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Memorial for lost fisherman is 5 p.m. tonight
A memorial service for Jaime Gallegos, the fisherman lost at sea during the sinking of the fishing vessel Advantage, is scheduled for this evening. The service will be held at 5 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. The family is asking people to wear red and black. After the service, the family will release tokens of love in the water in remembrance of Gallegos. A donation fund for the family has been set up a...
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Unification Church founder recalled for fishing visits to Kodiak
The impact of the death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, stretches across the ocean to Kodiak. During his lifetime, Moon touched the lives of people in Kodiak through his work with the Unification Church of Kodiak and International Seafoods of Alaska Inc. Moon first came to Kodiak in the 1970s to expand the Unification Church, then entered the fishing industry. The church owns Interna...
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Kodiak school district must get state OK before hiring kindergarten teacher
Mike Hanley, the state’s commissioner of education, will have a choice in the hiring of one of Kodiak’s newest teachers. On Thursday, the Kodiak Island Borough School Board approved a contract for East Elementary School kindergarten teacher Melissa Griffin. While contracts are approved each year for new teachers, Griffin is the wife of school board member Aaron Griffin, and Alaska Statute 14.14.140 states that mem...
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City and borough confirm plans to step into fish politics next month
The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak confirmed their plans to dip into fish politics during a joint meeting Tuesday night. In a one-hour joint assembly, the Kodiak City Council and Kodiak borough assembly agreed to pass a joint resolution and send the borough and city mayors to the October meeting of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. At that meeting, the council is expected to address tools t...
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Cowboys, cabbages and cupcakes at 2012 Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo
The Cupcake Wars stole the exhibit spotlight at the Kodiak State Fair as people flocked around the tables to gaze at the sweet treats. The cupcakes were only one part of a weekend that included Kodiak’s annual rodeo, produce and livestock judging and a hefty dose of fair food. This year 31 contestants, including 18 children, entered their cupcakes to be judged on artistic presentation and taste. The exhibit, based...
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Names released for 2 dead, 2 safe after fishing boat sinks
One man is missing, presumed dead, and another is confirmed dead after the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Advantage sank early Friday with four men aboard. The Coast Guard pulled three crewmen from the 58-foot fishing vessel after it sank 14 miles southeast of Kodiak Island around midnight. The Coast Guard searched for missing crewman, Jaime Gallegos, for more than 18 hours before calling the search off. Leif Bolan, ...
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Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon dies at 92
GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers. These contradictions did nothing to s...
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Kodiak fishermen switch from salmon to cod
Commercial salmon season is all but finished, but that only means a shift to cod for Kodiak fishermen. Saturday was the opening day for the Pacific Cod B season for trawl, pot and hook-and-line fishermen. Seventeen thousand metric tons of cod were available in the central Gulf of Alaska and another 8,410 tons in the western Gulf of Alaska, representing 40 percent of the annual cod allocation for the year. Accordin...
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Reports of mushy halibut rise again
Kodiak trails Homer by just 60,000 pounds in the annual competition to land the most halibut in Alaska, but both ports are facing the same problem — new reports of mushy halibut syndrome. The syndrome is named after its characteristic effects — halibut meat that appears jelly-like when raw and mushy or watery when cooked. The taste of the fish is usually unaffected, but its texture and appearance makes it unappeti...
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Art walk returns
The Kodiak Arts Council wants island residents to explore local artwork. To help people do that, the Arts Council and local businesses partnered to create the Labor Day Weekend Art and Culture Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Arts Council visual arts coordinator Katie Helligso started the walk last year. She wanted to create an event similar to the First Friday walks that take place in other cities. “I thought somethi...
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