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GUEST OPINION: Shares hand resource over to ‘sea lords’
Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl bycatch amendments for analysis top this week’s North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Kodiak. First up is the 10-year review of the crab privatization quota system. It put roughly 1,350 fishermen out of work and shifted roughly $800 million of labor’s surplus to some sea lords — embezzled from captains and crew. Many sea lords don’t fish now. They lease out their indiv...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Synthetic pepper chemical may beat DEET
It’s amazing how early spring arrived this year. Salmonberries have been blooming since early May, but I can recall past years when I didn’t see the first blossom until June. I almost got lulled by the sights close to home, however. Chores and rain have limited my wandering, but I recently managed a trip to favorite haunts further away. The first thing I noticed were all the lupines in bloom. The plants aren’t esp...
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Police Blotter: June 7
June 8 At 3:36 a.m., police warned a man in the 200 block of Center Avenue for camping and having an open container. At 3:45 a.m., police contacted a man from the previous day in the 300 block of Marine Way and served a criminal trespass notice. At 4:14 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the Powell Avenue and Baranof Street area. The vehicle was secure and unoccupied. At 4:17 a.m., police cited a dr...
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Commercial fishing openings this week
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the following openings by emergency orders on Monday. Commercial salmon fishing will be allowed in the Southeastern District Mainland Section of the Southeastern District for 48 hours from noon today until noon Thursday. Fishermen are reminded that only set gillnet gear may be used in the Southeastern District Mainland prior to July 11. All closed waters in the abov...
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Assembly nixes cuts to pay, mill rate
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to go back to using the 1997 Universal Building Code in an attempt to loosen regulations around building homes. Assembly member Larry LeDoux, who has championed removing engineering requirements for some residential construction, made the motion to go back to the 1997 UBC from the 2012 International Residential Code currently in use to reach his goal of removing engineering...
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Brian Young Invite winners
Girls 1. Southcentral, 132; 2. North/Southeast, 119; 3. Cook Inlet Conference, 117. 100-meter run — Katherine Hines, Cook Inlet Conference, 12.44 seconds. 200 — Katherine Hines, CIC, 26.31. 400 — Daisy Nelson, Southcentral Conference, 1:00.32. 800 — Ruby Lindquist, SC, 2:20.51. 1,600 — Briahna Gerlach, SC, 5:03.15. 3,200 — Morgan Lash, CIC, 10:56.64. 100 hurdles — Jordyn Bruce, CIC, 14.85*. 300 hurdles — Naomi Wel...
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FISH FACTOR: Kodiak vessel stars on ‘Mighty Ships’
Alaskan fishermen have raised the bar for big fishing boats with the Northern Leader of Kodiak, and Discovery Canada producers of the popular “Mighty Ships” programs have taken notice. “Mighty Ships” producers search for unique ships around the world and its seven-year run has featured a wide range of vessels including cruise ships, aircraft carriers, cargo ships, dredgers and more. The programs focus heavily on o...
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South wins a pair
South Anchorage High School was unbeatable on the diamond Saturday. The Wolverines captured both the baseball and large-school softball state championships. At Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, Jonny Homza powered South to a 3-1 victory over Chugiak in the baseball state championship game. Homza authored a complete-game four-hitter, while striking out 10 and walking only two. The senior put his team ahead for good wit...
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State warns about PSP after woman falls ill in Kodiak
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning Kodiakans about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning after a woman ate clams from Roslyn Beach near Chiniak and got sick. “There are NO safe beaches for recreationally-harvested shellfish,” according to the release. “You cannot see or taste PSP toxin, and you cannot remove it through cleaning, cooking or freezing.” Kodiak sees some of the highest levels of PS...
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Update: Uyak Bay fire
Update, 5:20 p.m., Friday, June 3 Troopers have recovered the remains of the deceased victim of the Spirit of Alaska lodge fire from the debris, according to a trooper report. "The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for an autopsy and positive identification," the report states. While the names of the victims have yet to be released, pending positive identification and notific...
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