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SENIOR LIFE: Center celebrates wearin’ of the green
Kodiak Senior Center will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at noon Thursday, March 17. The party of green will feature the usual St. Pat’s menu of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, Irish soda bread and Irish apple cake. Be sure to wear your green and come celebrate even if you aren’t Irish. The Golden Tones will entertain the group with everyone’s favorite Irish melodies. Family caregiver support informati...
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Wasilla, Juneau earn top seeds for state tournament
The Wasilla girls and Juneau boys grabbed the top seeds for the 4A state basketball championships that begin March 24 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Wasilla, the Northern Lights Conference champions, open against familiar foe Colony. The Warriors are 3-0 against the Knights this season, which includes a 49-35 win in Saturday’s NLC title game. Cook Inlet Conference champion Dimond earned the second see...
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Wandersee, Horn off to Elite Eight
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and Alysa Horn helped cut down a net Monday evening in Azusa, California after the University of Alaska women’s basketball team claimed the NCAA Division II West Regional. With a stingy second-half defense, the second-seeded Seawolves rolled by fourth-seeded UC San Diego 72-57 and punched their ticket to the Elite Eight. UAA (36-2) advances to play Southeast Region champion Francis Marion...
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GUEST OPINION: Europe in throes of massive invasion
If not for the “Bombs For Democracy” campaign being waged by the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other NATO countries, to topple mostly secular Muslim countries, there would be no Muslim refugee crisis — period. Many people, such as Ron Paul, have been screaming from the rooftops for decades that our illegal and immoral meddling and invasions in these countries would result in the exact scenario we see unfoldin...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 15
March 8 At 1:47 a.m., police arrested a driver in the 300 block of Birch Avenue on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 9:11 a.m., a person reported a man had called her about eight times, never gives his name, and sounds as if he might be mentally handicapped. Patrolling officers were advised. At 2:48 p.m., a citizen on Larch Street had questions about solicitation laws. Police advised them of their optio...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 15
Finn Thomas Kutyna was born at 7:25 a.m. on March 6, 2016 to Bradley Kutyna and Kylee Quass. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a homemaker, and the baby’s father works on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Station Ship Oscar Dyson. Also welcoming him to the family is Bradley Kutyna Jr. and Graisyn Kutyna. Grandparents a...
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BearTown prepares for tour season
It’s almost cruise ship season, and BearTown Market is getting ready for the new season. “We’ve got 14 cruise ships, and eight of them have almost 1,900 passengers (apiece),” said market coordinator Annie Poirier. “We have one with 1,400 people and a couple that are smaller.” This year, Poirier hopes to expand how they target cruisers. “We can’t put brochures out on the ship,” Poirier said. “This year, we’re going...
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GARDEN GATE: Crazy weather and planting schedules
Last week, a friend from Colorado asked if we had snow in Kodiak. Snow? What snow? She was lamenting that her family was missing out on a lot of skiing this winter for lack of the white stuff. And what about Kodiak? What does this year’s weird weather mean for local gardeners? January and February temperatures were about six degrees above normal. Blueberry shrubs are budding out, daffodil bulbs are — for the secon...
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Assembly OKs one-year fisheries analyst contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a one-year extension to their contract with the fisheries analyst they jointly employ with the city of Kodiak. The contract with Heather McCarty provided for two one-year extensions. The borough approved a six-month extension to work through issues that some assembly members had, but the city council approved a one-year extension. After meeting in a joint work session, t...
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FISH FACTOR: Permit prices plummet after salmon slump
Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme — the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.” Starting with salmon permits: “A lot of people had disastrous seasons last year, whether it was drift gillnet or seine permits, and the values have declined dramatically,” said Doug Bowen ...
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