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Troopers break up marijuana growing operation
The Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit seized 24 marijuana plants from a Kodiak home on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators contacted a resident on Turner Lane on Sept. 11 around 3:30 p.m., and conducted a search on the residence. During the search they seized 24 marijuana plants, half a pound of processed marijuana and marijuana growing equipment. Alaska State Troopers were not able to release nam...
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Soldotna spoils Kodiak’s turf debut
Twelve seconds into Saturday’s game, Soldotna sucked the excitement out of the first game played at revamped Joe Floyd Track and Field.  Before fans had a chance to settle into their seats, the Stars’ Troy Streiff scooped up a fumble on the Bears’ first offensive snap and scooted 18 yards for the initial score.  No. 2-ranked Soldotna rolled from there, earning a convincing 41-7 Northern Lights Conference football ...
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Assembly agrees on landfill, high school as top priority for state funding request
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is taking the belt-and-suspenders approach when it comes to island projects. On Thursday night, the assembly agreed upon its capital improvements list, an annual document that tells the Alaska Legislature what the borough’s priorities are. At the top of this year’s list are projects the borough is already seeking state funding for — the new borough landfill and the new Kodiak Hig...
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Fish Factor: Market unkind to fishermen
Alaska fishermen are feeling the squeeze of lower prices at the same time that their operating costs continue to spiral upwards. For halibut, in a reversal of trend and fortune, prices have dropped by 70 cents a pound in recent weeks. Dock prices usually peak from September until the halibut fishery closes in November, but that is not the case this year — overstocked freezers and resistance from buyers is depressi...
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Thanks for helping me off Barometer
To the Editor: I’m a 56-year-old woman from Wisconsin. I found myself stuck on Barometer Mountain and unable to get down. Luckily, SN Josef Henthorn from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett came to my rescue. He helped me get off the scary ledge I was on and then escorted me all the way back down the slippery trail. Thank you, Josef, for your kindness. You’re a life saver!  Signed — A person who will never hike alone a...
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Kelly N. Simeonoff
Kelly N. Simeonoff Anchorage resident Kelly N. Simeonoff Jr. 73, passed away on Sept. 8, 2012 after a lengthy fight with cancer at St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage. A celebration of Kelly’s life and memorial potluck will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. in Anchorage. Kelly was born in Cordova on March 29, 1939 to Kelly Simeonoff Sr. and Natalie. He was ra...
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Garden Gate: Flower flies guard and pollinate gardens
On cool, still mornings I like to sneak outside with my camera in search of slow bees. By “slow,” I mean bumblebees that worked late and spent the night huddled under a leaf or flower, waiting for the sun to jump-start their metabolisms. Like people, flies, moths, dragonflies and other insects tend to move more slowly in the morning, making them easier to photograph with a macro lens. One of my favorite insects is...
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Boys back on track at Abercrombie
It didn’t take long for the Kodiak boys cross country team to get back on the winning track at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park.  The Bears swept the top three spots to cruise to an easy 19-42 dual meet victory over visiting Grace Christian on Friday evening.  Two weeks ago, high-powered West Valley ended Kodiak’s 22-meet Fort Abercrombie winning streak, a string of wins that began in 2000.  “It will take us...
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New pet supply store opens to serve Kodiak's dogs and cats
Kodiak pet owners looking for pet food or unique toys can now visit Kodiak Pet Supply. Kodiak Pet Supply, part of the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic, had its grand opening on Saturday, and will now be open five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The pet store has been in talks for five years. “It’s been a long time coming,” manager Dave Berg said. “We sold so much at the clinic we realized we wanted to expand to p...
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Air Station Kodiak helicopter lifts two from crashed plane in North Slope
Kodiak Coast Guardsmen on the North Slope have performed their second major rescue since a forward operating base was established in Barrow in June. On Friday night, a Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk flew 160 miles south of Barrow to rescue the two survivors of a plane crash. The two men — a father and son — were found in good condition and taken to Barrow. According to the Coast Guard, the call for help came at 7:30 p.m. Fr...
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