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Playbook: June 8
Friday, June 10 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Field, noon and 3 p.m.
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Alaska Science Forum: Fire breaks down, builds up boreal forest
I once wrote about how fire had ravaged more than 10 percent of Interior Alaska during two smoky summers. A wildlife biologist called me out for choosing an inadequate verb. Tom Paragi chooses words that are more positive when he looks at a burned forest. Paragi works with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. His specialty is the ecology of disturbances to the boreal forest, among them logging and ...
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Update: Uyak Bay fire victims identified
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a victim who perished in a Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According to a tr...
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Delicate blooms thrive in wild
For many, orchids are the just a plant seen sitting safely in a pot on store shelf or a kitchen table, or maybe on a tropical vacation. But at least 18 species of orchid grow wild in the Kodiak Archipelago. Unlike their epiphytic tropical cousins that grow from trees, northern hemisphere orchids are terrestrial, growing from the ground. “Our (orchids) are generally small and you probably walk right past them most ...
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Knowing rules helps vets to benefits
A Wednesday lunch and open forum at the Kodiak Area Native Association’s main building will provide local veterans access to an expert who help navigate the complicated Veterans Affairs system. The event offered by KANA will feature an open forum with Lucy Gifford of Vietnam Veterans of America. All veterans are invited to attend, as are their spouses and widows. Gifford worked for the Department of Veterans Affai...
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Pillans streaks to the finish line
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans concluded his banner high school track career on a winning streak for the ages. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior thrower upped his winning streaks to 22 in the shot put and 19 in the discus after muscling his way to a pair of victories at the fourth Brian Young Invitational over the weekend at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The streaks, which started in Pillans’ junior season, will stand there a...
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GUEST OPINION: Shares hand resource over to ‘sea lords’
Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl bycatch amendments for analysis top this week’s North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Kodiak. First up is the 10-year review of the crab privatization quota system. It put roughly 1,350 fishermen out of work and shifted roughly $800 million of labor’s surplus to some sea lords — embezzled from captains and crew. Many sea lords don’t fish now. They lease out their indiv...
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Police Blotter: June 7
June 8 At 3:36 a.m., police warned a man in the 200 block of Center Avenue for camping and having an open container. At 3:45 a.m., police contacted a man from the previous day in the 300 block of Marine Way and served a criminal trespass notice. At 4:14 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the Powell Avenue and Baranof Street area. The vehicle was secure and unoccupied. At 4:17 a.m., police cited a dr...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 7
Tran Thien Kim was born at 8:45 a.m. on May 31, 2016, to Thu Nguyen and Nghia Tran. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from Vietnam and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father work at Kodiak Beauty Nails. Grandparents are Trinh Tran from Vietnam and Manh Le from Vietnam.
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Synthetic pepper chemical may beat DEET
It’s amazing how early spring arrived this year. Salmonberries have been blooming since early May, but I can recall past years when I didn’t see the first blossom until June. I almost got lulled by the sights close to home, however. Chores and rain have limited my wandering, but I recently managed a trip to favorite haunts further away. The first thing I noticed were all the lupines in bloom. The plants aren’t esp...
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