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Sport fishermen try letter-writing campaign to stave off halibut cuts
In the heart of salmon season, controversy over a halibut catch sharing plan is grabbing attention away from Alaska’s reds. On Wednesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it will give fishermen an extra two weeks — until Aug. 26 — to speak their piece on the catch sharing plan. Approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council last year, the proposed plan would effectively cut the number of f...
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Students will beat sunrise
The start of school is one month away, and when Kodiak elementary schools throw open their doors this year, they’ll do so earlier than ever before. Beginning this year, classes at North Star, Peterson, Main and East elementaries will start at 8 a.m. The early start — up to 45 minutes earlier for one school — is designed to cut costs. “This represents about a $200,000 cost savings to the district,” schools superint...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 24
Sunday, July 14 A 47-year-old Kodiak man was found fishing for sockeye salmon within 300 feet of the Buskin Lake weir. He was cited for sport fishing in closed waters within 300 feet of the weir. Bail was set at $110. Tuesday, July 16 • At 10:51 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Dodge Durango for an equipment violation near the intersection of Von Scheele Way and Mill Bay Road. Investi...
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Stage and Screen: Children at War — Some Prisoners Taken
As children, many of us played some version of capture the flag. I can say with almost total confidence, however, that few of us played the game as portrayed in the 2012 film “I Declare War.” A group of ordinary looking 12-year-old boys and one girl “play” capture the flag with deadly and unforgiving resolve. Players aren’t hand tagged for elimination from the competition; they are shot with blank loaded automatic...
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Achievers: July 25
• Celeste Beck-Goodell has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of Vermont. Beck-Goodell is a first-year student chemistry major in the college of arts and sciences. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. • Elyse Love Johnston has been named...
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Former KHS student’s film will be shown at international festival
Sam Horton had insomnia when he was traveling to Kodiak on the Kennicott last year. Instead of sleeping, he spent most of the ride mulling theological questions. Suddenly, he was struck with an idea for a film. “All the scenes and all the dialogue was just there,” Horton said. “As soon as I got off the Kennicott I went to our house and opened up the laptop. I just typed the whole thing in half an hour.” Horton’s 2...
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Boy drowns in Lake Gertrude
A Kodiak boy was pulled, lifeless and unresponsive, from Lake Gertrude shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The boy, whose identity has not been released, was transported immediately to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center as firefighters performed CPR and rescue breathing on the unresponsive child. Alaska State Troopers could not confirm his death before press time Tuesday night. The boy had been swimming wi...
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Alutiiq Museum digs into Kashevaroff dig site
After only one day of excavation, the Alutiiq Museum’s team of volunteers and staff has already uncovered a house with a hearth, a pit, and toy ulus at the Kashevaroff dig site. The Kashevaroff site, in Womens Bay, is the newest archaeological site to be explored by the museum’s community archaeology program. Each summer the program recruits local volunteers and students to help excavate a site on the Kodiak road ...
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Sun’aq Tribe objects to airport project’s environmental plan
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has formally objected to environmental plans related to a construction project at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. Last week, the tribe sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood protesting the FAA’s plans to spend $2.2 million on environmental compensation for construction near the mouth of the Buskin River. The compensation come...
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Post 17 splits doubleheader against Kenai
Kodiak Post 17 split an American Legion A doubleheader against Kenai Post 20 on Monday. Kenai took the league contest 17-6 in six innings, while Kodiak grabbed the nonleague affair 18-5 in five innings at the Kenai Little League Fields. Despite the league loss, Kodiak moved into a tie with Fairbanks for third in the standings with 47 points. The Bears are 10-7 in league, 12-13 overall and finished the season Tuesd...
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