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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Seasonal guests in for a smokin’ good time
September is houseguest season for us. Friends and family time their visits to coincide with the arrival of silver salmon while a few halibut are still on hand near shore. Daily routines are largely driven by weather, with nice days split between salmon in rivers and halibut offshore. The scattering of bad weather days can mean a houseful of hungry people restless for action. The happy gatherings coast along on a ...
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Three injured in Uganik float plane crash
Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a floatplane crash Friday at Uganik Lake, approximately 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. A de Havilland DHC2 Beaver owned by Island Air crashed sometime around 11:30 or 11:45 a.m., according to Anchorage regional chief Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board. The aircraft was carrying a pilot and two passengers. According to a Coast Guard ...
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes’ pink salmon relief plan will hurt Alaskans
To the editor: I strongly oppose Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal, which includes a 2016 loan payment pardon for state-funded fishermen and a federal disaster declaration. Her interference in private business will affect the movement of salmon permits. In my opinion Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal is a disaster for the fishing industry and all hardworking Alaskans. Renee Darrenkamp
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Retired teacher right choice for school board
To the editor: At this moment in time I highly commend any citizen who chooses to take their time and energy to run for a public office. Here in Kodiak we have three women who are running for one school board position. I commend each one. My vote will be cast on Oct. 4 for Julie Cain Hill, a highly respected Kodiak resident of 44 years. Julie arrived in Kodiak a young single teacher, married, and raised three Kodi...
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Kenai tops Kodiak in first Salmon Bowl
Davis Lowery got the best of his former team on Saturday. Kenai scored the game’s opening 20 points and rolled to a 30-6 Northern Lights Conference football victory in the inaugural “Salmon Bowl” at Kenai High School. Lowery headed Kodiak’s defense last season and in the offseason was named the head coach of the Kenai Kardinals. Lowery and second-year Kodiak coach Bill McGurie decided to label the game the “Salmon...
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Kodiak’s Osowski, Homer’s Pitzman cruise to victories
Keith Osowski forgot just how brutal running at Fort Abercrombie can be on the legs. In his first race at his home course this season, Osowski shot out of a gun and then hit a wall. Luckily for him, he had plenty of cushion to defend his Abercrombie XC Invitational title Friday evening at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “I forgot about the hills,” Osowski said. “It got to me ... I started feeling the pain....
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Special Olympics opens new bocce court for all
The local Special Olympics bocce athletes have practiced in backyards and on gravel, but now they have a brand new court to use to prepare for games. “I like the new court,” said Julia Wiley, a Special Olympics bocce player. “Before we had grass, bumps, and it was harder where we used to play.” Wiley said she enjoys teaching other people how to play the sport. She got her chance during the court dedication, Saturd...
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Council puts off break with KIB over inspections
The Kodiak City Council again postponed a motion to terminate the memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough for building inspection services, Thursday at its regular meeting. The city currently provides building inspection services to borough residents, but that agreement came into question for the city following the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to revert to 1997 uniform b...
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GARDEN GATE: Perfect time, place to start you spinach
Let me begin with a gentle apology. You see, most weekly garden columns, or any column for that matter, focus on one topic. But in Kodiak, there is so much going on that it’s hard to not allow a few subjects to share this page. And this week is no exception. It’s harvest time, jamming and pickling time, the season for prepping the garden for next spring, and so on. Let’s start with planting. Yes, while you’re yank...
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FISH FACTOR: September stays busy across gear types
It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water or gearing up for even more openers in just a few weeks. Here’s a sampler: Longliners have taken 82 percent of their 17 million pound halibut catch quota with 3 million po...
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