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Tour shows off Kodiak’s color, gardens
This weekend, community members will have the opportunity to take a peek inside the gardens that defy Kodiak’s weather and climate, and get some tips on growing your green thumb. Five gardens in Kodiak and two in Bells Flats will be available for viewing during the Kodiak Garden Club’s annual tour on Saturday. “I think one of the neatest things is seeing what the people here have done,” said Norma Holt, a member o...
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Native corporations encourage voting no on 1
The Old Harbor, Afognak and Ouzinkie native corporations sponsored a forum Friday encouraging Kodiak residents to vote no on ballot measure 1. If voters approve it on August 19, measure 1 would repeal Senate Bill 21, an oil tax reform bill that was passed by the Legislature, signed into law on June 24, 2013, and went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. Old Harbor Native Corporation CEO Carl Marrs said the corporat...
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Report: Most Alaska fish are safe for consumption, have low mercury content
The Alaska Department of Epidemiology has released updated fish consumption guidelines for Alaskans. Although all fish contain some level of mercury, “Most species of Alaska fish, including all five wild Alaska salmon species, contained mercury levels that were too low to constitute a health risk,” the report stated. The primary concern about contaminants in Alaska fish is mercury, since other contaminants appear ...
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Tracking salmon to their birth streams
Strontium is a trace element and mineral people use to make glow-in-the-dark paints and toothpaste for sensitive teeth. In research for his college degree, Sean Brennan used strontium's unique qualities to track salmon in an Alaska river. At Brennan's Ph.D. defense at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, adviser Matthew Wooller praised Brennan's ambitious plan and his execution of it up and down the many webs of th...
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Patricia Dries ~ July 11, 1965 - July 16, 2014
Patricia Ann Dries, 49, known to most as Trisha Pruitt (Hochmuth), passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on July 16, 2014. Trisha was born on July 11, 1965, the beloved daughter of Joseph and Barbara Hochmuth, in Kodiak, Alaska. Trisha was a longtime resident of her treasured Emerald Isle and graduated from Kodiak High School in 1983. She was a true family woman who cherished every opportunity to connect...
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Bob Perkins
Bobby Lee (Bob) Perkins (aka “Saco”), passed away at his home in Kodiak on July 14, 2014. He was born July 19, 1955, in Ontario, Oregon, to Carol Lee and Mary Jane Perkins. Bob attended schools in Saco, Montana, and Northglenn, Colorado. Raised on a farm, he spent much of his time riding horses, which he enjoyed. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and owned a Harley Davidson and a Triumph. He also enjoyed hunting, fis...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 23
July 4 At 12:48 a.m., a caller reported a drunken driver on Mission Road. Officers arrested a male for driving while intoxicated and refusing to take an alcohol breath test. At 9:51 a.m., a caller reported a hit and run on Center Avenue and wanted it logged for insurance purposes. At 10:42 a.m., officers helped with traffic control during the Fourth of July parade on Marine Way. At 12:21 p.m., officers received a ...
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Death Notice: Mary Metrokin
Mary Jean Metrokin Jensen passed away on July 22, 2014 . Services will be announced at a later date.
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Death Notice: Harry Anderson
Harry J. Anderson passed away on July 21, 2014. A memorial service is pending.
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Kodiak returns to Middle Ages with sword fights and new reigning royalty
Medieval re-enactment was the name of the game at the Kodiak Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. Dozens of people from Kodiak, around the state and California participated, as well as community members who came to watch. It’s all part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a 48-year-old worldwide organization dedicated to recreating the arts and skills of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Although Pavlok Goro...
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