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Walton walks off Dimond
A strike away from the game being tied at the end of regulation, Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton made sure extra innings wasn’t needed. The right-hander blasted a walk-off double to right field that scored Seth Rockenbach and gave Post 17 its first American Legion baseball victory of the season, a 10-9 win over Dimond Post 21 in a nonleague contest Sunday at Baranof Field. The winning moment was needed after the loc...
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Films by local youth to screen Wednesday
Participants in a Baranov Museum student film program are hard at work making last-minute edits to documentaries on Kodiak’s fishing industry ahead of their premier this week. Students of the museum’s Summer Youth Film and History Intensive, a two-week filmmaking program for sixth- through 12th-graders, will showcase their work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kodiak Public Library. This year’s films highlight the histo...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 14
Iosef Laiken dela Cerna was born at 6:22 p.m. on June 2, 2016, to Naconya Hanson and Richard dela Cerna. He weighed 7 pounds, 6.4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from California and Washington and now live in Kodiak. His mother is a stay at home mom and his father works at Polar Star Enterprise. Grandparents are R. N. Hanson of Washington and Chona Carreon of the Philippines. Jedidia...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: The weird year that was and could be again
After 40 years of fishing Kodiak’s surrounding waters I know enough about the ocean to anticipate its changes and how they can affect fishing over the course of a summer. I’ve even been able to forecast the timing and location of best fishing much of the time. Or so I thought. Last year was just plain weird. The timing of ocean events and fish runs was off compared to past years, with early arrivals, late arrivals...
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Borough considers handing nonprofit decisions to local foundation
After a couple years of trying different methods of administering nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking into anew tactic – handing the process over to the Kodiak Community Foundation. Borough manager Michael Powers said staff has not yet met with the foundation to discuss it, they plan to meet this week, but has exchanged emails and phone calls. He also said the foundation doesn’t have a...
Jun 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to raise water rates
The Kodiak City Council voted to raise water rates for some commercial and industrial customers after a water rate study indicated that current rates would not allow for future capital improvements. The study found “rate increases or adjustments to the projected costs will be necessary” to generate the needed revenue for the expected $32.2 million for capital projects through fiscal year 2021. These projects inclu...
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Williamson picks up win on last lap
Jessie Juhlin was ready to grab his second main event victory of the season when disaster struck. His No. 17 hobby stock car spun coming out of Turn 4, just 20 yards from the finish line of the 25-lap race Saturday at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jeremy Williamson swooped in for the win, his first on the 1/4-mile gravel oval. He celebrated with a beer shower while standing on the hood of his No. 21 car. “I lucked in...
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FISH FACTOR: Cleaner Kenai boaters get discounts
Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su Valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so. A pilot program launched this spring is an offshoot of Cook Inletkeeper’s Clean Boating program that began in the Valley five years ago. “It all started with oil and gas pollution in Big Lake,” said Heather Leba, director of the group’s Clean Boating Discount program.” ...
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GARDEN GATE: Recipes for homemade insect, slug sprays
Last week I talked about using Epsom salts in a liquid form to spray on, or water, ailing plants. In the garden Epsom salts provide plants with magnesium (Mg), which helps with seed germination, strengthen cell walls and ultimately boost flower production and fruiting, as in tomato formation. Published with the column was a photo of spray bottles arranged on the greenhouse windowsill: kelp spray, willow water, pep...
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Museum seeks volunteers
The Baranov Museum is seeking a few good volunteers. The museum will hold a training event Saturday for anyone with an interest in being a volunteer or docent. The event is geared toward “anyone who’s interested in volunteering but hasn’t quite worked up maybe the courage to ask us about it, and also for those people who’ve expressed an interest but feel like they’re unprepared,” said Tiffany Brunson, the museum’s...
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