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TAPESTRY: Flinders finds niche as skipper of tender
From Fish and Game biologist to fisherman and tender operator, Val Flinders has experienced the gamut of the Alaska fisheries. Currently Flinders is gearing up for tender stints in Bristol Bay and Southeast. Flinders came to Kodiak in 1973 as a biologist with the International Pacific Halibut Commission. He took a shine to the island and decided to stay. He dabbled in crab fishing, worked at the Alaska Department ...
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Guest Opinion: An observer for every vessel
June 6-14 Kodiak will host a meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. It is an important meeting, the potential final fencing of the open prairie, as it were, or the dividing up of the Gulf among the trawlers. Item C5, the Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch, on the June agenda contains a range of lengthy alternatives for the council to consider. Alternative 2 gives trawlers their history of groundfish to...
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Achievers: May 13
Katie Banks, a ninth-grade art student at Kodiak High School, had her artwork selected to represent Alaska in the Western Governors Association Art Competition. Winners of the next round among entries form 19 states collect a cash prize and their work will be displayed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, during the association’s June 12-14 meeting. Katherine Gronn of Kodiak graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage ...
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CHICK PRIEST: Mountains, oceans remind us what’s what
Sitting in the Brew Crumberland’s Best coffee shop in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, waiting for my Americano to cool down and for my head to stop spinning. A week ago I left Kodiak with my three dogs and my car aboard the Kennicott to Homer, then drove to Anchorage, where I had to stop for the night, because I discovered that I had lost my highway legs while living in Kodiak, where you never drive more than two ho...
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KIB finding space for displaced trailers
Trailers displaced by the imminent closure of Jackson Mobile Home Park — although not their occupants — might get a place to go, if the Kodiak Island Borough works out kinks in a proposed licensing agreement. The borough assembly already approved temporary storage of mobile homes on public use and conservation-zoned land. The assembly is now ironing out details of the agreement needed between the borough and owner...
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Kodiak baseball battles Soldotna in South Division contests
Kodiak baseball coach James Arnold is hoping that momentum gained from a 3-1 road trip to the Mat-Su Valley carries into this weekend’s away series with Southcentral Conference South Division leader Soldotna. Arnold knows that topping the Stars is not going to be easy; he coached most of their players several years ago while a member of the Kenai Twins — the Peninsula’s American Legion baseball team — coaching sta...
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Kodiak track hosts Chugiak in home finale
After successive invitational victories, Kodiak’s boys’ track and field team is primed at making a run at defending its 4A state title. “We certainly are thinking that we have state potential,” longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. Kodiak has three weeks to get in tip-top shape, and it starts today and Saturday as the Bears host Chugiak in the final regular-season meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak has ...
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In the Courts: May 13
John Richard Aga Sr. pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Aga Sr. was sentenced to 60 days in jail (57 suspended) and fined $1,500 and has his license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition interlock device for six months after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for two years. Bradley Anderson pleaded g...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 13
At 1:18 a.m., police received a report of suspicious men in the 1500 block of Mission Road. Police found them, and they were just waiting for a friend. At 2:37 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Mill Bay Road and Wilson Avenue area. At 2:54 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 2100 block of Mill Bay Road. At 6:28 a.m., police warned a driver in the 400 block of Thorsheim Street to register his ve...
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Teeing Off: Pitchers own the week
It’s been a historic week for pitchers in Major League Baseball. New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard (aka Thor) belts a pair of mammoth home runs; Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer (the one who has two different eye colors) strikeouts 20; and Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez finally got his crown, becoming the all-time club leader in wins at 146. Not to be outdone, the Clarkston pups also had a pretty darn good week...
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