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Garden Gate: Getting rid of slugs
When the weather forecast called for drizzle and rain, I thought, “Uh, oh, time to go on a slug defensive.” I started by walking around the garden, looking for potential hiding spots where slugs might be lurking. It didn’t take me long to find the mother of all slug hangouts: inside a garden ornament. Years ago, a friend gave me a saucepan-sized cluster of large, white barnacles. The top openings measured 2 inches...
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Thomet begins season with win
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet started the 2014 cross country season with a comfortable victory at the Tsalteshi Invitational on Saturday at Skyview Middle School. The senior standout covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 41.4 seconds — 12 seconds faster than runner-up finisher Ty Jordan of Chugiak. Thomet’s victory — his 12th straight on Alaska soil — wasn’t enough to push Kodiak to the team title, as the Bears fin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 25
August 27 • At 12:01 a.m., a 911 caller from Hemlock Street reported his vehicle was stolen. Police found it later that day, and there was no visible damage. • At 2:03 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was yelling at several other men in the Center Avenue and Mission Road area. Police gave him a no more bars advisement, and the man left when they asked. • At 5:01 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 5...
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KHS boys cross country team enters season with state title hopes
Kodiak High School’s boys cross country team has lofty expectations for the 2014 season, and rightfully so. That’s what happens when you have the best runner in the state in senior Levi Thomet and a solid supporting cast. “Their goal is set on being at the top of the podium at state,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are not shooting for anything less than that. We have had too many third places in a row that ...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Micah Burnett’s midnight brush will stay with him a long time
Micah Burnett thought it was going to be quick. He had to run outside to retrieve his brother’s skateboard. That’s all. But before he returned to his room that night, he had an encounter that will likely be in his head for a long, long time. And those eyes. He’ll remember them for the rest of his life. It was 1 o’clock on Monday morning, July 28. Micah remembered that he had left his brother, Seth’s, skateboard on...
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Fructuosa (Tosing) Labitad
Fructuosa (Tosing) Labitad, 88, died on Aug. 14, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Visitation was at 12 p.m. with service at 1 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2014 at Legacy Witzleben Funeral Home located at 1707 S. Bragaw Street. Burial followed at 2 p.m. at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery located at 535 E. 9th Avenue. Frustuosa was born on March 25, 1926 in Cebu City, Philippines. She moved to Alaska in July of 1992,...
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Pigskin picks: Ketchikan surprises in opening week
Life is good. Another week has passed and the Seattle Mariners are still in the playoff hunt. I’ve forgotten what it is like for your team to be in contention in August — nothing is better than scoreboard watching and sitting on the edge of your seat for every pitch. I even skipped a workout at the gym to watch a morning Mariners game this past week — I also skipped a squat session to keep my legs fresh for a soft...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home cross country schedule loaded with must-see races
Kodiak’s 2014 cross country schedule features two can’t-miss home events. The first comes on Aug. 29 when West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond invade Fort Abecrombie State Historical Park for a star-studded regular-season meet. The meet will feature the top four boys teams at last year’s state meet — West Anchorage was first, West Valley second, Kodiak third and Kenai fourth. “That will be a nice state pr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 22
July 26 • At 1:34 a.m., police warned a driver on Ismailov Street for speeding. • Around 2:15 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. • At 4:53 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fistfight on West Marine Way. • At 5:45 a.m., someone reported being harassed by a man. She did not want to press charges at that time. • At 10:36 a.m., a 911 caller requested a welfare check on Larch Street. It was a verbal argument ...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPAR returns from Arctic Sheild 2014
In the era of diminishing Arctic sea ice, the U.S. Coast Guard continually strives to build awareness, modernize governance and broaden partnerships. On the forefront of these missions is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, who returned recently from a 38-day deployment in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Given SPAR's robust seagoing, multi-mission capabilities, and familiarity with the Western Alaska are...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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