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Fish Factor: Boycotting Russia seafood
If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation to retaliate against Russia’s yearlong ban on food products from the US and several nations. In a letter to President Obama spurred on by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Delegation wrote: “Our purpose here is to ask that your Administration respond to the Russian action with ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 2
Christian Andrew Christescu was born at 11:50 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2014 to Jingkie Ibaan and Nick Christescu. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Hawaii and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at First National Bank, and the baby’s father works at Providence Hospital and Que’s Caboose. Also welcoming him to the family is Isabelle Rose. Grandparents are Andrew...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Mooching madness
I’ve been hearing lots of trollers moan about the difficulty in locating and catching silvers this fall. I have to admit that I’m not seeing many jumpers in the bays or offshore, but does that really mean there aren’t many silvers around? When we’ve trolled for silvers in the usual ways and places using spoons or hoochies at around 3.5 mph near the surface, we haven’t had much luck. But I found an important clue l...
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Decorum ordinance, school update discussed at borough work session
At their Thursday work session, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members put repeal of the decorum in debate ordinance on the agenda for their Sept. 4 meeting. The assembly passed the ordinance July 3, sparking objections from members of the public. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said various assembly members were interested in rescinding or revising the ordinance, and his staff was looking for direction. Borough clerk...
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Kaplan not a good choice for the Borough
To the Editor, We have a lot of people running for the Borough Assembly, so do not vote for Dave Kaplan. He has done nothing for us the whole time he has been on the assembly. He does not have any ambition, and loves to get paid by the Borough and not have to do anything. He also loves all the freebies and gets free travel. The others who are running for the assembly are go-getters, so choose from them. Lorna Arndt
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Ostrander breaks Fort Abercrombie record
Kenai's Allie Ostrander pulverized a 28-year-old record on Friday at the Kodiak Invitational. The nationally ranked senior covered the 5-kilometer course in a blistering time of 17 minutes, 34 seconds, breaking Kodiak's Kristi (Klinnert) Waythomas' time of 18:43 set in 1986. Kodiak's Levi Thomet won the boys race in 15:23, three seconds shy of Trevor Dunbar's course record set in 2008. Thomet's time is the second ...
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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
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AAC looks to rebuild complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. wants to get back into the rocket business without asking the state for more money, following a launch mishap that damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday. “Our intent is to rebuild a launch complex out at Kodiak,” AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell said at a meeting of the corporation’s board Thursday. “That’s our goal — to get back to everything the way it was before ...
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Pigskin picks: Madden 15 keeps football fans occupied
For football fans, Tuesday was a holiday with the release of Madden 15. I picked up my copy before work and stared at coverboy Richard Sherman the entire day — not much work got done that day. Since a Seahawk graced the cover, I thought about leaving the game in the package, but I thought better of it and ripped off the plastic and stuck the disc into the Xbox as soon as I got home from work. I was not disappointe...
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