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Coast Guard responds to Kodiak fishing vessel on fire west of Adak
Five Kodiak fishermen are safe today after their fishing vessel caught fire about 70 miles west of Adak. The crew of the fishing vessel Western Venture abandoned ship Sunday morning after reporting a fire in an email to the ship’s owner. The Coast Guard scrambled aircraft from Kodiak and Sitka but were unable to establish radio contact with the Western Venture. At 9:05 a.m., the Coast Guard District 17 command cen...
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Kodiak sweeps Wasilla
Kodiak’s run through the Northern Lights Conference continued against Wasilla. Behind superior serving, the Bears wasted little time dispatching the visiting Warriors in a pair of NLC volleyball matches at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Kodiak swept Wasilla 25-13, 25-19, 25-17 Friday and swept them again 25-16, 25-11, 25-17 Saturday to remain perfect in conference play at 8-0. “That is nice,” Kodiak coach Amy Willi...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 21
The downtown Kodiak revitalization and beautification subcommittee will meet at 7 p.m. in the Kodiak College campus center. The meeting is open to the public. Author and historian James Mackovjak will present a lecture on salmon traps, their history and impact on Alaska communities at noon Tuesday. The lecture will take place in Anchorage but will be available locally in the Kodiak room of the Kodiak College library.
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Garden Gate: TomTato: Growing two cooking staples together
I’m all about combining potatoes and tomatoes together when cooking a soup, but I never thought about combining them in the garden until now. Thompson & Morgan, the seed catalog company, has developed a new tomato variety that not only produces fruit (described as sweeter and better tasting than anything you can find in the supermarket), but will also create a bountiful crop of white potatoes at the end of the sea...
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Fish Factor: Crabbers facing bad news this season
The Bering Sea crab fleet was ready to head to the fishing grounds over the weekend after the government shutdown and unissued licenses stalled the Oct. 15 start of the crab season. Skippers of the 80 boats estimated the extra time tied up in Dutch Harbor cost them each $1,000 per day. Meanwhile, the situation was even worse for small-boat crabbers at Kodiak, who learned there would not even be a Tanner fishery co...
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Swimmers win Valley Invitational
Kodiak’s swimming team made a late-season statement in the Valley Invitational Saturday at Palmer High School. Both the boys and girls squads emerged victorious in the invitational that is billed as a Region III Championship preview. Behind four individual victories, Kodiak’s boys overwhelmed the competition with 121 points, 70 points more than runner-up Colony. The girls race was much closer, as Kodiak’s 77 point...
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Tustumena expected to return to Kodiak today
If all goes as planned, the Tustumena will arrive at City Pier 1 this afternoon. On Thursday, Alaska Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow said the likelihood that the ferry will be in Kodiak looked good. “We are optimistic that it will be sailing,” he said in a message. “We haven’t sent out any formal release in case something does come up because there have been a lot of unexpected events with...
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Soldotna, Juneau reach football finals
Soldotna and Juneau will collide in the medium-schools state championship game Oct. 26 in Anchorage. The Stars secured their second state trip to the title game with a 66-33 win over North Pole on Saturday at the Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage. In the other semfinal, Juneau defeated Kenai 42-15. Soldotna’s Jake Kooly galloped for 345 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries against North Pole. Overall, Soldotna r...
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State keeps Kodiak in subsistence zone
The Alaska boards of fish and game have rejected a proposal to make Kodiak a non-subsistence hunting and fishing area. The proposal, brought by a Fairbanks man, was turned down by a 1-11 margin during a joint meeting of the fish and game boards in Anchorage. One member of the two boards was absent, and another member abstained from the vote. Allen Barrette, a member of the Fairbanks fish and game advisory board, b...
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Seniors to play in final home matches
During a recent photo shoot, Amy Willis kept reminding her seven seniors that she would like to begin practice. The seven heard the coach, but returned their attention to the camera; they all had a different agenda for practice — smile, laugh and giggle. “I can’t make an actually diagnosis, but collectively they are very ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder),” Willis said. This wasn’t the first time the ...
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