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Douglas Alston Lohse
Douglas Alston Lohse was born to Herman Douglas Lohse and Lydia (Waln) Lohse on November 26, 1928 in Cordova, Alaska. He passed away in Bothell, Washington on December 28, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer. He was one of four children, Cecil, Shirley and Donna. It was natural that Doug would work the sea and fish. His love was the sea, and could navigate by the stars, a skill he would teach many. He worked in ...
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It's time to reduce halibut bycatch
The summer season is upon us and for many Alaskans this means fishing for one of the state’s most prized species — halibut. During the first week in June, federal fishery managers have an important opportunity to take a stand for those of us in Alaska that value and depend on the halibut resource. At their meeting in Sitka, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will be voting on measures to reduce the amoun...
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Find economical habitat for Jackson trailer park residents
To the Editor, Traveling a lot, I returned to Kodiak with the purpose of an art exhibit and exposure for my 2016 calendar, 'Kodiak Colors.' I am fond of this community and its deep-rooted history and gritty, colorful characters. I feel we have a sweet, short decade in time before Corporate America and the alarming speed of technology erases the memory of our most beloved moments and people. This precious piece of ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tune up your trolling
King salmon fishing is hot right now. Just look at the entries in the 2015 KACO king salmon derby! http://www.kodiakaco.com/derbyentry.html Three weeks into the contest the array of smiling anglers is already larger than last year, and the docks echo with rueful accounts of those who fish without derby tickets. King salmon will come within reach of shore in late June or early July, but for now you need to climb on...
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Alaska Science Forum: Anatomy of the worst fire year
In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to a year that still haunts us. In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires. That hazy summer was the most extreme fire year in the half century people have kept score. Here's how it happened. May 2004 was warmer than average in the Interior, ground zero for A...
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Senior Life: Getting ready for membership meeting
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the senior center. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served and there will be lots of door prizes, entertainment and a brief business meeting. Anyone 69 and older is invited to attend the meeting and if you are not signed up at the center, you can do so that evening. If you need a ride to the event, call KATS at...
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KPD warns residents about caller claiming to represent police
The Kodiak Police Department warned local residents Tuesday about a scam involving a caller claiming to be a representative of the police department while asking for payment over the phone to clear up a missed court date. In an advisory sent via email, the department said the scam artist’s caller ID would show a number similar to KPD’s. “It is possible to spoof numbers with a computer so if you receive a call like...
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Christensen scores at regionals
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen picked up four points at the Region II Track and Field Championships that concluded Saturday at Susitna Valley High School. The freshman earned four points with her fourth-place finishes in the 100-meter run and the long jump. She recorded a time of 14.35 seconds in the 100 and had a mark of 12 feet, 10.5 inches in the long jump. Christiansen did not qualify for the small-school st...
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New PKIMC administrator hired
Don Rush’s replacement at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has been announced. Barbara Bigelow will be taking the helm of PKIMC as its administrator on August 10. Bigelow has spent the last two years as the administrator of Providence Valdez Medical Center. Prior to that, she worked for PeaceHealth in Ketchikan for approximately 20 years in multiple leadership roles. Bigelow was selected due to her broad-ba...
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