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GARDEN GATE: Master of disguise pests sneak in on compost
I stood in the greenhouse with a garden friend, admiring a tray of onion seedlings. Standing tall, the seedlings looked like tiny green chopsticks. “Would you like to take a few with you?” I asked, knowing she’d be leaving soon to return to her remote garden-home on the west side of Kodiak Island. “Sure, that’d be great,” she said. As I leaned over to inspect the onions though, I froze in horror. “Aphids! They’ve ...
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Artists in residence teach in Kodiak
Violist Sharon Tenhundfelt and conductor Dylan Chmura-Moore arrived in Kodiak from Wisconsin on Monday, losing their luggage in typical traveling-in-Alaska fashion. So they bought some Xtratufs and fit in so well, the Kodiak Island Borough School District students asked them what part of Alaska they were from. “I think they knew that I wasn’t from here, but I confused them because I wore these,” Tenhundfelt said. ...
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Council approves encroachment permitting changes
The Kodiak City Council added language to their code for issuing encroachment permits. “Changes to the Kodiak City Code reflected by this ordinance remove redundancies and allow the city manager to grant access and temporary use of city-owned property by an encroachment permit,” said deputy manager Mike Tvenge at the Thursday council meeting. “Previous to this ordinance and code revision, there was no means to iss...
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Kodiak baseball deals with death in the family
Nearly four hours before Kodiak’s second baseball game of the season, the program lost a member of its family. Assistant coach Mel LeVan’s wife, Alice, died at her home Thursday afternoon in Kodiak. She had been battling multiple myeloma for the past five years. “He means a lot to us and certainly we have been supporting him behind the scenes,” head coach James Arnold said. “We just feel for the family, Jon, Axl a...
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Morin leads Kodiak bowlers into state
Over the next three days, a contingent of Kodiak bowlers are competing at the Alaska Youth State Tournament in Wasilla. Leading the way is Josh Morin, the oldest of Kodiak’s participants. The Kodiak High School senior is making his eighth appearance at the state tournament. “The first time I ever went to a state tournament, I was a little intimidated because there was so much space and so many kids. I was really n...
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Guest Opinion: Homeless need personalized help
As the economy slumps into another recession, the fishing industry continues to be monopolized at an increasing rate driving fish prices into the ground, the price of oil plumbs new lows, state and federal money spigots continue to dry up, Jackson Trailer Park closes, other low-rent options are either being bought and demolished or ratcheted out of existence by the borough code, and the borough refuses to open new...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 15
March 26 At 12:57 a.m., a woman reported she heard someone at her door in the 500 block of Mill Bay Road. Everything was OK. At 1:15 a.m., a man reported a vehicle blocking his driveway on Mill Bay Road. It was moved when police asked. At 1:18 a.m., a person reported hearing a man and woman arguing in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road. It was verbal only. At 10:29 a.m., a woman reported a neighbor dog kept jumping in...
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Kodiak softball drops 2
Kodiak softball opened the 2016 season with a pair of nonconference losses to Sitka, the defending small-school state champions. The Wolves swept the doubleheader, winning 25-0 and 25-17 Thursday at Moller Field in Sitka. The Bears, last year’s Northern Lights Conference runner-up, were stymied in the first game by Sitka pitcher Megan Way, who hurled a three-inning shutout — the game was shortened due to the 15-ru...
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TAPESTRY: Baptist Mission hosts productive chaos
Chaos doesn’t have to be a bad thing, especially when it comes to kids. Organizers and attendees of the Kodiak Early Childhood Coalition annual children’s fair will tell you that the event can get pretty crazy. But the chaos is channeled in a positive direction. The fair takes place Saturday at the Kodiak Baptist Mission Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Children will enjoy hands-on activities while caregive...
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In the Courts: April 15
A 17-year-old minor pleaded guilty to unlawful methods of taking game. He was fined $250.
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