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Keeping up the beat
Drummers provide entertainment during the Relay for Life, a fundraiser held from Saturday morning through Sunday morning at Woody Way Park.
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Navy study projects harm to Gulf mammals
A U.S. Department of the Navy final supplemental environmental impact statement for the Gulf of Alaska released Friday shows a potential for impacts to marine mammals during training activities. The study is available for public review until Aug. 29. The study analyzes three scenarios. The first sees no changes from types or levels of training occurring prior to 2011. An alternative shows increased training levels...
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Police blotter 9/1/2016
July 9 At 1:07 a.m., police responded to multiple people in the square in the 300 block of Center Avenue. They arrested one man on suspicion of violating conditions of release and having an open container. At 2:30 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 2:55 a.m., police responded to a man in the square in the 300 block of Center Avenue. He did not me...
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Garden Gate: Making the most of a berry good season
During the summer I spend almost every day or evening on our boat hosting wildlife tours or dinner cruises. So it was a special treat to get above sea level the other day to hike in the alpine areas. As corny as it sounds, “The hills are alive,” the title song from “The Sound of Music,” rang through my head. I looked down and spotted dark blue berries at my feet. I picked a couple to sample and was surprised that ...
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Fish Factor: UFA out to tap fishermen’s habitat savvy
Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaskan fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United Fishermen of Alaska that aims to provide useful and timely news about the health of the state’s salmon runs. The Salmon Habitat Information Program, or SHIP, launched last week with an online survey to provide commercial fishermen with a way to share their loc...
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Local dogs rising in the ranks
Sorry, Kodiak duck hunters. There are new top dogs in town. Alaska’s Hammertyme and Alaska’s Liberty Belle, a pair of English Labrador retrievers, earned bragging rights over the weekend at a hunt test at Turnagain Arm with new American Kennel Club titles of junior and senior hunter. Hamm, as owners Neal and Lisa Cooper call Alaska’s Hammertyme, competed for the AKC junior hunter title. Under handler Lisa’s comman...
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Hundreds of crayfish invading Buskin
Crayfish, an invasive species, have been found occasionally in the Buskin watershed, and the Sun’aq Tribe is taking samples to figure out why it’s spreading. The problem is more widespread than previously thought. Since the early 2000s, the crustaceans have been spotted and reported occasionally. Sun’aq Tribe has had little success with traps and kick seines, small nets, catching the species to sample, but local s...
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Mountain Views: Town, firefighters, police won’t run out of love
As I drove towards town my kids told me to drive faster. They were worried that the yogurt shop would run out of ice cream. It was one week ago on a sunny Thursday afternoon and we were on our way downtown to get frozen yogurt in support of Elianah, the teenager who recently lost her arm in a four-wheeler accident out in Chiniak. Island Freeze was graciously offering half of their proceeds to Elianah and her famil...
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Islanders’ season ends with loss to Eagle River
Kodiak Post 17 closed out the 2016 campaign with a 7-0 loss to Eagle River in a Matson Invitational elimination game, Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak went 1-2 in the eight-team tournament and tied for fifth. The Bears finished their fourth American Legion season — third as an AA program —  with a 4-24 record.  Thomas Evans earned Player of the Game honors by collecting two of Kodiak’s five hits. Shaun Wal...
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Word & Deed: Pushki in Paradise: Hope grows anyway
I have been with the Salvation Army for 23 years. I have been in service as an ordained minister and commissioned officer for 18 of those years. I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to travel abroad to New Zealand, Haiti, Greece and Turkey, to minister stateside from Alaska to Texas, from the coast of California to the city center of Chicago. I’ve not traveled as much as some perhaps more than others. I share th...
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