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Fish Factor: Sockeyes booming at Bristol Bay
With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay is home to the largest red salmon runs in the world and sockeye is Alaska’s most valuable salmon fishery by far. In most years, well over one-third of Alaska’s total earnings from salmon fishing stem from Bristol Bay. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 8
June 20 • At 1:46 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 1:52 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:07 a.m., police began a bad checks investigation. • At 2:48 a.m., police warned a driver on Marine Way for rolling through a stop sign. • At 2:54 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 8:50 a.m., police received a call regarding a subject removal on Center Avenue. The...
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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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Fried, Bigley claim Fourth of July titles
Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk has turned into a showcase for Kodiak High School runners. Last year a pair of former KHS stars stole the show; this year two current Bears cruised to their first titles in the annual Independence Day race Friday morning. Rising senior Levi Fried won the men’s title in a brisk 36 minutes, 42 seconds, while upcoming junior Zoe Bigley grabbed the women’s title in 44:47...
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Playbook: July 8
Tuesday, July 8 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Knik at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 Baseball: Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Dimond-West at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m.
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Private fireworks sales booming for Fourth
Fireworks sellers are doing a brisk business just in time for Independence Day celebrations. Since Kodiak will not have a public fireworks display, residents will have to put on their own shows. And if the pops, booms and bangs in the evening working up to July 4 are any indication, Kodiakans are well-stocked for the holiday. The only place in Kodiak where fireworks are for sale is Les n’ Dan’s, located across the...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 4
June 18 • At 12:58 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 2000 block of Mill Bay Road. It was gone when police arrived. • At 1:17 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. • At 1:39 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • Around 1:47 a.m., police conducted three bar checks. • At 7:37 a.m., police asked a man to leave Center Avenue. • At 8:08 a.m., police served pa...
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Post 17 hosts Kenai
On America’s birthday, Kodiak will be treated to the playing of the national pastime. Today, Post 17 hosts the Kenai Post 20 Twins in an American Legion AA baseball doubleheader at Baranof Field. The first game — a nine-inning league affair — begins at 12:30 p.m., which is followed by a seven-inning nonleague game. “There is nothing else that I would rather do than play baseball on the Fourth of July,” Jakob Arnol...
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Faith key ingredient of mentor program
Every year thousands of inmates in Alaska are released from jail or prison to re-enter a society they have wronged. Many need a mentor to help prepare them to make the sharp transition from an unhealthy life to a productive one. That’s why the Alaska Department of Corrections is involved in a collaborative effort with a program known as KAMP — Kodiak Area Mentor Program. Inspired by Teresa and Jeff Slaughter, KAMP...
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Golf course future lies with base commander
Golfing in Kodiak may continue after this year. The Coast Guard told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that it has not made a decision on what it is going to do with the Bear Valley Golf Course on Anton Larsen Road. The decision to close the nine-hole golf course or keep it open will come after the 2014 golf season ends, Coast Guard District 17 public affairs officer Lt. Veronica Colbath said. “I know there has been i...
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