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GARDEN GATE: Enjoy all the carrots of the rainbow
As the saying goes, it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness, an axiom we can apply to our seemingly unending stretch of rain: It’s better to plant flowers than curse the weather. By “plant” flowers, I’m saying that simply gathering flowers around you (store-bought bouquets, forced hyacinth bulbs, Christmas cactus, and so on) can help lift your spirits out of a funk. One of my favorite late-winter met...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 7
March 1 At 12:01 a.m., police removed debris from the road in the 700 block of Mill Bay Road. At 2:17 a.m., police removed debris from the road in the 600 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 2:32 a.m., police were out with a downed tree in the 100 block of Benny Benson Drive. The Department of Transportation and Public Works were notified. At 2:36 a.m., police were out with a fallen tree in the 3600 block of Woodland ...
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Local Results: March 7
City League Basketball Thursday, March 3 Island Espresso 53, Olson’s Bookkeeping 41 Lexxan Data 24 points, Hugo Acosta 8, Andre Mandapat 6, Juan Ruiz 6, Brandan Pickett 5 and Leonard Pickett 4 for Island Espresso. Jeff Sanford 11 points, Pete Oskolkoff 10, Josh Olson 8, John Cannon 5, Louis Rocheleau 4 and DJ Kewan 3 Olson’s Bookkeeping.
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FISH FACTOR: Arrowtooth, halibut clashing over feeding?
Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years ago, meaning a halibut weighing 120 pounds in the late 1980s is closer to 40 pounds nowadays. One culprit could be arrowtooth flounders, whose numbers have increased 500 percent over the same time to outnumber the most abundant species in the Gulf: pollock. Fis...
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Ninilchik boys grab Peninsula title
The Ninilchik boys scored a close 57-55 victory over Seldovia in the Peninsula Conference championship game Friday at Homer High School. Tyler Presley netted a game-high 25 points to lead the Wolverines to their first conference title since 2001, and first 1A state appearance since 2010. Seldovia, winner of the last two conference titles and last year’s 1A state champion, lost to Nikolaevsk 61-46 in the second-pla...
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Return to River City
This weekend, prepare for a flashback to both 1987 and 1912 when the Kodiak Arts Council production of The Music Man opens. Set in 1912, the musical brings a small Iowa town to life, something the arts council also did in 1987. With a live orchestra, just like the 1987 production, and some of Kodiak’s greatest acting talent, the musical promises a return to the old days. In the musical by Meredith Wilson, con man ...
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Holding the line on domestic violence, sexual assault
“My parents call me in and we turn up the TV so we don’t have to listen to it, because it isn’t our business.” They are words that affected a 17-year-old Rebecca Shields deeply — words uttered by a family member she was visiting. They described a response to the screams that would often escape the home next door. The father in that house would beat both the mother and the children, the family member explained. “It...
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Three KHS students headed to Arctic Winter Games
Three Kodiak High School students will experience Greenland for the first time. Shaun Walton, Krystal Fabricante and Art Alejandro are representing Alaska at the 24th Arctic Winter Games, a weeklong event featuring nine contingents from the circumpolar north. This is the first time the games are being held in Greenland, the world’s largest non-continental island that is 80 percent covered in ice. Opening ceremonie...
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Poster highlights animals, history
The new poster for 2016 Crab Festival features pieces of what makes Kodiak and Alaska great. Local artist Mary Ruskovich, who has lived in Kodiak for six years, pulled from years of Kodiak history. She’s painted some well-known pieces like the bear line-up, featuring Alaska bears in a police line-up, and a picture of all the mammals native to Kodiak. “I thought it was a fun chance to do my own idea,” Ruskovich sai...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 4
Feb. 29 At 1:05 a.m., police received two calls that a man was yelling and threatening to shoot people. He was arrested for assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence. At 9:32 a.m., a person in the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road requested a cat trap for four feral cats. At 12:32 a.m., a person reported a horse in the Pasagshak area that appeared neglected. It’s under investigation. At 12:34 p.m., a person in th...
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