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GARDEN GATE: Change tasks to give your back a break
The Kodiak Garden Club's annual plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the Baranov Park skating rink. It’s more like a fishing derby: The doors open at 10 a.m., though the line forms earlier with folks sipping hot coffee—early birds hoping to take home trays of choice, locally grown flowers, currant bushes, houseplants and herbs. But the joy of finding new plants is often followed by the agony of discover...
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Softball drops 2 in the Valley
Kodiak’s softball team concluded its trip the Mat-Su Valley with a pair of nonconference losses to Palmer and Colony. Kodiak lost to Palmer 17-4 on Friday and 11-8 to Colony on Saturday. First-year Kodiak coach Michelle Stratton called Saturday’s performance “the best softball we have played all season.” “We hit all the way through our roster,” said Stratton, a Colony graduate. “This is the team I expected all sea...
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FISH FACTOR: Small fish, high prices open salmon season
Alaska’s salmon season officially got under way on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high prices were the talk of the town. The first opener produced a catch of 25,000 sockeye and about 1,500 kings. “It was pretty slow to start. Small fish, not too many of them,” said Kelsey Appleton with Cordova District Fishermen United. Following a trend seen o...
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Achievers: May 20
Kodiak Morning Rotary named eight students to receive $1,000 scholarships. Competition was intense in three categories: graduating high school seniors, continuing education and vocational.   The vocational awards are given in memory of Chris McVay. Chris was longtime member of Morning Rotary and a strong advocate for vocational students. Much of the scholarship money was raised from a quilt raffle. Chris started t...
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Hollow remains: Chiniak fire leaves few stands of healthy trees
On a walk through the Kodiak Island Borough’s parcel of land in Chiniak, you can see thousands of burned dead trees, as well as brush and foliage starting to come back after the August 2015 Twin Creeks Fire. With A-1 Timber Consultants’ Kent Cross, I hiked about two and a half miles on the land Wednesday. The borough hired a consultant out of Washington to assess the timber, and the resulting report said most of t...
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Break-ins target schools
A rash of break-ins at local schools has been reported this week, and while no suspects have been named, Alaska State Troopers and the Kodiak Police Department are pursuing leads. The break-ins took place at East Elementary and North Star Elementary, Camp Mueller Youth Center and St. Paul Lutheran Preschool. The St. Paul Lutheran Church next to the preschool was also targeted. Tablet computers were among the items...
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Downtown pathway planning
A second public open house on planning and design of a pedestrian pathway takes place Monday evening at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The pathway project’s objective is to examine ways to improve pedestrian walkways from Center Street downtown to the Near Island Bridge. Monday’s meeting will showcase a variety of maps for potential pathways, including some that will zoom in on specific areas for greater det...
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Persistence pays off for Flerchinger
The first Major League Baseball game Joey Flerchinger watched on television showcased future Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. The game was in 2008. Lee’s Indians beat Kershaw’s Dodgers 6-4 in 10 innings. Neither ace was involved in the decision, but it was enough to hook a young Flerchinger on America’s pastime, even though his details of the game have fogged over the years. “Both guys had a p...
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KHS boys soccer wins regional thriller
Down 2-0 to Wasilla in its opening match at the Northern Lights Conference Championships, Kodiak’s boys soccer team never panicked. The Bears clawed back, forced overtime and won in a 5-4 shootout Thursday afternoon in Kenai. The thrilling victory — the program’s first at the conference tournament — puts Kodiak a victory away from advancing to the state tournament in only its second varsity season. “It’s awesome. ...
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TAPESTRY: St. Herman’s Seminary graduates five
“Alaska really is different than any other state in the union, because somehow, some way we all get interconnected,” noted Bishop David Mahaffey of the Orthodox Church in America Alaska Diocese, in his opening remarks at the St. Herman’s Seminary graduation ceremony in the Afognak Native Corp. building on Near Island Sunday. Mahaffey, who recently gave the baccalaureate message to graduates at Mt. Edgecombe High S...
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