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Fish Factor: Fishermen slow to adopt lifesaving tech
Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline Digital Selective Calling instantly signals a distress call over VHF radios to other vessels, and the feature has been a required part of the handheld units since 1996. In Alaska, the ability for mariners to hook up with the Coast Guard was acquired just last year, when transceiver and antenna high si...
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Kodiak girls blanked in season opener
Kodiak’s girls soccer team was faced with the daunting task of starting the season against Soldotna, last season’s Northern Lights Conference runner-up and sixth-place finisher at the state tournament. And to boot, the Bears were shorthanded, having only 10 players in Saturday’s conference tilt. That all added up to a 14-0 loss to the Stars at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “The girls had great hustle, good spirit and...
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Pillans strong in debut
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans started the 2016 track and field season exactly how he ended the 2015 season — on top. Pillans, the defending 4A state champion in the shot put and discus, won both those events at the season-opening Big C Relays, Friday and Saturday inside the Dome in Anchorage. The senior won the shot put with a career-best mark of 51 feet, 10.25 inches and grabbed the discus title with a heave of 152-06...
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Murkowski campaign responds
Steve Wackowski, campaign manager for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election bid, submitted the following statement in an email to the Kodiak Daily Mirror on Friday (capitalizations as in original): “Let me be crystal clear, I just spoke with the Senator and she stated that regardless of who the nominees are she will not vote for or support a democratic candidate for President.”
Apr 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murkowski not committed to GOP candidate
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she has not settled on a candidate to support in the upcoming presidential election and left open the possibility that she could cast her vote across party lines. “I’m being very ecumenical in all this,” Murkowski said during an interview after she spoke at a ComFish trade show forum, Thursday in Kodiak. Listing a series of issues including military base realignment and federal ...
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Stutes OK with election challenge
Rep. Louise Stutes says a challenge for her position in the Alaska State House of Representatives will be good for Kodiak and for District 32. “That’s good for the community. A choice is good,” Stutes said. “I feel like I’ve worked hard and done a good job ... I’ve tried to be communicative. If I’m not doing a good job, the people will replace me, but I think that it’s always good to give voters a choice.” Duncan ...
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Navy reps explain GOA training
Representatives from the U.S. Navy presented at ComFish about training in the Gulf of Alaska and tried to assuage concerns over last year’s training. The Northern Edge training occurs every two years, said Alex Stone, who does environmental planning for the Navy, with the next one planned for early May 2017. Last year, fishermen and community members raised concerns that the training, including the use of sonar an...
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Study looks at loans to halt ‘graying of the fleet’
Young fishermen face challenges entering the fishing industry; that was the topic at the first forum during ComFish 2016. “Over the decades that we’ve all been here, some of us, we’ve seen and experienced a lot of changes, and it’s important to understand the trend and use our collective island experience to chart the course for our future and identify the challenges and work toward finding solutions,” said Theres...
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Champs are back
For the fifth time in program history, the Kodiak boys’ track and field team begins the season as the defending 4A state champions. The previous four times never resulted in a repeat. Will that change this season? Senior Kordell Pillans believes it can. “Two out of the three track seasons that I have been here we have won state,” he said. “I’m hoping we can make it three out of the four times that I’m here.” Pilla...
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Wandersee, UAA in Division II title game
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee has played in big games before. Two years ago, she helped lead the Kodiak High School girls’ basketball team to the program’s first state title in two decades with a 65-41 win over Colony in the 4A championship game. That win capped a perfect 27-0 season. On Monday, Wandersee gets a chance at another title as a freshman on the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team. The Se...
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