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Tuxedni crew to receive award for 2012 rescue
The crewmen of the tug Tuxedni are receiving a prestigious Coast Guard award for their role in saving the lives of the fishermen from the fishing vessel Heritage when it sank in January 2012. The tug Tuxedni responded to the Heritage’s distress signal and rescued five crewmen from a life raft. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued two other crewmen from Alitak Bay after the Heritage sank. The Gold Life Saving Medal wil...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Salmon on hand, but deer on the mind
Deer season doesn’t open until August 1, so why think about it and begin your preparation now? That’s actually the point. Deer season is less than two months away, and with the challenging hunting we’re likely to encounter, you want to begin your preparation today. The last few winters have been hard on the deer, and their numbers are down considerably. You’re likely to put in a lot of effort to see one, much less...
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Births: June11
• Tauamanu Jr. Sega was born at 4:11 p.m. May 30, 2013, to Sauaso Sou and Tauamanu Sega. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His parents are originally from American Samoa. His mother works at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and his father works at the Shelikof Lodge. Proud grandparents are Filiaga Sega and Hamo Sega from American Samoa, and Sauaso and Maumaga Sou from American Samoa. • Skylar J...
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New commander takes over Alex Haley
Cmdr. Kevin Riddle was relieved of his duties as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley during a change of command ceremony at the Golden Anchor on Friday. His role as leading officer of one of Kodiak’s three Coast Guard cutters was taken by Cmdr. Stephen White. White arrived from the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Command in Portsmouth, Va. where he served as the chief of international planning...
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Garden Gate: Tips to prevent the wind from damaging your garden
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen answers more of your spring questions this week. To submit a question, email mygarden@alaska.net. Q: We’ve moved to a home that has raised beds out front, but wow, does the wind blow through the property. We want to plant some trees on the property. Got any tips? A: You know those colorful garden art sculptures that you push into the soil and wait for the wind to make them dance, spin an...
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Thomet, Dunbar shine in Oregon
A pair of Kodiak runners produced top-six finishes Saturday at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon.  Fresh off his 1,600 and 3,200-meter state titles, Kodiak High School rising junior Levi Thomet held his own against the Northwest’s best.  Thomet scored a fourth-place finish in the boys invitational 1-mile run in a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 13.13 seconds. North Dakota’s Jake Leingang, who won a high schoo...
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Politicians need to change
To the Editor: Before all this “hanky panky” going on in Washington D.C., the word from the present administration appeared change — “change this” or “change that.” From the law-abiding citizens of the U.S. we say this to politicians in Washington D.C. — “You change! Change your diapers. They are full.” Bill Bjorkland
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Getting to know: Cmdr. White
Cmdr. Stephen White has returned to Kodiak to serve as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley, and he feels back at home. This will be White’s fifth Alaska tour and second in Kodiak. During his last Kodiak tour, he served as a deck watch officer on the Coast Guard cutter Firebush from 1994 to 1996. “It’s (Kodiak) changed a lot,” White said. “The one thing that hasn’t changed is the people. It’...
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Fish Factor: Aleutian goldens could be next kings of crab hill
Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get under way each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab fishery opens in the Panhandle, as does red king crab at Norton Sound. Those are followed in August by golden kings along the Aleutian Islands, whose fishery might soon take the title as Alaska’s largest king crab fishery. Unlike other Bering Sea crab stoc...
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Kodiak enjoys record-setting heat wave
Fishermen heading out for the opening of Kodiak’s commercial salmon season are enjoying record-breaking temperatures and sunshine. On Saturday evening, temperatures at the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport hit 73 degrees, shattering the old record of 67 degrees. Warm conditions continued Sunday as the thermometer hit 71 degrees, one degree shy of the record, set in 1992. According to long-te...
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