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Garden Gate: Seedlings require more light than mature plants
For today’s column, I want you to think like a seedling, much like I tell my photography students to think like a camera. First, let’s talk a little about how life can seem overly complicated and busy, even in the middle of an Alaskan winter, and then I’ll share how it relates to seed-starting. Sometimes it feels like we try to squeeze as many tasks as possible into a limited span of time and, by doing so, we’ve a...
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Improvements coming to two trails; P&Z commissioner’s resignation confirmed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a contract with Island Trails Network for improvements to the Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trails. During a special meeting Thursday, the assembly also declared the Planning and Zoning Commission seat previously held by Jennifer Richcreek as vacant. The borough received a grant for just more than $200,000 as part of the Coastal Impacts Assistance Program, said boroug...
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Remember Lola Harvey, the Grand Dame of Kodiak
Lola Harvey was Kodiak; is Kodiak; will forever be Kodiak to me. They say that once you visit Alaska you can truly never fully leave. I can certainly say that Kodiak has had affect on me — and I knew it would be my pleasant fate the moment I was introduced to Lola Harvey. I met her soon after coming on board as the KICVB’s new executive director in 1987. Physically I towered over the feisty, diminutive, kamlaika-c...
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Fried, Small best in the NLC
Kodiak wrestlers Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried stood atop the podium at the conclusion of the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Soldotna. Small, a senior, won his first conference title by outlasting Colony’s Caleb Hopkins, 6-1, in the 126-pound championship match. “It was a closer match than that,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “He did a good job in staying in the match and never lossing focus....
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Bears fall at home
What a difference a season makes. Last year, Kodiak’s boys basketball team shocked Colony on its homecourt three times en route to claiming the program’s first Northern Lights Conference title in more than a decade. This year, the Knights got their revenge. Third-ranked Colony swept Kodiak on its homecourt, taking Friday’s game 57-48 and Saturday’s contest 59-30 in a pair of NLC games. “It was unfortunate that we ...
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Colony girls sweep Kodiak
The rematch of last year’s 4A state championship girls basketball game went the other way this time. Colony swept Kodiak in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games over the weekend in the Mat-Su Valley, almost a year after the Bears downed the Knights for the state title. Colony won 50-27 on Friday and 48-40 on Saturday. “Colony’s a very strong team,” Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. “They have a very athletic s...
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Earthquakes hit Bering Sea; no tsunami threats expected, NOAA says
The U.S. Geological Survey says there have been a series of Alaska earthquakes in the Bering Sea. There was a magnitude-5.3 temblor Saturday morning centered about 6 miles under the Bering Sea. It was about 57 miles southeast of the City of Saint Paul and about 752 miles southwest of Anchorage. Geophysicist John Bellini says the remote area has seen four earthquakes of various sizes in the last 24 hours. There hav...
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'Shebang' spells fun, win for Main student
What do the words “ingratiate,” “flambé,” “prima donna,” “quotidian” and “ukulele” have in common? They’re all words that Kodiak Island Borough School District students were asked to spell during the districtwide spelling bee on Thursday. Main Elementary fifth-grader Kristine Suralta won the bee by correctly spelling the word “shebang.” “It took a lot of studying,” Suralta said, “I think (the hardest word) was “ar...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 30
Jan. 3 Around 2:23 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 4:26 a.m., police warned a driver on Willow Street about having a taillight out. At 9:39 a.m., a caller reported lost property on Alimaq Drive. It was found and returned. At 12:30 p.m., a caller reported a parking complaint on Larch Street. The vehicle was moved. At 2:03 p.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street. Around 2:15 ...
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The Story of Kodiak’s Mountain Goats
In October 2011, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that Kodiak Island's local mountain goat population was in trouble. The 18 goats introduced there in 1952 had grown to 2,600, and if left unchecked, they could “eat themselves out of house and home.” That story brought me back to Seward in the 1970s, and early Saturday mornings eating greasy bacon, eggs, home fries and pancakes at the counter of the old Palace Café...
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