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Kodiak Island Births: June 21
Karma Elizabeth Vaudrin was born at 10:14 a.m. on June 8, 2016, to Bethany and Ishmael Vaudrin. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her parents live in Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Leland Vaudrin. Grandparent is Fely Frani. Miya Lynn Abston-Yovino was born at 8:53 a.m. on June 10, 2016, to Trista Abston and Jesse Yovino. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. He...
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Post 17 swept at home
After being shut out in its first two league games of the season, Kodiak Post 17’s offense broke out against Service. Unfortunately, Post 17 couldn’t sustain the production through the entire game. Kodiak scored nine runs in the first four innings and held a six-run lead twice, but ended up falling 14-10 in the first game of Saturday’s American Legion baseball league doubleheader at Baranof Field. Kodiak fell 9-2 ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Early pink salmon fight harder, taste better
We’ve had exciting times on our recent boat trips. Almost everywhere we’ve traveled, we saw pink salmon jumping. Why get so revved up about pink salmon? Because they can be so much fun. Go after them with tackle to match their small size, and fishing can be about as good as it gets. The best news is that with them appearing in such numbers in the bays and offshore, they’re also swirling in close to shore and withi...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiakans at Mayor’s Marathon
Four Kodiak runners tackled the Mayor’s Marathon and Half Marathon Saturday in Anchorage. Leading the contingent was Stephanie Grimes, who clocked a marathon time of 4 fours, 29 minutes, 8 seconds, good for 79th out of 303 females, 270th overall. She placed 10th in her age division of 40-44. Heather Burke placed 184th in the female standings with a time of 5:22:17, while Pancho Valladolid Jr. was 336th in the men’...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowdfunding to help Uyak lodge with recovery
A crowdfunding effort aims to raise money for recovery costs at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge on Uyak Bay. The fire that broke out on June 2 in the lodge bunkhouse destroyed six buildings at the site before it could be extinguished, according to Shelbee Davis, daughter of Spirit of Alaska owner Steele Davis. Losses include the main bunkhouse, a meat house where fish and venison were processed, s...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE: Expert: Buttercups getting out of control
Janice Chumley, Research Technician for the Cooperative Extension Service, arrived in Kodiak last week with a full dance card. Her dance partners: Anyone with dealing with bugs, critters, or weeds. Janice’s visit, long overdue and warmly welcomed by home gardeners, growers and local farmers, was funded by the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District (KSWCD), Sutliff’s True Value Hardware, the U.S. Forest Servic...
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FISH FACTOR: Herring finding way back to US menus
There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest Herring Week as a way to re-introduce the tasty, health fish to the dining scene. “There’s more herring eaten all over the world than you can imagine. Some years there’s as much as 4 million tons harvested in the world. You can have a year when the herring fis...
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Rural tourism development part of $95K contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a $95,000 contract with Discover Kodiak for tourism and marketing services. The contract is for $75,000 for general services for the year and an additional $20,000 for specific projects related to village tourism and an adventure travel summit. The assembly also reestablished the fees for the borough, an annual duty of the assembly. Originally, the borough considered red...
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Bear Crawl results
Women 1. Jodi Williams, 10 minutes, 50.3 seconds; 2. Jennifer Foster, 10:50.7; 3. Susan Johnson, 11:01.8; 4. Nicole Hamilton, 11:52.0; 5. Megan Smith, 11:54.8; 6. Heather Johnson, 12:03.3; 7. Sarah Poggi, 12:05.9; 8. Ellen Dore, 12:15.4; 9. Izzy Riina, 12:50.2; 10. Brianna Gibbs, 13:22.4; 11. Kristin Niel, 13:28.3; 12. Lydia Cullum, 13:32.3; 13. Megan Music, 13:36.3; 14. Kari Eschenbach, 14:08.7; 15. Mica Riina, 1...
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Housing iniatiave plans drop-in shelter
In just a few months, the homeless of Kodiak may have a place to go for a few hours during the week. Six months ago, attendees at the Kodiak Strong Planning Day put on by Healthy Tomorrows chose housing first as an initiative to work on. Over the past six months through regular meetings, the initiative morphed into a temporary drop-in shelter for the homeless during the day. “As we were discussing this, we decided...
Jun 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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