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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Catching early silver salmon
Will 2015 be remembered as The Year of the Silver Salmon? That’s starting to look like a possibility. The silvers seem to be especially “early” in arriving on the Kodiak road system. I know of good catches from local beaches in the last 10 days of July, the kind of fishing we don’t usually expect until the end of August. Silvers are even entering the rivers in good numbers! But does that mean the whole run will be...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 11
Carden Nicholas Tolentino was born at 7:11 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2015 to Remyliza Tolentino. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches. His parents were originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Budget of Kodiak. Other child in the family is Andrei Nicholas Hernandez. Proud grandparents are Remedios and Antonio Sabino from the Philippines.
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Soldotna, South top first prep football poll
Kodiak will begin the 2015 high school football season unranked in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll. The network released its preseason rankings on Monday, and Soldotna and South topped the polls. Soldotna, winners of the last three medium-school state titles, was voted the top medium/small-school team by the Alaska media. South, last year’s large-school state champion, sits atop the large-school rankin...
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Captain of Kodiak-based FV Cornelia Marie dies
The captain of the FV Cornelia Marie died Saturday in his sleep in Sturgis, South Dakota, where he was attending one of the nation’s biggest motorcycle rallies, according to the commercial fishing vessel’s official Facebook page. “Last night we lost a great friend, mentor, and a truly wonderful person. Captain Tony Lara passed away peacefully in his sleep,” the Facebook posting said. “Our hearts are heavy today.” ...
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Despite rain, music lovers arrive to support concert for food banks
It wasn’t warm due to the light rain, but the music sizzled hot Saturday during the Warm August Night concert at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. Organizer Dr. Jerimiah Myers of the Kodiak Lions Club, the event’s yearly sponsor, has always been proud of the concert’s goal even after 20 years of hosting an annual music festival on the island. “Two years ago, we took over 3,000 pounds of food,” Myers said. “Last year, we wer...
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James, Fried, Fogle and Gauna claim Quintathlon team title
Steven Gauna had the save of the race on a sun-soaked Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The former Kodiak High school running and wrestling star had a what-is-happening-kind-of-moment during the 1.9-mile kayak portion of the Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. Finishing up the first of two laps near the Ram site, he nearly flipped his kayak while making a turn. Water soaked the inside of the vessel...
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GARDEN GATE: 7 tips for the art of weeding
Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path. —Scandinavian Proverb “No garden is without its weeds,” said Thomas Fuller, M.D. Yet weeds probably discourage more gardeners than any other problem, including slugs. Every fall or winter, when gardeners get together, the topic of weeding comes up. And invariably you hear comments like this: “Oh, the garden was overgrown with weeds so we...
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August Interim Report
A busy July has given way to an active August as the legislative interim continues. July’s major news was Governor Walker’s decision to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. The state estimates about 40 thousand uninsured Alaskans will receive coverage, and 4 thousand new jobs will be created. As you probably know, the governor used his power of executive order to accept federal funding for...
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FISH FACTOR: Results of hearings may change face of Alaska fishing
Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever. On August 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet’s Chuitna River or to a proposed coal mine. If DNR opts for the mine, the decision would set a state precedent. “It would be the first time in Alaska’s state history that we would allow a...
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P/V Stimson docks in Kodiak after 17 years based in Dutch Harbor
The crewmen of Patrol Vessel Stimson may buy a gallon of paint — soon. The largest patrol vessel in the state’s inventory arrived in Kodiak Thursday morning after sailing out of Dutch Harbor on Monday, ending an era for Unalaska and spotlighting budgetary issues facing the state’s Department of Public Safety. The vessel’s stern, as it was docked on N float at St. Herman Harbor, had white markings, “STIMSON, Dutch ...
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