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Feb 10 2015
Coast Guard Couple Attacked in Bourne, Mass.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
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Anna, left, and Lisa Trubnikova. (Facebook photo via Boston Globe) 
  
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    A married U.S. Coast Guard couple once stationed in Kodiak were attacked by another guardsman in Bourne, Massachusetts, late last week, leaving one dead, and the other hospitalized.
    Petty Officers Anna and Lisa Trubnikova were attacked in their home an hour south of Boston by heavily-armed Coast Guardsman Adrian Loya. 
    Lisa Trubnikova was killed in Thursday's shooting, her wife Anna was wounded. In the ensuing standoff with police, Bourne Police Officer Jared MacDonald was shot in the back but is expected to recover.
    Authorities haven’t disclosed a motive for the shooting, but Lisa Trubnikova’s relatives told the Boston Globe that Loya had been pursuing Lisa for years, beginning when he was stationed at Coast Guard Base Kodiak at the same time as the two women. The same relative told the Globe that Loya was obsessed and continued to pursue Lisa Trubnikova romantically even after she married and moved to Cape Cod. Relatives said they did not believe Lisa Trubnikova had reported Loya's behavior to the Coast Guard, believing she could handle the situation on her own. 
    Thirty-one-year-old Lisa Trubnikova was stationed at Coast Guard Joint Base Cape Cod, while 30-year-old Anna Trubnikova is based at Woods Hole.
    Coast Guard First District Commander Rear Adm. Linda Fagan thanked the Bourne Police Department for its swift response, saying it saved the life of Anna Trubnikova. She also thanked Police Officer MacDonald, who himself was a Coast Guard veteran. 
 
Feb 09 2015
Council Looks at Stiffer Halibut Bycatch Limits
Monday, 09 February 2015
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    Halibut harvests have been on the decline in the Bering Sea for years. But the amount that trawlers and catcher-processors are allowed to incidentally take has stayed the same. Now, federal regulators have agreed to consider stiffer limits on halibut bycatch. 
 
Feb 09 2015
Subsistence Board Revamping Rural Determination Process
Monday, 09 February 2015
Jay Barrett/KMXT
    The way the Federal Subsistence Board has determined if an area of Alaska was rural, and therefore its residents eligible to subsistence hunt and fish on federal land and waters has remained largely unchanged. Until now. 
    Previously, areas had to meet all manner of criteria to be declared rural. The new method will flip that on its head, according to Deborah Coble, outreach coordinator with the Office of Subsistence Management in Anchorage.
    "It's going from an entire page in a regulation book with all sorts of guidelines to basically two sentences,” she said. “And those two sentences in the regulations would state, 'the board determines which areas or communities in Alaska are non-rural. Current determinations are listed as.' And it would give a specific location and then all other communities and areas therefore are rural."
    A series of meetings around the state kicks off tomorrow here in Kodiak. Coble says they are basically wondering what residents think of the new determination process and why they feel that way.
    Coble says the impetus for the change came from public input.
    "The Federal Subsistence Board received 475 substantive comments from various sources, including individuals, members of the regional advisory councils, of which there are 10 councils, and other entities and organizations such as borough and village governments,” she said. “(They) wanted us to look at, actually, wanted the secretaries of interior and agriculture to look at the rural determination process."
    The Federal Subsistence Board meeting in Kodiak will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. It will be preceded by a Kodiak and Aleutian Islands regional advisory council meeting. Both meetings are open to the public, and the latter one can be joined via teleconference.
    If you'd like to call into the meeting, the toll-free number is 1-866-560-5984, and the passcode is: 12960066. 
 
Feb 09 2015
Small Comes Up Big at 4-A Wrestling Championships
Monday, 09 February 2015
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    The Kodiak High School Bears had three wrestlers in the championship matches at the State 4-A championships in Anchorage over the weekend, coming away with a first and two seconds.
    At 126 pounds Kodiak senior Jay-Ar Small got a takedown with 30-seconds left to beat Colony's Chace Booth to win 3-2.
    At 132 pounds, senior Levi Fried was trailing by only one point in the third period before South's Gavin Alvarado pinned him with a minute-32 left.
    And at 220 pounds, Kodiak senior Nolan Wandersee lost to Palmer's Ben Button 9-to-2.
    As a team, the Bears were fourth with 115 points. Colony won the team title with 264 points, followed by South with 255.5 and Wasilla with 227. Lathrop rounded out the top five. 
 
Feb 09 2015
Missing Man's Body Found Near Cliff Point
Monday, 09 February 2015
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    Searchers Friday afternoon found the body of a Kodiak man missing since Tuesday night. Thirty-seven year old Kevin Rogers was found dead in the Cliff Point area, near where his car was spotted Thursday.
    Searchers from Kodiak Island Search and Rescue, the Coast Guard and Troopers did not find Rogers before calling off the search because of darkness Thursday evening, but found his body early Friday afternoon.
    Troopers say no foul play is suspected at this time, but Rogers' body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office. Next of kin have been notified, and and the investigation into his death continue.
 
 
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