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Threshold pushes for recycling cardboard during holidays
Once the ribbons are untied and presents are unwrapped, Threshold Services Inc. is hoping Kodiak will turn unwanted gift boxes into a wanted gift. With the help of the Kodiak Island Borough’s solid waste advisory board, Kodiak’s nonprofit recycling agency has started a campaign to remind people to “gift” their cardboard boxes to Threshold. “It’s a joint campaign with the borough to try to get more people on board ...
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Kodiak girls claim Lady T-Bird title
A weather delay didn’t slow down the Kodiak girls. Playing three games in two days, the Bears cruised to the Lady T-Bird Classic title Saturday at East Anchorage High School. Poor weather on the island kept the team from making their season-opening game Thursday. That forced Kodiak to play two games Friday. No problem. The second-ranked Bears won both games by an average margin of 40 points. Kodiak breezed by Eagl...
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Capitol Report: Dec. 23
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As I wrap up the interim, I wanted to update you on what our office has been working on and offer my general take on what to expect in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session. I also want to to invite you to our annual legislative open house on Dec. 30. This is an opportunity for you to speak to Sen. Stevens and myself directly about any issues that you may have in rega...
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New programs bring art to Kodiak Teen Center
When it’s too cold for outdoor play, kids can exercise their creativity indoors at the Kodiak Teen Center for Friday art day. The Kodiak Teen Center now hosts art Fridays that allow kids of all ages can come and make artwork with one of two groups. Art with Liz Ellis, an aide at Main Elementary, takes place 4-5 p.m. Fridays. The program has been running for about a month and is gaining popularity, Ellis said. “My ...
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Garden Gate: Searching for the right onion
Now that it’s officially winter, I tend to therapeutically indulge in seed catalogs. Before I flip through the pages, I ponder Oliver Wendell Holmes’ statement: “When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.” So today I’d like to devote a paragraph or two reflecting on the past. Not too much, though I consider it research, to learn what went right, what ...
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Sega takes first first at West tournament
Fielding a mix of varsity and junior varsity wrestlers, Kodiak placed eighth at the West Anchorage Christmas Classic Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears tallied 107 points. Wasilla took top honors with 255, while West Anchorage was third with 251. Heavyweight Leo Sega claimed Kodiak’s only title with a sudden-death victory over East Anchorage’s Keanu King in the 285-pound championship match. Sega worked his way to th...
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Fish Factor: Fishing facts
Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705. To help policymakers and the public become better informed about how the seafood industry fits into the state’s economy, United Fishermen of Alaska has compiled fishing fa...
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Kodiak boys rally for fourth at Service Tip-Off
Kodiak’s boys basketball team overcame a pair of slow starts to claim fourth in the Service Cougar Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears were down 14-2 to Nome and battled back for a 54-42 win in the fourth-place game. The day before, Kodiak was down 12-0 to Chugiak and rallied for a 42-36 victory. The Bears finished 2-1 in the season-opening tournament. Their only loss came to tournament champion Se...
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Religion: Afghan, American friendship brings ‘peace on earth’
Faez Enayatulla is enchanted by the beauty of Christmas. He loves the multicolored lights, the decorated trees, the gleeful Christmas music and the telling of the Christmas story. In Faez’s native Afghanistan, a predominantly Muslim population doesn’t observe Christmas. The message of “Peace on Earth, good will toward men” appears to be an impossible dream. Peace? Afghanistan has known precious little of it. Faez ...
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Kodiak Police Department deters bears with a wide range of tools
Sometimes, Kodiak police officers are glad when the suspect gets away. Scaring bears away from homes and businesses is a normal task for Kodiak Police Department officers, and is a large part of the job in the fall. This year, the bears were quiet in the fall but became active in December, digging through dumpsters and prowling backyards. Most bear sightings are called in during the late evening or early morning w...
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