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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 18
Monday, Dec. 16 • At 7:57 a.m., a caller reported bear tracks in his yard on the 1400 block of Selief Lane that were not there Sunday night. Officers did not find the bear. • At 10:19 a.m., a woman was arrested for a warrant. • At 10:41 a.m., a caller reported being in a two-vehicle accident. There were no injuries and both parties exchanged information. • At 11:15 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on a sle...
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Obamacare is a good start
To the Editor: I for one am for a single-payer health care system, but for the time being, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a good start, especially in regard to Alaska Natives. Let’s remember that programs like the Indian Health Service are funded by the federal government and came about because of treaties and agreements that were signed many years ago. Many independent economists and think tanks now agree...
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Don't get distracted while driving
To the Editor: On Nov. 30, 2013, celebrity Paul Walker and Roger Rodas had a fatal car accident. Reports hinted that the cause of the fiery crash was due to speeding or a drag race that ended badly. People should learn from this tragic event in order to be more alert and responsible drivers. Here in Kodiak, speeding and racing is not a huge problem, but distracted drivers sure are. I work at Kodiak’s McDonalds and...
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Earth’s coldest spot is not in Alaska
SAN FRANCISCO — Last July, while we Alaskans enjoyed another warm day, the surface temperature dropped to minus 135.3 degrees Fahrenheit in an icy trough on a south-facing ridge in western Antarctica. According to the man who noticed the temperature, Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., that and another day during Antarctica’s polar night are the coldest surface temperatures yet ...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 18
Fish and Game committee meets The Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss proposals for the Board of Game’s January meeting in Kodiak. Planning committee meets The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will include a discussion of the borough code...
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Rules must keep pace with school tech
To the Editor: I recently saw an article talking about changing the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s modes of technology and it intrigued me. In a synthesis essay, I've written about technology integrated into society, about its pros and cons. I began to wonder and think about the past experiences I've had as a student. When I was enrolled at St. Mary's School several years ago, we were introduced to keyboa...
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Woman accused of repeated felony stalking
A Kodiak woman convicted last year of felony stalking and theft now faces new charges. Karen Young, 47, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday on one count of first-degree stalking, a class C felony. She also faces two misdemeanor charges for violating a domestic violence protective order and unlawful contact. Last year, Young pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and second-degree stalking for harassing...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 18
The Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss proposals for the Board of Game’s January meeting in Kodiak. The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. is holding a regular Board of Directors meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in the K...
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Local Results: Dec. 18
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Monday, Dec. 16 Strangers 73, Loose Cannons 69 Darren Muller 30, Scott DeTorres 23, Craig Larionoff 11, Jeremy Kewan 5, Chaylen Delgado 2 and Grant Avehjem 2 points for Strangers. Charlie Garcia 19, Dan Walker 18, Jason Blondin 12, Clieford Tamarra 11, Corey Gronn 5 and Brad Blondin 4 points for Loose Cannons. Golden Alaska 76, Camai 69 Tony Will 26, Mark Galindo 14, Nat...
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