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Alumni update: Horn drops playoff game
Former Kodiak star Alysa Horn scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough to help Osnabruck in its semifinal opener in Germany. Top-seeded Osnabruck fell to second-seeded Veilchen, 69-65, in Game 1 of a Bundesliga second division women’s basketball semifinal playoff game. Horn played 30 minutes and scored 10 points on 2 of 8 shooting. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Osnabruck trailed 25-9 after the first quarte...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Jig, mooch for kings without downriggers
I’m among the legions who love king salmon, both on the line and on the table. I’ve fished for them for over 50 years now, and they continue to fascinate me. In recent years downriggers have become standard equipment for saltwater fishing. They certainly make it easier to catch kings when they’re holding deep, but do you really need them? They’re expensive, after all, and if you’re not trolling at the moment, they...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 21
April 5 At 2:21 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Shelikof Street. A man was taken into protective custody. At 3:09 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault in the Willow Street and Center Avenue area. A man was arrested for a warrant, and another man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, robbery in the first degree and two charges of theft in the second ...
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Community events: April 20
Today 12:30 p.m. — Food distribution, Food Bank. 7:30 p.m. — City council work session, Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. Wednesday, April 22 1 p.m. — Senior Citizens of Kodiak board meeting, Senior Center multipurpose room. 6-8 p.m. — Adult beginner kayak session, Coast Guard MWR pool, call 907-299-0061. Thursday, April 23 6:30 p.m. — Borough assembly/school board joint work session, Central Services Confe...
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Bear Chronicles 2015

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Spinning a yarn tells their story
Most people don’t think about where their clothes come from, but members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, who re-enact medieval lifestyles, know it takes a lot of work to get from raw fibers to clothing. On Saturday, members of the local SCA group held a hands-on day for learning about arts and sciences of the medieval ages, including spinning wool into yarn. Sonia Clary, who has been spinning since she wa...
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Gold is insurance for currency collapse
PART 5 Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” During the Cold War West Germany wisely stored its gold in the U.S., England and France fearing an invasion from the Soviet Union. In 2012 Germany asked for the repatriation of 300 tons out of 1,500 tons of gold held by the Federal Reserve. Two years later only 5 tons had been delivered. This minuscule amount that was eve...
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Borough manager to retire next year
The Kodiak Island Borough manager is retiring from the position next year, and the borough is beginning the process to find another manager. Manager Bud Cassidy’s contract ends in mid-January 2016, but he has offered the assembly the option to extend the contract until the end of June 2016 to provide overlap with a new manager. The assembly disagreed on whether to have borough staff begin advertising for a manager...
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Fish Factor: Longliners could snag on missing pots
A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage. “It appears that some tug boats passed back and forth across where the gear was set, and now we have no idea where it is,” said Maria Wessel, a groundfish biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office at Cordova. The pots are part of an ongoing taggin...
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Kodiak blows past West Valley
Brandan Pickett entered Saturday’s contest against West Valley with only four innings pitched in his entire Kodiak baseball career. The senior surpassed that with a brilliant performance at a drizzly Baranof Field. Pickett twirled a one-hit shutout to power Kodiak to a 12-0 nonconference victory over West Valley. Kodiak swept the two-game series — Friday’s game was washed out because of wind and rain — and improve...
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