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FISH FACTOR: Rebates offered for baleen whale pingers
Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six-inch, battery-operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance. “Pingers can be really helpful to alert the whales to something in front of them so you have less entanglements,” said Kathy Hansen, director of the...
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KHS softball earns first win of season
Mekia Bushell gave Kodiak’s softball team its first winning moment of the 2016 season. The sophomore delivered a walk-off single in a 6-5 victory over Eagle River, Friday at the Blue and Gold Tournament in Anchorage. It was the first of the win of the season for Kodiak and the first for new head coach Michelle Stratton. “They were really excited,” Stratton said. “All their hard work paid off. It would have been ni...
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Kodiak baseball finishes Mat-Su trip 3-1
Kodiak baseball finished its four-day, four-game swing through the Mat-Su Valley with a 3-1 record. After beginning the trip with Southcentral Conference victories over Palmer and Houston, the Bears finished with a 13-11 loss to the Moose and a 13-0 victory over the Hawks, both nonconference games. Kodiak, which has won four out of its last five games, now stands at 5-7 overall, 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore Se...
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KHS boys place first, girls third at Colony Invite
Another week, another invitational title for the Kodiak boys’ track and field team. Behind seven first-place showings, the Bears squeezed out a nine-point win over Colony Saturday at the Colony Invitational. Seniors Michael Parnell and Kordell Pillans were double winners as Kodiak tallied 140 points. Colony was second with 131 and Wasilla third at 104. Parnell darted to victories in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. ...
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A tale of feline fortune
Shannon Hamer had no interest in having two cats. She and her roommate, Kinsey Allen, already had two cats between them. Hamer’s cat, Piper, was sociable and provided more than enough love and cuddles. Gracie, Allen’s crotchety Siamese, was content with just the housemates she already had. That changed when a tiny black kitten was brought into the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic where Hamer works as a client care special...
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KoC holds diploma distribution day
Today, Kodiak will celebrate its newest graduates. In all, there were 64 graduates of various programs at Kodiak College this academic year. This includes students who have earned undergraduate degrees, completed the General Educational Development test, completed the certified nursing assistant program, or completed the medical assistant workforce development program. The ceremony will also have “guest graduates”...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Study will have to prove value
With 69 pages of discussion, numbers and color graphs, a draft study titled “Economic Impact of the Seafood Industry on the Kodiak Island Borough” concludes that the industry is important here. That oversimplifies both the reality and the report, like saying “The Jungle” concludes Chicago meatpackers in 1900 were unethical. But it is a fair characterization of the overall impact of reading the text and admiring th...
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Kodiak baseball scores late to up winning streak
A late-inning surge provided the spark for Kodiak to extend its Southcentral Conference winning streak to three. The Bears erupted for eight runs in the final two innings to grab a 10-4 baseball victory over Houston Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Kodiak upped its conference record to 3-4, 4-6 overall. Sophomore Shaun Walton went the distance on the mound and only gave up three hits — two in the seventh — on 89 pit...
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Assembly OKs deal for Chiniak trees with A-1 Timber
Logs will fall in Chiniak this summer. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the salvage sale of borough-owned timber burned in the fall 2015 Twin Creeks Fire to A-1 Timber Consultants. Many Chiniak residents have spoken against the contract, worrying they will see problems with slash piles, fallen trees near property and on roads, gravel pits and logging truck noise. The asse...
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In the Courts: May 6
Rachelle Abbott pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. Abbott was fined $500. Russell A. Anderson pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license and proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Anderson was fined $1,000. George Andrew Marshall pleaded guilty to proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Marshall was fined $500.
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