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Drone pilot captures Kodiak from above
A local videographer has been buzzing Kodiak with his drone, and residents have been wondering what exactly what that flying sensation was. Rest assured — Kevin Erickson represents no dark forces after you or your neighbor’s privacy. He does not work for the government, the CIA, the FBI nor the Russians. Erickson, 47, is the proprietor of Kodiak Tire Service and uses his unmanned aerial view drone strictly as a ho...
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Expert speaks on partial-cutting alternatives
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got a crash course on “light management” of forests on borough-owned lands in Chiniak on Thursday. Robert L. Deal, research forester and ecosystem services team leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, gave the assembly work session a presentation about various forest management methods for Sitka spruce forests, which characterizes the 800 acres that the bor...
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Local students win duck stamp contest
Several local children placed in the Alaska competition of the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Lucas White took first place in the K-3 grade group, and Malina Fagan took first in the 4-6 group. Sakura Witherow and Joshua Leiva both took second in the K-3 group. Journey Wunch took first place in the conservation message category in the 4-6 group with “Healthy Habitat = Healthy People.” Ten Kodiak students took ...
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Bill Walker returns to Kodiak, talking energy and local hire
One of the Kodiak Electric Association’s biggest fans might be Bill Walker, independent candidate for governor. Walker boasts Kodiak Island Borough’s reliance on renewables for power generation around the state and its ability to use those efficiencies to lower energy costs. “I brag about Kodiak around the state because you’re down to two percent diesel because of your hydro and your wind generation… So you have d...
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KHS softball clinches NLC title
Kodiak softball fulfilled a team goal earlier this week — win the Northern Lights Conference. The Bears’ clinched their first conference crown since 2009 by virtue of a tiebreaker over Homer. With Homer’s 3-2 win over Soldotna on Wednesday, both Kodiak and the Mariners finished conference play with 6-2 records. Kodiak won the tiebreaker by beating Homer three out of four times this season, Kodiak High School activ...
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Track stars from around the state come to Kodiak
The state’s top track athletes are invading the Emerald Isle this weekend. Joe Floyd Track and Field plays host to the second Brian Young Invitational — an all-star meet that begins Saturday and ends Sunday. The meet comes a week after the state championships in Anchorage. The difference between this meet and the state meet is that the small-school and large-school athletes compete against each other.  “The two bi...
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Kodiak baseball falls in semifinals
A disastrous third inning dashed Kodiak’s dreams of winning a conference baseball title. Kodiak committed four errors that led to five Colony third-inning runs as the Bears lost, 8-1, in a Southcentral Conference Tournament semifinal game Thursday evening in Soldotna. “Colony came to play. My hats off to them,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “We competed with them for six of the seven innings. That third inning w...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 30
Saturday, May 17 • At 1:47 a.m., police received a 911 call about a disturbance on Mill Bay Road. Police reported everything was OK. • Around 2:16 a.m., police conducted four bar checks. • At 2:32 a.m., police provided a health and safety check on Marine Way. Everything was reported OK. • At 2:37 a.m., officers conducted a bar check. • At 3:16 a.m., police received a call requesting a welfare check on West Rezanof...
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Leisnoi needs to do its homework
To the editor: In the KDM interview with Leisnoi management on May 23, 2014, in response to a question about the use of the herbicide “Roundup”, Leisnoi representative Von Veeh stated that, “They call it Roundup but its glyphosate.” Glyphosate is the active ingredient of Roundup and Monsanto held its patent until that patent expired in 2000. Roundup is glyphosate and glyphosate is Roundup when manufactured by Mons...
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Death Notice: Darlo D. Dayton
Darlo D. Dayton, Captain of the Cape Douglas, died May 19th, at 2 p.m., in Wenatchee, Washington. Burial at sea by the Port Townsend Coast Guard, date to be determined. Contact Deborah Strahm at 509-670-2596.
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