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Fish Factor: Fishing facts
Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705. To help policymakers and the public become better informed about how the seafood industry fits into the state’s economy, United Fishermen of Alaska has compiled fishing fa...
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Sega takes first first at West tournament
Fielding a mix of varsity and junior varsity wrestlers, Kodiak placed eighth at the West Anchorage Christmas Classic Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears tallied 107 points. Wasilla took top honors with 255, while West Anchorage was third with 251. Heavyweight Leo Sega claimed Kodiak’s only title with a sudden-death victory over East Anchorage’s Keanu King in the 285-pound championship match. Sega worked his way to th...
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Kodiak boys rally for fourth at Service Tip-Off
Kodiak’s boys basketball team overcame a pair of slow starts to claim fourth in the Service Cougar Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears were down 14-2 to Nome and battled back for a 54-42 win in the fourth-place game. The day before, Kodiak was down 12-0 to Chugiak and rallied for a 42-36 victory. The Bears finished 2-1 in the season-opening tournament. Their only loss came to tournament champion Se...
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Religion: Afghan, American friendship brings ‘peace on earth’
Faez Enayatulla is enchanted by the beauty of Christmas. He loves the multicolored lights, the decorated trees, the gleeful Christmas music and the telling of the Christmas story. In Faez’s native Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim population doesn’t observe Christmas. The message of “Peace on Earth, good will toward men” appears to be an impossible dream. Peace? Afghanistan has known precious little of it. Faez ...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guardsman dies in Seattle from injuries suffered in Bering Sea
A 28-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a Seattle hospital Wednesday from injuries he sustained during a search and rescue operation in the Bering Sea last month. According to a Coast Guard press release, Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf died following surgery at the Swedish Hospital with his family by his side. Obendorf served on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, which was called upon Nov. 11 to help disable...
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Kodiak Police Department deters bears with a wide range of tools
Sometimes, Kodiak police officers are glad when the suspect gets away. Scaring bears away from homes and businesses is a normal task for Kodiak Police Department officers, and is a large part of the job in the fall. This year, the bears were quiet in the fall but became active in December, digging through dumpsters and prowling backyards. Most bear sightings are called in during the late evening or early morning w...
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School bus is among slideoffs after 8 inches of snow falls in Kodiak
No students were injured after a school bus slid off the road Thursday morning in the Coast Guard’s Lake Louise Housing development. The slideoff was the most notable result of the midweek snowstorm that brought 8 inches of snow before tapering off into rain. The Kodiak Police Department reported five car accidents from the storm, which began in the late morning, after most city residents had driven to work. “For ...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys drop opener
Kodiak gave two-time state runner-up Service all it could handle Thursday evening in a boys basketball season-opening contest. In the end, the Cougars avoided the upset with a 53-50 victory in the first round of the Service Tip-Off Tournament in Anchorage. Fourth-ranked Service took the lead for good midway through the final quarter and withstood a last-second 3-point attempt from Austin Frick that could have sent...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 20- Dec. 27
Dec. 20 – Dec. 27 AQUATICS Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least 4-years-old to participate. They will be held Thursday through Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dec 26–Jan 4. All classes are full. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Dec. 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Ope...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 20
Wednesday, Dec. 18 • At 12:11 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear was between some apartments on the 1200 block of Selief Lane. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 12:31 a.m., an officer investigated suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. All was OK. • At 12:55 a.m., a 911 caller on Mission Road requested a welfare check. All was OK. • At 2:07 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 4:38 a...
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