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UAA's Alysa Horn honored with hoops award
Alysa Horn has fit right in with the University of Alaska women’s basketball coaching staff. Even though some Kodiakans had to do a double take when they saw the former Kodiak High School standout on national television during the team’s semifinal win over Grand Valley State last Wednesday. She was decked in dress pants, a black shirt with white dots, and a black jacket. Call it a coach makeover. “I had a lot of a...
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JUNEAU UPDATE: Board would depoliticize Tier 3
Hello from Juneau! We have less than four weeks remaining in the regular session; we’ve already passed a pared-down operating budget and are now looking into the capital budget. This budget funds capital projects, usually projects with total costs over $10,000, and has been much reduced in recent years in light of the current fiscal state. Speaking of fiscal states, don’t forget to apply for your PFD before the Ma...
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Herbicides harm children, fishing industry
To the editor: Do we possibly have a Flint, Michigan, water situation here on the island? Kodiak has a good reputation for clean and wild seafood. But what would happen if the word got out that maybe the seafood that leaves this island is not so clean and pure as advertised? How can you call Kodiak Island seafood clean and pure when thousands of gallons of toxic herbicides have been sprayed out in Chiniak the last...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 29
March 13 At 12:50 a.m., a driver reported she hit a deer in the 3300 block of East Rezanof Drive, but it was too dark to see if it was in the road or able to run off. Police could not find the deer. At 1:10 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 3300 block of East Rezanof Drive. They just needed directions, so the officer advised. At 1:29 a.m., police gave a traffic warning in the 1200 block of Mill...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fine tuning for more, bigger king salmon
I’m sure everyone who’s trolled for king salmon can relate. Have you ever been on the water with the certainty that kings are lurking, but you simply can’t catch them? Even worse, have you ever fished around other boats who are scoring regularly while you can’t get a hit? I sure have! For most anglers the impulse is to start changing gear in a desperate search for the magic combination. If you’re really lucky, nea...
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Sanders wins Kodiak
Sen. Bernie Sanders swept Kodiak, District 32 and the state in a resounding victory over rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Alaska Democratic caucus Saturday. At Fisherman’s Hall in Kodiak, a line stretched nearly to the sidewalk as residents waited to check in or submit voter registration forms. In total, 201 democrats participated in Kodiak, with 175 casting a vote for Sanders and 26 for Clin...
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Head lice reported at East Elementary
Head lice has reportedly spread amongst students at East Elementary School in recent weeks. The tiny bugs can cause itchiness, they spread easily through physical contact, and it takes quite a bit of work to get rid of them. “They don’t jump,” said Charissa Gregory, a registered nurse at Kodiak Community Health Center, debunking a popular myth. “You have to actually have physical contact.” Lice is more prevalent i...
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Coaches needed to make sports fair for girls
To the editor: Do you want to make a difference in our community? Do you like the game of softball and working with kids? There is a definite need for softball coaches for girls ages 7 and 8 in our community. I recently found out that girls who do not fall in the Kodiak Little League’s age division for softball have to play baseball. I asked for my daughter who is 8 to be allowed to play softball and was told that...
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GARDEN GATE: Planting research in the days before Google
In my early attempts at gardening in Kodiak, I planted garlic bulbs upside down, allowed lettuce plants to mature into towers of bitterness, and declined to sow a packet of calendula seeds because they resembled desiccated maggots. I was happy to discover that the public library was stocked with gardening books (mind you, these were pre-Google times) and that local gardeners didn’t appear too badgered by my questi...
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Prediction: 2016 salmon take way down
Alaska’s 2016 salmon harvest will be down by 40 percent from last year’s catch, if the fish show up as predicted. The preliminary numbers released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game call for a total catch of 161 million salmon this year. The 2015 harvest topped 268 million fish. The shortfall stems from a projected big decrease for pink salmon. A humpy harvest forecast of 90 million would be a drop of 100 m...
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