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Fish and Game suggests change to subsistence crabbing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has put forward a proposal to bring federal subsistence crabbing in line with state rules, and the federal government wants to hear what you have to say about it. The proposal, announced this week, limits the size and equipment that may be used with tanner and king crab pots. Jennifer Yuhas, spokeswoman for Fish and Game, said the changes are intended to make things easier fo...
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Hunter recalls bear attack
One minute, Rodd Moretz was high-fiving his 13-year-old son, Caleb, after shooting the biggest brown bear of his life. The next minute, he was tumbling down the hillside with another giant brown bear, wondering if he was going to die and how things could have gone from so good to so bad so quickly. The father and son duo from Fairbanks had lucked out and each drawn permits to hunt the world’s largest brown bears o...
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Kodiak school choirs unite with spring concert
The Kodiak school district concluded its three-part spring concert series with a shout Tuesday evening, as Kodiak school choirs united for a joint engagement. The "Way Off Broadway" show was directed by Laura Blackwood and featured singers in grades six through 12. The singers went through their notes in front of several hundred fellow classmates and parents in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, performing classic h...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak murder still unresolved after 19 years
Tuesday marked the 19th anniversary of Carlos Medina’s death, the only unsolved homicide in the history of the Kodiak Police Department. Over the last 19 years, the department has followed numerous leads, and has continued to investigate the case as new tools of forensic technology became available. The Kodiak Police Department even involved the FBI and Alaska State Troopers to look at the case to see if there wer...
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Kodiak port and harbor board advises increased, revised moorage rates
Moorage rates are expected to rise for all boats, but wider vessels will see particularly big bills at city harbors under a new proposal being backed by the Kodiak port and harbor advisory committee. On Tuesday afternoon, the committee offered its support to a plan that will charge boats by the square foot — length multiplied by width — not simply by length, as has been the case for more than 50 years. “I like tha...
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School board officially presents budget to borough assembly
The Kodiak school board formally presented its budget request to the borough assembly Tuesday night, asking for $486,000 more than the assembly has so far indicated it is willing to give. “We’ve heard from our constituents, and our constituents think the minimum level we’re providing now just isn’t enough,” said school board president Melissa Borton. “I don’t know how we can’t do this (request).” The requested tot...
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Kodiak business spotlight: New house hunters take aim
Summer means moving season in Kodiak, and this year three new faces will be guiding the hundreds of new Coast Guard and Navy families coming to the city of Kodiak. Realtors Stephanie Wyszkowski, Matt Zytkowicz and Lisa Kostelecky have wildly different backgrounds, but each said he or she has a lot to offer home-seeking and home-selling Kodiakans. Transfer season starts in February and March, when members of the mi...
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Kodiak Electric Association hosts 70th annual meeting
Tad Morris walked away from the 70th annual Kodiak Electric Association meeting $100 richer, but that’s not the reason he was there. “I like being informed about what’s happening,” he said. Morris wasn’t alone in that thought. Two hundred and thirty Kodiakans passed up a sunny Monday evening to sit in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Some, like Morris, took away a door prize. All came away with a better understand...
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear injures visiting hunter
The bear came out of nowhere, and before it returned to nowhere, it left a hunter and his son with a story to last a lifetime. Rodd A. Moretz, 48, and his 13-year-old son narrowly escaped serious injury Saturday when a bear pounced on Moretz as he walked toward a bear he had just killed near Sulua Bay in far southern Kodiak Island. “They hunt bear all the time, but this was definitely their first Kodiak adventure,...
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Izembek issue offers window into Kodiak projects' struggle
This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service begins hearings on a contentious road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge near Cold Bay. The issue, while physically distant from Kodiak Island, could show the path several projects on Kodiak Island may have to follow as they deal with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Any organization wishing to start a project on refuge land in Kodiak must have the go-ahead f...
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