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Fish Factor: Walmart looks at Alaska salmon
Walmart representatives were in Juneau last week to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries and make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Last year, Alaska’s salmon industry opted out of the high-priced certifying program Walmart uses as its seafood purcha...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Storing firearms in a wet climate
As a lifetime user and admirer of good firearms, it’s always a special pleasure to see those owned by individuals, rather than those displayed on a rack in a store or museum. An individual owner wraps his firearm in personal insights and hunting stories, which can be even better than seeing the g...
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International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting starts in Seattle
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has begun its annual quota-setting meeting in Seattle. The joint American-Canadian body is expected to approve 2014 halibut catch limits on Friday, the final day of the meeting. For fishermen, the forecast is grim. IPHC scientists have suggested cuttin...
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Alutiiq leaders say language decline is slowing
Leaders of the Alutiiq language revitalization effort say their efforts are paying off as the number of Alutiiq language speakers in Kodiak is on the rise. The Alutiiq language was used by Kodiak Natives for centuries before Western contact but declined in use during the modern era. “We’re not gr...
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Garden Gate: Choosing a floral palette
When I started gardening in Kodiak, I was long on ambition but woefully short on experience and cash. It didn’t take me long to figure out that I could satisfy my desire to fill my raised beds easily and inexpensively by starting vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed. When flipping through cata...
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Bear continues causing trouble on Selief Lane
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking Selief Lane residents and other homeowners on Kodiak’s north side to watch out for bears. While winter is in full drift, at least one bear has clawed away hibernation by pawing through garbage left carelessly next to community trash bins. Nathan Sv...
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Borough borrows from itself to pay deferred maintenance
Assemblyman Mel Stephens calls it “tantamount to embezzlement.” The borough’s facilities director calls it the best way to keep rain from dripping through the ceilings of borough buildings. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly debated the borough’s long-running practice borrowing...
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Fish Board puts off state-waters pollock
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has put off the idea of creating a state-waters pollock fishery but gave indications that it is open to the proposal. On Friday, the fish board tabled Proposals 44 and 45 until March 2015. Proposal 44 would create a state-waters pollock management plan for specific a...
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