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Bear tracks found in Island Lake neighborhood
After a brief hiatus, a winter bear or winter bears seem to be active in the Island Lake neighborhood again. Earlier this winter there were several reports of bears active on the outskirts of Kodiak, but since late January reports of bear activity dropped to zero, according to Nathan Svoboda, area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That changed early last week when several people report...
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Garden Gate: Back from a Hawaiian vacation
After a 2-week vacation in Hawaii, we stepped off the plane in Kodiak to a landscape that was much colder than how we left it. No more rain and squishy lawns. The dry, cool air tingled our noses and snow brightened the dull landscape we endured through January. The big thaw was over. We drove home, unlocked the front door and took a few steps across the tile floor. “It’s cold in here,” I said. We checked the therm...
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Kodiak extends win streak to 18 games
Kodiak’s girls basketball team made history on Saturday afternoon. With their 45-35 Northern Lights Conference win over Soldotna, the Bears set the record for the best start in program history with 18 consecutive victories. The home crowd showed their appreciation with a standing ovation after the game. “It feels good that we are making history every step that we take,” senior Carissa Cannon said. Kodiak returned ...
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Guyneth Ada Gottschalk
Guyneth Ada Gottschalk (Guy) passed away at the age of 95 in Mesa, Ariz. Guy was born into a farming family on March 13, 1918 in St. Marys, Ohio, the oldest of six children. Her parents, Leroy and Cecile (Denny) Brewer, moved their family from the farming area of St. Marys to the industrial center of Lima, Ohio. This move allowed her father to work in the steel mills, becoming a foreman during the Great Depression...
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New library usage numbers eclipse old facility
Correction: This article has been changed to reflect the following correction. The Feb. 17 article “Library usage eclipses old facility” gave incorrect numbers for the total number of items checkedout out at the Kodiak Public Library. The correct numbers are 5,100 items checked out in January 2013 at the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library and 8,600 items in January 2014 at the new Kodiak Public library. Both numbe...
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Yuuwa’iyut Sugt’stun Kicarmigmi: They are speaking Alutiiq in Anchorage
Anchorage has been described as Alaska’s largest village, so it makes sense that it’s become a second home for the native language of the Kodiak archipelago. Beginning in September, a group of Alutiiq language learners began meeting at Alaska Pacific University. Their two-hour Saturday afternoons have attracted as many as 20 Alutiiq speakers and learners, although usually it’s usually about half that size, said Jo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Thursday, Feb. 13 • At 3:13 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 3:20 a.m., a male was cited for no proof of insurance on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:01 a.m., an officer removed debris off of Mission/Center. • At 8:00 a.m., a male was cited for no proof of insurance on E. Rezanof Drive. • At 8:31 a.m., a male was cited for not avoiding an accident on Maple Ave. • At 8:44 a.m., an officer assisted ...
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Obamacare is garbage
To the Editor: Stop! Whoa! Obamacare? If this type of government insurance is no good why don’t they throw it in the garbage!? Instead of constantly yaking about how it is hurting the country. One mistake in the first place was to name it after a president. An insurance named after a president? Sounds dictatorial to me. Is this why they call the president “KING” now? Paul Revere is here! Wake up America! Again! Wa...
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Fish Factor: A switch in bait could save halibut longliners money
Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf. Researchers have tested pollock in two projects to see if it might replace pricier chum salmon as halibut bait. Fish biologists use over 300,000 pounds of chums in their stock surveys each year, costing nearly half a million dollars. The baits are used at more than 1,200...
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Kodiak boys split with Soldotna
Kodiak’s boys basketball team split a pair of Northern Lights Conference games with Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula. On Friday, Kodiak escaped with a 55-51 overtime victory. On Saturday, Kodiak led by 13 points at halftime, but couldn’t hold on for the win, losing 59-49. The Bears still lead the NLC with a 6-2 record, 11-7 overall. Colony stands at 5-2, while Wasilla is 3-2. Kodiak is 1-2 against Soldotna this sea...
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