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The early Kodiak king crab fishery
As the King Crab fishery peaked in the mid-1960s, everyone in Kodiak knew that something extraordinary was happening. Millions of pounds of crabs were coming across the docks, new state of the art crab boats arrived every week, thousands of young people were suddenly in town, and fortunes were being made and spent with equal abandon. The work was lucrative- $50,000 crew shares were not unheard of — but the fishery...
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Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 is a significant initiative
A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol Bay Forever, asks voters to give the Alaska legislature final say on any large oil, gas and mining projects in the 36,000 square miles of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve. The initiative does three significant things to the existing reserve, said Dick Myli...
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Tennis shut out at state
Kodiak went winless at the ASAA/First National Bank Tennis State Championships that concluded Saturday in Anchorage. The girls doubles team of Karen Agonoy and Natalie Fernandez provided Kodiak its best chance of winning a match. The duo split the first two sets, 6-4, 4-6, of an opening-round match against Lathrop’s Amara Hackett and Maike Scheeren, but lost the tiebreaker, 10-8. Agonoy and Fernandez lost their co...
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Thomet finishes second
For the second consecutive year, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet produced a runner-up finish at the George Fox Cross Country Classic Saturday in Gervais, Oregon. Thomet finished behind Oregon’s Mason Maton and just ahead of third-place finisher Zach Alhamra of Colorado. The three runners broke away from the pack early and ran together for most of the race. Maton made his move in the final stages to win for the second consecu...
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KHS spikers place fourth at Grace
Kodiak’s volleyball team placed fourth at the Lady Grizzly Tournament Saturday at Grace Christian High School. Kodiak emerged from Friday’s pool play 10-0 and grabbed the No. 1 seed for Saturday’s tournament. The Bears beat Eielson, 2-0, in their first match, but then fell to Hutchison, 2-1. After beating Homer, 2-0, Kodiak was bounced from the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Monroe. Monroe beat Valdez to win the 12...
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Fossil Beach now open
Fossil Beach is now open to the public, a month and a half after a rocket exploded shortly after liftoff from the Kodiak Launch Complex. The area around the complex and the stretch of road beyond the mouth of the Pasagshak River were closed after the explosion, including access to Fossil Beach, a popular recreation spot. The road and Fossil Beach are fully open, according to a report from Alaska Aerospace Corporat...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Uksuaq - Fall
Uksuaq - Fall Uksuartuq awa’i. - It is fall now. Fall along Alaska’s gulf coast arrives with a palette of changing colors. The hills fade from green to gold, coastal meadows blaze with bright red fireweed and elderberry leaves, and the skies darken from blue to grey as the days shorten and winter storms reappear. For Alutiiqs, fall was a time of preparation. Subsistence activities turned from the sea toward the la...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 10
September 29 • At 12:01 a.m., police informed a driver on Rezanof Drive about broken taillights. • At 12:13 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Bartel Avenue and Rezanof Drive area. • At 12:24 a.m., police cited a man on Mission Road for camping in a vehicle and having no proof of insurance. • Around 12:58 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 8:33 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on R...
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In the Courts: Oct. 10
Valeri Kourenkov pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Kourenkov was sentenced to five days in jail. David Heitman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Heitman was sentenced to five days in jail. Dennis Fathke pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. Fathke was sentenced to 90 days in jail (70 suspended) and ordered to schedule screening for alcohol/substance abuse and placed on probation for one year. Cloine J Atanq...
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Thomet competes in Oregon
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet won his third consecutive state cross country title last week in Anchorage. This week he is in the Lower 48. Thomet is running in the 5,000 meters varsity boys elite race at Saturday’s George Fox Cross Country Classic in Gervais, Oregon. The race begins at 3 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. Thomet finished second in last year’s race with a personal-best time of 14 minutes, 43.9 seconds. Thomet, rank...
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