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Healthy Kodiak: Helmet essential for four-wheeling fun
Last week I had my first experience with four-wheeling. I had no idea that driving a vehicle through mud puddles, over rocks, and trailblazing could be so exhilarating. One of my kids was screaming with joy the whole ride. I must admit that I only wore a helmet on my first ride, and on my second ride without a helmet I realized it was easier to see, hear and communicate with my friends. Why are helmets so importan...
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GUEST OPINION: Let NPFMC know your preference
It has been a long and grueling campaign, and now only three candidates remain. No, not those three. The three alternatives to replace the failing system that manages the unintentional catch of halibut and salmon in trawl fisheries conducted in the Gulf of Alaska. The mighty North Pacific Fishery Management Council will be setting up its tables and microphones at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center the week of Jun...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 1
Leah Susie Serjeant was born at 4:52 p.m. on May 20, 2016, to Natalie Lind and Lukas Serjeant. She weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20.25 inches long. Her parents are originally from Chignik and Port Lions and now live in Port Lions. They both work in commercial fishing in Chignik. Also welcoming her to the family is Xavier Gordon Serjeant. Grandparents are Don and Ronia Lind of Chignik Lake and Daryl and...
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Edible event showcases Kodiak eats
The local food movement is growing in Kodiak, and a first-time event featuring local fish, produce and foraged items showcased the possibilities. “There’s a growing interest to know who and how your food was harvested and to support the local fishers and farmers around the island and around the state,” said Theresa Peterson, Kodiak outreach coordinator for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. “We’re an island r...
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Boys repeat as 4A champions; Pillans voted athlete of meet
After finishing the 1,600-meter relay — the final event of the 4A state track and field championships — Kodiak’s Billy Alcaide collapsed on the ground with baton in hand. He earned the right to relax. The boy was spent. Running the anchor leg, Alcaide secured the Kodiak boys second straight team title and third in the past four years with a sizzling career-best 400 split of 51.5 seconds on Saturday at Dimond High ...
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Horn brings hoops camp to the Rock
One of the most successful athletes to come from Kodiak is bringing something back to her hometown. Alysa Horn, a 2008 Kodiak High School graduate and current assistant coach for the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team, is spearheading a three-day Seawolves on the Rock basketball camp that begins Thursday at KHS. “This is something that I wanted to do for a very long time,” said Horn on Saturday...
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Agreement between city and Sun’aq Tribe could bring Shelikof Street improvements
The Kodiak City Council authorized a cooperative agreement with Sun’aq Tribe that could bring in federal funding for Shelikof Street improvements. Kathy Drabek, Sun’aq’s tribal transportation program manager, approached the city seeking authorization to include Shelikof Street on the tribe’s road inventory. This designation will allow the tribe to seek grant funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Transpo...
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Garden Gate: Thank mild winter for rat explosion
It was beyond embarrassing. Years ago, during the summer garden tour, I was talking to a guest about growing celery (or was it poppies?), when suddenly she looked away from me and then lowered her voice. “Marion, an R-A-T just ran across your lawn.” After three years of non-winters, reports of rat problems around Kodiak have exploded. “Last year the problem was moderate. This year it’s tremendous,” says B. J. John...
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KHS baseball ends season at regions
Hours after outlasting Palmer in extra innings, Kodiak’s baseball season ended with a 15-2 loss to Colony in a consolation game at the Southcentral Conference Championships, Friday in Kenai. The Bears concluded their fourth season under head coach James Arnold with a 7-11 record. Kodiak stayed alive in the double-elimination tournament with an eight-inning 9-8 victory over Palmer. After the Moose tied the game in ...
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Fish Factor: Budget impasse could shut down salmon
The budget impasse with Alaska legislators is wreaking havoc on salmon fisheries across the state, and the industry is bracing for the possibility of a complete shutdown in some regions. If lawmakers can’t agree on a budget by June 1, all state workers will be on notice for layoffs starting July 1. That includes 750 full-time and seasonal workers in the commercial fisheries division, many who are the boots on the ...
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