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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Polypro layer best bet for getting wet
Kodiak has about the most challenging weather in the world for outdoor enthusiasts. Sure, there are places that are hotter or colder. It’s hard to imagine, but there are even places that are wetter and windier. The big difference between Kodiak and so many other locations is in the variability. Most of those other places are more consistent in their weather and their forecasting. Some years we can have days and ev...
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Kodiak wrestling wins Wash. tourney
Kodiak wrestling returned from the Pacific Northwest with a tournament title. The Bears won a dual tournament at Stanwood High School on Saturday in Washington state. Kodiak won 10 matches to defeat Franklin Pierce, 55-24, in the championship dual. Hunter Bigley (220), Bryan Gonzalez (106), Krystal Fabricante (113), Russell Delacruz (120), Walter Brewer (132), Josh Nummer (138) and Scott Larionoff (145) all won by...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 8
Brennan Austin DeLaGarza was born at 10:06 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2015, to Alex and Stephanie DeLaGarza. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Abilene, Texas, and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, and the baby’s father works at the USCG Communication Detachment Kodiak. Also welcoming him the family is Maddox DeLaGarza. Grandpa...
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Part 1: Does Kodiak meet handicap accessibility requirements?
Editors note: This is the first part of a three-part series on accessibility in Kodiak. The next article will appear Dec. 14. With terrain that challenges every pedestrian and builder, Kodiak presents particular problems for some community members. And while the American With Disabilities Act of 1990 made sweeping changes in requirements for public accommodations and transportation, it does not apply to much of ou...
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Mayor breaks tie in economic analysis vote
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly tied the vote on an economic analysis of impacts from potential regulatory changes, causing mayor Jerrol Friend to break the tie. Assembly members Frank Peterson, Dan Rohrer and Larry LeDoux voted yes, while Mel Stephens, Rebecca Skinner and Dennis Symmons voted no. Kyle Crow was absent. Friend voted to approve the contract. Before the vote, manager Bud Cassidy said he went back ...
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Runners finish season in Calif.
Five Kodiak High School cross country runners finished their cross country seasons Saturday at the Foot Locker West Regionals in sunny Walnut, California. Senior Michael Parnell produced the top time of the group, covering the 5-kilometer Mt. SAC course in 18 minutes, 00.6 seconds — the exact time he produced a year ago on the same course. Parnell placed 168th out of 223 runners in the boys seeded race. Utah’s Gar...
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Rezoning plan raises lots of questions
To the editor: The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposed ordinance will amend borough code to include development standards for accessory dwelling units permitted in all residential district. This effectively will remove single-family dwelling zoning. ADUs will be allowed not only in rural residential one-acre lots without subdividing, but smaller lots such as Aleutian Homes, or multi-fam...
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Lourdes M. Data
Lourdes M. Data died Nov. 29, 2015, aged 81. She was born Oct. 8, 1934. The closed casket viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. It will be held at Kodiak Funeral Chapel at 303 Erskine Ave. from 3 to 7 p.m. The memorial will be announced at a later date.
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GARDEN GATE: How the ocean garden can help your garden
The sun was shining on a recent Sunday afternoon, so I donned a jacket and struck out for a walk along Mission Road. When I reached the edge of the crescent beach, I noticed a busy gathering of trucks, people, buckets, totes and tools. It was low tide and the pickings were good; not for clams and muscles, though, but for kelp. I made my way down to the high tide mark, where Barb Hoedel stood in a circle of five-ga...
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FISH FACTOR: Lower halibut catch advised
Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly in most regions again next year. That’s if fishery managers accept the catch recommendations by halibut scientists, which they don’t always do. At the International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting last week in Seattle, the total 2016 catch, meaning f...
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