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FISH FACTOR: Arrowtooth, halibut clashing over feeding?
Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years ago, meaning a halibut weighing 120 pounds in the late 1980s is closer to 40 pounds nowadays. One culprit could be arrowtooth flounders, whose numbers have increased 500 percent over the same time to outnumber the most abundant species in the Gulf: pollock. Fis...
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Ninilchik boys grab Peninsula title
The Ninilchik boys scored a close 57-55 victory over Seldovia in the Peninsula Conference championship game Friday at Homer High School. Tyler Presley netted a game-high 25 points to lead the Wolverines to their first conference title since 2001, and first 1A state appearance since 2010. Seldovia, winner of the last two conference titles and last year’s 1A state champion, lost to Nikolaevsk 61-46 in the second-pla...
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Return to River City
This weekend, prepare for a flashback to both 1987 and 1912 when the Kodiak Arts Council production of The Music Man opens. Set in 1912, the musical brings a small Iowa town to life, something the arts council also did in 1987. With a live orchestra, just like the 1987 production, and some of Kodiak’s greatest acting talent, the musical promises a return to the old days. In the musical by Meredith Wilson, con man ...
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Holding the line on domestic violence, sexual assault
“My parents call me in and we turn up the TV so we don’t have to listen to it, because it isn’t our business.” They are words that affected a 17-year-old Rebecca Shields deeply — words uttered by a family member she was visiting. They described a response to the screams that would often escape the home next door. The father in that house would beat both the mother and the children, the family member explained. “It...
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Three KHS students headed to Arctic Winter Games
Three Kodiak High School students will experience Greenland for the first time. Shaun Walton, Krystal Fabricante and Art Alejandro are representing Alaska at the 24th Arctic Winter Games, a weeklong event featuring nine contingents from the circumpolar north. This is the first time the games are being held in Greenland, the world’s largest non-continental island that is 80 percent covered in ice. Opening ceremonie...
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Poster highlights animals, history
The new poster for 2016 Crab Festival features pieces of what makes Kodiak and Alaska great. Local artist Mary Ruskovich, who has lived in Kodiak for six years, pulled from years of Kodiak history. She’s painted some well-known pieces like the bear line-up, featuring Alaska bears in a police line-up, and a picture of all the mammals native to Kodiak. “I thought it was a fun chance to do my own idea,” Ruskovich sai...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Outsourcing ignorance
To paraphrase the old saw about pieces of the True Cross, if Abraham Lincoln actually said everything attributed to him on the Internet, he would have to be alive and kicking today, droning along in the 156th year of his stump speech. Certainly, sharing and retweeting have contributed to democratization of the Internet, giving anyone with a cellphone a potential platform. But in the Jeffersonian ideal, access to p...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 4
Feb. 29 At 1:05 a.m., police received two calls that a man was yelling and threatening to shoot people. He was arrested for assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence. At 9:32 a.m., a person in the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road requested a cat trap for four feral cats. At 12:32 a.m., a person reported a horse in the Pasagshak area that appeared neglected. It’s under investigation. At 12:34 p.m., a person in th...
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TAPESTRY: Bronze statue to replace Fiberglas bear
Standing in front of the towering fiberglass bear near the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center across from the Baranov Museum is not a substitute for seeing a bear roam and run in its natural environment. But it’s a start. A statue can give an idea of the breathtaking reality of the animal it represents. When that bear replica made its debut in Kodiak 60 years ago, pedestrian and driver alike must have ...
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In the Courts: March 4
John Alpiak pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Alpiak was sentenced to 45 days in jail (45 suspended) and fined $500 ($500 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. John Alpiak pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Alpiak was sentenced to 128 days in jail (120 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition inter...
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