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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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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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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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GARDEN GATE: Spring advice on Sluggo, peat moss, rhubarb
Last Saturday’s sunny, calm weather brought Kodiak out of the woodwork: People picking up litter, families tidepooling, BBQ’s smoking, and lawnmowers whirring. It must be spring: No matter where I go these days, there’s a garden question waiting for me. So here are a few tips I’d like to share this week: Q: What is the best way to use Sluggo? A: Sluggo slug and snail bait is a specific brand which, like Kleenex ti...
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Eponymous bear inspires SUV
Czech automaker Škoda announced its latest offering on Friday, a seven-seat SUV called the “Kodiaq,” meant to invoke the power of the Kodiak brown bear. Sharp-eyed locals might have wondered about a few appearances of the alternate spelling last month, as a 10-member crew from the Czech Republic filmed a few scenes for a promotional video connected with the SUV’s rollout. Signs at Pier 3 and on the Chiniak Highway...
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KHS boys place first, girls third at Colony Invite
Another week, another invitational title for the Kodiak boys’ track and field team. Behind seven first-place showings, the Bears squeezed out a nine-point win over Colony Saturday at the Colony Invitational. Seniors Michael Parnell and Kordell Pillans were double winners as Kodiak tallied 140 points. Colony was second with 131 and Wasilla third at 104. Parnell darted to victories in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. ...
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