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Fish Factor: A switch in bait could save halibut longliners money
Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf. Researchers have tested pollock in two projects to see if it might replace pricier chum salmon as halibut bait. Fish biologists use over 300,000 pounds of chums in their stock surveys each year, costing nearly half a million dollars. The baits are used at more than 1,200...
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Kodiak boys split with Soldotna
Kodiak’s boys basketball team split a pair of Northern Lights Conference games with Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula. On Friday, Kodiak escaped with a 55-51 overtime victory. On Saturday, Kodiak led by 13 points at halftime, but couldn’t hold on for the win, losing 59-49. The Bears still lead the NLC with a 6-2 record, 11-7 overall. Colony stands at 5-2, while Wasilla is 3-2. Kodiak is 1-2 against Soldotna this sea...
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Playbook: Feb. 17
Monday, Feb. 17 Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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Costello earns top award
Sean Costello was a multiple state champion wrestler for Kodiak High School and now he is the state’s top coach. Kodiak’s third-year coach was named the 4A head coach of the year at last Saturday’s state championship tournament at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. It came as a surprise to Costello that his coaching peers honored him with the award. “It definitely caught me a little off guard,” Costello said. “We ...
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Kodiak troopers warn of brazen burglars
Kodiak’s Alaska State Trooper post supervisor says the outlying areas around Kodiak are experiencing a spike in burglaries and is asking for the public’s help. Over the last few months there has been a disturbing trend of brazen burglars peering into windows and working during daylight hours, Sgt. Eric Olsen said Thursday. Olsen said the trend goes back several months, and while he didn’t have exact numbers, he sa...
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Kodiak girls begin six-game homestand tonight
Kodiak’s girls basketball team begins a six-game season-ending homestand at 7 p.m. tonight with a marquee matchup against Soldotna. The two teams meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday. A week ago this two-game Northern Lights Conference series with the Stars was being billed as a battle of undefeated teams. Now, only one team enters this weekend undefeated — the Kodiak Bears. Soldotna suffered back-to-back losses at last ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Acupressurist
Caugnga’istaq – Acupressurist Una arnaq caugnga’istaq. – This woman is an acupressurist. Although many people think of acupressure as an Asian science, healers in societies around the world use their hands to restore health to the sick by applying gentle, carefully directed pressure. This pressure promotes blood circulation, stimulates the production of hormones, relieves tension, and reduces pain, helping the bod...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 14
Wednesday, Feb. 12 • At 12:54 a.m., an officer checked on a suspicious vehicle on W. Rezanof Drive. All OK. • At 1:24 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 4:02 a.m., a male was served a permanent criminal trespass notice on Shelikof Street. • At 4:30 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:16 a.m., a caller reported the male in the 4:02 a.m. entry was back. He was gone when off...
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C.G. rescues another mariner in the Bering Sea
For the second time this week an Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew evacuated a sick mariner from a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea Wednesday night. An MH-60 Jayhawk crew stationed in Cold Bay received a call concerning a 25-year-old woman working on the 680-foot catcher-processor Ocean Phoenix. The boat was about 70 miles northwest of Cold Bay and the woman was suffering from chest pain, according to a Coast Gua...
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Anchorage party company will run part of Crab Fest midway
There won’t be a Ferris Wheel at Crab Festival 2014, but there will be a bucking salmon ride, a boxing ring, a 24-foot climbing wall and an event called melt down, where contestants dodge spinning foam obstacles. Late last month the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce reached an agreement with Anchorage-based Tons of Fun Entertainment to be the first of what will hopefully be several venders to provide entertainment at thi...
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