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Alumni update: Dunbar misses All-American cross country honors
Trevor Dunbar narrowly missed earning his third consecutive All-American NCAA Division I cross country honors. Dunbar, a senior for the University of Oregon, placed 41st at Saturday’s NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky. The top 40 competitors earn All-American status. This was Dunbar’s last collegiate cross country race, and he was hoping to earn a top 10 finish. It wasn’t to be for the 2009 Kodiak High School g...
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Don't ruin Middle Bay with compost
To the Editor: Who gave the city the right to compost its crap in the borough for which it has no jurisdiction? (The assembly does.) Why did the city sign a five-year contract with Pete Olsen who didn't and still doesn't have a permit from ADEC? The city, Pete Olsen and ADEC (Lori Aldrich) wanted to secretly get this compost project in Middle Bay passed without public comment. But the secret was revealed in the co...
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Accountability for bear problems
To the Editor: Disclosure: I am a current member of the solid waste advisory board. I write the following as a concerned resident of the Kodiak Island Borough, not as a member of SWAB. To Alaska Waste and those assembly members who voted to place the roll carts in our neighborhoods: The pattern is becoming very clear. Local law enforcement has responded to over 200 calls about bears in residential areas. For the f...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 20
Tuesday, Nov. 13 • At 4:34 a.m., a man received a traffic citation on Willow Street for a driver’s license violation. • At 8:21 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle has been parked in the 72-hour parking on Marine Way for two weeks. The owner said he gave it to a friend, but will get it moved. • At 9:07 a.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Cedar Street appeared scared. It was gone when officers arrived. • At 9:57 a...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Preparing for winter
In my early years on Kodiak, I spent many unplanned nights in the hills. I was prone to walking too far, staying too late and shooting deer at dusk, when I should have been hiking the miles back to my truck. My wife and I had a deal worked out, based on my overnighting record before we moved to Kodiak in the 1970s. When I set out on a trip I’d tell her where I was going and when I expected to be back, but she wasn...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 20
Keyanna Nevaeh Valdez was born at 10:02 p.m. Nov. 9, 2012, to Andrea Holmes. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Keyanna’s parents are originally from Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family are Aiden and Landan. Proud grandparents are Michelle Chya of Kodiak and Tim Homes of Kodiak Gabriel Michael Hernandez was born at 6:21 a.m. Nov. 14, 2012, to Julianna and Phillip Hernandez. He weighed...
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Police ask for public’s help finding drugs suspect
The Kodiak Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect linked to an alleged drug trafficking operation. On Monday morning, KPD announced through Facebook and the Nixle messaging service that it is actively searching for 28-year-old Sabino Abrego, who KPD characterized as a “wanted person.” The Kodiak Police Department does not typically ask the public for help finding suspects, but in a pho...
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Oral arguments begins in rockfish lawsuit
The legal definition of “fishing” likely will decide an ongoing court case about the National Marine Fisheries’ Service’s new rockfish program. The rockfish program sets individual quotas for Pacific Ocean Perch as well as rockfish. More than 10,000 metric tons of perch flow across Kodiak docks each year, a catch worth millions of dollars to fishermen and processors. When the rockfish program was implemented this ...
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Fisheries group plans to respond to observer program
Kodiak's city and borough fisheries work group plans to draft a letter in response to the new federal fisheries observer program. The observer program, designed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, provides data to determine whether species are being overfished. Details of the new program were released in October. Under the new program, boats are put into classes, and assigned observer coverage. Observers wil...
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Winter baseball
Joshua Leiva, 7, catches a baseball during a Little League clinic Saturday at Kodiak High School. More than 20 kids gathered for the clinic. Kodiak Little League plans on hosting a clinic once a month through February. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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