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Garden Gate: Mind the pushki and rinse off the bug spit
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported last week that salmonberries are ripening one to two weeks ahead of what we consider normal. Time to clean out the freezer and make jams and jellies. Fireweed is also blooming sooner than expected (heralding an early winter?), as did the batch of golden chain trees. A splendid show it was. Also earlier than usual is the annual Garden Tour, hosted by the Kodiak Garden Club. This yea...
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Fish Factor: Slow going in Kodiak salmon season
Salmon takes center stage each summer, but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue. For salmon, total catches by July 8 were nearing 28 million fish, of which 10 million were sockeyes, primarily from Bristol Bay. Last week marked the catch of the 2 billionth sockeye from the Bay since the fishery began in 1884. Other salmon highlights: Southeast trollers wrapped up their summer chino...
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Assembly signs on to budget letter to Legislature
During its Thursday regular meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution asking the Alaska Legislature to pass a good budget. The resolution, forwarded by Gov. Bill Walker to all local governments in the Alaska Municipal League, asks the Legislature “to take immediate action … to provide for a fair, balanced and sustainable state budget.” “We sent the same note to them earlier,” said Mayor Jerro...
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Obituary: Hilda Christine Wallin Carlson
Funeral services were held for lifelong Alaska resident Hilda Christine Wallin Carlson in her native village of Chignik Bay in the Chignik Bible Chapel, June 18. Roger Holmberg of Sand Point officiated. Mrs. Carlson, 93, was born in Chignik Bay on Oct. 29, 1922, to Clara and Iver Wallin. She died June 11, 2016, at the Liama Assisted Living Home in Anchorage, where she had lived since September of 2013. Mrs. Carlso...
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Ostrander misses qualifying for Rio
Allie Ostrander, a former Kenai High School running superstar, fell short of qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics Sunday. The Boise State University freshman placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run final at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Ostrander stuck with the lead pack for the majority of the race before finishing in 15 minutes, 24.77 seconds — 19 ticks back of winner Molly Huddle, ...
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Break-in at Chiniak post office
No arrests have been made in connection to Thursday’s break-in at the Chiniak Post Office, as local law enforcement await a decision by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on whether it will take over the case. According to Trooper Ryan Lott, he was driving home from work at approximately 2 a.m. when he observed “suspicious activity” near the Chiniak Post Office. He made contact with a person at this time, but was ...
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State furloughs affect courthouse staff
Pocketbooks and services in Kodiak will feel the effects of state budget cuts, as the start of the new fiscal year brings furloughs for many state employees. According to Kate Sheehan, director of the Alaska Department of Administration’s Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, nearly 120 state employees based in Kodiak will be required to take furlough days this fiscal year. Employees of the Kodiak courthouse ...
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TAPESTRY: Rose remembered for cheer, faith, flying
If you were planning to have a bad day, pilot Eddie Rose wouldn’t let you get by with it; he could change that frown into a smile. His dear friend Vic Downing shared that insight as he gave the eulogy at Eddie’s memorial service at the Kodiak Baptist Mission Heritage Center last Saturday afternoon. The Heritage auditorium could barely accommodate the crowd that came to pay their final respects. The number of peopl...
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UAF, state take fresh look at tsunami danger
All of Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport could flood in a large tsunami, according to preliminary data on tsunami inundation zones presented to local government officials and emergency responders on Thursday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the State of Alaska are developing new guidelines as well for harbors and waterways in coastal communities. A UAF researcher and representatives from the National Weathe...
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Teeing Off: On the road
Nothing beats getting pummeled by a dog after six long days on the road — not even right-out-of-the-oven-melt-in-your-mouth cookies. When I walked through the door of the Clarkston apartment last Saturday, it was like Gizmo had not seen his daddy for a year. The pup went crazy, sprinting around the living room and crashing into my legs. I picked him up and that started Slobberfest 2016. I missed you too, Gizzy. Pe...
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