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Garden Gate: More thought on herbs
There are 55 — count them — 55 hoophouses on Kodiak Island. For the first time in the island’s history, residents have a sure-fire way to grow local vegetables that is not directly affected by the whims of the weather. Still, with all the emphasis on garden vegetables (to eat) and flowers (to beautify), herbs often are overlooked and treated as an afterthought. (Unless you're a cook, when they become front-burner ...
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Two accused of scrap metal theft
Two men who allegedly stole more than $5,000 of brass and copper items from Nick’s Auto Wrecking Salvage and Metal Recycling have been arrested by Alaska State Troopers. Timothy Kimmel, 49, and Walter Erickson, 27, were arraigned in Kodiak superior court on April 29 for three counts of second-degree theft apiece. Second-degree theft charges are class C felonies and punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,...
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Don't forget your life jacket when on the water
To the editor: Lots of Kodiakans are taking advantage of the improving weather by enjoying a stroll or lunch hour along the waterfront. It’s always a great show, with working mariners, wildlife and boat traffic. The wrong note comes from people riding in open skiffs without life jackets, sometimes even sitting on the gunwales. According to Coast Guard statistics, about 80 percent of drowning victims in the United ...
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Prep track: Bears sweep Kodiak Invite
Kodiak’s boys turned in a pair of state-leading marks to win their final tune-up track and field meet before the postseason. Michael Manifo and Levi Thomet each collected three victories to power the Bears to a 37-point victory over West Anchorage at the Kodiak Invitational Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Marley Wilkins led the Kodiak girls to an easy 82-point triumph over West, while Port Lions, with its t...
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Baranov Museum names new executive director
Tiffany Brunson has been appointed the Baranov Museum’s new executive director. Kodiak Historical Society Board president Nancy Kemp said a committee reviewed six applications they received for the position, two of which were from out of state. “We were looking for administrative abilities and a background in history,” Kemp said. Out of the applicants, Brunson stood out because she was able to step into the interi...
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Tapestry: Bell choir concert rings out for Orthodox Easter
Historically, bells have announced news that soars the height and plumbs the depth of human experience: the birth of a child, the death of elders, the crowning of a sovereign, marriage, war and invasion. In Kodiak, the bells of Holy Resurrection Church clanged through the dark, ash-laden atmosphere calling people to a place of safety following the June 1912 Katmai eruption. Early Sunday, bells will ring in celebra...
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Coast Guard's FY14 budget calls for big cuts
The Coast Guard faces major budget cuts next year under a new plan unveiled by President Barack Obama to reduce the federal deficit. For fiscal year 2014, which begins Oct. 1, 2013, the Coast Guard has requested $9.79 billion, 13 percent less than the $11.03 billion approved by Congress for FY 2013. The figure is also less than the $10.68 billion approved for FY 2012. “No one’s more disappointed than I am,” said C...
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KHS soccer club heads to Kenai Peninsula for three games
As a Kodiak High student, senior Jesus Melendez has never been able to represent his school while playing his favorite sport — soccer. That will change Monday. Melendez and 16 of his classmates will become the first to play a soccer match for Kodiak High School when the team battles Nikiski. Monday’s game is just the first of three during a three-day swing through the Kenai Peninsula. While the new team is only a ...
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Artist in Schools program brings Juneau theater maker and teacher to Kodiak
Students at Kodiak Middle School and Kodiak High School learned how to use drama strategies to improve their writing with the help of a Juneau theater maker and artist. The Kodiak Island Borough School District brought artist and teacher Ryan Conarro to Kodiak for two weeks through the Artist in Schools program. KMS assistant principal Kendra Bartz coordinates the Artist in Schools program for Kodiak. This year wh...
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Parks and rec schedule: May 3-May 10
May 3-May 10 YOUTH SOCCER Saturday, May 4 Practices at Baranof Football Field 10 a.m. — Micro-1 Girls/Boys; 11 a.m. — Micro-2 Girls/Boys; noon — Junior Girls/Boys; 1 p.m. — Strikers Girls/Boys Monday, May 6 Baranof Football Field Micro-1 Girls/Boys 6 p.m. — F-1, The AK Bears v. The Firetigers 6 p.m. — F-2, The Eagles v. The Superstars; F-3, The Tigers v. The Blue Stingrays Micro-2 Girls/Boys 7 p.m. — F-1, Kodiak B...
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