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Train your seedlings before transplantation
Now that bedding plants have made a colorful splash at local retail centers, the spring gardening race is officially on, though many local gardeners suggest that Old Man Weather needs a talking to. Wait a second! Before you transplant those tender seedlings into your garden, you need a good talking to as well, because many times over the years I’ve witnessed the following chain of events take place: 1. Clouds part...
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Decision on two tax ordinances postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed a decision on two ordinances that would have eliminated a $1 per foot tax on boats and changed how mobile homes are taxed. At previous assembly meetings and work sessions, borough staff called the boat tax a nuisance to boat owners and proposed eliminating it. The low tax was originally implemented to keep boat owners from paying a higher tax since the borough already r...
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Witch doctor cheaper for Medicaid recipients
In order to expand Medicaid the legislature wants compromise and to cut cost on the program. A way this can be done is to give the people who would receive expanded Medicaid a witch doctor instead of a medical doctor. A witch doctor is much cheaper than a medical doctor, so the legislature would get what it wants by cutting cost on the expanded Medicaid and the people who want expanded Medicaid would receive it. B...
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Kodiak boys blast Seward
HOMER — It didn’t take long for Kodiak to take control of its Saturday soccer match against Seward. Omar Beltran broke free on the left sideline in the first minute and zinged the ball into the upper right side of the goal from 20 yards out. He added another goal in the second half to help Kodiak pick up a crucial 4-0 Northern Lights Conference victory over Seward, on the new artificial turf surface at Homer High ...
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Seward denies Kodiak girls soccer first win
HOMER — Kodiak’s girls soccer nearly made history on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Homer High School. The Bears were minutes away from the program’s first victory when Seward’s Mailley Morianty decided to take over the game, scoring a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes to hand Kodiak a 2-1 Northern Lights Conference defeat. Morianty tied the game in the 65th minute and then kicked in the go-ahead goal nine minu...
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KHS track finishes second in Anchorage
A pair of disqualifications kept the Kodiak boys track team from obtaining its second big invitational victory in as many weeks. The Bears finished Saturday’s Anchorage Invitational in second with 76 points, five points behind champion West Valley. Kodiak’s 800-meter relay team and Jemuel Mangalus in the 100 both got disqualified. Had both events earned points, Kodiak would have secured the win over the Fairbanks-...
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What Kodiakans did when Nazis surrendered
It was already 4 a.m. on May 9, 1945 when Kodiak learned that the guns finally fell silent in Europe. But Kodiak residents were wide-awake. Victory in Europe Day, which would eventually register in history as V-E Day or simply V Day on May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender. It signaled the end of World War II on the European continent. In ...
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Orphaned Kodiak cubs sent to Anchorage
Three orphaned brown bear cubs were sent to the Alaska Zoo after their mother was shot, according to a news release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. On May 5, Mike Munsey from Munsey’s Bear Camp called ADF&G and told them that an unguided hunter from another camp not affiliated with Munsey’s had shot a brown bear sow with cubs. ADF&G authorized Munsey’s guides and hunters to rescue the cubs from the de...
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Crab Fest troubled by ferry delays
A second delay during the ferry Tustumena’s annual overhaul resulted in canceled rides for two Kodiak Crab Festival vendors, one of whom will now be arriving via barge. Alaskan Soda Jerk and Smokehouse Barbecue were both scheduled to arrive in Kodiak on the May 16 ferry, one of the ones cancelled due to unexpected work that turned up during the Tusty’s overhaul. Kelsey Ingram, who owns Alaskan Soda Jerk along with...
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Two Kodiak men plead guilty to drug charges
Two Kodiakans pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance after a May 2014 incident where the two, along with another person, were accused of kidnapping three campers and beating one of them. Jami Gibson, 40, and Phillip Gibson, 39, both pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree, a Class-B felony. The two both had plea deals that re...
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