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Tusty sailings cancelled due to work
The M/V Tustumena will have ten days of sailings cancelled because “necessary additional work” turned up during the ferry’s annual overhaul, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation. The release said the ferry will now be returning to service on May 12, which means the ...
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First themes emerge from study about graying of fishing fleet
A group of researchers are studying the effects of the so-called “graying of the fleet,” the aging of fishermen without as many younger ones coming along behind, in the Kodiak archipelago and Bristol Bay, and the results of dozens of interviews are currently being catalogued. On Wednesday at the ...
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Whale watching from Kodiak’s historic sites
Spring is a great time to visit Narrow Cape and view migrating grey whales. The giant creatures swim close to shore on their way to feeding grounds in the Bering Sea, particularly cows with their newborn calves. My daughter Abigail and I watch them from our favorite perch. It is on the cape above...
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Coastal Forager: Gardener’s bane, forager’s treasure
I've always been one of those terrible romantics who finds the white feathery tops of dandelions irresistible for making wishes. I've probably single-handedly doubled their population. Long-considered a delicacy in Europe, dandelions are the dread of gardeners because of their root systems, which...
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Tapestry: Kodiak cares, it really does
Misfortune is an unwelcome visitor that takes many forms — a devastating disease, fire, loss of livelihood, death of a loved one, financial debilitation or scandal. Those caught in its trap find themselves in turmoil that can be metaphorically described as a raging storm at sea. But those storms ...
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Judge sets sentencing date for 2 Kodiakans
Sentencing is scheduled in the next couple of weeks for two Kodiak residents who were originally charged with kidnapping, assault, theft and several misconduct involving a controlled substance charges. Jami Gibson, 40, and Phillip Gibson, 39, along with Julian Valdez, 28, were arrested last May a...
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Teeing Off: Soccer certainly isn’t cricket
I was going to devote this space to how awesome the Mariners are, but somewhere along the way they didn’t get the message and have stumbled out of the gate. So instead, let’s talk about that six-letter curse word that starts with the letter S … Soccer. It’s been well documented over the years, so...
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On Parenting: Responsibility, bonding found on route
"Mom, can I do a paper route?" Nora asked. These are words a parent semi-rejoices yet semi-dreads to hear. There it was-in white and black ink in the Kodiak Daily Mirror: Our neighborhood was in need of a paper carrier. "Oh really. Hmmm," I pause. I gulp. And sigh. "Maybe. I'll call and see. I do...
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