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Garden Gate: Dealing with the unexpected
Somewhere I read an account about washing a sleeping bag filled with down, and it made me think of gardening. Yes, it really did. Washing a down sleeping bag is an arduous task that is best avoided as long as possible. After pulling it from the washing machine put the bag in a clothes dryer set on low heat. When it’s no longer heavy and doughy, add to the dryer several clean tennis balls (not ones that your dog ha...
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Fish Factor: Bringing back the Bering Sea crab fleet
The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means less hands on deck, and as with so many others, the Bering Sea crabbers are ‘graying’ and need to recruit young entrants to sustain the iconic fisheries. To do so, the shareholders have devised a way to give captains and crews a first crack at available cra...
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Asking supporters to continue taking the high road
Alaskans, don't be buffaloed. Every day, the opposition comes up with a different attack ad, a misleading poll, a misquote. They send their people to our events to record us, take copious notes and watch our every move. When I first announced my run for governor in 2009, they sent an investigator to Valdez to go through all my actions as mayor in the ’70s. Sean Parnell has spent more time making public records req...
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Soldotna, Eielson complete perfect seasons
Soldotna and Eielson capped perfect seasons with state football titles Saturday in Anchorage. The Stars rattled off 30 first-quarter points and blasted North Pole, 57-28, to claim the medium-school classification title — Soldotna’s third straight. The victory upped the Stars’ winning streak to 29 games, tying a school and state record. Soldotna (9-0) rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns on 58 attempts. Eielso...
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Volleyball bonds sisters
It’s not hard to find Izzy Riina on a volleyball court. Just look for the different colored jersey that sets her apart from her teammates. “Most people don’t understand that I just play back row — that is basically what it means,” Riina said. As a libero, she is required to wear a different jersey, just like goalies in soccer. A libero is a defensive specialist that specializes in chasing down kills and extending ...
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10-year-old recovering from liver transplant
Isaiah Dela Cruz likes to joke that a shark bit him. How else would a 10-year-old describe a giant upside down "T" scar on the stomach? “He calls his scar his shark bite,” said Isaiah’s mom, Aubrey. The scar did not come from swimming with sharks; it came from a near 15-hour surgery in which doctors replaced Isaiah’s failing liver with a working one. Isaiah’s surgery started Aug. 31 and was completed in the mornin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 17
Oct. 5 • Around 1:27 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 1:46 a.m., police asked a man to leave the Marine Way area. • At 2:07 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:12 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Center Avenue and Marine Way area. • Around 3:29 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 4:20 a.m., patrolling officers were advised of a drunk on licensed pre...
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In the Courts: Oct. 17
Thomas Scofic pleaded guilty to criminal trespass in the second degree. Scofic was sentenced to 15 days in jail. Stanley Ray Vanmatre pleaded guilty to unlawful taking big game and a hunting seasons and bag limits for deer violation. Vanmatre was fined $500 ($400 suspended). Kristy K Fathke pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree. Fathke was sentenced to five ye...
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Charlene Ann Katelnikoff
Charlene Ann Katelnikoff passed away in Kodiak on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at the age of 51. Charlene was preceded in death by her parents Nick and Polly Katelnikoff, brothers Allen and George Katelnikoff and sisters Glenda Katelnikoff and Jeannice Cardno. Charlene will be lovingly remembered by her children Rebecca Ann Anderson, Justin Kyle Anderson, and Jessica Ann Katelnikoff. She will be especially missed by her ...
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Parks and Rec: Oct. 17-24
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Oct. 17 Morning Lap 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. Noon Lap 12 – 1 p.m. Main Family Swim 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8:00 – 9:00 p.m Water Aerobics 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8– 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 Family 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Evening Lap 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday...
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