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GARDEN GATE: Now or never for last of summer rhubarb
It seems like August signals the beginning and the end of many things: Fishing for silvers begins in earnest. So do back-to-school sales, berry picking and photographers looking for the return of northern lights viewing. On the flip side of the coin, fireweed is topping out and rhubarb beds are b...
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FISHERIES REPORT: Dream of electric fishing vessels nears
The first seagoing electric powered passenger vessel in the U.S. is set to launch next summer in Juneau. The Tongass Rain is a 50-foot, 47-passenger catamaran designed for eco-education and whale watching tours. Its primary fuel source will be rain, delivered to the boat via Juneau’s hydroelectri...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 16 At 1:33 a.m., police cited a driver on Powell Avenue for having no proof of insurance. At 2:02 a.m., a 911 caller reported suspicious circumstances on Rezanof Drive West. Everything was quiet when police arrived. Around 2:41 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:45 a.m., po...
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Kodiak couple prepare to say goodbye to their Quonset hut home
A Kodiak woman who has lived in a Bells Flats Quonset hut for more than four decades is preparing to say goodbye to the home in which she holds record. After arriving as a hippie to work in the canneries, squatting in and eventually purchasing her Quonset hut, marrying her husband, becoming a sno...
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Wounded vets in Kodiak for camaraderie and healing
It started as a simple idea from a former Kodiak resident. Now, 10 years later, that idea has turned into a bigger annual event supported by at least 35 local businesses and organizations, more than a dozen individuals and 16 Kodiak skippers. About a dozen wounded veterans began arriving in Kodia...
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Garden tour set for weekend
Kodiak’s gardens will be in full bloom this weekend for the annual Kodiak Garden Tour. For one longtime participant, the 2015 garden tour will be her last. “I want everybody to come because it’s my last year,” said Rose Cobis, a Bells Flats gardener. “It’s your last chance to be in the garden, an...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Harbinger of fall has many uses
Have you ever wondered while you were hiking how fireweed came to be named? The appellation is perfect, really. It comes from fireweed’s ability to thrive again quickly in areas decimated by fire. The plant was one of the first to re-establish itself after the bombing of London in World War II an...
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POLICE BLOTTER
July 15 At 2:40 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 2:47 a.m., police conducted a bar check on Marine Way. At 2:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear sighting in the 1300 block of Selief Lane. There was evidence of a bear but it was gone when police arrived. At 2:49 ...
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