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FISH FACTOR: Salmon, crab permit prices in steep drop
Unsettled” best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches.  For salmon permits, “the dust hasn’t really settled” since the season ended, said Doug Bowen of Alaska Boats and Permits in Homer, but at the moment, prices are tanking across the board. “There were a few bright spots but several areas in the state did not do w...
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GARDEN GATE: Nature's miracles
Did you ever wonder how and why a fall leaf changes color? Why a highbush cranberry leaf turns brilliant red? A willow turns gold? And where do the yellows, reds and oranges come from in the first place? To learn the answers, we first have to understand a little bit about leaves. And after all that leaf-learning, I’ll share a special recipe with you. Photosynthesis: Nature’s miracle Leaves are nature’s primary foo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 5
Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Trident Way. The driver and passenger both said they were smoking pot. Police seized a pipe for destruction, and the people took a cab home. At 1:27 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Mill Bay Road. It was cleaning staff working. At 1:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 500 block of Thor...
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College gets new trainer for boat classes
Kodiak College has a new training tool that squishes all of a boat’s operational systems into a four feet by seven feet cart to teach repair and maintenance classes. Most of the systems are miniaturized with a small engine, a tiny prop and a five-gallon bucket of water to represent the ocean in a sea water-cooling system. “You can see all the vessel systems at once and you can also see how they integrate with each...
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Parnell paces KHS boys into state
In the third grade, Michael Parnell drew himself on a piece of paper beating Keith Osowski in a running race. Nearly a decade later, the artwork became reality. Last Saturday, Parnell won the 4A boys race at the Region III Cross Country Championships. And the person he beat by 0.4 seconds … get ready for this … was teammate Keith Osowski. The two shared the top two spots throughout the first 4.9 kilometers of the ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 2
Sept. 26 At 12:21 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Mill Bay Road and Bartel Avenue area. At 12:26 a.m., police warned a driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Armstrong Avenue area for a headlight malfunction. At 1:08 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Ismailov Street and Armstrong Avenue area. At 1:16 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Rezanof Drive and Armstrong Avenue area. At 1:18...
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Bigley makes fourth trip to state
If Zoe Bigley gets a feeling of being lonely at the 4A state cross country championships, that’s because she probably is. For the second time in her prep career, Bigley, a senior, will be the only Kodiak girl competing during Saturday’s race at Bartlett High School. In fact, this is the fourth straight year that Bigley has qualified for the big show without her team advancing with her. “It’s really weird to go the...
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Chiniak trees best left alone
To the editor: The borough has been suing a Chiniak family for too much stuff on their lot and the surrounding area, but on the same hand, they do nothing about all the billions of limbs, small trees and I mean thousands of debris piles that A1 Timber and Leisnoi Inc. have left on the ground from their outdated logging practices. This kind of logging was started in the 1800s and should not be acceptable logging in...
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In the Courts: Oct. 2
Jorge Garcia pleaded guilty to consume an intoxicating liquor in or upon a public place. Garcia was sentenced to three days in jail. Debra L. Griggs was found guilty of theft in the second degree. Griggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Aaron Jolin pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Jolin was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked fo...
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Officials to talk drug problems at Monday forum
A host of local officials and representatives will be speaking Monday night about drugs for a discussion and question and answer period focusing on education and solutions to the problem. Trevor Brown, the executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which is hosting the meeting, said he hopes it’s a step forward in working on the problem. “We understand that the issue will not be resolved in a two-hour m...
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