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Approval slow in coming for improvement to Karluk Lake sockeye run
Federal approval of project to improve Karluk Lake sockeye runs is slow in coming as the Fish and Wildlife Service takes a cautious look at the proposal. The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association has planned for years to spread fertilizer across Karluk Lake. The fertilizer will be consumed by plankton that will be eaten developing sockeye. While the fertilization process is relatively simple, getting permission ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week — Milk
Muluk’uuk (n); MuRuk’uuk (S) : Milk KuRuwamek muluk’uungtaartutkut. : We get milk from a cow.   Milk is a relatively recent addition to the Alutiiq diet, a fact illustrated by the Russian derivation of the Alutiiq words for milk. Although midwives brewed a tea from pineapple weed to stimulate the production of a new mother’s milk, and mothers nursed their babies for several years, cow’s milk was not widely used in...
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In the Courts - Sept. 7
Charges dismissed • Charges of first-degree vehicle theft, second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief against Joey Handsaker , 38, were dismissed July 30. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Ryan Higby , 30, was dismissed July 31. • A charge of driving with a suspended license against Larry Goss , 51, was dismissed Aug. 29.   Assault III • Joey Handsaker , 38, was sentenced to five years in j...
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High school picks: Week 5 features key games
The home team kept me from perfection in Week 4. I went 6-1 last week to run my season total to 25-7. My only loss was when I picked Kodiak to take care of business against Thunder Mountain. I was only a couple fumbles away from getting that one right. There are some key conference games in Week 5, so let’s get right to it. Ketchikan (0-4) at Valdez (0-4) — This is a nonconference affair with a pair of winless tea...
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Memorial ceremony set for fishing captain
A memorial service for Leif Bolan, the captain of the fishing vessel Advantage, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church. Bolan was one of two men who died when the Advantage sank south of Kodiak Island last week. A memorial service for the other man, Jaime Gallegos, was held Wednesday.
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Climate Center: Kodiak's August was cooler, drier than average
New information from the Alaska Climate Research Center backs up what Kodiakans already know — August was cooler than normal. According to information released Thursday by the state’s chief climate researchers, Kodiak’s average August temperature was 53.7 degrees, a degree and a half below normal. The highest temperature of the month was 69 degrees, coming on a sunny Aug. 26, while the coolest temperature of the m...
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Senior Life: Activities return to Kodiak Senior Center
It is back to school for the younger set, and seniors can add to their academic challenge and bucket lists by signing up to take a computer class. Kodiak Senior Center has collaborated with Kodiak College for a number of years to provide a teacher for classes at the center’s computer lab. Coming to the center and taking classes with your peers makes it convenient, easy and a place where everyone is on the same pag...
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Coast Guard Blotter - Sept. 7
Aug. 27 Coast Guard inspectors from Sector Anchorage conducted bulk oil facility inspections in Nome and five northern villages Aug. 27 - Sept. 2. The weeklong inspections to 20 bulk oil facilities included site visits to Nome and the five remote villages of Brevig Mission, Wales, Golovin, Elim and Koyuk.  Personnel from Sector Anchorage are working with facilities where deficiencies were discovered to make correc...
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Mourners pay respects to fisherman lost at sea
As mourners prepared to release balloons into the air above Kodiak on Wednesday, the clouds parted and the rain stopped. Then, incredibly, a rainbow appeared. It was a perfect ending to the memorial service for Jaime Gallegos, 31, who disappeared at sea after the fishing vessel Advantage sank on Friday. Three other men were rescued from the Advantage, but one, boat captain Leif Bolan, died after the rescue. No det...
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Troopers, firefighters pull Texan from ocean at White Sands Beach
An accident at White Sands Beach put a 73-year-old fisherman from Texas in the hospital Wednesday afternoon. His condition was unknown when he was transported in an ambulance to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center around 5 p.m., but emergency teams had been doing CPR for about a half-hour. Emilian Foltyn was pronounced dead at the hospital, just after 5:30 p.m. No foul play is suspected. Troopers are investiga...
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