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FISH FACTOR: Reds a bright spot in tough global market
Early signs point to continuing headwinds in world markets for Alaska salmon. Global currencies remain in disarray, the ongoing Russian seafood embargo is diverting more farmed salmon to the U.S., and tons of product remains in freezers from back-to-back bumper sockeye runs. (The majority of Alaska’s salmon goes to market in frozen, headed and gutted form.) One plus: Aggressive market promotions have kept reds mov...
Feb 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls fall to Palmer
Kodiak’s girls basketball team dropped to 0-8 in the Northern Lights Conference following a pair of losses at Palmer. The Bears fell 65-33 to the Moose on Friday and 64-32 on Saturday. Kodiak has lost 12 straight and is 2-14 overall. Palmer improved to 4-3 in the NLC, 10-10 overall. Senior guard Kristhel Fangonilo led Kodiak in both games, scoring 13 in the first contest and 15 in the final one — the fourth straig...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 22
QUESTION: What Kodiak High School cross country runner won the girls 4A state title in 1995? FRIDAY’S ANSWER: C.J. Hooker, a former Kodiak Middle School student, played two varsity seasons for the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team. Hooker played a total of 62 minutes and scored 22 points as a junior and senior. He spent his first two years on the UNC junior varsity team. Hooker moved to the Mat-Su...
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Conquest of the Robots
Members of the Kodiak High School robotics class may be rookies in competition, but that didn’t stop them from advancing to the state tournament in Eagle River this weekend. The two Kodiak robotics teams traveled to Fairbanks to compete against 19 teams in the regional FIRST Tech Challenge in February. One team was a part of a winning alliance of two teams. The other took home the Control Award. Both advanced to t...
Feb 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard celebrates part-time heros’ 75 years
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act passed in 1941, establishing the Reserve and changing the name of the Auxiliary, which was formerly known as the Coast Guard Reserve. “Since the inception of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, they’ve served in every major conflict or crisis that our nation has faced,” said Petty Officer First Class Kell...
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Six seniors suit up for final home basketball game
Billy Alcaide and Ryan Bezona have played their share of basketball together. The Kodiak High School seniors both made their varsity debuts as sophomores, and this weekend will play in front of the home crowd one last time when the Bears host Palmer in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. “The crowd was so alive this year. I just want to give them a good show,” said Alcaide, one of six seniors on Kodiak’s b...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Facts don’t have an agenda
This week saw misalignment between Kodiak’s borough and city governments exposed over the question of renewing fishery analyst Heather McCarty’s contract. The contract, a joint venture of the city and borough, expired Feb. 6. It contained provisions for one-year extensions. On Feb. 4, the assembly decided to cut the renewal offer down to 6 months, after member Mel Stephens argued McCarty had fallen short in her ex...
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You can’t win the pot from the pros
To the editor: Does it seem odd the estimated cost of the LNG pipe dream is about $55 billion — more than the total permanent fund? Yep, with this one foul sweep we could lose the whole kitty. How can we be comfortable with temporary, amateur state officials dealing in huge projects with the armies of full-time, bonus-oriented professionals employed by Big Oil? The state personnel won’t even be around to holler at...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 19
Feb. 14 At 4:28 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Woody Way Loop area. At 4:45 a.m., police arrested a woman in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 10:30 a.m., someone requested assistance removing a man who refused to leave the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road. They left when police asked. At 10:52 a.m., police received a report of an a...
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In the Courts: Feb. 19
Loniel Viloria pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Viloria was sentenced to 110 days in jail.
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