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Kodiak population growth seen flat through 2042
A state report projects the Kodiak Island Borough will have roughly the same population in 2042 as it does today. The report, released last month by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, estimates Kodiak will see generally flat growth in the years ahead. Population numbers are expected to climb by about 2.5 percent between 2012 and 2022, before leveling off for the next 20 years. The borough po...
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Kodiak JV wins Houston Baseball Invite
Kodiak’s junior varsity won the Houston Baseball JV Invitational Tournament Saturday in Houston. Behind a complete-game performance from pitcher Sam Bennett, the Bears beat Palmer, 15-7, in the championship game. Bennett struck out nine, allowed two hits and gave up seven runs — three earned — in six innings. The sophomore helped himself by hitting two triples, a single and collecting two RBIs. He was named the to...
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Alumni update: Strong second in 1,500
Port Lions graduate Katie Strong had a strong showing in the 1,500-meter run Friday at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico State University junior placed second in a field of eight with a time of 4 minutes, 57.87 seconds. Unattached runner Minori Hayakari won with a time of 4:49.24. New Mexico State begins competing in the Western Athletic Conference Championships on May 14 in Orem, Utah...
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Kodiak Island Births: May 6
• Phoebe Ayren Grace Overbeck was born at 5:04 p.m. April 28, 2014, to Mark and Heather Overbeek. She weighed 7 pounds, 11.6 ounces and measured 20.75 inches long. Her parents are originally from Michigan and now live in Old Harbor. Her parents both work with Send North. Also welcoming him the family are Esther, Mirriam, Jed and Josiah, who shares a birthday with Phoebe. The grandparents live in Kodiak. • Alessand...
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Possible “corporate shaming” campaign to aim at Lesnoi
A group of Kodiakans may start a “corporate shaming” campaign aimed at getting A1 TImber Consultants Inc. to be better neighbors. At an informal meeting Saturday in Fisherman’s Hall, about 20 area residents discussed how the Chehalis, Wash.-based firm carries out logging and trucking under contract from Leisnoi Native Corp. land near Chiniak. Several of the people on hand voiced concerns about clear-cutting, herbi...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Reach relaxed reds in saltwater
Is it too soon to start looking for red salmon? Run timing is variable from one year to the next, and I certainly can’t project with any certainty. My solution is to start looking for reds when the calendar page turns to May, with the likelihood of their arrival improving with each passing day. Consider my experiences over the last 40 years on Kodiak. The earliest I’ve seen red salmon in Kodiak rivers was May 6. A...
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Kodiak Elks Lodge host state convention
The first female president of the Alaska Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ended her reign over the weekend by welcoming about 130 members from the state’s 16 lodges to the organization’s annual convention, held this year in Kodiak. Janet Johnson, a Kodiak resident for 18 years, was also the first woman to serve as exalted ruler of the local lodge. For the past year she headed the efforts of about 5,700 Elks...
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Fish Factor: Acidifcation endangers pinks’ food source
The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice payday for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters. Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar per pound compared to the same time last year. Fresh halibut has been moving smoothly and demand is steady since the fishery opened in early March, said a major Kodiak buyer, where dock prices were reported at $6 per pound for 10- to 20-pounders, $6.25 fo...
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KEA: Kodiak at 99.4 percent renewable
As the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands becomes the world’s first landmass to power itself entirely on renewables, Kodiak Island is hovering close to the 100 percent renewables mark as well. Kodiak’s power portfolio currently holds at 99.3 percent. That’s up from 95.4 percent for full-year 2013. According to numbers like those, 100 percent hydro-electric should be right around the corner. Rig...
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KHS baseball takes conference game from Palmer
Kodiak split a baseball doubleheader Saturday against Palmer at Wasilla High School. The Bears won the Southcentral Conference game, 7-4, and dropped the nonconference game, 9-5. Kodiak improved its record to 3-1 in the conference, 6-6 overall. Sam Kirchenschlager drilled his second home run of the season in the conference game, while Jon LeVan pitched into the sixth inning to earn the win. Tyler Jester added a do...
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