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Jewelry business full of possibilities
Kodiak resident Astrid Mueller is hoping to make women feel full of possibilities with the release of two jewelry lines and the launch of her jewelry company, Possibility. “My vision is to have everybody who wears Possibility jewelry to have the feeling that anything can happen and to carry that with you as a talisman of good luck,” Mueller said. “I love that feeling of positivity.” Originally from Switzerland, Mu...
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Alaska Science Forum: Biologist creates legacy at village goose camp
When Craig Ely thumbed through his collection of photos of Alaska Native kids and biologists gathered in front of an old church, he knew he had to make a yearbook. Not for himself, though he would savor the memories, but for all the kids who had helped him do science since the 1980s. The U.S. Geological Survey biologist has executed on that project, working with talented colleagues to create a book with pictures o...
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Phone service to offer free legal help to renters
To meet a growing need for legal help, the Alaska Legal Services Corporation has some simple advice for renters: Pick up the phone. On Dec. 12, the state’s nonprofit law firm will roll out a new phone-based assistance service. Anyone in Alaska will be able to call a toll-free number and speak to a volunteer attorney about landlord issues. “Anybody can call this help line,” said Laura Goss, director of volunteer se...
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New VPSO hired for Ouzinkie
The village of Ouzinkie will soon have a new village public safety officer. Jim Poelman has been hired for the position by the Kodiak Area Native Association, which funds the VPSO program on Kodiak Island. Public safety officers provide public safety services and law enforcement in villages without a city police department or trooper detachment. Officers live in the villages and provide services like search and re...
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Long-term plans on borough’s agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough considers its long-term plans Tuesday night as the borough assembly opens discussion on the borough’s strategic plan. The plan is the headlining item for the borough assembly’s regular work session, which begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building. Logging will also be under discussion as members of the assembly address alternatives to clearcutting timber, the practice long used ...
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Baranov Museum curator learns the art of packing
The Baranov Museum won’t begin packing for its renovation until 2016, but it’s never too early to start preparing. Anjuli Grantham, curator of collections for the museum, has returned from the Alaska State Museum in Juneau where spent a week storing some of the 32,000 artifacts that need to be preserved while the state museum is renovated. Instead of boxing the collection themselves, state museum staff decided to ...
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Basketball season begins at KHS
Kodiak High School’s basketball squads started practice Monday, but their game schedules have been set for nearly a year. Activities director Bryan Ferris has the tough task of mapping out the seasons for both the boys and girls. “It is the most difficult to fill,” Ferris said. “Baseball and softball is a scheduling nightmare because of the lack of weekends, but basketball is tough.” Each team has to play 10 North...
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Alumni Update: Horn misses double-double
Alysa Horn came up a rebound shy of posting her third double-double of the season Sunday in Germany. The first-year professional for TSV Viernheim scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 68-59 loss to undefeated Keltern in a Bundelisga second division game. Horn was 5 for 10 from the field and had four offensive rebounds in 28 minutes before fouling out. This is the second straight game the Kodiak High Schoo...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday deer hunts
For many Kodiak families, deer hunting turns downright serious in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This is not horn hunting with dreams of trophies on the wall. They are on a quest to put up a winter’s supply of sweet venison. Several important factors highlight holiday deer hunts. Most of the bucks have dropped one or both of their horns. And even if they still sport a pair, they’re likely to fall o...
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Fish Factor: Alaska halibut cuts
Will Alaska’s halibut catches be cut again next year? That’s the big question as the industry braces for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s interim meeting this week in Seattle. By all accounts, there appear to be lots of halibut in Alaska waters, but their unusually slow growth rates have forced a downward press on catches. The Alaska catch total this year was about 22 million pounds. Also up for revi...
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