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Will Troyer
A bear wrangler, who pioneered live-capture of brown bears on Kodiak, has gone to rest. Will Troyer, 88, peacefully passed away at his Cooper Landing home on Sept. 21, 2014. His last days were spent surrounded by friends and family. In addition to being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Will created a rich history steeped in Alaska wilderness. He was a bear biologist and wrote two books from those exper...
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Council approves NPFMC letter, declares fire prevention week
At the Kodiak City Council's work session and meeting on Sept. 25, the council approved a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The letter is the result of meetings of the joint city and Kodiak Island Borough fisheries work group where testimony from citizens was heard and a fisheries analyst provided information. The letter, which tells NPFMC what aspects of trawl bycatch management NPFMC's an...
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Local chef to compete in Anchorage
Kodiak chef Joel Chenet will be competing in Anchorage on Tuesday for a chance to compete against chefs from around the nation. Chenet, co-owner and chef at Mill Bay Coffee & Pastries, will compete against three other chefs from Anchorage, Juneau and Seward in the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s third annual Great Alaska Seafood Cookoff. The live cooking will start at 6:30 p.m., and the competitors won’t find...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 29
Aug. 18 • At 1:24 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:55 a.m., police conducted a security check on Hillside Drive. • At 2:58 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Thorsheim Street. A man left when police asked. • At 3:23 a.m., police cited a driver on Mission Road for having no insurance. • At 3:48 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. A man left when pol...
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Fish Factor: Bering Sea crab fisheries open Oct. 15
Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries. Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder met last week to discuss the outlook for Alaska’s biggest crab fisheries that open Oct. 15. The take away was that the stocks of red king crab, bairdi Tanners and snow crab all showed big increases in mature size ...
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Garden Gate: Summer reflections
With the fall equinox behind us, and harvest still underway, it’s a good time to reflect a little on the summer. For many growers, it began in May and continued way into September. It was a time of surprises, brought on by long stretches of dry, warm weather: Early daffodils, lush lawns, tons of tomatoes, cucumbers by the cord, bushels of herbs and flowers, and so on. And on Saturdays, the Farmers Market at the Fa...
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Region III Cross Country Championships photos
Kodiak High School hosted the Region III Cross Country Championships Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. (Photos by Derek Clarkston)
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KISAR group keeps skills sharp with training
Last weekend, the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue group trained in rappelling and navigating in the backcountry. The training involved a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and four hours of hiking. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter took KISAR members to the top of Fourth of July peak, a mountain behind Bells Flats. “We took 13 members into the backcountry here quite a ways, it was about a four-hour hike down,” said KISAR presi...
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Kodiak boys looking to extend region streak
Kodiak’s boys cross country team hopes it will get to visit a bakery Saturday afternoon. The Bears are chasing their 13th consecutive regional title, and they get the chance to extend their region dominance at home. For the first time since 2005, Bear Valley Golf Course is hosting the Region III Cross Country Championships. Kodiak is more than ready to defend its home turf against region foes Colony, Wasilla, Palm...
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Kodiak girls hoping for a strong showing at regions
Kodiak started the season with a youthful girls cross country team. Injuries have stunted the growth of the team this season, but coach Marcus Dunbar is looking for season-saving performances at Saturday’s Region III Championships at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “We haven’t really had a meet where I thought we ran at full strength … We are hoping this weekend might be it,” Dunbar said. Kodiak hasn’t been on top of...
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