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Garden Gate: Fall is in the air
Yesterday’s autumnal equinox reminded me that it’s not June anymore. Every year, the calendarural event yanks me out of denial. Still, I welcome the change, and as I search for exquisite light in autumn’s sunrises and colorful landscapes, it gives my camera purpose. It reminds me of something that photographer Galen Rowell used to say: “The edges of nature is where you’ll find dynamic light and landscapes.” I noti...
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Guest opinion: Fishermen should give back to their communities
Fishermen should give back to their communities Alaskan salmon fishermen just enjoyed a record season. Over 266 million salmon were harvested this summer, and although the value is still being calculated it is likely to become one of the most valuable catches in history. The incredible abundance of salmon in 2013 is unique, but the formula for success is repeatable: healthy habitat, conservative management, a litt...
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Tourism bureau releases new line of Discover Kodiak products
Discover Kodiak recently launched a new line of products to go hand in hand with the tourism bureau’s new brand. Kodiak’s tourism bureau went through a name change and rebranding earlier this year. They changed the name from the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitor Bureau to Discover Kodiak in an effort to make it easier for visitors to find the information they need. Executive director Chastity Starrett said the ...
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Before the snap
25 seconds. That is how much time a high school football team is allotted between plays — not a lot of time for an essential part of a game. If too much time is spent in the huddle, on the line of scrimmage, the team is penalized five yards. “You don’t have time to even get your breath,” Kodiak junior fullback Kerry Powers said. “You get in the huddle, you get the play and get in your position.” Once a play ends, ...
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Spearfishing record set in Kodiak
In the ocean’s depths, Andy Joca is on top of the world. On Aug. 24, the Coast Guard officer hauled in a world record: a 13.2-pound starry flounder that is the largest ever taken with a spear gun. The record fish was certified by the International Underwater Spearfishing Association and so large that it even tops the rod and reel record. Joca, who has been in Kodiak for just one month, downplays his accomplishment...
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Kodiak football finishes season with three home games
Home, sweet home. After playing three of its first four football games on the road, Kodiak finishes the regular season with three straight games at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The stretch of home games begins 2 p.m. Saturday with a nonconference, homecoming battle against Thunder Mountain. Both teams are coming off eerily similar losses. Kodiak gained only 83 yards in a 63-0 Northern Lights Conference loss to top-r...
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Kodiak Police Chief retires after 25 years
Police Chief Charles “T.C.” Kamai came to Kodiak 25 years ago as a 22-year-old eager to fulfill his childhood dream of working as a police officer. Kamai is retiring after a full career that took him as a patrol officer and made him the city’s chief of police. When he moved from Anchorage to take the patrol job in 1988, Kamai planned to stay for only two years. His plans changed when he found that Kodiak was ripe ...
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Vern Buben
Memorial services for Vern Buben will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Funeral Chapel, 303 Erskine Ave.
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Prep picks: Football season going by fast
The season is slipping by fast. There are only three weeks left before the playoffs begin. I tossed another perfect week, going 9-0 during Week 5. That runs my total to 37-3 (.925 winning percentage). This is just getting too easy. Maybe I should start putting spreads on the game, and pick that way. Speaking of spreads, the Seahawks are 19 1/2-point favorites over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. That is a bushel o...
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New radio station live
Kodiak public radio fans now have twice as much to be happy about. Kodiak Public Broadcasting has formally opened a new public radio station, KODK-FM 90.7. The station is a sister to KMXT-FM 100.1, which continues to be Kodiak’s flagship public radio station. General manager Mike Wall said Kodiak needs a second public radio station because public radio listeners have different ideas of what they want to hear, and ...
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