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Hike to another world at high elevation
May and June are my favorite months for hiking on Kodiak. The weather is warming while the grass and brush are still low. The wildlife viewing can be spectacular as animals move and feed all day following a long winter on short rations. Migratory birds are returning, and especially in June wildflowers will be erupting almost everywhere you look. The scenery is unimaginable, to the point you’ll kick yourself if you...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meeting on replacing Tustumena set for Wednesday
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said it was scheduling a public meeting in Kodiak for its input on the Tustumena Replacement Reconnaissance Report later this month at meetings. The meeting is slotted for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. It will also be teleconferenced to Port Lions, Ouzinkie and Old Harbor. To participate by teleconference, dial 1-800...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waite criminal trial on hold until fall
Alaska Superior Court Judge Steve Cole delayed the criminal trial of Skyler Waite to make room for a late expert witness addition by the defense. Waite’s jury trial was scheduled to begin last week, but after the defense added a new expert witness, the judge allowed the case to be continued to Oct. 22. The Waite case, made famous by a viral YouTube video showing her arrest by Alaska State Troopers on April 29, 201...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Records tumble in hot, dry spell
Kodiak broke another record high on Saturday with the possibility of a monthly dry record. But is that a harbinger or a mirror opposite of the forecast for later this week during CrabFest? “Yesterday (Saturday) was a big record — 77 degrees. The previous record was 68 in 2002,” said Craig Eckert, station chief for the National Weather Service in Kodiak. “The forecast high for today (Sunday), 70. So the forecasts a...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball salvages a game against Service
After struggling with command in a pair of losses Friday on the artificial turf at Baranof Field, Kodiak pitcher Kaia Yatsik was determined to get her accuracy back on Saturday. And she did. The senior hurler sprinkled dirt in her back pocket, which helped her grip the softball as Kodiak salvaged the three-game series with Service with an 8-4 nonconference win. This was Kodiak’s first time playing on the multimill...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Copper River kings mark start of salmon season
Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year-round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the official start of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the fleet of more than 570 fishermen set out their nets on a beautiful day for the first 12-hour opener amidst the usual hype for the first fish. “We’ve got a lot of people riding around in the sky checking out the conditions, and ...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Helping your garden be all it can be
“What’s that shrub?” Many people asked this question about a blueberry-like bush as they strolled through the garden during our open house on Saturday. The handsome shrub is a honeyberry, an edible honeysuckle, and its upright growth makes it a perfect companion to a small garden with a mission to grow more food. People grow their own food (I’m also including chickens here) for a number of reasons. It can be self-...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys regional string snapped
Kodiak’s boys’ reign atop the Region III podium ended on Saturday. The Bears’ streak of eight consecutive titles came to an end with a runner-up finish at the Region III Track and Field Championships at Palmer High School. Kodiak finished with 143 points, nine points behind champion Colony. The Knights had six individual champions to keep the Bears off the podium for the first time since 2005. Kodiak did have plen...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Karen Everton LaFollette
Karen Everton LaFollette loved the outdoors, competition, fabric and laughter. She was passionate about her family – those who she was related to as well as the many she adopted over the years. Karen was Sister, Mom and Grammy to many, Bosslady to the guys at John’s Heating for 23 years and a loving wife to two very different husbands. Karen was a born competitor. Against herself in Bejeweled Blitz or a crossword ...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys searching for region title No. 9
By next week Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar could be sporting a different look. The longtime track coach told his boys team that if they win their ninth consecutive Region III title he would dye his hair blue. “We got some motivation there,” junior distance runner Levi Thomet said. Thomet will do his best to transform his coach into a Smurf when the Region III Championships begin today at Palmer High School. The meet ...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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