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Garden Gate: Choosing a floral palette
When I started gardening in Kodiak, I was long on ambition but woefully short on experience and cash. It didn’t take me long to figure out that I could satisfy my desire to fill my raised beds easily and inexpensively by starting vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed. When flipping through catalogs, I selected veggies and herbs with function in mind. With flowers, emotions kicked in, influenced by photographs of...
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Borough borrows from itself to pay deferred maintenance
Assemblyman Mel Stephens calls it “tantamount to embezzlement.” The borough’s facilities director calls it the best way to keep rain from dripping through the ceilings of borough buildings. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly debated the borough’s long-running practice borrowing money from the protected Facilities Fund (also known as the Shuyak Fund) to pay for maintenance. “Whether this is the r...
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Fish Board puts off state-waters pollock
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has put off the idea of creating a state-waters pollock fishery but gave indications that it is open to the proposal. On Friday, the fish board tabled Proposals 44 and 45 until March 2015. Proposal 44 would create a state-waters pollock management plan for specific areas in Kodiak, Chignik and Cook Inlet. The fishery’s quota would be 25 percent of the federal quota for the central Gul...
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Bottom trawl ban extended
In its final day meeting in Kodiak, the Alaska Board of Fisheries agreed to ban bottom trawling throughout Kodiak-area state waters. The ban, requested by Ludger Dochtermann, was approved to protect king salmon and crab stocks. Midwater trawling, also known as pelagic trawling, is still allowed in some parts of state waters, which run from the shoreline to 3 miles offshore. Before the Board of Fisheries action, bo...
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Kodiak wrestling triumphant at home
Wrestling fans had plenty to watch Saturday night during Kodiak’s only home meet of the season. Only three of the 15 championship bouts ended with a pin in a marathon final round of the 37th Robin Hervey Tournament at Kodiak High School. After two and a half hours of wrestling under the spotlight, Kodiak emerged with eight champions to claim its home tournament title with 197 points. West Anchorage was second in t...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 13
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for a special work session at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building to discuss revisions to the borough planning code.
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Old Harbor man faces felony assault charges for hitting woman in face
An Old Harbor man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly punching a woman in the face. Marcus Tunohun, 30, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Thursday on one count of third-degree domestic violence assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, Alaska State Troopers were told around 3:25 a.m. Wednesday that Tunohun had assaulted a ...
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Tapestry: Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball – More than a century of tradition
As Kodiak people hunker down for a long, dark winter, they are rejuvenated by a parade of characters, some comical, some grotesque, some noble. A number in the parade are personifications of inanimate objects — chairs, pillows, a deck of cards. They make their appearance at the Russian New Year’s Masquerade Ball, Kodiak’s annual defiance of the long winter. It is called Russian because the masquerade is based on t...
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Board of Fish asks seiners to give back
A new rule passed by the Alaska Board of Fish means some Kodiak fishermen will be tossing salmon back. On Thursday, the fish board approved a packet of proposals intended to help the early sockeye salmon run in the Alitak District. Included within the packet is a mandate: Seiners must toss back every king salmon larger than 28 inches and caught before July 6. "There is a problem with chinook statewide," said board...
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First baby of the year born
The first Kodiak baby of the year is named after the sea. Dylan Cedar Waltenbaugh was born Tuesday, Jan. 7, the son of Eric and Jennifer Waltenbaugh. “It means by the sea,” Jennifer Waltenbaugh said of his first name. “All of our children’s names are ‘by the water.’” Her five-year-old son is Kai (ocean in Hawaiian) and her three-year-old son is Rio (river). Dylan is the third child in the family. He was born 8 pou...
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