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Outdoor Kodiak: Going deep for halibut
As September approaches, most anglers are taking stock of their freezers. How much space is left for silver season, and how is the supply of everything else? The sad news is, lots of Kodiak freezers are light on halibut this year. The fish have been hard to find, and the average size is a lot smaller than usual. Our own freezer was in the same shape until recently. It’s taken a month of searching and experimenting...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 27
Wednesday, Aug. 21 • At 3:22 a.m., officers stood by for safety while harbor officers helped an intoxicated man to his fishing vessel. • At 4:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported her boyfriend wouldn't let her leave the home. He was gone when officers arrived. She reported no assault or fear, but just wanted to leave. • At 11:14 a.m., a caller asked officers to perform a welfare check. They found the woman later in the ...
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Little freedom of choice with Obamacare
Editor, I must say I am interested in the response my first letter on this subject generated. Thank you all who read it, and for your kind corrections and suggestions. I shall endeavor to respond with equal kindness, having done quite a bit more research as was recommended. A very good source is: ”Dhimmitude Past and Present: An Invented or Real History?” by Bat Ye’or. No, the word “dhimmitude” is not now in the O...
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Obamacare regulations open to interpretation
To the Editor: I took Ms. Roberts’ advice and did a Google search on “Obamacare subsidy”. One link led to the WebMD website, which had a short but informative article. It stated that the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates about half of adults currently purchasing coverage will be eligible for subsidies of about $5,500 per family which would cover 67 percent of projected premiums. However, people earning about $46,...
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Court rules on dispute over trees
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled on a 2008 case involving a tree-cutting dispute between two Monashka Bay homeowners. In a Friday decision, the supreme court ruled Joel and Darlene Wiersum were responsible for clear-cutting a hillside owned by Paul Harder. The court threw out $161,000 in jury-awarded damages and ordered a new trial to decide the proper amount. According to court documents, the case began in 2005...
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Kodiak still remains out of rankings
Kodiak’s 26-8 win over Homer didn’t catch the eyes of voters. For the second straight week, the Bears were left out of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network medium-small school football rankings. Kodiak debuted at No. 5 in the preseason poll but has appeared in neither poll since. The Bears received at least one vote in both polls. Kodiak’s offense was sluggish in the first half of its season opener, as Homer too...
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Alumni update: Sabado opens season at UAA
Maureen Sabado opened her junior volleyball season at the University of Alaska Anchorage with a solid performance on Saturday. Sabado had nine kills, four digs and three block assists in a five-set victory over the UAA alumni team in Anchorage. Sabado is a 2008 Kodiak High School graduate. This is her third season at UAA — she redshirted in 2011 — after playing a year at San Diego City College. UAA plays three mat...
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Wounded warriors visit Kodiak
Last week, the Wounded Warrior Project brought 12 wounded soldiers to Kodiak Island to go fishing, see the sights and participate in a healing process. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that takes military veterans injured after Sept. 11, and works to help them heal and assist each other. For some, their wounds are physical; others live with invisible injuries from combat-related stress. For the past ...
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Garden Gate: Cooking with late summer rhubarb
Chop, chop, chop. Marty is standing in the corner of the kitchen, rinsing and chopping rhubarb into 3/4-inch chunks and tossing them into two large pots on the stove: one for cinnamon sauce, the other for a plain sauce. At his feet, a large purple trug, filled with vertical columns of red, pink and green rhubarb await their fate. August marks our last rhubarb pick (except for a few deep-dish cobblers here and ther...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 26
The Kodiak flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach a boating safety class Aug. 26 and 27, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. The eight-hour About Boating Safely class is designed for adults who want to learn the basics necessary to enjoy boating safely and legally. Topics covered include terminology, trailering, legal requirements and emergency procedures. The class meets in the Pacific Cod c...
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