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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season dollies
My fishing partner paused in putting on his waders and pointed downstream. I could here it too. Several fishermen were laughing and cheering over splashing that was obviously a silver salmon. I nodded and pointed upstream. He grinned at me and pointed to the edge of the river. A fresh bear pile stood between us and our fishing destination. We must be in Kodiak! We were headed up a local river into areas little vis...
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Motivating folks to 'do the right thing'
To the Editor, Most conscientious folks already recycle and are sufficiently motivated by the common good. Trouble is, all the reasons Mr. Reinke laid out for recycling (in the Tuesday 9/16 edition) are not enough to motivate the majority of our citizens who don’t. The folks who recycle now do not recycle enough to significantly increase the life of the landfill, reduce our garbage costs, or reduce our impact on t...
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Thomet leads Kodiak’s boys to 13th straight region crown
As Kodiak’s Levi Thomet was putting a bow on his third consecutive Region III cross country title, he pumped his right arm for the fans lined up to see one of the nation’s fastest runners. The senior earned the right to celebrate. Thomet broke free from the other 41 runners early and raced to the finish in a course-record time of 16 minutes, 3 seconds, Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. He was proud of his a...
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Ostrander wins fourth region title
There was no mystery to who was going to win the Region III Cross Country Championships girls 4A race. The only question was how big of a margin would Kenai’s Allie Ostrander win by? The answer: 2 minutes, 4 seconds. In a brutal driving rain and a soggy terrain, Ostrander never broke from her picturesque stride in cruising to her fourth regional title in a course record of 17:48, Saturday at Bear Valley Golf Cours...
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Will Troyer
A bear wrangler, who pioneered live-capture of brown bears on Kodiak, has gone to rest. Will Troyer, 88, peacefully passed away at his Cooper Landing home on Sept. 21, 2014. His last days were spent surrounded by friends and family. In addition to being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Will created a rich history steeped in Alaska wilderness. He was a bear biologist and wrote two books from those exper...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 29
Aug. 18 • At 1:24 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:55 a.m., police conducted a security check on Hillside Drive. • At 2:58 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Thorsheim Street. A man left when police asked. • At 3:23 a.m., police cited a driver on Mission Road for having no insurance. • At 3:48 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. A man left when pol...
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Council approves NPFMC letter, declares fire prevention week
At the Kodiak City Council's work session and meeting on Sept. 25, the council approved a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The letter is the result of meetings of the joint city and Kodiak Island Borough fisheries work group where testimony from citizens was heard and a fisheries analyst provided information. The letter, which tells NPFMC what aspects of trawl bycatch management NPFMC's an...
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Local chef to compete in Anchorage
Kodiak chef Joel Chenet will be competing in Anchorage on Tuesday for a chance to compete against chefs from around the nation. Chenet, co-owner and chef at Mill Bay Coffee & Pastries, will compete against three other chefs from Anchorage, Juneau and Seward in the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s third annual Great Alaska Seafood Cookoff. The live cooking will start at 6:30 p.m., and the competitors won’t find...
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Garden Gate: Summer reflections
With the fall equinox behind us, and harvest still underway, it’s a good time to reflect a little on the summer. For many growers, it began in May and continued way into September. It was a time of surprises, brought on by long stretches of dry, warm weather: Early daffodils, lush lawns, tons of tomatoes, cucumbers by the cord, bushels of herbs and flowers, and so on. And on Saturdays, the Farmers Market at the Fa...
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Fish Factor: Bering Sea crab fisheries open Oct. 15
Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries. Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder met last week to discuss the outlook for Alaska’s biggest crab fisheries that open Oct. 15. The take away was that the stocks of red king crab, bairdi Tanners and snow crab all showed big increases in mature size ...
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