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Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with the University of Georgia and other partners developed the new app, Alaska Weed ID, which was released in late August. Gino Graziano, invasive plants instructor for UAF CES, said a mobile app was the natural progression in...
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Kodiak football travels to Soldotna
Thirty-two teams have tried. Thirty-two teams have failed. Kodiak’s goal in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference football contest at top-ranked Soldotna is simple: not to become the 33rd straight team to fall victim to the Stars. “We are going up there to try and steal a win from them,” Kodiak first-year coach Bill McGuire said. “I know who they are and I have seen the things they have done.” What Soldotna, a sch...
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Chiniak fire gets the rumor mill going
There is an old Chine Taoist fable — a story designed to have a moral — about an old farmer whose horse ran away one day. "What terrible luck you have," his neighbors all bemoaned. "Maybe so; maybe not," said the farmer, refusing to get all excited one way or the other, adding, "We'll see." A few days later the horse returned, with three mares following him. "What wonderful luck!" the same neighbors all told him. ...
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TAPESTRY: Daryl Horning came to the island during ‘wild and crazy’ time

Daryl Horning, retired Coast Guard aviation mechanic, came to Kodiak during a time when people did “wild and crazy” things. They were willing to take risks and, if their adventure didn’t turn out to their liking, at least they’d have a darn good story to tell. It was the peak of king crab fishing. Fishermen had lots of money that was burning holes in their pockets. “Their goal was to spend all of their money befor...
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Gizmo is not a fan of Tom Brady
Gizmo woke up Thursday not feeling well, and it wasn’t because his brother, Pepper Jack, was in his favorite spot on the bed. The pup is not a fan of Tom Brady. When he found out that a federal judge erased Brady’s four-game suspension, his stomach went sour. Gizmo waddled around the house with his tail down and not wagging. He didn’t touch his breakfast, which Pepper Jack devoured when I wasn’t looking. The neigh...
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In the Courts: Sept. 4
Karen Wimmersberg pleaded guilty to possess intoxicating liquor in an open container in or upon a public place. Wimmersberg was ordered to complete 50 hours of community work service.
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PREP PICKS: Week 4 brings halfway mark of football season
The midway point of the Alaska High School season is here — it actually kicked off Thursday night with a pair of games involving Mat-Su area teams. Palmer (2-1) traveled to Eagle River (0-2) for a Northern Lights Conference matchup, while Dimond (2-1) played at Wasilla (0-3). I’m a bit disappointed that I do not get to pick those games, because they are both easy picks, and I love gimme games. Oh, well. I posted a...
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KHS swimming dives into season looking to extend streaks
For those thinking Kodiak’s reign atop the Region III girls swimming podium might be over, think again. Yes, even without the dominant duo of Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist, the Bears enter the 2015 season with sights set on extending their regional championship streak to nine. “Hopefully we can continue that. That is one of our team goals is to win regions,” veteran Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. Hughes and Ta...
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KANA president meets Obama, talks about issues confronting Alaska communities
The president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association was among Alaska Native leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion with President Obama in Anchorage on Monday as the U.S. leader kicked off his three-day Alaska trip. Andy Teuber said Alaska native leaders spent an hour with Obama during which they discussed several issues confronting Alaska native communities, including health care. “We had the cha...
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DOT issues campaign sign law reminder
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has issued a reminder of campaign signage laws as elections approach. Under state law, signs cannot be placed within the right-of-way of roads or highways belonging to the state. Outdoor advertising also can’t be placed within 660 feet of the right-of-way. Roads in Kodiak owned by the state include Benny Benson Drive, Island Lake Road, Lakeview Drive, M...
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