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Hunter wins contest with 109-point buck
The winner of the 2015 Eric Lochman Big Buck Contest took home a prize worth $2,500 and bragging rights for taking home the biggest deer rack in Unit 8, all of the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago, in the last year. Mack's Sport Shop has held the contest for more than 25 years, and 46 racks were entered into the contest this year. Although that was lower than historic highs, it was higher than last year's 23 entr...
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Bears’ defense sweeps Moose
Charmaine Fabricante didn’t have any pre-game jitters before her first varsity start. And she didn’t have any in-game jitters either. Kodiak’s senior guard was all over the court in leading her team past Palmer, 38-23, in a Northern Lights Conference girls basketball Friday at Kodiak High. She started again on Saturday, and again Kodiak beat Palmer, this time 43-25. Fabricante waited her entire career to start a v...
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Build code that works for Kodiak
It seems we all can agree that the new proposed codes are overreaching and oppressive and if implemented will suffocate our community and our way of life. There is one portion that I have only heard comment on by only one person: subsistence. It is my understanding that if we go from rural to urban we will lose all our subsistence rights. Just the threat of this should have every person in this community speaking ...
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Don’t blame oil tax reform for budget deficit
"Blaming oil tax reform for Alaska's current budget deficit is just plain wrong" Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska's long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent...
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Garden Gate: Decide early for your spring garden
While it may seem a tad early, there are some major decisions that you should be making about this spring’s garden. For example, are you adding box-in raised beds or turning back some lawn for landscape gardens? Do you plan to buy shrubs or trees this season? Do you need to set aside space for compost bins or a chicken coop? What about your annual beds? Do you plan to buy bedding plants or grow them from seed? Do ...
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Fish Factor: Loading up on sockeyes
Alaska seafood marketers are ramping up promotions and bankrolling a $1 global million media blitz to counteract a tough sockeye salmon market. Sockeyes are by far the most valuable salmon catch, often worth two-thirds of the value of Alaska’s entire salmon fishery. But last summer’s unexpected surge of reds left lots of inventory in freezers, and record U.S. imports of competing farmed salmon from Chile and Norwa...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 19
Dec. 28 At 12:57 a.m., police cited a driver on Purtov Street for driving with a revoked license. At 1:34 a.m., police gave a vehicle equipment warning to a driver on Thorsheim Street. Around 1:46 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 2:06 a.m., police arrested a man on Center Avenue for a warrant. At 2:17 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2:43 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on M...
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Wrestling: Fried wins again
Kodiak’s Levi Fried is making up for lost time on the mat. The senior picked up his second tournament victory in as many weeks by taking the 132-pound Glen Vandergaw title Saturday at Dimond High School. Fried, a senior who didn’t wrestle last season, got a late start to the season because of postseason cross country races. He has knocked off the rust the past two weeks. Fried won a John Tobin Invitational last we...
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Kodiak boys place eighth
Kodiak’s boys basketball team placed eighth at the Alaska Airlines Classic Saturday at West Anchorage High School. After losing to tournament host West in the opening-round on Thursday, Kodiak dropped its final two games — 49-34 to Cypress Bay, Florida, and 50-26 to Colony. The Bears have lost their last four games and enter their bye-week with a 2-10 record. Tied at halftime against Cypress Bay on Friday, Kodiak ...
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Kodiak resident cooked for Obama, dignitaries
Laron Jones, one of Kodiak’s newest residents, is not a celebrity, but his résumé surely includes cooking for dignitaries and famous people, including President Barack Obama. Jones is a Coast Guard food service specialist who was stationed at Homeland Security headquarters in Virginia, where he got a chance to cook for the chief executive and other government officials during special events. Jones said his service...
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