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Kodiak Island Births: April 1
• Joseph Michael Larson was born at 10:09 a.m. March 13, 2014, to Joseph and Deanna Larson. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21.6 inches long. His parents are originally from Howard City, Michigan. His father is in the United States Navy. Also welcoming him to the family is Abigail Betty Larson. Grandparents are Michael and Laura Thompson of Howard City, Mich., Dale Larson of Sand Lake, Michigan, and She...
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Around Kodiak: Arpil 1
The Kodiak Public Library Association is holding a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Alaskana Room at the Kodiak Public Library. For more information, call Kaia at 942-0397.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking off winter
“You’re walking funny!” Huh? My wife was trailing a little behind me and had a good view of my stride. “Yeah, your feet are angled to the outside a little, almost like you’re bowlegged.” I couldn’t see anything like that looking straight down, but with her insight things began to dawn on me. My hips had begun to bother me after long walks, but I wrote it off to that thing called “aging.” My younger brother has bee...
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Are the Russians eyeing Spruce Island?
Spruce Island could become the sight of another embroilment between Russia and the U.S. — if one Russian mayor’s claim is to be believed. According to the Russian broadsheet Izvestiya and several other Russian news agencies, Yakutsk Mayor Aysen Nikolayev has sent requests to Russian President Vladimir Putin, chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Duma Sergei Naryshkin, and Foreign M...
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Stutes announces state House bid
Former Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Louise Stutes announced her candidacy as a Republican for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 seat on Friday. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal communities in District 32 when redistricting takes effect for the 2015 legislative session. Kodiak’s current representative, Alan Austerman, has no...
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Community comes together to keep Kodiak clean
About 25 volunteers scoured the territory off Larch street south of Lily Lake Saturday, hauling away tons of unsightly trash including bottles, cans, car parts and furniture. Deanna Cooper, a resident of the Larch Street neighborhood, helped organize the event. She said she had the idea for a cleanup while walking along the street during the warm winter. “There was no snow so the trash was obvious,” she said. Coop...
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City awards contract for Pier 3 rebuild
The Kodiak City Council approved a bid for the rebuild of Pier 3 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Seattle, Wash.-based Pacific Pile and Marine was awarded the contract at $25,841,720, making it one of the biggest projects the city has ever undertaken, mayor Pat Branson said. Council members Richard Walker, Terry Haines, Charles Davidson, John Whiddon and Gabriel Savaria all approved the bid. Randall Bishop w...
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Fish Factor: Six new names vie for seats on Fish Board
Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Gov. Sean Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish Board, should he choose to do so, and should the Alaska legislature go along with it - an unlikely scenario. It took filing a Freedom of Information request and a 10-day wait to get the names of the Fish Board hopefuls, sai...
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Keep composting kelp despite salt
In May of 1986, I planted my first veg seedlings in a raised bed that I plopped in the middle of my back yard, on the corner of 17th and Ismailov. I oriented it at a 45-degree angle to the property line, in order to provide the plants with the maximum amount of sunlight. (Later, I observed, it really didn’t make any difference how I arranged the bed so much as growing tall crops in the back, so to speak). The rais...
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Walker, Bigley win four blue/gold events
Kodiak sophomore Richelle Walker won four events at the blue/gold track and field meet Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Walker won the shot put (31 feet, 7.5 inches), the discus (89-11), the high jump (4-06) and the 100-meter sprint (14.0 seconds). Junior Zoe Bigley also captured four events, winning the girls 400 (1:13.1), the 1,600 (5:59.90) and the 1,600- and 3,200-relays. Junior Levi Thomet won the boys 40...
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