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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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Landfill buffer zone changed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved changes to a green belt buffer around the landfill and zoning in Old Harbor. The green belt buffer around the landfill needed to be modified due to development at the landfill, said borough assessor Bill Roberts. Removed from the buffer was a lot members of the Borough Lands Committee wished to keep from being set aside and made unavailable for future development. Assemb...
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Goofus bill takes aim at sex education
To the editor: I have become intrigued by an unusual bill making its way through this legislative session, SB 89. In part, this bill requires written permission from a child’s parent before that child may participate in any school activity involving “sexual matters.” So, does this mean that if your child wants to go the school dance, where girls may be dancing with boys, you, as a parent then need to provide the s...
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Demand 100 percent observer coverage
To the editor: Federal fisheries management requires good science and data adequate for analysis. Improvement involves more at-sea monitoring (ASM), i.e. observer coverage. Last December, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hapmpshire, was joined by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, writing to the Department of Commerce acting inspector general David Smith calling for a full investigation into NOAA’s at-sea monitoring pr...
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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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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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