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GARDEN GATE: 7 tips for the art of weeding
Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path. —Scandinavian Proverb “No garden is without its weeds,” said Thomas Fuller, M.D. Yet weeds probably discourage more gardeners than any other problem, including slugs. Every fall or winter, when gardeners get together, the topic of weeding comes up. And invariably you hear comments like this: “Oh, the garden was overgrown with weeds so we...
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August Interim Report
A busy July has given way to an active August as the legislative interim continues. July’s major news was Governor Walker’s decision to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. The state estimates about 40 thousand uninsured Alaskans will receive coverage, and 4 thousand new jobs will be created. As you probably know, the governor used his power of executive order to accept federal funding for...
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FISH FACTOR: Results of hearings may change face of Alaska fishing
Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever. On August 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet’s Chuitna River or to a proposed coal mine. If DNR opts for the mine, the decision would set a state precedent. “It would be the first time in Alaska’s state history that we would allow a...
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P/V Stimson docks in Kodiak after 17 years based in Dutch Harbor
The crewmen of Patrol Vessel Stimson may buy a gallon of paint — soon. The largest patrol vessel in the state’s inventory arrived in Kodiak Thursday morning after sailing out of Dutch Harbor on Monday, ending an era for Unalaska and spotlighting budgetary issues facing the state’s Department of Public Safety. The vessel’s stern, as it was docked on N float at St. Herman Harbor, had white markings, “STIMSON, Dutch ...
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Edward Harold DeNoyelles III
Edward Harold DeNoyelles III passed away June 21st in Seattle, Washington. Born to May and Edward DeNoyelles II on May 30, 1953. Ed was a passionate family man, an avid outdoorsman, and staunch advocate for his beloved Kodiak’s Environment, and enthusiastic Santa for Kodiak’s Santa Day. Ed was preceded in death by his dear first wife Jane, the mother of his two children Tracey and Eddie. Ed not only leaves behind ...
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Hautala takes over Kodiak wrestling program
When the Kodiak High School wrestling season starts in late September, a new coach will be in charge. Mike Hautala was appointed head coach in July. It will be the first time in more than two decades that a Costello — Pat or Sean — is not the head coach of one of the state’s oldest high school wrestling programs. Sean — a former Kodiak state champion and Pat’s son — was the head coach for one and a half seasons be...
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There’s a spiritual solution to busy-ness
Don't you admire people who can take short breaks, stop and smell the roses (or the coffee, which I prefer), and even take power naps? I don't. As a somewhat compulsive person (but trying to recover), I have two speeds: on and off. When I am on, I get a sort of tunnel vision, where the goal is all that matters. Except that, on the way to the goal, there are way too many distractions, which belies the tunnel vision...
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TAPESTRY: Knagins’ name synonymous with Dig Afognak
When the late Dennis Knagin traveled to the Dig Afognak camp at Qatani Bay on Afognak Island, he was like a horse heading for the barn; the closer he got, the more anxious he was to get there. The Native Village of Afognak camp was a magical haven where he and his wife, Julie, who died last year, loved to tell stories to the youngsters, teach them about the Alutiiq ways and converse with their peers. They loved th...
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Kodiak’s most densely populated settlement comes back to life through museum’s book
For 600 years, Alutiiq people built their houses at the mouth of salmon-rich Karluk River, creating a massive mound of cultural debris. The site was one of the most densely populated regions of the Kodiak Archipelago. More than 26,000 artifacts were found at this site and Alutiiq Museum archaeologists consider it to be the most significant dig in Kodiak history. Museum staff spent years researching the artifacts f...
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Quintathlon set for Saturday
The 19th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The unique event is a fundraiser for Kodiak High School’s cross-country team. The day begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim and is followed by a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War entrance. At the VFW, competitors will compete in a beanbag toss — a new addition to the rac...
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