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Salmon fishermen challenged to strike balance between enthusiasm, serious assessment
If only most people were as enthusiastic about their job as River Hanson is about his. River, who graduated from Kodiak High School this year, eagerly looks forward to “getting the seine wet.” That’s jargon for salmon fishing. This is River’s second year fishing on the Lynx. What does he like about salmon fishing? “Everything,” he said, with sparkling eyes and a look of anticipation on his smiling face. “I’m happy...
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Baranov Museum to record history of Kodiak’s West Side
Over the next few months, the Baranov Museum will be documenting Kodiak’s history on the west side of the island through their new project, West Side Stories. The museum’s curator of collections, Anjuli Grantham, will travel throughout the West Side of the island with a photographer over the summer to document the lives of the setnetters who live and work there. The idea for the project came from Grantham, who spe...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Dining with an enemy named Nettles
A few years ago while I was living in Washington I read that nettles are edible. It seemed so wrong. If you know anything about nettles then you probably know that they sting like hell. And my hatred runs deep. I've been on the wrong end of a nettle leaf more than a few times thanks to my affinity for wearing shorts all summer as I gallivant around the forest. Everything in my experience taught me to skirt nettles...
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Jack Williams
Jack Williams, 74, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Services pending.
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Officials: Expect more Kodiak construction this summer
The end of spring means the beginning of construction season in Alaska. But for Kodiak’s city and borough officials, four words define the season: roadwork and pothole repair. Within the city, Manager Aimée Kniaziowski said officials intend to continue rehabilitation efforts on Mill Bay Road, which is showing extreme wear and tear. Last summer, the city repaired the areas with the worst issues, milling down the hu...
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Kodika softball battles for state
Kodiak’s softball team closes out regular-season play with a two-game series against Soldotna that starts today at East Addition Park. Today’s game starts at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 2 p.m. Both games count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. One victory over the Stars would give the Bears the conference’s second berth into the small-school state championships. A Soldotna sweep would give the St...
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Wells Fargo unveils Kodiak mural
Wells Fargo officials unveil a new 6-foot-wide by 8-foot-high community mural at its downtown Kodiak branch. The mural celebrates Kodiak’s rich history and cultural diversity, depicting cannery workers from the 1940s, Alutiiq men engaged in starring, a salmon seiner and Kodiak’s designation as an official Coast Guard City. It is Wells Fargo’s first community mural in Kodiak and the ninth such mural installed in Al...
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Strong earthquake rattles Kodiak residents
A strong earthquake shook Kodiak and a remote region about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage Thursday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. “Holy cow! I’ve never felt anything like that — it freaked me out,” said Kodiak resident Maria Hiner through Facebook. “It shook my whole house,” said Melissa Aylestock. “Have never felt one so strong before.” The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnit...
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Larsen wins tournament
Brett Larsen captured the Crab Festival Golf Tournament Sunday at Bear Valley Golf Course. Larsen, a past winner of the Kodiak Island Golf Championship, fired a 77 over 18 holes to top runner-up Dustin Roberson by three strokes. Nick Cavallero won the first flight with a 96, while Jorg Schmeisser took the second flight with a 99. Results Championship flight 1. Brett Larsen, 77; 2. Dustin Roberson, 80; 3. Alan Skaw...
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Kodiak-based search and rescue volunteer gets management role in large-scale training event
A Kodiak-based search and rescue volunteer will be the scenario planner — the equivalent of what he calls a puppet master — when about 150 search and rescue volunteers gather for a large-scale training event during the weekend in Palmer. Jason Waggoner, 36, is on the planning committee of the training. He would be representing the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue together with Nick Szabo, a maritime agent and forme...
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