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Track stars shine in Kodiak
After two days of sterling performances at the Brian Young Invitational, officials had the daunting task of picking the two athletes of the meet. How difficult was it? It took the committee more than 20 minutes Sunday evening at Joe Floyd Track and Field to decide who had the best performances. “We went back and forth,” Kodiak coach and meet organizer Marcus Dunbar said. “It wasn’t an easy choice.” First there was...
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King derby in full swing, leader at 49.5 pounds
Fourteen salmon have been entered into the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators King Salmon Derby, and the winner is likely still out there swimming. Local Kevin Cawley caught the largest king so far, which weighs in at 49.5 pounds and 44 inches long. The second largest is 44 inches long with no weight given, caught by Patrick Jacobsen from Port Angeles, Washington. KACO president Dave Jacobs thinks a bigge...
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Fundraiser gives Tanana troopers local color, honor
Patrons donated some $5,000 for the families Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich, gunned down by an assailant in Tanana, at the Elks Club on Sunday night. The event was organized by chef Joel Chenet, with help from the Elks lodge, St. Innocent’s Academy, and Alaska State Troopers. At the “First Salmon of the Year” dinner, which Chenet has put on for 12 years, Chenet’s creative touches ga...
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Baranov to get historical survey visit
The Historic American Building Survey is visiting the Baranov Museum for the next three days to document the building. The documentation includes creating drawings of the building with a scanner. The drawings will then be edited together to create an animated digital “fly through.” The fly through video shows all around the exterior of a building and then goes through the doors to show the interior. “It definitely...
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Murkowski suggests blue alert system for stricken cops
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski responded to the shootings of Alaska State Troopers in Tanana in May by adding language to a bill in a U.S. Senate subcommittee that would create a “Blue Alert” similar to the AMBER Alert system currently in use nationwide to help find missing children. The “blue alert” system would inform the public when law enforcement responders are killed or injured in the line of duty. A statement ...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 3
• At 12:11 a.m., police received a 911 call about suspicious circumstances on Selief Lane. Everything was OK. • Around 12:36 a.m., police conducted two bar checks. • At 12:51 and 2:54 a.m., two bear sightings were reported in the 3000 block of Woody Way Loop. The bear left before police arrived. • At 8:08 a.m., police received a call about an open container on Mill Bay Road. Officers asked the people to leave, and...
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Outdoor Kodiak: It's halibut time
My wife and I have been a little distracted by king salmon. Between that and weather days, we simply haven’t put any effort into halibut. But recently we found ourselves on the water with time to kill and no immediate king salmon prospects. It was too nice a day to go home, but we had a couple of hours to kill before the tide change and time to return to our king hunt. I made a blind stab at a halibut spot and dro...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 3
• Aurora Meadow Covarrubias was born at 10:12 p.m. on May 20, 2014 to Lisa and Jordan Covarrubias. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Port Lions and Anchorage and now live in Port Lions. The baby’s mother works at Port Lions Water Plant, and the baby’s father works on the F/V Rebecca Rae. Also welcoming her to the family is Tina Covarrubias. Grandparents are Jim...
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Mt Pavlov. volcano upped from orange to red alert level
Seismologists increased the alert level for Mount Pavlov, a volcano some 400 miles southwest of Kodiak on the Aleutian chain, near Cold Bay. The Alaska Volcano Observatory upgraded Pavlov’s aviation alert level from orange to red on Monday, signifying an increase in volcanic activity. “Pavlov on Saturday began an extremely low-level eruption. It began with elevated surface temps at the summit of the volcano, lava ...
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Food For Less to close due to unprofitability
Downtown grocer Food For Less will be closing on July 1. “We are closing it due to the economic situation,” said Walter Pickett, the general manager and vice president of operations for the Alaska Commercial Company, which operates under the Food For Less banner. “We’ve been in the market for 20 years,” Pickett said. “The last few years have been very difficult, and we haven’t made a profit.” The building has been...
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