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Garden Gate: Decide early for your spring garden
While it may seem a tad early, there are some major decisions that you should be making about this spring’s garden. For example, are you adding box-in raised beds or turning back some lawn for landscape gardens? Do you plan to buy shrubs or trees this season? Do you need to set aside space for compost bins or a chicken coop? What about your annual beds? Do you plan to buy bedding plants or grow them from seed? Do ...
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Don’t blame oil tax reform for budget deficit
"Blaming oil tax reform for Alaska's current budget deficit is just plain wrong" Our budget deficit today is a result of low oil prices, low oil production and overspending, not oil tax reform. A group of Native leaders, unions, businessmen and thousands of Alaskans who care deeply about Alaska's long-term economic future led a three-year campaign to reform oil taxes to stop the decline of oil production. We spent...
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Wrestling: Fried wins again
Kodiak’s Levi Fried is making up for lost time on the mat. The senior picked up his second tournament victory in as many weeks by taking the 132-pound Glen Vandergaw title Saturday at Dimond High School. Fried, a senior who didn’t wrestle last season, got a late start to the season because of postseason cross country races. He has knocked off the rust the past two weeks. Fried won a John Tobin Invitational last we...
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Kodiak boys place eighth
Kodiak’s boys basketball team placed eighth at the Alaska Airlines Classic Saturday at West Anchorage High School. After losing to tournament host West in the opening-round on Thursday, Kodiak dropped its final two games — 49-34 to Cypress Bay, Florida, and 50-26 to Colony. The Bears have lost their last four games and enter their bye-week with a 2-10 record. Tied at halftime against Cypress Bay on Friday, Kodiak ...
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Kodiak resident cooked for Obama, dignitaries
Laron Jones, one of Kodiak’s newest residents, is not a celebrity, but his résumé surely includes cooking for dignitaries and famous people, including President Barack Obama. Jones is a Coast Guard food service specialist who was stationed at Homeland Security headquarters in Virginia, where he got a chance to cook for the chief executive and other government officials during special events. Jones said his service...
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Saturday hoops: Kodiak girls win
Kodiak increased its Northern Lights Conference winning streak to 18 games with a 43-25 victory over Palmer in a girls basketball game Saturday at KHS. Ila Hughes dropped 16 points, while Kristhel Fangonilo added three 3-pointers and 11 points. The Bears finished their home season with a 6-1 record and improved to 4-0 in the NLC, 8-2 overall. Palmer dropped to 0-3 in the NLC. Kodiak led 11-5 after the first quarte...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak gIrls win, boys lose
Kodiak used a 21-point second quarter to defeat Palmer, 38-23, in a Northern Lights Conference girls basketball game Friday at Kodiak High School. Kristhel Fangonilo drained a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter and ended with a team-best eight points as Kodiak stretched its win streak over NLC opponents to 17 games. Stephanie Price and Dannika Catt each chipped in seven points, while Kahye Yu and Charmaine F...
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KODIAK’S GOT IDOL: Local talents to perform tonight
They’ve rehearsed, auditioned and rehearsed again. Tonight, some of the best singing talent at Kodiak High School will hit the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium to go head-to-head in Kodiak Idol, an annual singing competition. The songs range from modern hits by performers such as Imagine Dragons and Taylor Swift to tunes from Jackson 5 and The Beatles. At Thursday’s rehearsal, the performers belted out their tunes, get...
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In the Courts: Jan. 16
Michael Beck pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct – challenge to a fight. Beck was sentenced to five days in jail. Thadius Borgeman pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a weapon in the fourth degree. Borgeman was sentenced to 360 days in jail (360 suspended) and placed on probation for four years. Thadius Borgeman pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Borgeman was sentenced to 30 days in jail. T...
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PORT LIONS TO SITKA: Brothers star for Mt. Edgecumbe
Nestled on the wooden bleachers in the Kodiak High School gymnasium, Arnie Kewan witnessed something for the first time — his two youngest sons playing high school basketball. It was a treat for the lifelong Port Lions resident. He had watched them play over fuzzy Internet feeds before, but never live. “It was very exciting,” Kewan said. “I wished I could have watched them play a lot more during their high school ...
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