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The keys to fishing with kids
We’re entering the most important fishing season of the year for families: Kid season. There’s really no better place than Kodiak for kids to learn how to fish, and no better time than July and August. School is out. The weather is often great. And the waters teem with willing fish! I grew up loving to fish, as did my wife. I’m proud to report that we’ve passed it along as a family heritage. Our daughter loves to ...
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Mag 8.0-wave warning misses Kodiak
A tsunami warning triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake missed Kodiak by hundreds of miles and was subsequently downgraded to an advisory. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday the epicenter of the quake was 30 miles northwest of Amchitka, a small island more than 1,200 miles from Kodiak down the Aleutian chain. The NOAA said in a statement that Amchitka had experienced a wave incre...
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mailman retiring after 30 years of doing Kodiak routes
For Steven Tyner, retirement from 30 years on the job as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Kodiak beckons on July 1. He has a mixed mind when it comes to the day — especially when it comes to what to do with all his new leisure time. “I’m relieved to be retiring,” Tyner told the Mirror. “I started part-time work when I was 12. I used to clean charter boats in Westport, Washington. It’s been so long. ...
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June 3, 2014
• At 10:27 a.m., police responded to suspicious circumstances on Melnitsa Lane. • At 3:06 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 3:09 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mission Road. • At 3:31 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 3:38 a.m., officers investigated suspicious circumstances on Mill Bay Road. Two people fled. Police found a cell phone and placed it in evidence for safeke...
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Is this Rome?
To the editor, In the old days of Rome, when Rome the city was burning down, Nero played the fiddle. Today, we have a modern Nero. With Iraq under siege and crumbling to the terrorists, Obama plays golf! He, like Nero, has no military experience or statesmanship for a foreign policy, which now shows. Bill Bjorklund (fisherman)
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Racing Association hosts Mudbog
Mud, fun, games and tiny motorbikes were all present at the Kodiak Island Racing Association’s Mudbog/Family Night. The evening began with pit bike races. Six racers ran five loops around the bumpy track at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. A second round of the pit bike races began after a short break where kids played tug-o-war. This race was seven laps. Mike Bramblett took first, Cale Fulgum second, Ivan Rodriquez third,...
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Seafood industry nervously awaits Bristol sockeye run
Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report done by the McDowell Group for the fishermen-run Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. As presaged by buyer pushback at seafood trade shows earlier this year a...
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Kodiak Post 17 drops one to East Anchorage
One big inning cost Kodiak Post 17 a win in its first road game of the season Friday night. East Anchorage scored eight runs in the fifth inning to hand Kodiak a 14-11 loss in an American Legion AA league baseball game at Bartlett High School. "We had some mental errors and everything snowballed from there," assistant coach Derek Clarkston said. "We had a great offensive game, but unfortunately the defense wasn't ...
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expert: Most seaweeds in Kodiak are edible
Around ten people braved the rain Saturday to learn just how safe it is to eat most of the seaweeds on Kodiak. Gayla Pedersen taught the class, and took everyone out to the beach near Lake Gertrude at Fort Abercrombie. Pedersen told the class that all of the seaweed around Kodiak is safe to eat. The only exception is bull kelp, which is still safe to eat, but has a gas inside the bulb that can cause stomach pains,...
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