Grace worked its way through the consolation bracket to claim the title. Kodiak won all 10 of its sets in pool play agai...
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Koniag shifts strategy, slashes dividend
Kodiak’s regional Native corporation is slashing its dividend and executing a major reorganization as it adjusts to a slimmer federal budget and growing resistance to federal contracting with Native corporations. Koniag Inc. CEO Will Anderson unveiled the news Saturday during its annual meeting in Kodiak. Koniag’s annual dividend will drop by more than half — from $10.65 per share to $3 per share — as the company ...
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