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Deaths by drowning decrease
The average rate of drowning deaths in Alaskans decreased between 2000 and 2012, “nonetheless, drowning remained one of the top five causes of unintentional injury death in Alaska for persons aged 1-74 years in 2014 and was the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children aged 0-9 years,” according to a state of Alaska epidemiology bulletin. The Gulf Coast region, which includes Kodiak, is one of the...
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Close finish in Earth Day Triathlon
Growing up in Hawaii, Gage Allen knows triathlons. The 22-year-old worked at the most famous one of all, the Ironman World Championships in Kona. “I did everything from bottle runners to med stations,” said Allen, now a member of the Coast Guard. On Saturday, Allen got a very small taste of Kodiak’s Earth Day Triathlon, an island tradition since 1985, by crushing the 20-kilometer bike ride, which gave his team of ...
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Booster Club in search of volunteers
Today, Bob Brodie will end his eight-year run with the Kodiak High School Booster Club, most of that time spent as the club’s president. “It is a drag sometimes, counting the money and mopping the floor when everybody has gone home, but I’ve enjoyed the kids and the people that I have worked with,” Brodie said. A new president will be elected at today’s Booster Club meeting at 5:30 p.m. at KHS. The club will also ...
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SEA STORIES: The once-great Kodiak shrimp fishery
Almost forgotten now, 30 years after it ended, a mighty shrimp fishery once thrived around Kodiak and down the Alaska Peninsula. From a modest harvest of 31,000 pounds in 1958, to a peak of 122 million pounds in 1973, to the last deliveries in 1986, the fishery followed the classic bell curve of a boom and bust resource. But unlike some other once-healthy fisheries, most observers believe the shrimp fishery died, ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Out for kings? Try getting your lurk on
Ever have one of those days of trolling when king salmon are hard to find? I sure have! Some years the whole season can be a struggle to find kings. Anyone can catch them when they are plentiful, but what about the days, weeks and even seasons when they’re scarce? Last year was one of our best seasons ever, with kings everywhere and easy to catch. So far this year is shaping up for harder fishing. Is there any way...
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Kodiak Island Births: May 10
Daniel Shai Rich Jr. was born at 7:20 a.m. on May, 3, 2016, to Daniel S. Rich Sr. and Charity B. Clarion. He weighed 8 pounds, 7.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Ouzinkie. The baby’s mother works at Ouzinkie Tribe, and the baby’s father works at the City of Ouzinkie and Ouzinkie Tribal. Grandparents are Sophia Clarion and Danny Clarion from Ouzinkie and Sofia Chya and Pa...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Fried runs fast 800
Kodiak’s Levi Fried churned a fast 800-meter run at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend in Spearfish, South Dakota. The Black Hills State University freshman finished the two-lap preliminary race in 1 minute, 55.85 seconds, good for 12th in the field of 30. The top eight advanced to the finals. Fried was the fastest freshman and third underclassmen. Fried owns the Kodiak High Scho...
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KHS sweeps design contest
Kodiak High School students swept the top three positions at the 51st Alaska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2016 Frank Maier High School Design Competition. Senior Josh Morin claimed first prize, with junior Timothy Bohac taking second and sophomore Sandra Dorado coming in third. Senior Leslie Ann Gali and junior Brittany Armada took two of the competition’s four honorable mention prizes. “(KHS h...
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Assembly postpones engineering exemption again
For the second time, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed an ordinance to remove engineering requirements for one- and two-family homes. The assembly originally postponed the ordinance in February to give the Joint Building Code Review Committee time to take a look at potential changes. “It went to the committee on review of building codes, and they basically came back and they recommended no changes, not ...
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11 named to local pot board
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the mayoral appointments of 11 members to a new marijuana task force at Thursday’s meeting. Mayor Jerrol Friend appointed Dan Rohrer and Dennis Symmons to assembly member seats, Laura Arboleda and Randy Bishop to Kodiak City Council member seats, Jonathan Strong to the medical professional seat, Detective Michael Sortor to a law enforcement seat, Janeise Stevens to a ret...
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