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Garden Gate: Seed catalogues are a cheerful sight
Have you seen the giant red tomato on the cover of Burpee’s 2014 seed catalog? Size matters. The world’s biggest beefsteak tomato is said to tip the scales at up to 3-plus pounds. It’s enough to pull you out of a bad-weather funk. Seed catalogs are arriving earlier this year, and with this soggy weather, they are a cheerful sight. Garden catalogs are great textbooks for increasing your garden knowledge, but they h...
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Fish Factor: New year brings new fishing seasons statewide
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries. That’s why many people think of summer as “the fishing season.” But that’s not the case. Deep winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get under way each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or big pots begin plying the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska for Pacific cod, rockfish and other groundfish. Then on Jan. 20 trawlers take to the seas...
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Kodiak girls overpower 3A Sitka
Kodiak’s girls played like the top 4A basketball team in the state Thursday against Sitka. The Bears scored 22 of the first 24 points and rolled to an easy 52-12 victory on the first night of the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Kodiak made a serious statement in its quest to win the school’s first back-to-back Floyd titles. During the first 41 years of the girls t...
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Afognak Native Corporation moves into new building
Employees of the Afognak Native Corporation have a new 10,000 square-foot home on Near Island. The Afognak Native Corporation, formed in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, has 969 shareholders and is growing. The corporation’s board of directors had wanted a new Kodiak office building for a number of years, and that dream has finally become reality. Afognak’s construction subsidiary, Alutiiq LLC, ...
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Man accused of dousing another with gasoline
A Kodiak man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man. Judge Steve Cole arraigned Darin Wolfe, 47, on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted murder, an unclassified felony punishable by up to 99 years in jail. Wolfe is also facing one count of attempted first-degree assault, a class B felony. According to court documents, police received a call from the victim a...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 3
Monday, Dec. 30 • At 2:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Selief Lane. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 5:41 a.m., a 911 caller reported a family argument on Larch Street. It was civil only and there was no crime. • At 12:41 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle was swerving all over the road. Officers found the vehicle. The driver was negative for DUI. • At 7:20 p.m., a caller repor...
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Parks and Rec: Jan.3-Jan.9
Jan. 3 - Jan. 9 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 3 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 1 - 3 p.m. Swim Lessons 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eveni...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Head
Nasquq - Head Nasquqa allrani anq’rtaartuq. - My head sometimes hurts. Covering the head is an important part of staying warm in cold, wet, or windy conditions, like those found on Kodiak. Alutiiq people designed a great variety of hats to protect their heads and retain heat. Unlike the skin clothing of far northern Alaska, Alutiiq parkas did not include a hood. People wore long robes with a short, loose-fitting, ...
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KEA board nominations open
Three seats on the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors are up for election this year. According to a release from KEA, people interested in applying for one of the seats may pick up a nominating packet at KEA’s Marine Way offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To run for office, a candidate must be a KEA member. The KEA board of directors consists of nine elected members on three-year...
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Amazing Nature: Animals find home through unfamiliar territory
On Christmas Day I took my dog for what I had planned to be a nice walk at the park. I have trained and practiced with her a lot, and now she is what a friend of mine called a “part-time-good-dog,” which means she listens perfectly — most of the time. She has the ability to step behind a tree and disappear, leaving me to call and whistle and wonder where she went in the span of time it takes me to blink a snowflak...
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