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Fish Factor: 2013 salmon season is one for the record books
As expected, Alaska’s 2013 salmon catch is one for the record books. Early tallies by state fishery managers show that fishermen caught 272 million salmon this summer, smashing the previous record of 221 salmon in 2005. The fishery was powered by a whopping catch of 219 million pinks. In terms of money, the preliminary harvest value of $691 million ranks second to the $724 million of 1988, called an “outlier” seas...
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Prep football: Playoff scores
Large schools Friday West Anchorage 19, Lathrop 0 Dimond 38, Colony 17 Saturday Service 55, Chugiak 34 Palmer 25, South Anchorage 22 Medium schools Saturday Soldotna 69, Houston 13 Kenai 47, Kodiak 6 North Pole 55, Ketchikan 6 Small schools Friday Nikiski 38, Eielson 20 Saturday Monroe 40, Barrow 0
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Army: Negligence led to grounding, spill
Bob Graham, skipper of the Peggy Jo, was sitting in the wheelhouse of his boat and waiting to leave the Trident dock when a call came over the radio: “Mayday.” That call signified the end of a normal evening for Graham and for the crew of the US Army landing craft Monterrey, which struck Kalsin Reef on the evening of June 8, 2012. The Monterrey spilled 18,000 gallons of fuel and avoided sinking only when its crew ...
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Fight between GCI, NBC may mean no Sunday Night Football
A conflict between Anchorage’s KTUU-TV and cable TV provider GCI may leave Kodiak without NBC broadcasts starting Thursday morning. GCI and KTUU are in the middle of contentious debates about the price KTUU can charge GCI for its broadcasts. So-called “carriage fees” make up much of the bill GCI charges each cable subscriber. “GCI has tried to negotiate a long-term agreement, including fair payment for carriage, b...
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Rematch on the Kenai Peninsula
Kodiak center Hunter McKee loves seeing his team’s running backs break loose for a long touchdown run. It’s something he has seen a lot the past three weeks. “It is a relief; it means I don’t have to do as much work,” the junior said. McKee and the rest of the line have done plenty of work. They’re a big reason the team is facing Kenai in a medium-schools quarterfinal playoff game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Kenai. I...
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Kodiak volleyball in search of tournament title
Kodiak High volleyball has been the bridesmaid in the team’s past two regular-season tournaments. That could change this weekend when the red-hot Bears travel to the Lady Grizzly Volleyball Invitational at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage. The two-day tournament begins today with pool play and concludes Saturday with bracket competition. “I’m hoping for a gold trophy,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Last se...
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Island Trails Network invites furloughed workers to volunteer for trail duty
For some furloughed workers, the drive to be productive doesn’t stop when the federal government shuts down. Island Trails Network is now providing furloughed employees an outlet for their energy and talents. From now until the government reopens, ITN will have its doors open to all people looking for a day of volunteer work. “We want this shutdown to end like everybody else does,” said Island Trails Network execu...
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Elected officials not looking out for interests of community
To the Editor: Matt Gilbert's comments and question are right on. A complaint had been alleged against A-1 Timber for damage to the Chiniak Highway. It had been alleged that A-1 was hauling oversized loads during night time. Matt’s question: Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway? Leisnoi's June 2013 newsletter informed its shareholders that there is no problem. Leisnoi and A-1 Timber met with Pat Kemp (commis...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 11
Sunday, Oct. 6 • At 2:35 p.m., an officer was unable to catch a loose dog on Selief Lane. • At 4:27 p.m., a caller reported a woman was sending her threatening and annoying text messages. Officers told her of her options. • At 6:14 p.m. a caller reported a man returned to a Marine Way property and was sleeping in the recycling bin. The man left when an officer asked him to and the owner did not want to file charge...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 11
• KMXT’s annual Run the Rock marathon starts on Near Island at 8 a.m. Saturday. All other races begin and finish at the golf course at 10 a.m. and noon. Call 486-3181 for more information. • St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church and the Kodiak Society for Creative Anachronism is holding a newcomers feast from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be exhibitions of medieval combat, arts and crafts, cooking and s...
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