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Outdoor Kodiak: Strategic struggle in human against hare
Snowshoe hunting is winding down with the approach of spring. Notice I didn’t say anything about the season closing. In fact, there’s no closed season and no bag limit on snowshoe hares. But there are very good reasons to stop hunting them as the weather warms and the island greens. Snowshoe hares start breeding sometime in mid- to late April and they keep it up over the course of the summer. Even if the brush and...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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CAPITOL REPORT: Time for House, Senate to reach agreement on budgeting details
Hello from Juneau. Less than a month remains until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17. There is a lot of work remaining before the gavel falls, and the coming weeks will be busy. The Senate did take a big step forward in our deliberations when it passed its version of the fiscal year 2017 budget bill on Monday, March 14, which is a few weeks earlier than normally occurs. Facing a $3.7 bill...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: March 22
Donovan Edward Goodrich was born at 3:44 a.m. on March 11, 2016, to Nathan and Cassie Goodrich. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long. His parents are originally from Springfield, Oregon, and now live in Kodiak. His mother is a stay at home mom and his father works at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Also welcoming him to the family are Cami Goodrich and Paxton Goodrich. Grandparents are Gregory and...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Navy sends in speaker under the radar
To the editor: The Navy has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service for a permit renewal to extend training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska from 2016 to 2021 (permit request on NMFS website). Activities will involve the use of mid- and high-frequency sonar, weapons systems, explosive and non-explosive munitions and ordnance, high-explosive underwater detonations, expended materials, electromagnetic devices, ve...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wandersee, UAA in Elite Eight today
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team’s quest for the Final Four begins today. The Seawolves, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, play Francis Marion in an Elite Eight contest at 3 p.m. today in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Francis Marion, from Florence, South Carolina, is 24-8 and earned a trip to the Elite Eight by winning the Southeast Regional as the No. 7 seed. ...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pee wees conclude KHL season
The Kodiak Hockey League wrapped up its first appearance at the state tournament over the weekend in Anchorage. The league’s 12-and-under team went 0-2-1 in the pee wee tier IV division of the Alaska State Hockey Championships at the Subway Sports Centre. The team lost to Mat-Su (7-5) and Juneau (12-4) and tied Tok (3-3). The KHL made some noise in its first state tournament, winning the midget tier IV title and f...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marijuana task force created
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a resolution creating a marijuana task force at the Thursday regular meeting. The opt-out ordinance passed at the March 3 regular meeting called for the creation of a marijuana task force to advise the assembly on issues related to the legalization of marijuana in the borough, including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and testing. The task force will be comprised ...
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Training season for seedlings before big move
How to transplant seedlings For Kodiak’s outdoor lovers, this is eagle-watching time. Lured by the all-you-can-eat buffet along cannery row, bald eagles flock to trees, rooftops and light poles searching for the next gourmet meal. The food fest goes on for weeks. Then as winter fishing slows, eagles disperse to lofty nests to raise chicks. They mature quickly, these chicks. So do their feathers, all 7,000 of them....
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Packing on the price form dock to retail
If a fisherman gets 50 cents per pound for his reds, how can the fish fetch $10, $15 or more at retail counters? “It’s all the other stuff that happens after he sells the fish. A lot of costs, margins and profits are included in that retail price,” said Andy Wink, a fisheries economist with the McDowell Group in Juneau.  It’s an apples and oranges comparison when it comes to using weights paid for the raw goods an...
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats can pre-register now for Saturday caucus
Registered democrats interested in participating in Saturday’s caucus can pre-register to attend through Wednesday at the Alaska Democratic Party website. Registering in advance is not required, but it is recommended in order to save time on the morning of the caucus, said Alaska Democratic Party executive director Kay Brown at a Saturday delegate workshop in Anchorage. Over 2,500 democrats throughout the state ha...
Mar 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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