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As Halloween nears, bear safety is important trick
Kodiak bear activity is on the downswing, but as kids head out for Halloween, an effort is on to step up safety during a particularly active bear year. “We want to be proactive; we want to make sure we do everything we can to keep people safe,” said Larry Van Daele, the top bear official for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak. Van Daele and several members of the Kodiak Interagency Bear Safety Group ...
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Garden Gate: Dealing with aphids
Having plants festooned with aphids is a common complaint this time of year. Where the heck do aphids come from? More than likely, they piggy-backed their way in on an outdoor plant you brought inside or rode in through the front door on a breeze or your sweater sleeve. Aphids also show up on plants you bought at the store or received as a gift from an unknowing friend. Tsk, tsk. Suspect aphids if you see yellowin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 29
Tuesday, Oct. 23 • At 10:05 p.m., a 911 caller reported two men were fighting outside on Willow Street. It was a verbal argument only. Wednesday, Oct. 24 • At 2:11 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:18 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:38 a.m., an officer spotted a bear in a dumpster on Mill Bay Road. The bear ran off when it saw the patrol car. • At 6:35 a.m., a 911 ...
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7.7 earthquake causes brief tsunami scare in Southeast, Kodiak
Canada’s largest earthquake since 1949 briefly alarmed Alaskans on Saturday after the West Coast tsunami warning center issued a warning for portions of Southeast Alaska. Kodiak was not covered by the warning, but alarm spread among some Kodiak residents until it became apparent that the island was not in the path of the main force of the tsunami, which turned out to be smaller than initially forecast. According t...
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Rick Kniaziowski joins school board
Horizon Lines terminal operations manager Rick Kniaziowski will join the Kodiak Island Borough school board, filling a seat left vacant by the election of Aaron Griffin to the borough assembly. The five sitting school board members interviewed three candidates who submitted letters of interest—Kniaziowski, Joe Bailor and Tracy Chandler — in a special work session Friday. During the interviews, the board asked appl...
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Bears drop two at Colony
Kodiak volleyball ended the regular season with a pair of Northern Lights Conference losses at Colony. On Friday, the Bears lost 28-26, 25-23, 15-25, 25-23 and on Saturday fell 25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 25-10. “As you could tell by the scores, we are just right there with them,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “The things that needed to fall our way, just never fell our way.” Kodiak finishes the regular season with a 4-6...
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Trials begin for Native fishermen charged on Kuskokwim River
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Some call it a protest by Alaska Native subsistence fishermen, but that's not the way it looks to Harry David and a couple dozen others charged with illegally fishing for king salmon in waters severely restricted by the state because of dismal runs of the prized fish. "We've been taught since we were growing up to gather food from the land for winter," said David, a Yup'ik Eskimo from the western ...
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7.7 earthquake strikes British Columbia; no tsunami threat for Kodiak
Updated: 9:50 p.m. A violent earthquake jolted Canada's Queen Charlotte Islands on Sunday evening, causing national forecasters to issue a tsunami warning for parts of Southeast Alaska. Kodiak is not included in the warning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands about 385 miles SSE of Juneau shortly after 7 p.m. Alaska time. Magnitude 5.8 and 4.8 aft...
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Ouzinkie gets new fire truck for $1
It only cost $1 for Travis Sheppard to buy a fire truck for Ouzinkie, but it took months of searching before he got the chance to spend that dollar. Sheppard is chief of the department that serves the small town’s 178 people. He took over the position in February and was quickly saddled with a big problem when Ouzinkie's 30-year-old fire truck blew its engine during a maintenance check. For the past six months, Sh...
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Island Flavor: Sparrows is at center of friendship story
My colleague Elizabeth and I have a mutual friend you’ve met before in my column. I call her Millicent. We’ve enjoyed a friendship that has sweetened over time, but recently, Millicent found new friends and began to pull away from us. At first it seemed like a small thing, but as Elizabeth and I spent more and more time with Millicent’s empty chair, we realized the situation was dire. “Should we say something to h...
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