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• Kaiden Marie June Burns was born at 9:16 a.m. June 19, 2013 to Paul Burns II and Heather Smither. She weighed 7 pounds, 12.6 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak and California. Her mother works at home and her father is self-employed. Also welcoming her to the family is Gerri Lee Lynn Burns. Proud grandparents are Jerry Burns and Casey Jans from Alaska and Jerry Smither and...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle gets a no decision
Kodiak High School graduate Brandon Mahle earned a no decision in Kenai Post 20’s 6-5 loss to Eagle River Saturday in an American Legion AA baseball game in Kenai. Mahle, headed to Whitworth University (Wash.) in the fall, struck out five in five innings. The right-hander left the game with a 3-1 advantage. Eagle River took the lead for good in the eighth. Rising KHS junior Jakob Arnold was one of three Twins to t...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smoking ban gets first vote Tuesday
A plan to ban smoking in every bar, restaurant and public place in the Kodiak Island Borough will see its first vote Tuesday night. The proposal from assemblymen Aaron Griffin and Tuck Bonney would put the idea on this fall’s municipal ballot. But first, it needs to pass muster with the borough assembly. On Thursday night, Griffin and Bonney presented the details of the proposed smoking ban to the assembly. As wri...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough cleans up Jack and Lee Lakes area
The abandoned and vandalized vehicles scattered in Jack and Lee Lakes recreation area have been removed, thanks to some hard work by the Kodiak Island Borough. The recreation area, located at the end of Sargent Creek Road in Bells Flats, has been a problem for the borough because it is so far removed from the main road. “It’s a pretty vacant hidden property,” borough code enforcement officer Jack Maker said. “It’s...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 breaks through at home
A day after squandering several opportunities, Kodiak Post 17 finally broke through at home.  The Bears salvaged their final league contest with Dimond Post 21 with a 21-12 thumping Saturday in an American Legion A baseball game at a sunny Baranof Field.  The offensive outburst came less than 24 hours after Kodiak stranded 12 base runners in a 5-2 loss in the first game, on Friday.  Dimond won Saturday’s second ga...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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The film 'Trashed' is worth revisiting
To the Editor: Thank you for the article on the new recycling center in Friday’s paper. I’m glad to see Threshold moving forward with its vision to divert more waste from the Kodiak landfill. There are other waste-related issues popping around town, too, including expansion of the landfill and work on a municipal composting solution to handle biosolids from the waste treatment plant. This might be a great time for...
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Garden Gate: Safe organic alternatives to kill slugs
Just when I thought last April’s cold snap killed every last slug, baby slugs are rearing their ugly little heads in my lettuce patch and potted marigolds. Sigh. I don’t always see the beauty in what occurs in the garden. Evelyn Underhill once said, “We have descended into the garden and caught 300 slugs. How I love the mixture of the beautiful and the squalid in gardening. It makes it so lifelike.” Lifelike sound...
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Fish Factor: Insects an alternative for fish feed
Alaska spends more than $20 million on fish feed each year for its 35 salmon hatcheries — feed that comes primarily from anchovies caught in South America. Meanwhile, Alaska seafood processing companies produce more than 200,000 tons of fishmeal each year for customers in Asia. Last year, 33 million fish — 20 percent of the total Alaska salmon harvest — originated in hatcheries; in some years the figure has topped...
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Discover Kodiak puts out call for photos
If you have a unique photo of a Kodiak brown bear or the Crab Fest survival suit races, send it to Discover Kodiak for a chance to win up to $500 and a spot in the next visitor’s guide. Discover Kodiak has started the hunt for photos for the 2014 Discover Kodiak Visitor Guide and hopes to find photos of scenery, wildlife, people, activities and town life. “Last year we got almost 1,200 (photos), so I would hope to...
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Low king salmon returns closes Karluk and Ayakulik rivers
In response to low returns, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has all but ended king salmon fishing in the Ayakulik and Karluk rivers. Through Saturday, 1,594 kings had been counted in the Karluk River and 1,897 in the Ayakulik River. According to data from historic runs, the number of kings in each river is likely to finish below goals for the year. In the Ayakulik, the goal is between 4,000 and 7,000 kings....
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