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Capitol Report: Legislative session enters final week
Greetings from Juneau. There are just a few days left in this year’s legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn Sunday, April 19. A lot will happen this week as lawmakers and the administration work on their priority legislation in hopes of completing the session within 90 days. The biggest item still unresolved is the operating budget. Earlier this month, the Senate approved a $4 billion budget for next y...
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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska earthworms little known
Under its own power, an earthworm gains about 30 feet of new territory each year. But that does not help explain how worms got to Alaska. “It’s almost geologically slow,” Matt Bowser, said of the earthworm’s locomotion. Bowser, Alaska’s closest thing to an expert on earthworms, is an entomologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. He has taken an interest in worms that exist in surprising numbers in southern...
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Troopers arrest Kodiak fugitive believed armed with rifle
After a two-week search, state troopers found and arrested a Kodiak man wanted as a suspect in the assault of a woman on two different days. Bryce Beltran, 20, was arrested in the Spruce Cape area at about 9:26 p.m. Monday after troopers received an anonymous tip about his location. After the alleged assaults took place last month, troopers described Beltran as a dangerous man, possibly armed with a .308 rifle. In...
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Orthodox faithful welcome the Resurrection early in the morning
A darkened church, filled with people anticipating the moment when the lights would come on, illuminating the array of flowers, the linen-covered icon stands and the crowd that gathered there. This is the way it was around midnight Saturday at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral. The faithful left the dark church and walked around the building three times solemnly singing “Thy Resurrection O Christ our Savior, th...
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Kodiak Launch Complex changes name
Officials of the Kodiak Launch Complex are having a blast today. That’s because KLC is gone, in name, at least. Mark Greby, COO and senior vice president of the Alaska Aerospace Corp., said KLC will be renamed Pacific Spaceport Complex. He said the name change will be made public today during the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A company news release said the name change reflects the growing ca...
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Be careful what you believe
To the Editor, With recent happenings in Kodiak, many of us still do not know when we are being duped. There are those out there with agenda that most haven’t a clue exist. An example would be the fact that several years ago those outside of Kodiak convinced the powers that be to limit our local fisherman to one King Salmon per year. Most recently we had those from the Kenia/Soldotna area paying someone to get sig...
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How Safe is Your Money?
PART 1 Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” Before gold and silver were used as a medium of exchange, the barter system was the prominent means for most transactions. If a dairy farmer needed some shoes, he would trade however many quarts of milk he and the cobbler agreed on as a fair price for a pair a shoes. The problem with this method is that it's difficult to ...
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Kodiak finishes winless in inaugural tournament
Standing in the cold and layered in Kodiak High School baseball apparel, coach James Arnold watched as South Anchorage and Chugiak played for the inaugural Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament title. Every so often he engaged with one of his coaches, or a fan, about his team — a squad that lost all four of its games in the four-day, season-opening tournament at Baranof Field. Arnold, in his third-year, wasn...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to tune up your shooting
Newcomers to Kodiak are startled by our long deer season, beginning each year on August 1 and extending through the end of October on the road system. In fact it runs through December 31 on the remainder of the island. On August 1, most people are chasing halibut and pink salmon without regard for what is happening in the surrounding hills. The deer opener comes on you quickly here on this great island. In fact on...
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House report: Looking for input
Greetings from Juneau! I’d appreciate if you could take a few minutes to share your experiences and opinions about a few issues currently being debated by the legislature. Your input, as my constituents, is important as I make decisions and cast votes. Here are three bills which are currently being debated and I’d love to know what you think: Senate Bill 6, “Eliminate Daylight Savings Time,” eliminates Daylight Sa...
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