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Alaska State Troopers
Friday, June 7 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 19-year-old Kodiak man while he was subsistence gillnetting near the mouth of the Buskin River. During a boating safety inspection, troopers found no flares on his vessel. The man cited for not having flares on his vessel and bail was set at $60. Saturday, June 8 • Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 50-year-old Kodiak man while he was subsistence fishing...
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Around Kodiak: June 13
• The Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center will be having a new program for kids between the ages of 6-12 at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center every Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. from June through August. The program is called Wildlife Investigation Learning and Discovery. Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center seasonal Rangers Rory Psotka and Dana Lindauer will be the rangers leading the weekly programs throughout the summer. • The...
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Salmon surge continues as Buskin River sockeye bag limit is raised
This summer’s surge of salmon isn’t just hitting the Karluk and Afognak rivers; it’s coming to Kodiak, too. On Wednesday morning, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced it has raised the daily bag limit for sockeye salmon from two fish to five. Fishermen are still limited to salmon 20 inches or longer and can only have five fish in their possession at one time. The raised bag limit is the latest sign of ...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Company You Keep' — Domestic terrorism circa 1970s
The Boston Marathon bombing ignited high anxiety about domestic terrorism. We have been largely preoccupied with foreign-planned and foreign-executed terrorism carried out by suicide bomber-types operating under orders from some terror-motivated cell of evildoers bent on destroying the American way. The Boston Marathon bombers, while born in a former Soviet state, were longtime American residents who gave the appe...
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Achievers: June 13
• Earl Chaven Davidson and Michell Thomas Davidson have been named to the spring 2013 semester Dean’s List at Anderson University, a four-year Christian college in Anderson, Ind. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. • Anna Engvall has won a $1,500 college scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applicants for...
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Kodiak museum course puts 1964 earthquake history on video
The Baranov Museum will host a special screening of original videos about the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami in Kodiak. The “Waves of Change” screening will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Teen Center. Students from seventh through 12th grades made the films during a summer history and film class. The class is a partnership between the Kodiak Island Borough School District, the Baranov Museum,...
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Golfing leagues begin
Kodiak’s golf season has teed off. The Kodiak Golf Association’s two leagues at Bear Valley Golf Course started last week, and there is still time to sign up, Thursday Night League manager Jim Kennedy said. Last Thursday, 23 people took aim at the nine-hole, 36-par course nestled on Anton Larsen Bay Road. “I would like to see more,” Kennedy said. Golfers need to have a United States Golf Association handicap and b...
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Playbook: June 13
Friday, June 14 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Wasilla, 6:30 p.m. at Baranof Field.
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One man’s hobby: Soaring with the eagles
Summer is the time for daydreaming. Lie back in the warm grass and open your eyes, watching the eagles circle above. As you lie on Pillar Mountain, a red bird with a 10-foot wingspan joins them, circling and looping in the breeze above the mountain. Remove your sunglasses and you see that it’s not a bird — it’s a glider. It’s the daydream of 48-year-old Andrew Airways mechanic Chris Badessa. For the past 11 years,...
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Pier 3 project faces sandy dilemma
As the city of Kodiak gets down and dirty with its effort to build a new Pier 3, problems have emerged from the muck at the bottom of Kodiak's port. In a Tuesday night presentation to the Kodiak City Council, engineer Kenton Braun said the city will soon have to decide whether it wants to scale down the pier or add 10 percent to its $33 million price tag. "Soil strength plays into this a lot," Braun explained. Whe...
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