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Legislature pressures Alaska Aerospace to launch
On Sunday afternoon, a rocket soared to orbit from a launch pad on Virginia, a successful launch that may mean good news for the Kodiak Launch Complex 4,000 miles away. This spring, the Alaska Legislature voted to cut 1 percent (about $80,000) from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s FY2014 funding. Hidden within the funding for Alaska Aerospace — which operates the Kodiak Launch Complex — is a catch. If Alaska Aer...
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Boskofsky, Manifo claim pentathlon titles
A pair of rookies were triumphant at the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon.  Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky and Kodiak’s Michael Manifo, both competing in their first pentathlon, proved to be the most diversified over the three-day event that concluded Saturday at a breezy Joe Floyd Track and Field.   Boskofsky won three of the five events to accumulate a meet-record 3,221 points. The impressive performance erased Linzee...
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Garden Gate: Herbal wisdom
Local herbalist Gayla Pedersen stopped by my organic gardening class recently to share some herbal wisdom. It was a delightful and engaging visit, full of personal stories, recipes, practical advice — all sprinkled with a little lore. Holding up a jar of homemade toothpaste in one hand and pointing to a group of potted herbs with the other, Gayla dove right in. “Herbs don’t like to be wet. They prefer a soil that’...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Chinook research money passes through legislature
Chinook salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session, but most other fish bills flopped. “The department asked and the legislature funded,” said Kevin Brooks, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. “There is a little bit of repackaging, if you will, but there is a lot of money in this budget to do some good work on Chinook, and all species of salmon statewide.” Last ...
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Eighth-grader wants to spread inspiring message across the globe
Kodiak eighth-grader Alyssa Burnside is hoping that people will turn to the Internet on Tuesday to help her spread an inspiring message to every country across the globe. “Stand up, stay true, stand out,” is the message Burnside, 13, and other students at her online intermediate school, Williamsburg Academy, are hoping to share in a Wave to the World project. The point of the project is to see how many countries t...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New coaches help track and field team
Kodiak High’s track and field team has three new coaches roaming Baranof Park this season. Charlie Russell, Deb Cawthorn and Jim Schnick have replaced Sami King (now at Seward High), Linda Pena and Steve Aragon on the Bears’ coaching staff. Head coach Marcus Dunbar and assistant coach Rob Stauffer fill out the five-person team. All three new bodies offer something different: Russell coaches the jumpers, Schnick th...
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Don't veto any Kodiak projects
Beneath our feet is an amazing network of pipes, conduit and cables. Buried under rock and dirt is the infrastructure that keeps modern life humming — our taps flow with clean water, our toilets flush, and our lights come on through the efforts of these hidden pipes and the people who maintain them. In the city of Kodiak, we’re fortunate that any problems with this infrastructure are rare. Unless something breaks,...
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Tapestry: Trapping journals trigger memories of adventure
They come to Kodiak for the adventure, and once they get the restlessness out of their system, they become domesticated, punching time cards, joining the Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, keeping up their homes, going to their children’s basketball games and plays. But the Call of the Wild is always near. It comes through the mentioning of a person or a bay, the cry of a raven, the smell of a salty easterly. They’re...
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Letters should maintain respectful tone
To the Editor: A newspaper is a great asset to a community. We learn about our neighbors and our events, and we get entertainment. Letters to the editor are a great service. They provide a forum for any of us to make our opinions known and contribute to a local discussion or knowledge base. And sometimes they’re just funny. But for an armchair curmudgeon to publicly insult local elected officials, by name, makes m...
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Three rural students qualify for national archery tournament
Three Kodiak Island students are some of the straightest shooters in the state. Ocean Reft and Joseph Brattole, both from Karluk, and Gayle Aga of Larsen Bay qualified for the National NASP Archery Tournament that begins May 10 in Louisville, Ky. They advanced to the national competition by placing in the top five in their grade level at the Alaska State NASP Tournament that concluded at the end of March. Kodiak r...
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