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Garden Gate: Take care removing mulch
It’s spring and as the sap is rising in the garden and in gardener. This is the time to resist the mounting feeling of panic. When spring arrives, you can feel like the plate is already full. Don’t let thoughts like, “What happened to getting the winter projects done?” and “There’s so much to do before summer!” invade your peace of mind. Take a deep breath, pour a cup of tea and relax. Today I’ll share a few tips ...
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hazmat crews converge on Kodiak
If you walked near St. Paul Harbor on Thursday, you might have noticed crews in white spacesuit-like outfits disposing of an unknown powder from a devastated chemicals lab. Orange no-go barriers warned onlookers that a disaster was present. Nearby a human form was lying on the ground in front of several downed drums marked “POISON” while crews struggled to contain the spilled liquid. There was no certainty about w...
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Kodiak baseball opens season with four games against Chugiak
Second-year coach James Arnold is counting on experience to carry Kodiak High’s baseball team through the season. He has a bundle of experienced players to lean on. The Bears return eight starters from last year’s squad that finished fifth in the state with an 11-5 record. “I’m just really excited, not so much for myself, but for the players,” Arnold said. “We have a really experienced group.” Returning starters a...
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Ouzinkie dam suffers serious damage
A new breach in Ouzinkie’s Mahoona Lake dam has officials scrambling to get work started earlier than planned on a replacement. The dam the Spruce Island village depends on for power and drinking water suffered serious damage in late March following heavy rains. Ouzinkie Mayor Dan Clarion said the reservoir was drained to relieve pressure. “We’re forced to run our big generators,” he said. “It’s pretty expensive.”...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
Tuesday, April 1 • At 12:04 a.m., a male on Thorsheim Street was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 12:31 a.m., a male on Thorsheim Street was arrested for a bench warrant. • At 2:14 p.m., a caller reported a parking offense on Shelikof Street; all vehicles were moved by their owners. • At 4:34 p.m., officers were unable to locate a driver in a hit and run accident on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:06 p.m.,...
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Pro-Build bowling tourney is Sunday
The island’s most anticipated — and lucrative — bowling tournament is Sunday. The fourth Pro-Build Championship Tournament begins at 11 a.m. at Tropic Lanes. The tournament showcases a pair of oil patterns used on the Professional Bowlers Association tour, which offer more of a challenge than league oil patterns do. The bowler who best figures out the lanes will capture a first-place prize of $1,000, although that...
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Captain Jack Virgil Johnson
Captain Jack Virgil Johnson renowned Alaskan Master Mariner, let go the lines, crossed the final bar and set course for “Fiddler’s Green” on March 27, 2014. Captain Jack was born in Seattle, Wash. on April 12, 1926 to Jacob H. Johnson and Thea Joness Johnson of Karluk on Kodiak Island, Alaska. When the family returned to Kodiak, with infant Jack, the Russian Orthodox Priest baptized him and gave the family a secon...
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Native language bill picking up steam
A bill that would grant official status to Native languages including Kodiak’s Alutiiq has apparently overcome pushback from some members of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee after heartfelt testimony from Tlingit and Haida speakers. “Things have taken a more positive turn in the last few days,” said April Counceller, who teaches Alutiiq at Kodiak College. “I think we might actually have a chance of this pa...
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Pathologist testifies at Kodiak shootings trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two Coast Guard employees killed while on the job were shot multiple times, a pathologist said during testimony Thursday in the trial of a man charged with murder for their deaths. James Wells, 62, is accused of killing Petty Officer First Class James Hopkins and civilian Richard Belisle at the Kodiak Island Communication Station in 2012. Hopkins died from a shot to the face, Dr. Meredith Lann con...
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Gary Lyle Reed
Husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Gary Lyle Reed lost his life to cancer on March 18, 2014, in Wasilla, Alaska. He spent his last days at home surrounded by the people he loved, in the state he loved. Gary was born on July 4, 1942, to his parents, Lyall E. Reed and Marcene M. (Morgan) Reed of Hamburg, Iowa. He lived his early years in Hamburg and Plattsmouth, Neb. When his father joined the ...
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