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Despite rain, music lovers arrive to support concert for food banks
It wasn’t warm due to the light rain, but the music sizzled hot Saturday during the Warm August Night concert at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. Organizer Dr. Jerimiah Myers of the Kodiak Lions Club, the event’s yearly sponsor, has always been proud of the concert’s goal even after 20 years of hosting an annual music festival on the island. “Two years ago, we took over 3,000 pounds of food,” Myers said. “Last year, we wer...
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GARDEN GATE: 7 tips for the art of weeding
Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path. —Scandinavian Proverb “No garden is without its weeds,” said Thomas Fuller, M.D. Yet weeds probably discourage more gardeners than any other problem, including slugs. Every fall or winter, when gardeners get together, the topic of weeding comes up. And invariably you hear comments like this: “Oh, the garden was overgrown with weeds so we...
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James, Fried, Fogle and Gauna claim Quintathlon team title
Steven Gauna had the save of the race on a sun-soaked Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The former Kodiak High school running and wrestling star had a what-is-happening-kind-of-moment during the 1.9-mile kayak portion of the Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. Finishing up the first of two laps near the Ram site, he nearly flipped his kayak while making a turn. Water soaked the inside of the vessel...
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August Interim Report
A busy July has given way to an active August as the legislative interim continues. July’s major news was Governor Walker’s decision to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. The state estimates about 40 thousand uninsured Alaskans will receive coverage, and 4 thousand new jobs will be created. As you probably know, the governor used his power of executive order to accept federal funding for...
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FISH FACTOR: Results of hearings may change face of Alaska fishing
Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever. On August 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet’s Chuitna River or to a proposed coal mine. If DNR opts for the mine, the decision would set a state precedent. “It would be the first time in Alaska’s state history that we would allow a...
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P/V Stimson docks in Kodiak after 17 years based in Dutch Harbor
The crewmen of Patrol Vessel Stimson may buy a gallon of paint — soon. The largest patrol vessel in the state’s inventory arrived in Kodiak Thursday morning after sailing out of Dutch Harbor on Monday, ending an era for Unalaska and spotlighting budgetary issues facing the state’s Department of Public Safety. The vessel’s stern, as it was docked on N float at St. Herman Harbor, had white markings, “STIMSON, Dutch ...
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TAPESTRY: Knagins’ name synonymous with Dig Afognak
When the late Dennis Knagin traveled to the Dig Afognak camp at Qatani Bay on Afognak Island, he was like a horse heading for the barn; the closer he got, the more anxious he was to get there. The Native Village of Afognak camp was a magical haven where he and his wife, Julie, who died last year, loved to tell stories to the youngsters, teach them about the Alutiiq ways and converse with their peers. They loved th...
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There’s a spiritual solution to busy-ness
Don't you admire people who can take short breaks, stop and smell the roses (or the coffee, which I prefer), and even take power naps? I don't. As a somewhat compulsive person (but trying to recover), I have two speeds: on and off. When I am on, I get a sort of tunnel vision, where the goal is all that matters. Except that, on the way to the goal, there are way too many distractions, which belies the tunnel vision...
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Hautala takes over Kodiak wrestling program
When the Kodiak High School wrestling season starts in late September, a new coach will be in charge. Mike Hautala was appointed head coach in July. It will be the first time in more than two decades that a Costello — Pat or Sean — is not the head coach of one of the state’s oldest high school wrestling programs. Sean — a former Kodiak state champion and Pat’s son — was the head coach for one and a half seasons be...
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Edward Harold DeNoyelles III
Edward Harold DeNoyelles III passed away June 21st in Seattle, Washington. Born to May and Edward DeNoyelles II on May 30, 1953. Ed was a passionate family man, an avid outdoorsman, and staunch advocate for his beloved Kodiak’s Environment, and enthusiastic Santa for Kodiak’s Santa Day. Ed was preceded in death by his dear first wife Jane, the mother of his two children Tracey and Eddie. Ed not only leaves behind ...
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