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Plants’ urge to grow survives darkness
My humblest inspirations occur when I’m putting the garden to bed in the fall. Will I experience this cerebral “bump” when I near the end of my life? I wonder. The fall equinox is upon us, and the garden says, “I am growing old.” The potato vines are limp and the tubers huddle underground in their rough, weather-proof skins, waiting to be dug. Is there any greater treasure hunt than digging for potatoes with your ...
Sep 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Annual ‘crab map’ showing big drops
Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year, based on results from the annual summer surveys. The annual report by NOAA Fisheries called “The Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf Bottom Trawl Survey: Results from Commercial Crab Species” (long dubbed the “crab map”) shows tables reflecting big drops over the past year in abundance of legal-sized males for both snow crab...
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Kodiak gets small wave from Chile earthquake
The 8.3 Chile earthquake Wednesday caused a tsunami that moved across the ocean and rolled onto Kodiak beaches early Thursday afternoon in a tiny tidal wave. A 6.7-inch wave from the earthquake splashed Kodiak beaches at 10:47 a.m. Alaska time, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. A tidal gauge near the airport records the water level in Kodiak and showed the bump of the wave. “The Kodiak tide gauge l...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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PREP PICKS: Kodiak to get taste of Friday night football
Kodiak fans will get a taste of Friday night football tonight at Joe Floyd Track and Field. I didn’t play football in high school — my career ended in eighth grade when I tore up my left wrist — but I never missed a Friday night game at Davis Field in Elma, Washington. The hometown Eagles were such a draw, that you had to show up hours before the game if you wanted to sit in the covered grandstands, which was the ...
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GROUNDBREAKING: KHS tennis competes at home for first time
It was worth the wait, even though the wait was close to a decade. On a sun-soaked Thursday afternoon at Baranof Park, Kodiak High School tennis players looked across the net, and for the first time in the nine-year history of the program they saw a different color other than blue and gold. It was the green of the Colony Knights. Kodiak and Colony matched up for the inaugural high school tennis matches on the isla...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football hosts Juneau for first time
In what has turned into a season of firsts for the Kodiak football team, it is only fitting that the Bears welcome Juneau-Douglas to the island for the first time. Earlier this season, Kodiak hosted Eagle River for the first time, while last week the Bears made their first voyage to North Pole. Kodiak plays Juneau at 5:30 p.m. today in a rare Friday night game at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The last time the Bears ...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Picking against the Hawks
It doesn’t happen very often, but this week I’m picking against the Seattle Seahawks. Yes, this 12 is going against his team. This doesn’t mean that I won’t be rooting for the Seahawks when they play Sunday night at Green Bay, I just don’t see them winning. Without Kam Chancellor, the Hawks’ secondary looked horrendous against the Nick Foles-led St. Louis Rams. The D gave up eight pass plays of more than 20 yards ...
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Kodiak branch turns 50, exhibit at library
Ladies of the Kodiak branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will kick off the fall season by hosting a 50th birthday celebration and meeting at the public library on Wed., Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The library will feature a display case showing old photos, newspaper articles, certificates and awards documenting the organization’s contributions to Kodiak. Gretchen Saupe and Carolyn Floyd, charter membe...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 18
Sept. 13 At 12:33 a.m., police arrested a man in the 1800 block of Selief Lane on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Around 1:55 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 2:53 a.m., police warned a driver in the 300 block of Center Avenue about a malfunctioning brake light. At 2:53 a.m., police found an unoccupied running vehicle in the 300 block of Center Avenue. At 3:17 a.m., police found an unocc...
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In the Courts: Sept. 18
Gabriel Arias pleaded guilty to fail to carry proof of auto insurance. Arias was fined $500. Michael S. Beck pleaded guilty to possess an intoxicating liquor in an open container. Beck was sentenced to three days in jail. Luciano Beltran pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Beltran was sentenced to 150 days in jail (140 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 day...
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