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Common murres dying off in ‘unusual year’
Enjoying idyllic weather on the Labor Day holiday, Hal Long paddled his kayak out onto Monashka Bay Sept. 7 and saw some white objects floating off the south shore. “I thought they were floats at first,” Long said. But a closer look showed he had found about a dozen dead common murres, birds that spend most of their lives at sea. Long’s discovery was not unique. The Homer News reported Aug. 27 that dead murres hav...
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Wasilla-based driver earns 75th career victory during Stock Car Shootout
Keith Jones can be considered an Alaska dirt track legend, and on Saturday the veteran driver raced his way to a milestone victory at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jones, one of three hobby stock drivers who ferried to the island for the inaugural Kodiak Island Racing Association Stock Car Shootout, captured the 25-lap main event. By taking the checkered flag first, it gave him a victory at every track in the state. ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Last ditch halibut
As September leaks away to become October, and important question should be occurring to you. How’s my halibut supply? Halibut fishing was tough this summer. Fish were scarce and most were small, even when you could find them. Lots of households ended up with less in the freezer than usual, even as thoughts turned to silver salmon and deer hunting. Is the halibut fishing really over? Is it too late to bring your s...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 15
Sept. 10 At 6:50 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:36 a.m., police received a report of a loose dog in the 200 block of Benny Benson Drive. The owner picked it up. At 10:52 a.m., police received a report of abandoned vehicles in the 1000 block of Selief Lane. They were on private property so police advised the reporter of her options. At 11:35 a.m., police conducted a ...
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Prep Poll: Bartlett is new No. 1
Just like every other Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll this season, a different team appears atop this week’s large school rankings. Bartlett, for the second time this season, was labeled the top team in the large-school division by Alaska’s voting media. The Golden Bears shot up from third to first in the rankings following their 68-20 victory over Service. Dimond, which was fourth las...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 15
Theodore Raymon Bechtol was born at 2:56 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2016 to Geoff Bechtol and Nina Krumrey. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. His father is from Kennewick, Washington, and his mother is from Old Harbor, and they now live in Old Harbor. The baby’s mother works for the Tribe of Old Harbor, and the baby’s father works for Old Harbor School. Also welcoming him to the family is Evan Bechtol. ...
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Dennis Symmons PANDA membership is virtue not liability
I had a chat with a local politician a few months ago. We discussed Kodiak PANDA and the Alaska State Constitutions. I asked him if he took an oath to uphold the Alaska State Constitution and he told me that he did. He also told me that he never bothered to read it and frankly didn't care what it said. Stunned by his candor and his complete disregard to his oath, I asked him what guiding principles he bases his po...
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City celebrates 75 years
Kodiakans turned out Saturday to celebrate 75 years since the City of Kodiak was officially incorporated. The celebration drew on the many facets of Kodiak’s diverse community with the lighting of a ceremonial Alutiiq lamp at the beginning, the presentation of the colors and a finale by the U.S. Coast Guard, and performances by Alutiiq, Filipino-American and Samoan dancers. After eating a potluck lunch while liste...
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Assembly hears about holding conservation easement on popular hiking area
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a short presentation about possibly holding a conservation easement of Termination Point and Long Island at their Thursday work session. Phil Shephard, the executive director of the Great Land Trust, said his organization ranks areas of land that could be purchased with mitigation funds from things like construction projects or oil spills and then approaches the owners o...
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Council supports subsistence act, raises port fees
The Kodiak City Council supported the Subsistence Access Management Act currently making its way through the U.S. Congress and passed a resolution changing the port tariff at their Thursday meeting. The council delayed the resolution in support of the Subsistence Management Act at two previous meetings after concerns were raised by Kodiak residents over losing local control. If passed, the act would require an act...
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