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Project wants to know why you love salmon
A Kodiak woman is leading a study to find out why Alaskans love salmon. The Salmon Project, still in an exploratory phase, aims to find out about the deep connections Alaskans have with wild salmon. “We wanted to understand how it relates to people’s lives and what values were associated with salmon fishing, salmon viewing or salmon eating,” project organizer Erin Harrington said. Harrington is leading the investi...
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Thomet sizzles at Alumni Run
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet went stride for stride with the island’s most decorated runner at Friday’s Alumni Run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Trevor Dunbar, a current star at the University of Oregon, may have eked out the boys 5-kilometer victory, but it was Thomet who stole the show on a damp evening. The annual preseason meet for Kodiak High School’s cross country team is usually meant to knock off the ...
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Do your research
To the Editor: Two people have already articulated very well the fallacies in Mr. Zimmer’s letter in which he claims that Muslims will be exempt from the Affordable Care Act. I would like to add some further clarification. There is no mention of any specific religious group in the Affordable Care Act in the section on exemptions. It simply states that exemptions could be granted to those members of a group that al...
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Garden Gate: Buzzing around with bumblebees
One foggy morning last week, I took an inventory walk around the garden. I paused in front of some late Iceland poppies that were starting to bloom, and watched numerous bumble bees (Bombus spp.) dive into the centers and “comb” pollen from the stamens. Their hind leg hairs (called corbicular fringe) were dotted with yellow grains of pollen. How impressive, I thought. Here I am, wearing boots, hat and rain jacket ...
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Fish Factor: Small boat owners lobby for cameras in place of observers
Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks? The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are required aboard Alaska’s long line fleet of roughly 1,500 boats, most of which are well under 50 feet. Observers have be...
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Navigation lesson for Kodiak High School

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Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members prohibited.” The ordinance goes on to say t...
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Medium-school playoffs expand to eight teams
Kodiak’s No. 1 goal for the 2013 high school football campaign is to host a playoff game. “We would like to have homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs, and that means we need to win our conference,” second-year head coach Jim Schnick said. “I think we know that. We understand that and we know what it is going to take.” With Juneau and North Pole moving from the large-school classification to the ...
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Prep pigskin picks is back
High school football is upon us, and that means another season of prep pigskin picks. The season gets under way today with a slate of games, and as always I will pick the winner of each game involving a medium- or small-school team. I’ll leave the large-school picks to you. The first week is always the toughest to prognosticate. You don’t know what each team has and you are basically making picks based on last sea...
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Borough rejects computer contract
An incensed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $979,000 sole-source contract with a Palmer company for computer hardware to be used in the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. "The problem is that it's horrible pricing," declared assemblyman Aaron Griffin in an impassioned speech. The $979,000 contract would represent almost half the high school project's $2 million budget for fu...
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