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KIVBC to compete at national tournament
It hasn’t been hard for Merissa Koller Williams to keep a group of teenage girls interested in volleyball for the past three months. They’re looking forward to a trip to Phoenix, Ariz. “The fact that they get to get off the island and in the sun for awhile has been big,” Koller Williams said. That might sound strange considering Kodiak’s unusually warm June. The girls won’t be outside much. Instead, they will be i...
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New business collars the dog market
Heather Prete, owner of Lead Dog Designs, wants to make the island’s dogs look fabulous. Lead Dog Designs is Prete’s part-time business producing custom dog collars in different patterns, prints and colors. “My slogan is, ‘Because your dog wants to look awesome,’” Prete said. Prete and her husband are the proud owners of two Siberian huskies who are the reasons why she started making dog collars. “We just have our...
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Alaska Science Forum: Mammoths and microblades: digging up ancient culture in Interior Alaska
On a small hill surrounded by boggy muskeg in the Tanana River Valley, prehistoric skin scrapers made of schist, polished slate tools and glass beads were uncovered in the last week. Based on the design of the tools and the way the animals were butchered, it appears to be an Athabascan campsite from the turn of the 20th century. “These are very typical Athabascan tools. But you usually think of polished stone tool...
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Getting to know: Capt. Thomas
Capt. Jeff Thomas has spent 35 years traveling the world with the Coast Guard, and now he will do so as commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Munro. This is Thomas’ second tour in Alaska and first in Kodiak. During his last Alaska tour, from 1992 to 1994, he served as a deck watch officer on the Coast Guard cutter Sedge, homeported in Homer. “I’m humbled and honored to have the pleasure of serving as comman...
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Former Kodiak-based Coast Guard cutter is on the auction block
A Coast Guard cutter that once sailed the ocean off Kodiak is now on the auction block. The 230-foot icebreaking cutter Storis has been listed on the federal government’s auction site with an opening bid of $60,000. Former Coast Guardsmen who sailed aboard the Storis have long planned to turn the ship into a museum in Juneau. Joe Geldhof, secretary for the museum organization told KMXT-FM that the auction was a di...
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Garbage rates likely to rise
Kodiak residents likely will see their garbage rates rise next month as the Kodiak Island Borough adjusts to life after the expansion of its new landfill. On Thursday night, the borough assembly is scheduled to vote on a fee increase that adds $20 per ton to the cost of dumping garbage at the borough landfill. The new fee is expected to pass the assembly without significant opposition. “It’s just a simple math pro...
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Karluk sockeye bag limit increased
Fishermen have new opportunities to catch sockeye after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and US Fish and Wildlife Service declared looser limits on fishing in and near two major Kodiak rivers. On Friday, ADF&G raised the bag limit for sockeye salmon in the Karluk River drainage to 10 fish per day. By Sunday, more than 167,000 sockeye had been counted past the Karluk River weir, and fisheries managers said in...
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Kodiak Island Raceway results: June 15
Kodiak Island Raceway Saturday, June 15 Youth ATV Heat 1 (five laps) — 1. Taylor Evans; 2. Melanie Rodriguez; 3. Kavik Dehart; 4. Anna Rohrer. Main event (seven laps) — 1. Melanie Rodriguez; 2. Kavik Dehart; 3. Anna Rohrer; 4. Taylor Evans. Motocross 85cc Heat 1 — 1. AJ Juhlin. Main event — 1. AJ Juhlin. 150cc Heat 1 — 1. Riley McCoy. Main event — 1. Riley McCoy. 200cc Main event — 1. Jessie Juhlin. 250cc Heat 1 —...
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Kodiak woman writes digital book
A former Kodiak teacher has made her debut in the writing world by publishing a digital book about family travel. Balika Haakanson released her book “Traveling With Children: Cultural Adventures in our World: Tips and Tricks for an incredible family trip” on June 1. The book outlines how and why parents should travel with kids, provides tips for making traveling with kids easy and educational, and also includes pe...
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Published study shows nets have impact on birds
A new study published in the June edition of the journal Biological Conservation identifies gillnets as the primary killers of at least 400,000 seabirds every year. The study “The incidental catch of seabirds in gillnet fisheries: A global review” explains that there have been reports of 81 species of birds killed by gillnets, which are commonly used by fishermen on commercial and local levels around the world and...
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