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Enough is enough: Obama violated the letter and spirit of Statehood Compact
Like many Alaskans, I remember the excitement in the air when Alaska became the 49th state in the Union in 1959. We had achieved our long-held dream of self-governance. Since that time, we have worked to become increasingly self-reliant, and to steward our resources for the long-term benefit of o...
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Garden Gate: Seedlings require more light than mature plants
For today’s column, I want you to think like a seedling, much like I tell my photography students to think like a camera. First, let’s talk a little about how life can seem overly complicated and busy, even in the middle of an Alaskan winter, and then I’ll share how it relates to seed-starting. S...
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Fried, Small best in the NLC
Kodiak wrestlers Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried stood atop the podium at the conclusion of the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Soldotna. Small, a senior, won his first conference title by outlasting Colony’s Caleb Hopkins, 6-1, in the 126-pound championship match. “It was a clos...
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Bears fall at home
What a difference a season makes. Last year, Kodiak’s boys basketball team shocked Colony on its homecourt three times en route to claiming the program’s first Northern Lights Conference title in more than a decade. This year, the Knights got their revenge. Third-ranked Colony swept Kodiak on its...
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Colony girls sweep Kodiak
The rematch of last year’s 4A state championship girls basketball game went the other way this time. Colony swept Kodiak in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games over the weekend in the Mat-Su Valley, almost a year after the Bears downed the Knights for the state title. Colony won 50-27 on F...
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Earthquakes hit Bering Sea; no tsunami threats expected, NOAA says
The U.S. Geological Survey says there have been a series of Alaska earthquakes in the Bering Sea. There was a magnitude-5.3 temblor Saturday morning centered about 6 miles under the Bering Sea. It was about 57 miles southeast of the City of Saint Paul and about 752 miles southwest of Anchorage. G...
Jan 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Shebang' spells fun, win for Main student
What do the words “ingratiate,” “flambé,” “prima donna,” “quotidian” and “ukulele” have in common? They’re all words that Kodiak Island Borough School District students were asked to spell during the districtwide spelling bee on Thursday. Main Elementary fifth-grader Kristine Suralta won the bee ...
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The Story of Kodiak’s Mountain Goats
In October 2011, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that Kodiak Island's local mountain goat population was in trouble. The 18 goats introduced there in 1952 had grown to 2,600, and if left unchecked, they could “eat themselves out of house and home.” That story brought me back to Seward in the 197...
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