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Around Kodiak: July 16
Threshold Services and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the grand opening of the new Threshold recycling center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Threshold on Von Scheele Way. KVOK-FM will broadcast from the center, and there will be a ribbon cutting and Era Airlines ticket giveaway.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Pink salmon summer fun
For me, the arrival of pink salmon in July is the true onset of a Kodiak summer. I’m happy to report that summer arrived in full force last week! We saw pink salmon almost everywhere we expected to see them, and we caught them until our arms shouted for a break. The large schools of pink salmon begin to arrive in mid-July, timed for warm days and lazing on the beach. They’re the perfect family fish because they’re...
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Births: July 16
• Harper Grace Davis was born at 10:33 a.m. July 4, 2013, to Andrew Michael Davis and Michelle Ann Davis. She weighed 8 pounds, 10.2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Moreno Valley, Calif. Her father works at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Thomas L. Smith from and Michael and Susan Davis from Moreno Valley, Calif. • Delainey Leigh Larionoff was born ...
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Just Take a Trawler and Processor Lobbyist’s Advice
As reported about Monday’s fishery working group meeting, anthropologist Courtney Carothers’ preliminary survey findings showed 77 percent of respondents believing fish privatizations lead to a downturn of the local economy. The National Academy of Science’s study does not support a finding that fisheries would be better managed if they were private rather than public resources. What saturated the results was a wi...
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Business suffers as Tustumena stays away
On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced another delay returning Kodiak’s main ferry to service. A day later, A Smiling Bear Bed and Breakfast had another visitor cancel her stay in Kodiak. Darlene Turner, owner of the business, said she has had seven cancellations this summer, each worth about $1,000, due to the absence of the ferry Tustumena. The Tustumena, which regularly serves Kodiak, has been...
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Man accused of assault with a steak knife
A 36-year-old Kodiak man is accused of pulling a steak knife on another man during an argument about a television. Jacob Hilsinger was arraigned in Kodiak district court on July 8 on one count of third-degree assault with means of a dangerous instrument, a class C felony. According to court documents, Hilsinger had a verbal argument with a man on July 7 that turned physical. A week before, a woman brought two tele...
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Garden Gate: From garden to the grill, your veggies have a spot
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stop an Alaskan from grilling. I have friends in Anchorage who happily don fleece jackets and heavy boots to BBQ their salmon in January. “It helps us get through the winter.” Grilled salmon is tasty, but it’s passé compared to the flavor veggies take on. The natural sugars in onions, garlic and bell peppers caramelize when grilled, which brings out richness n...
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Council OK’s new downtown committee
The city of Kodiak has a new tool as it investigates a program to improve security and aesthetics in its downtown shopping district. During a city council meeting Thursday night, the council formally approved a new committee of businesspeople and civic leaders, who will draft a list of recommendations for the city council. The committee is the brainchild of Mayor Pat Branson, who has a list of 19 people interested...
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Coast Guard Blotter: July 15
July 6 The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Department of the Interior and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation continue to work with salvage crews and the owner of the Lone Star to remove the sunken vessel from the Igushik River near Dillingham. Alaska Chadux Corporation was hired by the vessel owner to mitigate pollution. A response vessel is on scene monitoring the site. Magone Ma...
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Fish Factor: Congress set to retool nation's fishing laws
The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas. Over 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings hail come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted) Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law ruling US fisheries. The Act is undergoing reauthorization for the first time in seven years. First enacted in 1...
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