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Express your concerns about wasteful bycatch
For 20 years the trawlers have had free rein to harvest their targeted species regardless of the amount of bycatch involved. That bycatch is thrown back overboard and effectively killed. Last year alone, Bering Sea trawlers killed seven times more halibut than licensed halibut fisherman were even allowed to catch. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council designed a halibut Individual Fishing Quota fishery, and...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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How much do you really know about Kodiak?
The second annual Discover Kodiak scavenger hunt starts today, giving residents fun ways to explore the different pieces that make up their community. Chastity McCarthy, Discover Kodiak’s executive director, said the hunt originated from the transition of Crab Festival vendors last year, which presented Discover Kodiak with the opportunity to host an event to get the community more involved with the organization —...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball entertains Dimond
After traveling the past two weeks, Kodiak’s softball team finishes the regular season at home. The Bears entertain large-school Dimond Friday and Saturday and Soldotna May 29-30, at East Addition Park. “It is going to be nice not to have to worry about traveling,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It is nice to be here for Crab Fest weekend, something that we normally don’t get to do.” Dimond, out of the Cook Inlet Co...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: May 21
Thursday, May 21 Baseball: Kodiak at Wasilla. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Soccer: Kodiak vs. Colony at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Colony High School, 1 p.m. Friday, May 22 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 3 p.m., and Colony, 6 p.m. at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. Soccer: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Colony/Palmer high schools. Softball: Kodiak vs. Dimo...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Foy appointed to School Board
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education appointed Robert Foy to fill a vacancy at their Monday meeting. The board selected Foy after holding interviews with him and two other candidates: Tracy Chandler and Jeffrey Stewart. Foy has a daughter who went to elementary, middle and high school in Kodiak, a third-grade son and a daughter who will be in pre-school next year. “I’ve got a lot of interes...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovering remnants of Kodiak’s World War II structures
With the last U.S. World War I veteran passing in 2011, living memories of World War II are rapidly fading. Soon, just the physical remains of the conflict will be left behind. Kodiak is home to an astounding number of structures built during World War II. Reports indicate that $17 million dollars was spent in the construction of Kodiak’s bases. That is approximately $244 million in today’s dollars. We see evidenc...
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Stabbing suspect pleads guilty to single charge
The man who stabbed his roommate last fall pleaded guilty to a single charge of criminally negligent homicide on Tuesday. Teila Tofelogo, 45, stabbed Dennis Fathke, 59, while both were living in a local home while participating in a local program called Second Chance for Men. According to a police affidavit, Tofelogo and Fathke were joking while Tofelogo showed off “ninja moves” with a 12-inch curved knife while F...
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Troopers seek person who shot pregnant deer
Alaska Wildlife Troopers are looking for the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a pregnant deer. AWT found the deer in a ditch on Sunday while patrolling the Pasagshak Highway. It had reportedly been shot several times with a handgun. “Deer season does not open until Oct. 1, so that’s the issue we’re running into,” AWT Sgt. Shane Nicholson said. “They didn’t salvage any of the meat as well, so ...
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Teeing Off: Kodiak soccer speaks Spanish on the pitch
Hola, como estas? That is pretty much the extent of my Spanish vocabulary, as I wasn’t the most astute student in foreign language classes. If it wasn’t for Megan — after 15 years I have forgotten her last name, but I do remember she had blonde hair and was taller than me — I would have not passed high school Spanish. She set across from me at the same table and let allowed me to look at her answers. Mahalo, Megan...
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Death Notice: Fred James Fischer
Fred James Fischer, 55, died May 1, 2015. Anyone with knowledge of family members is asked to call Legacy Heritage Chapel in Anchorage at 907-336-3338.
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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