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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday deer hunts
For many Kodiak families, holiday deer hunts are a tradition. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, they set out for regions of the island with liberal bag limits and put lots of venison in the freezer. Remote hunting is certainly better than in the heavily hunted areas of the road system, but holiday hunts also mean a rich family time. While I grew up on family hunts from remote line cabins on a Southwestern ranc...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 18
• Ava Marie Schilleci was born at 7:44 p.m. Dec. 10, 2012, to Frank Dominick Schilleci and Jessica Jones Schilleci. She weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Ava’s parents are originally from New Orleans and North Carolina. Her father is in the Coast Guard stationed at airstation Kodaik and her mother works at the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. Proud grandparents are Joseph K. and Da...
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Kodiak man arrested for dealing heroin and meth
A 47-year-old Kodiak man has been arrested and accused of dealing black tar heroin and crystal methamphetamine. According to court records, Edwin Cagaoan was arraigned Friday on two count of fourth-degree drugs possession and one count of third-degree drugs possession with intent to deliver. Police arrested Cagaoan on Thursday after a search of his clothing allegedly uncovered a small amount of heroin and methamph...
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Horn erupts for 25 points
Alysa Horn came up big for the University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team on the first day of the AT&T Hoops Classic. The Kodiak High School product erupted for 25 points in UAA's 100-68 shellacking of Brigham Young-Hawaii University Monday evening at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex in Anchorage. Horn scored 17 of her 25 points in the first half to reach the quarter-century mark for the third time in he...
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Coast Guard cutter keeps mascot tradition running on four paws
Dogs, like many other types of domestic animals, have been a part of the armed forces for centuries as companions and mascots. In the Coast Guard, the most famous of these is the mixed-breed canine Sinbad, who was adopted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cambell in 1937. While working dogs inspect boats for drugs, mascots usually can be found at small-boat stations or other land based Coast Guard units. Lt. C...
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DHS adds new immigration fee
New immigrants to the United States will soon find permanent residency costing a little bit more. On Feb. 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — a division of the Department of Homeland Security — will begin charging a fee of $165 on immigrant visa packages. The new fee is in addition to the State Department’s existing visa application processing fee. State Department fees range between $405 and $220, depe...
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Alumni update: Eggemeyer fourth at Reno Tournament
Jimmy Eggemeyer escaped several close matches to finish fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions Sunday in Reno, Nev. The Southern Oregon University senior won five matches by either one or two points in the 149-pound bracket. Eggemeyer, the NAIA’s top-ranked 149-pounder, worked his way to the quarterfinals, before absorbing a 3-1 loss to Tommy Grantt of NCAA Division I N.C. State. Eggemeyer then won three match...
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Garden Gate: Celebrating the return of light
This summer, when Heather Johnson wanted to grow basil in her hoophouse, she knew there was plenty of sunlight to make the tender herb happy, but what she really needed to do was provide extra heat, especially around the roots. So she took Christmas rope lights (the non-LED kind) and tucked them into the soil, a few inches down. “The only place it came up was over the lights. Really showed me that it does make a d...
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Cassidy begins negotiations to become borough manager
The Kodiak Island Borough will have a familiar name in its top job. On Thursday night, the borough assembly held a special meeting to declare interim borough manager Bud Cassidy its choice for borough manager. The assembly voted unanimously to order borough staff to begin contract negotiations with Cassidy, who will take the interim title off his role. If negotiations are settled quickly, it would be an unexpected...
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Diving in
A Kodiak Kingfisher stands on a swimming block during the first Kingfisher swim meet of the season Saturday at the Kodiak Community Pool. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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