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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks perfect winter activity
The first week of October stirs me deeply. Foul weather has slowed my fishing, even as it brings more and more ducks to Kodiak. And of course, Kodiak’s waterfowl season opens at 8 a.m. next Monday. Any opening day is special, but the start of waterfowl season has been a standout all my life. Sure, it’s crowded with hunters who won’t venture out again for the remainder of the season. But it also opens the door to m...
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Guest Opinion: Get a better handle on bycatch in most wasteful fisheries now
For years, fishery managers and those concerned about bycatch have been plagued by a lack of real numbers on how many king salmon, crab and halibut are being discarded in some of the dirtiest fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska. In the struggle to reduce bycatch of these critical species, we haven’t even had an accurate body count. After prolonged frustration with the current system, a solution appeared to be on the h...
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Kodiak Island Births: Oct. 2
Lilybeth Brooke Bailey was born at 6:50 a.m. Sept. 21, 2012, to Kala and Robbie Bailey. She weighed 7 pounds, 7.6 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Lilybeth’s parents are originally from Destin, Fla. Her father works at Coast Guard base Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Arabella Bailey. Proud grandparents are Mary Ann Beasley from Niceville, Fla., Angel and Rob Bailey from Niceville, Fla., and Paul an...
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Lincoln shines on swimming senior night
On a night Kodiak honored its eight seniors, it was a freshman who stole the show.  Nicholas Lincoln posted two individual victories to help lead the Kodiak boys swim team to a 100-82 dual meet win over visiting South Anchorage on Friday in the Kodiak Community Pool.   The Kodiak girls, behind 11 victories, rolled 115-67 past South.  Lincoln won the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 backstroke and was on the win...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 2
Rodeo and State Fair meeting The Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair Inc. board of directors is having its annual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the KEA meeting room. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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Opera singing takes Kodiak woman to the world
A woman born and raised in Kodiak has become an international opera singer. Soprano Rebecca Cloudy will sing in Anchorage this week in the opera “Mrs. President.” Cloudy has performed in Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica and various places across the U.S., but she credits Kodiak as the place where she got her musical start. “Kodiak is one of the most beautiful training grounds in the world to get started in any arts, bein...
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Spikers sweep Wasilla
As it turned out, playing in front of Wasilla High School’s student body was not that big of a deal for Kodiak’s volleyball team. Kodiak swept Wasilla 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 in a matinee Northern Lights Conference match Friday. The game was played at noon as part of Wasilla’s homecoming festivities. Kodiak coach Amy Willis said the stands weren’t full for the match. “There was maybe 80 or 100 kids in there,” she said...
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State sues to block EPA fuel regulations
JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska is asking a federal judge to block enforcement of rules intended to limit pollution from large ships. The request for a preliminary injunction was filed Friday. Alaska is suing the federal government over the new fuel standard, arguing it will result in higher freight rates and pricier cruises that will hurt the state’s economy. According information provided by Totem Ocean Expres...
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First snow of the season hits Kodiak
Record-low temperatures brought the first snow of the season to Kodiak over the weekend even as heavier amounts fell across the Anchorage area. On Saturday morning, the thermometer dipped to 27 degrees at Kodiak State Airport, breaking the record of 28 degrees, set in 1996. While snow fell throughout the week at higher elevations, the record cool temperatures at sea level brought the snow down to the water for the...
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Assemblywoman Chris Lynch comes under fire for dealings with borough
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will examine the borough’s code regarding conflict of interest and restrictions on employment for assembly members after a contentious Thursday night work session. During the work session, assemblyman Tuck Bonney brought to light the fact that assemblywoman Chris Lynch, working under her company Kodiak Construction Services, has quietly been providing consulting services to the b...
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