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Temporary solution found for city's 'fecal cliff'
Kodiak’s fecal future is now in the hands of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. On Thursday night, borough solid waste manager Mike Patterson and city public works director Mark Kozak told the borough assembly that they have found a temporary solution to the city’s “fecal cliff.” Saturday was the last day that sewage sludge — the leavings of the city’s water treatment plant — could be dumped into the Kodiak Islan...
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Kodiak gets educated on new observer program
The National Marine Fisheries Service brought its observer roadshow to Kodiak on Friday as it hosted an outreach workshop about the new federal fisheries observer program that begins Jan. 1. An overflow crowd of more than 70 fishermen, processor representatives and community leaders filled the upstairs meeting room at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center as observer chief Martin Loefflad shared the n...
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Fish Factor: Modifying a boat can eliminate body aches
Making some easy changes to a boat’s deck lay out, or simply modifying knives and scrapers can reduce the strains, sprains and pains of fishing. Doing so is applying the science of ergonomics. “Ergonomics is the science of adapting your workplace, your tools, equipment and work methods to be more efficient and comfortable and error free by humans. It’s basically how a human body interacts with their work environme...
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Llorente adjusts to college wrestling at Southern Oregon
This time last year, Francis Llorente was on his way to a runner-up finish at the 4A state wrestling tournament.  It was a loss in the 120-pound championship match that set him on a path to wrestling for Southern Oregon University.  “Senior year I didn’t plan on wrestling in college, but after taking second at state I was kind of hungry and wanted to see how much better I could do,” Llorente said. “It was a last m...
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Coast Guard authorization act affects things other than Coast Guard
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a long-awaited Coast Guard funding bill that also includes measures affecting the fishing industry and port workers. The Coast Guard and Marine Transportation Act of 2012 has already been passed by the House and must be signed into law by President Obama before it takes effect. That approval is expected to be just a formality, an anticlimactic end after months o...
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Boys basketball: Kodiak opens season with victory
A sluggish start turned into a Kodiak blowout in the Bears’ season-opening boys basketball game Thursday afternoon. Kodiak overcame a five-point first quarter deficit to breeze by Mt. Edgecumbe 59-41 in the opening round of the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School. The Bears (1-0) advance to play the winner of the Soldotna/Nikiski game in one of today’s semifinal games at 8:15 p.m. Junior ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Dec. 14
Ciquq : Ice_ Nanwat ciqumaut. : The lakes are frozen over. Kodiak may lie south of the frozen Arctic, but from 1852 to 1870, it was a known for its ice. In the 1850s, the California gold rush was in full swing, and the West Coast needed ice to preserve food. Russian-American Company officials saw an economic opportunity and established contracts to sell ice in San Francisco. Ice production began in Sitka in 1851. ...
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Eric Lamar Ward
Eric Lamar Ward, 53, passed away Dec. 6, 2012 at his home in Soldotna. He was born March 5, 1959 in Tacoma, Wash., and his parents are Harold and Betty Ward. He married Bernice Lillian Anderson Ward on June 3, 1977 in Kodiak and was a proud business owner/founder of Aluttiq Couriers. He is survived by his parents, Harold and Betty Ward; his siblings, Ramona Duby, Kyra Murphy, Joy Jessup, Starr Ward, and Edward War...
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Tapestry: Cooper refreshed by Christmas memories of family gatherings
If only all of our Christmases could be Hallmark ones. Big, fluffy flakes of snow falling from a friendly sky, frosting bushy evergreen trees which surround a house glowing with Christmas lights and beaming with bright windows that reveal a stately, ornamented tree with a pile of gifts beneath it. But for some, this “most wonderful time of the year” can be painful to remember. The first Christmas longtime Kodiak r...
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Light display brings joy to Kodiak
To the Editor: In my book, Andy Crowley is as close as you can get to being Santa Claus for Kodiak! I can’t imagine the hours of hard work that goes into getting all the lights set up and the planning that goes into his wonderful light show, let alone the expense of taking on such a giving project. We enjoyed the Christmas light show last year, and couldn’t wait to see it again this year. I hear people excitedly t...
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