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How to help your lawn wake up
Do you feel inclined to buy an umbrella these days? Well, you’re not alone. According to National Weather Service data, measured rainfall for Kodiak is about six inches above normal for this time of year. This is good news for people with rain barrels and Pelton wheels, but not so great for lawns, for this is the time of year when your lawn is trying to wake up. To help your lawn wake up, whatever you do, don’t gr...
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FISH FACTOR: Boats wanted to help craft safety rules
Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules for older boats, which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels. Called the Alternate Compliance Safety Program (ACSP), it is part of the 2010 U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act and is aimed at vessels that will be 25 years old by 2020, are greater than 50 feet in length, and operate beyond three nautical miles.  The program will include most of Alaska’s fi...
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Thanking residents who made code victory possible
Mr. (Richard) Ross’ remarks and accusations (Opinion, March 20) have been well repudiated by others in Opinion pieces and Letters to the Editor and by Kodiakcompass.com. Therefore, I believe beating a dead horse is not in our best interest or the best use of my words here today. Mostly, I want to thank the people who made the code victory possible and also those who have shown an interest in reining in these out-o...
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Gizmo’s bracket is done
My job is safe and Gizmo can continue warming the sofa. The pup’s March Madness run came to an end when Louisville — the final team left in his bracket — fell to Michigan State in overtime Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure how Gizmo handled the loss, as I was dining on pancakes at a Kodiak Island Volleyball Club fundraiser. Call it my victory breakfast. Gizmo proved that basketball isn’t his thing as he finished with...
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CG cutter Munro back in Kodiak after Bering Sea patrol
The 165 member crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned to their homeport of Kodiak last Saturday following a six-week patrol in the Bering Sea. During a mid-patrol break in Dutch Harbor, Munro teamed with emergency response personnel in Unalaska to practice a unified response to a mass shooting on the docks — in one of the region’s busiest ports. The drill took several weeks of planning between Munro, Unalaska P...
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Juries of their peers: Teen courts in session in Kodiak
The attorneys look a little too young to be attorneys. But they are. About 160 of those attorneys from different parts of Alaska are in Kodiak to attend the 20th annual United Youth Courts of Alaska Conference. Conference participants are mostly experienced in standard courtroom procedure, where there’s a judge, a jury, attorneys and defendants. Unlike the traditional legal system where offenders or defendants are...
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ComFish starts next week
Kodiak’s annual commercial fishery tradeshow kicks off on Thursday starting with safety and ending with fish filleting and movies. Forums throughout the first two days of the three-day show will have presenters from the University of Alaska, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and others presenting on a range of topics, includ...
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A DISNEY MOMENT: Dance team performs at theme park
The Kodiak High School dance team has mastered the sport of rapid changing. During Saturday’s 20-minute performance at the Disney California Adventure Park, the team will perform in seven different outfits and will have only 30 seconds to swip-swap clothes — nearly as fast as NASCAR pit crews change tires. “We have them (the clothes) pre-zipped and you have a buddy zip you up,” senior captain Tessa Heiberg said. “...
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Conspiracies and community values
I had a really good laugh reading the March 20 Daily Mirror guest column titled “Freedom and Conspiracy Theorists.” And I mean no disrespect to the author when I say that this was some really funny stuff: The John Birch Society, McCarthyism and the father of the Koch Brothers and a propaganda campaign that would have made the Chinese Communists or Madison Avenue proud. The author reveals and exposes how the local ...
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Choose Respect march to raise awareness about violence
The annual Choose Respect March, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, is Saturday and a Choose Respect 5K will be taking place next month. Communities all across Alaska hold Choose Respect marches as part of former Gov. Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence in Alaska. A few Kodiak villages are participating along with the City of Kodi...
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