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Garden Gate: Snow is a gardener's best friend
My host, Janet, was worried about my upcoming visit. “I don’t know if you have heard, but we are experiencing a very dusty winter because of the lack of snow. Be forewarned that I have not started my spring housecleaning — which usually occurs just before my St. Patrick’s Day Party in March, so expect some dust in the house.” “I promise not to bring my white gloves to Anchorage,” I assured her. “I’ll be outside mo...
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Where is the money?
To the Editor: Vehicle registration rates were raised by a resolution/ordinance specifically for that money to be for junk car removal. The budget was cut from over $100,000 yearly to $25,000. Where’s that money going? Animal control was cut altogether for the budget. Where’s that money going? The borough always says there isn’t money to take care of what should be, yet upper management wants their resolutions/ord...
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Prep wrestling: Caballa, Powers earn NLC titles
Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa and Kerry Powers are champions once again. The two repeated as individual champions at Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference wrestling championships Saturday at Palmer High. Caballa, last year’s 106-pound champion, won this year’s 113-pound class in dominating fashion. In the championship match, the junior defeated Wasilla’s Brandon Abbott 15-0 — his third easy victory of the tournament. Ea...
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Guest Opinion: A New Way Forward in the Gulf: Reduce Bycatch but Protect Alaska's Communities
Alaska has some of the world’s most abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the lifeblood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state’s economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it’s critical we get it right. Today’s challenges in sustaining our fisheries and communities touch all Alaskans. We share concerns about diminishing returns of Chinoo...
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Kodiak man accused of dealing meth
A 42-year-old Kodiak man is facing a felony drug charge for allegedly attempting to distribute methamphetamine. Brad Aga was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Jan. 19 for one count of third-degree drugs misconduct, a class B felony, punishable by up to ten years in jail. According to court documents, a police officer served a search warrant to Aga on Jan. 18. As the officer searched Aga, he found a red metal c...
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Fish Factor: Halibut catch limit declines by 7.5 percent
Halibut catches weren’t slashed as badly as people feared, although they still continue on a downward trend — and the outlook is grim. A coastwide catch of 31 million pounds was approved on Friday by the International Pacific Halibut Commission, a decline of 7.5 percent from last year, and far better than the 30 percent cut that was widely anticipated. Alaska’s share of the Pacific catch is 23 million pounds, down...
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Men plead guilty in cannery vandalism
The two men who caused $20,000 in damage to the Icicle Seafoods cannery in Larsen Bay have been ordered to repay the damage and will serve time in jail. According to court documents, Derick Hochmuth, 19, will spend 10 days in jail, while Pete Muller Jr., 19, will spend 90 days in jail. The charges stem from an incident that took place at the Icicle Seafoods cannery between 10 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Hoc...
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Contractors tour Kodiak High School
The average Kodiak High School class noticeably lacks gray hair and beards. That’s probably why the group of men wandering the halls Thursday got more than their share of second glances from students walking from class to class. On Thursday, contractors bidding on the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project got their first organized tour of the existing high school following a meeting with Tony Yorba, ...
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Prep wrestling: Sega enters NLC Championships as state’s best heavyweight
Leo Sega won only one match as an eighth-grader learning how to wrestle. He didn’t get discouraged; he got better. As a junior, Sega has compiled a 26-4 record and enters today’s Northern Lights Conference Championships at Palmer High School as Kodiak’s only top-ranked state wrestler. He is the odds-on favorite to win the 285-pound class, the heaviest of Alaska’s 14 weight classes. His rise to the top is a surpris...
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Jack and Lee lakes area is topic at trails summit
Trail users in Kodiak came together on Tuesday night to participate in the second trails summit with the Kodiak Island Borough Parks and Recreation Committee. The goal for the twice-annual trails summit is to identify problems with a specific trail and get feedback from different trail user groups. The committee will use this information to create management objectives for the trail. “The committee is going around...
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