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CHINIAK COUPLE THANKS COMMUNITY FOR GENEROSITY
Mary Brown wiped away tears Tuesday while talking about the fire that burned her home in Chiniak. Brown said she experienced the community’s generosity after a wildfire struck Chiniak last week. “There has been some really wonderful, giving, compassionate people since we had the fire, people that I don’t know,” she said. She said help came from the Kodiak Red Cross and from ordinary citizens. A Kodiak resident eve...
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Chiniak fire reaches 50 percent containment, burn ban still in effect
The Twin Creeks Fire, known locally as the Chiniak fire, is 50 percent contained, the Kodiak Police Department announced Thursday. Latest figures show the size of the fire at 4,868 acres, 400 acres fewer than a previous estimate of 5,268 acres. Rains on Thursday have an upside and a downside for firefighters working in Chiniak, according to Jim Schwarber, public information officer with the Alaska Division of Fore...
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Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with the University of Georgia and other partners developed the new app, Alaska Weed ID, which was released in late August. Gino Graziano, invasive plants instructor for UAF CES, said a mobile app was the natural progression in...
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KANA president meets Obama, talks about issues confronting Alaska communities
The president and CEO of Kodiak Area Native Association was among Alaska Native leaders who participated in a roundtable discussion with President Obama in Anchorage on Monday as the U.S. leader kicked off his three-day Alaska trip. Andy Teuber said Alaska native leaders spent an hour with Obama during which they discussed several issues confronting Alaska native communities, including health care. “We had the cha...
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Kodiak football travels to Soldotna
Thirty-two teams have tried. Thirty-two teams have failed. Kodiak’s goal in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference football contest at top-ranked Soldotna is simple: not to become the 33rd straight team to fall victim to the Stars. “We are going up there to try and steal a win from them,” Kodiak first-year coach Bill McGuire said. “I know who they are and I have seen the things they have done.” What Soldotna, a sch...
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Chiniak fire gets the rumor mill going
There is an old Chine Taoist fable — a story designed to have a moral — about an old farmer whose horse ran away one day. "What terrible luck you have," his neighbors all bemoaned. "Maybe so; maybe not," said the farmer, refusing to get all excited one way or the other, adding, "We'll see." A few days later the horse returned, with three mares following him. "What wonderful luck!" the same neighbors all told him. ...
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TAPESTRY: Daryl Horning came to the island during ‘wild and crazy’ time

Daryl Horning, retired Coast Guard aviation mechanic, came to Kodiak during a time when people did “wild and crazy” things. They were willing to take risks and, if their adventure didn’t turn out to their liking, at least they’d have a darn good story to tell. It was the peak of king crab fishing. Fishermen had lots of money that was burning holes in their pockets. “Their goal was to spend all of their money befor...
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PREP PICKS: Week 4 brings halfway mark of football season
The midway point of the Alaska High School season is here — it actually kicked off Thursday night with a pair of games involving Mat-Su area teams. Palmer (2-1) traveled to Eagle River (0-2) for a Northern Lights Conference matchup, while Dimond (2-1) played at Wasilla (0-3). I’m a bit disappointed that I do not get to pick those games, because they are both easy picks, and I love gimme games. Oh, well. I posted a...
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In the Courts: Sept. 4
Karen Wimmersberg pleaded guilty to possess intoxicating liquor in an open container in or upon a public place. Wimmersberg was ordered to complete 50 hours of community work service.
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Gizmo is not a fan of Tom Brady
Gizmo woke up Thursday not feeling well, and it wasn’t because his brother, Pepper Jack, was in his favorite spot on the bed. The pup is not a fan of Tom Brady. When he found out that a federal judge erased Brady’s four-game suspension, his stomach went sour. Gizmo waddled around the house with his tail down and not wagging. He didn’t touch his breakfast, which Pepper Jack devoured when I wasn’t looking. The neigh...
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