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Walker ready to challenge Gov. Parnell as an independent
After his 2010 Republican Party primary challenge of Gov. Sean Parnell failed, attorney and former Valdez Mayor Bill Walker decided to bypass that stage in 2014 and run as an independent for the state’s top job. “It’s a better fit for me,” Walker said while in Kodiak Friday. “I can fix Alaska muc...
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Garden Gate: Slimy slugs make spring appearance
Last week I suggested going out to do a little defensive gardening by de-slugging. I hate to say this, but with these rains, I’ve spotted slugs sliming around the garden. Does that mean we’ll have to deal with armies of slugs this year? Hard to say this early in the season, but slug eggs, which t...
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Fish Factor: Salmon permits continue to soar in price
Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000. That compares to...
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KHS softball starts slow against Sitka, Juneau
Kodiak’s 2014 softball season started with four consecutive losses in Sitka. On Friday, the Bears fell to Juneau-Douglas 11-0 and Sitka 4-3 and then lost 12-4 to Juneau and 6-3 to Sitka on Saturday. “They are both tough teams,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “I was telling somebody yesterday (Saturd...
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Locals have way with pens & lens
More than a local namesake, a school mascot, an international icon and the largest land predator, the Kodiak brown bear is part of everyday life for residents and visitors to the archipelago. We may not encounter a live bruin every day, but we can’t afford to forget their presence when we take a ...
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Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An inmate known as "Eyeball" will not be taking the stand for the defense in a Kodiak Coast Guard double homicide case — at least for now — after a judge ruled Friday there's no proven connection between him and the case. Jason Barnum, 38, got his nickname from a tattoo t...
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KHS dance team scores three titles in Hawaii
Kodiak High School’s dance team traveled all the way to Hawaii only to find out they were the only dance squad competing at the Aloha International Spirit Championships. There were plenty of cheer and all-star teams there, but they were not competing in Kodiak’s division. “I’m still proud of the ...
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Kodiak baseball drops final game in Calif.
Kodiak’s trip to California ended Thursday with a 9-7 loss to Orange Glen (Calif.) in a consolation game at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego. The Bears won their first game of the tournament on Monday, then dropped the next three to head home with a 3-4 overall ...
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