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Outdoor Kodiak: Preparing for winter
In my early years on Kodiak, I spent many unplanned nights in the hills. I was prone to walking too far, staying too late and shooting deer at dusk, when I should have been hiking the miles back to my truck. My wife and I had a deal worked out, based on my overnighting record before we moved to Kodiak in the 1970s. When I set out on a trip I’d tell her where I was going and when I expected to be back, but she wasn...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 20
Keyanna Nevaeh Valdez was born at 10:02 p.m. Nov. 9, 2012, to Andrea Holmes. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Keyanna’s parents are originally from Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family are Aiden and Landan. Proud grandparents are Michelle Chya of Kodiak and Tim Homes of Kodiak Gabriel Michael Hernandez was born at 6:21 a.m. Nov. 14, 2012, to Julianna and Phillip Hernandez. He weighed...
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Police ask for public’s help finding drugs suspect
The Kodiak Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect linked to an alleged drug trafficking operation. On Monday morning, KPD announced through Facebook and the Nixle messaging service that it is actively searching for 28-year-old Sabino Abrego, who KPD characterized as a “wanted person.” The Kodiak Police Department does not typically ask the public for help finding suspects, but in a pho...
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Oral arguments begins in rockfish lawsuit
The legal definition of “fishing” likely will decide an ongoing court case about the National Marine Fisheries’ Service’s new rockfish program. The rockfish program sets individual quotas for Pacific Ocean Perch as well as rockfish. More than 10,000 metric tons of perch flow across Kodiak docks each year, a catch worth millions of dollars to fishermen and processors. When the rockfish program was implemented this ...
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Fisheries group plans to respond to observer program
Kodiak's city and borough fisheries work group plans to draft a letter in response to the new federal fisheries observer program. The observer program, designed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, provides data to determine whether species are being overfished. Details of the new program were released in October. Under the new program, boats are put into classes, and assigned observer coverage. Observers wil...
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Winter baseball
Joshua Leiva, 7, catches a baseball during a Little League clinic Saturday at Kodiak High School. More than 20 kids gathered for the clinic. Kodiak Little League plans on hosting a clinic once a month through February. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Garden Gate: Getting the garden ready for winter
Getting your garden put to bed for winter can really save some effort next year. As I’ve mentioned in past columns, putting the garden to bed for the winter is mostly a matter of cleaning up and covering up. Easy. Today I’d like to share a few more how-to tips and paint a little picture of what goes on behind the scenes during this transition period between seasons. While it appears as if all activity in the garde...
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KEA's battery backup passes initial tests
A new battery backup for Kodiak's power grid has passed initial tests with flying colors, Kodiak Electric Association president Darron Scott said Thursday afternoon. The news was announced during KEA's regular monthly board meeting. "It operated very well," he said. "We didn't think it was going to be this smooth." This fall, KEA installed a pair of battery banks in a substation on Pillar Mountain. The battery ban...
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Aground tugboat appears to be leaking fuel
A tugboat that ran aground late last week now appears to be leaking fuel on the south side of uninhabited Ukolnoi Island, 40 miles east Cold Bay. On Tuesday evening, the tugboat Polar Wind grounded on Ukolnoi while towing a barge carrying 1.5 million pounds of frozen seafood to Dutch Harbor. At the time, the Polar Wind had 20,580 gallons of diesel fuel and 1,800 gallons of hydraulic oil aboard. Friday overflights ...
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Disappointed that Obama won
To the Editor: I’m very sad and disappointed Obama the “pied piper” did it again. He led all the sheep to slaughter. Do they know what we’re in for the next four years? I expect we will lose the Supreme Court when the justices retire. There goes the Second Amendment. The Middle East is a powder keg, we have morons in Washington, and Israel is as good as gone. Our good neighbor policy isn’t working. Russia is extra...
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