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Outdoor Kodiak: Weight adds up toward ptarmigan limit
It happened again! The opening of ptarmigan season slipped right past me. It opened almost two weeks ago on Aug. 10, and my mind was off on pink salmon or some such. And I love to hunt ptarmigan. With the season extending all the way through April 30 and a daily bag limit of 20 birds and a possession limit of 40, that’s a whole lot of hunting. How in the world could a dedicated upland bird hunter like me forget su...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak cracks high school football rankings
After a pair of outstanding defensive performances, Kodiak’s football team cracked the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network rankings for the first time this season. The Bears make their 2016 debut in the medium-small schools poll at No. 5. Kodiak improved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind 26-20 win at Juneau in Week 2. This is the second consecutive season that second-year coach Bill McGuire has his team perfect throug...
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Kodiak Island Births: August 23
Logan Robert Garofalo was born at 1 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2016, to Joseph and Angela Garofalo. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His parents are originally from Wisconsin and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at home, and the baby’s father works at the U.S. Coast Guard. Also welcoming him to the family is Genevieve, Dominico and Joseph. Grandparents are Dominic and Candace Garofalo fr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 23
July 16 At 1:10 a.m., police warned a driver in the Larch Street and Birch Avenue area for not having their headlights on. At 1:20 a.m., police warned a driver in the 2700 block of Mill Bay Road for not using turn signals and having malfunctioning license plate lights. At 1:37 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. The subjects were just talking. At 2:08 a.m., a man reported possib...
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Council, assembly have a lot to talk about
The Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will sit down Tuesday to discuss two subjects of recent contention: a building inspection memorandum of agreement and consolidation of the borough and city governments. The city will chair the joint work session and Mayor Pat Branson said she wants to maintain a positive conversation between the two bodies. “We’re not here to point fingers at anyone at...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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New PSP tester aims to let locals eat shellfish
Over the next few years, local researchers and others will study and test a new tester for detecting Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in local seafood. Mild symptoms of PSP include tingling or burning of the lips, and in extreme cases, it can be fatal. Currently, testing is costly, at least $125 per test, and has a time delay with samples needing to be sent in to the state. The goal of developing a different kind of ...
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Michael "Spike" Jones
Longtime Kodiak fisherman Michael "Spike" Jones passed away at his home in Seal Rock, Oregon on July 30 at the age of 67. Spike arrived in Kodiak in 1974 armed with a degree in wildlife management from Oregon State University where he was an all-American collegiate wrestler. Upon arriving in Kodiak he fished for a short time before accepting a job as a fisheries biologist at Kodiak's ADF&G office where he worked f...
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Kodiak volleyball begins season with 2 losses to Soldotna
After being swept by Soldotna in Friday’s season-opening volleyball match, longtime Kodiak coach Amy Willis had a message for her young team: get fired up. That message was delivered during a post-game chat following a 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 loss at Kodiak High School. “They are the kindest, nicest, most polite team that I have ever coached,” Willis said. “We talked about what makes them angry, and that we needed to ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football rallies past Juneau
A pair of Andreas Carros fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns pushed Kodiak past Juneau, 26-20, in a nonconference football game Friday in the Capital City. Kodiak trailed Juneau 20-12 midway through the fourth. That is when the senior quarterback took over. Carros plunged in from one-yard out to cut the deficit to 20-18. The Bears failed on a 2-point conversion. With 47 seconds left in the game, Carros punched in th...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 22
July 15 At 1:48 a.m., a person reported loud music from a nearby residence for three hours in the 700 block of Thorsheim Street. It was quiet when police arrived. At 1:50 a.m., police warned a driver in the Benny Benson Drive and Spruce Cape Road area for having a taillight out. At 2:35 a.m., a person reported loud music coming from the same residence on Thorsheim Street as earlier. It was quiet when police arrive...
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