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Fish Factor: Fishing facts
Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705. To help policymakers and the public become better informed about how the seafood industry fits into the state’s economy, United Fishermen of Alaska has compiled fishing fa...
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Kodiak boys rally for fourth at Service Tip-Off
Kodiak’s boys basketball team overcame a pair of slow starts to claim fourth in the Service Cougar Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears were down 14-2 to Nome and battled back for a 54-42 win in the fourth-place game. The day before, Kodiak was down 12-0 to Chugiak and rallied for a 42-36 victory. The Bears finished 2-1 in the season-opening tournament. Their only loss came to tournament champion Se...
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Religion: Afghan, American friendship brings ‘peace on earth’
Faez Enayatulla is enchanted by the beauty of Christmas. He loves the multicolored lights, the decorated trees, the gleeful Christmas music and the telling of the Christmas story. In Faez’s native Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim population doesn’t observe Christmas. The message of “Peace on Earth, good will toward men” appears to be an impossible dream. Peace? Afghanistan has known precious little of it. Faez ...
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Kodiak Police Department deters bears with a wide range of tools
Sometimes, Kodiak police officers are glad when the suspect gets away. Scaring bears away from homes and businesses is a normal task for Kodiak Police Department officers, and is a large part of the job in the fall. This year, the bears were quiet in the fall but became active in December, digging through dumpsters and prowling backyards. Most bear sightings are called in during the late evening or early morning w...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys drop opener
Kodiak gave two-time state runner-up Service all it could handle Thursday evening in a boys basketball season-opening contest. In the end, the Cougars avoided the upset with a 53-50 victory in the first round of the Service Tip-Off Tournament in Anchorage. Fourth-ranked Service took the lead for good midway through the final quarter and withstood a last-second 3-point attempt from Austin Frick that could have sent...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Russian
Kasaakaq — Russian Cuumi Kasaakat Sun’ami amlerta’umallriit. — Before in Kodiak there were (reportedly) a lot of Russians. The Russian era in Alaska began in the early 18th century when explorers and traders sailed east from Siberia in search of new lands and resources. In addition to a wealth of sea mammals, fish, and birds, Russian colonists found Native people: a source of skilled labor for harvesting this boun...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 20
Bayside Fire Department holds the Last Chance Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for last-minute Christmas shoppers. Crafts and art objects created by local craftsmen will be on sale, and gift wrapping will be provided by the Kodiak High School volleyball team. The Kodiak Maritime Museum presents the harbor lights festival from 5-9 p.m. Saturday in the St. Paul Harbor. See boats decorated for the holiday seaso...
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KHS wrestling: Powers ready for Reno Tournament
Kerry Powers has a last name fit for a wrestler. He has displayed his power on the mat by rolling to a 14-1 record this season. “Pound-for-pound he is in the top 1 percent in the school strength-wise,” said Kodiak coach and physical education teacher Sean Costello. Powers hopes to overpower the competition at the toughest tournament in the US, the Reno Tournament of Champions, which begins today in Nevada. The Kod...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 20- Dec. 27
Dec. 20 – Dec. 27 AQUATICS Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least 4-years-old to participate. They will be held Thursday through Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dec 26–Jan 4. All classes are full. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Ope...
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Don't overshadow positive stories with negativity
To the Editor: Merry Christmas. See? That looks rather laconic, and a tad cynical with just a period. It would be more warm and jolly with an exclamation point. There is a difference in how you can say something just by altering one punctuation mark; but you can do even more with a photograph, and a few words on the front of a newspaper. I am referring to your Dec. 4 issue, which featured Santa descending from a m...
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