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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Not too early to track down Dollies in lakes
A long, warm winter has left the lakes and rivers mostly ice-free. Several folks have asked me when the Dollies will start running into rivers on their way to the sea. I’m betting that’s still close to a month off. The run will start once the water temperatures rise enough to trigger them, but no time soon. Does that mean you have to wait another month for Dolly fishing? If the lakes are free of ice, there’s no re...
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CAPITOL REPORT: Something everyone can hate
Hello again. Less than two weeks remain until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, and there is, as always during this time of year, a great deal happening in the Capitol building. Of course, the major item still unresolved is the fiscal year 2017 operating budget. We are awaiting the appointment of a budget conference committee consisting of three members from each legislative body. This c...
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Wandersee ends first season with UAA with title game loss
A spirited late-game rally was not enough to propel the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team to the program’s first national title. Trailing Lubbock Christian University by 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Seawolves trimmed the deficit to four with just over a minute left but couldn’t pull any closer in what turned out to be a 78-73 loss in the NCAA Division II national championship game, Mon...
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Fried collects 1,500 win
Kodiak’s Levi Fried had a career day on the track Saturday at the Tom Benich Classic in Greeley, Colorado. The Black Hills State University freshman breezed to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 2.86 seconds, nearly five seconds quicker than his previous best mark. The 2015 Kodiak High School graduate and school record-holder in the 800 was two seconds faster than the runn...
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Sullivan: Wait for new icebreaker too long
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said 10 years is too long to wait for a new icebreaker in the Arctic. As melting sea ice has opened up new pathways in the Arctic, many countries have sought to develop new strategies and amp up investments for commerce and national defense. This includes the acquisition of icebreakers, ships used to break ice and create pathways for other vessels. The United States has two active...
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Knapp: New revenue pressures will impact fisheries
As legislators seek to solve the state’s financial troubles, economics professor Gunnar Knapp says fishermen need to keep an eye on what’s happening at the state level. Knapp, director and professor of economics at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, presented at ComFish Friday about the state’s fiscal situation and the implications for fisheries. “There’s definitely pressur...
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Assembly talks Chiniak logging, GSA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward with hiring a consultant to work out a possible logging contract for burned trees in Chiniak, and discussed a superseding lease with the General Services Administration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. At the Thursday work session, the assembly heard from NorthWind Forest Consultant...
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GARDEN GATE: Warm winter moves up spring planting
Back in the old days, you planned your spring gardening To-do list based on planting out on Memorial Day. I think we can all agree that this year’s planting day will be much earlier. Not only did the soil not freeze into giant blocks, but you can be that slugs are up and around, cavorting in our raised beds. More on that later. Meanwhile, the warmish weather gives us time and temperature buffers. Lon White of Stra...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
March 16 At 8:47 a.m., a person reported a break-in in a shed in the 1200 block of Chichenof Street with the shed and some items damaged, but nothing appeared stolen. At 9:40 a.m., a man reported someone slashed his tires in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 11:12 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 3:11 p.m., police received a report of a man panhandling in the 500 block of ...
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Soldotna rallies to knock off Kodiak in conference opener
The Kodiak boys’ Northern Lights Conference soccer opener contained everything from jubilation to heartache. The Bears led Soldotna 3-0 before 13 minutes clicked off the clock; the Stars rallied with four straight goals to lead at halftime; Kodiak netted the equalizer late in the second half; Soldotna booted the game-winner in the 74th minute and tapped in a bonus goal in the final seconds. Whew. You can take a br...
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