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Herbicides aiming at hawkweed, knotweed
Attempting to rid Kodiak of invasive plant species, the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District will apply herbicides in several locations around Kodiak this summer. Targets include the Buskin River area, along the road toward White Sands Beach, at the Anton Larsen Bay boat ramp and at the Port Lions airport. They are also dealing with Canada thistle, seeking to eradicate it from the archipelago, as well as co...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 8
May 9 At 12:38 a.m., a caller in the 300 block of Shelikof Street said someone told them someone had a gun and might shoot it. It was a false alarm, and police confirmed the man in question did not have a gun on him. At 12:53 a.m., a person reported hearing a female in a neighboring residence on Selief Lane yell ‘don’t hit me.’ She had left before police arrived, and the man said it was verbal only. Before police ...
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Barcelon joins North Central University
Before Raen Barcelon got serious about track, she was heavy into another hobby — knitting. The scarfs she knit will now be put to good use as she signed a National Letter of Intent to run track and cross country at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a town with an average temperature of 23 degrees during the winter months. “It will be just like here,” said Barcelon, who graduated from Kodiak High ...
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GUEST OPINION: Rationalization has changed outlook for young fishermen
The following is a letter I submitted to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for Agenda Item C-5, GOA Trawl Bycatch Management Program, voicing my concerns as a resident of Kodiak and a commercial fisherman. While I can’t speak for all the young Kodiak fishermen, I believe my comments and concerns addressed in this letter are shared by many who have seen fisheries management decision take away opportunity...
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GUEST OPINION: Use of budget reserve no long-term fix
Thousands of Alaskan families likely breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Legislature passed its budget to avoid a government shutdown less than 24 hours before the deadline to issue layoff warnings. Last year, pink slips did go out. Nothing has been done yet this year to ensure we don’t repeat this next year. Once again, the Legislature voted to balance the budget by drawing down the constitutional budget...
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Alaska Science Forum: Fire breaks down, builds up boreal forest
I once wrote about how fire had ravaged more than 10 percent of Interior Alaska during two smoky summers. A wildlife biologist called me out for choosing an inadequate verb. Tom Paragi chooses words that are more positive when he looks at a burned forest. Paragi works with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. His specialty is the ecology of disturbances to the boreal forest, among them logging and ...
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Playbook: June 8
Friday, June 10 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Dimond Post 21 at Baranof Field, noon and 3 p.m.
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Update: Uyak Bay fire victims identified
Alaska State Troopers have released the identities of a victim who perished in a Uyak Bay lodge fire and three survivors of the blaze. The deceased has been identified as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian national. The three survivors are Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian national; Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean national; and Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian national. According to a tr...
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Delicate blooms thrive in wild
For many, orchids are the just a plant seen sitting safely in a pot on store shelf or a kitchen table, or maybe on a tropical vacation. But at least 18 species of orchid grow wild in the Kodiak Archipelago. Unlike their epiphytic tropical cousins that grow from trees, northern hemisphere orchids are terrestrial, growing from the ground. “Our (orchids) are generally small and you probably walk right past them most ...
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Pillans streaks to the finish line
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans concluded his banner high school track career on a winning streak for the ages. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior thrower upped his winning streaks to 22 in the shot put and 19 in the discus after muscling his way to a pair of victories at the fourth Brian Young Invitational over the weekend at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The streaks, which started in Pillans’ junior season, will stand there a...
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