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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for halibut
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the taste of fresh halibut. Sweet, succulent, perhaps even faintly nutty. It’s hard to beat that first bite of the first fresh halibut of the year. Frozen halibut is terrific, and in fact it’s notable because it stands up so well to long term storage. But it’s still not as good as fresh. The good news is that halibut season opened February 1st. The bad news is that it’s sti...
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Kodiak boys derail Palmer
A career performance from junior Billy Alcaide propelled Kodiak to a 45-33 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory at Palmer Monday evening. The 5-foot-5 guard drilled three 3-pointers and tallied a career-high 17 points as the Bears improved to 3-4 in the NLC, 5-14 overall. Palmer dropped to 2-6 in the NLC. Jemuel Mangalus added 16 points, which included going 8 for 10 from the free-throw line. Ryan Be...
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Alumni update: Anthony helps lead UAA to track title
Kodiak’s own Dylan Anthony helped secure the first Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field title in University of Alaska Anchorage history. The senior produced a pair of top-five finishes as the Seawolves finished six points ahead of runner-up Western Washington University Saturday in Nampa, Idaho. Anthony placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15 minutes, 1.77 seconds and fifth in ...
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Local Results: Feb. 24
Kodiak Hockey League Feb. 21 Midget/Bantams Blue 9 /Gold 6 Aaron Hocum 5 goals, Morgan Moir 2, Kyle Mauer 1 and Stephen Parnell 1 for Blue. Jack Hannah 3 goals, Wesley Santiago 2 and Matt Schauff 1 for Gold. PeeWee Gold 6, Blue 4 Carli Glover 5 goals and Taj Devries 1 for Gold. Gideon Craig 2 goals, Derrick Schauff 1 and Andrew Brevik 1 for Blue. Squirts Blue 8, Gold 3 Gatlin Nelson 5 goals, Georgie Aquino 2 and L...
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'Ghost' pots capture up to 37 percent of Womens Bay crab says study
At the bottom of Womens Bay lie an undetermined number of derelict crab pots that are catching and killing king crab. According to a study published in 2014, anywhere from 16 to 37 percent of the red king crab with shells over 40 millimeters in Womens Bay are killed by ghost fishing pots. Biologists Peter Cummiskey and Eric Munk and analyst Chris Long with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration studie...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 23
Jan. 20 At 3:56 a.m., a caller reported a dangerous driver on Selief Lane. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At 8:24 a.m., police warned a driver on West Marine Way about a broken taillight. At 8:37 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive East. At 8:46 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. A man was permanently banned. At 9:21 a.m., police cited a driver o...
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State of the Salmon
We are one third of the way through session and tackling some of the larger issues the legislature is facing this year like the operating budget and resource allocation. Fisheries The House Fisheries Committee heard and passed two bills. House Bill 41, “Sport Fishing Services,” raises the cost of sport fish guide licenses to cover the costs of administering and overseeing the sport fish program. This bill was wide...
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Natural gas projects in the works
I am very excited about Alaska’s prospects for finally getting our natural gas to Alaskans and the world market. We currently have two natural gas pipeline projects in the works – the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) and the large-volume Alaska LNG project (AK LNG). Only one of these projects will ultimately be built. The ASAP project is 100 percent owned by Alaska and was designed as a small-volume gasline to d...
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Garden Gate: Hybrids expand carrots’ shape, color options
Can you imagine digging up a carrot from your garden and finding out that it weighs 19 pounds? That’s what John Evans of Palmer, Alaska, discovered in 1998. His carrot was verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s heaviest carrot, weighing in at 18.985 pounds. John’s record held up until last September when Peter Glazebrook of Newark, U.K., grew one that weighed precisely 20 pounds. Going for a world...
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Could Alaska workplaces go smoke free?
A bill to make public places and workspaces in Alaska smoke-free is undergoing the state legislative process, and it got a vote of support from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at their last meeting. Senate Bill 1, “An act prohibiting smoking in certain place,” was originally sponsored by Kenai Peninsula Sen. Peter Micciche, but Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens has since signed on as a sponsor along with four other...
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