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King Derby gets early start
The annual King Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators and Discover Kodiak, is now under way. The 2016 derby officially opened Friday, earlier than last year’s May 1 start date. The closing date this year will be July 15. According to Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity McCarthy, the change in timeline was made in an effort to beef up the shoulder season of fishing in Ko...
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Kodiak baseball stymied in conference opener
The past two seasons, as an assistant coach for Colony’s baseball team, Ken Ottinger knew just how tough Nolan Monaghan was. This season, the first-year skipper of Wasilla has Monaghan, a senior left-hander, in his dugout. “We have had that discussion,” Ottinger said. “I told him I didn’t like you last year, but now I love you.” Monaghan was at his best Friday, mowing down Kodiak, 12-0, in a Southcentral Conferenc...
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Kodiak softball stung in Sitka
Kodiak softball finished its trip to the Southeast with a 27-3 loss to Sitka Friday at Moller Park in Sitka. The Bears lost all three nonconference games to the defending small-school state champions by a combined score of 77-20. Kodiak lost 25-0 and 25-17 in Thursday’s season-opening games. Kodiak (0-3) opens Northern Lights Conference play Friday and Saturday at East Addition Park against Kenai. The Bears finish...
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FISH FACTOR: Acidic ocean posing huge risk to Tanners
Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first-ever, two-year project on baby Tanner crabs show that higher ocean acidity (pH) affects both their shell production and the immune systems. Bairdi Tanner crab, the larger cousins of snow crab, are growing into one of Alaska’s largest crab fisheries with a nearly 20 million-pound harvest this season. “We put mo...
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GARDEN GATE: Master of disguise pests sneak in on compost
I stood in the greenhouse with a garden friend, admiring a tray of onion seedlings. Standing tall, the seedlings looked like tiny green chopsticks. “Would you like to take a few with you?” I asked, knowing she’d be leaving soon to return to her remote garden-home on the west side of Kodiak Island. “Sure, that’d be great,” she said. As I leaned over to inspect the onions though, I froze in horror. “Aphids! They’ve ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 18
March 28 At 1:07 a.m., police arrested a man at Mile 2 of East Rezanof Drive on suspicion of a probation violation, and arrested a woman on suspicion of driving without a license and violating conditions of release. At 5:57 a.m., police responded to an open door in the 400 block of Marine Way. Cleaners were inside. At 9:22 a.m., a taxi driver in the 1100 block of Selief Lane requested police assistance with a patr...
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Artists in residence teach in Kodiak
Violist Sharon Tenhundfelt and conductor Dylan Chmura-Moore arrived in Kodiak from Wisconsin on Monday, losing their luggage in typical traveling-in-Alaska fashion. So they bought some Xtratufs and fit in so well, the Kodiak Island Borough School District students asked them what part of Alaska they were from. “I think they knew that I wasn’t from here, but I confused them because I wore these,” Tenhundfelt said. ...
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Council approves encroachment permitting changes
The Kodiak City Council added language to their code for issuing encroachment permits. “Changes to the Kodiak City Code reflected by this ordinance remove redundancies and allow the city manager to grant access and temporary use of city-owned property by an encroachment permit,” said deputy manager Mike Tvenge at the Thursday council meeting. “Previous to this ordinance and code revision, there was no means to iss...
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Kodiak baseball deals with death in the family
Nearly four hours before Kodiak’s second baseball game of the season, the program lost a member of its family. Assistant coach Mel LeVan’s wife, Alice, died at her home Thursday afternoon in Kodiak. She had been battling multiple myeloma for the past five years. “He means a lot to us and certainly we have been supporting him behind the scenes,” head coach James Arnold said. “We just feel for the family, Jon, Axl a...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 15
March 26 At 12:57 a.m., a woman reported she heard someone at her door in the 500 block of Mill Bay Road. Everything was OK. At 1:15 a.m., a man reported a vehicle blocking his driveway on Mill Bay Road. It was moved when police asked. At 1:18 a.m., a person reported hearing a man and woman arguing in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road. It was verbal only. At 10:29 a.m., a woman reported a neighbor dog kept jumping in...
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