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Nick Neil Berestoff Sr
Lifelong Alaskan Nick Neil Berestoff Sr., 75, passed away Dec. 8, 2015, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Assisted Living in Anchorage Services will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 14, at St. Innocent Cathedral, 401 Turpin St., Anchorage. The Very Rev. Archpriest John Zabinko will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon at the church. Burial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Church of the Holy Assum...
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GARDEN GATE: Thanks to houseplants for cleaner air
Every once in a while, I get a phone call from a distraught plant owner. The call might go something like this: “Ten years ago, I brought a plant cutting back to Kodiak after attending Mom’s funeral service. I planted it right away, but now it’s not doing so good. What should I do? it was Mom’s favorite plant.” Many folks assume you can keep houseplants alive forever with just the occasional dribble of water. Sorr...
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Kodiak wrestling fifth at NLC championships
For the first time since 2008, Kodiak did not have a wrestler stand atop the podium at the in Northern Lights Conference Championships. The streak snapped when junior Russel Delacruz fell to Colony’s Levi Hopkins, 7-5, in the 120-pound championship bout, Saturday at Wasilla High School. Kodiak took 19 wrestlers to the conference championships and Delacruz was the only one to reach the final round. Delacruz navitag...
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Food poisoning limits Lindquist at juniors
Food poisoning dampened Talon Lindquist’s second trip to the Speedo Winter Junior Championships. Lindquist missed both of his swimming events on Saturday — the 200-yard backstroke and the 200 butterfly — because of food poisoning, according to John Lindquist, his father and coach. “Really bummed for him,” John Lindquist wrote in a text message. Kodiak’s talented sophomore swimmer did get one day of competition in,...
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FISH FACTOR: Program bringing Alaska fish to Alaskans
Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in California. The contest, sponsored by Fish 2.0, awards creative approaches that build demand for sustainable seafood, reduce waste and support fishing towns. The Alaska Community Seafood Hub model, presented by Kelly Harrell of Anchorage, won $5,000 in cash an...
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Ferry system to standardize fares
With more budget cuts likely during the upcoming legislative session, the Alaska Marine Highway System has some options for saving money and is gathering more from staff and the public. One option Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl heard from staff aboard the ferries, is to slow down. “What normally is a six-hour run, we should put on the schedule as a six-and-a-half...
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Lakings’ greatest gifts survive Chiniak fire
David Lakings and Sara Fish said their goodbyes as they looked in the direction of their Chiniak home at King Crab Way. The area was shrouded by black, billowing smoke. It would be a matter of time before the flames engulfed the house. At the moment, they were caught up in the flurry of evacuation. “Cars were going that way and that way, and stopped everywhere,” said Sara. “It was wild,” Tears and memories would c...
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Karluk School to stay open despite low enrollment
Except for Karluk School, the small schools in the Kodiak Island Borough School District have stayed above the state minimum enrollment, including the newly re-opened school at Danger Bay. Karluk’s enrollment has fallen under the 10 students required to receive state funding. Despite the shortfall, the school will remain open for the rest of the school year, according to assistant superintendent Marilyn Davidson. ...
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Kodiak wrestling heads to NLC Championships
Mike Hautala is ready for his inaugural Northern Lights Conference wrestling championships. Haircut. Check. New tie. Check. Nice clothes. Check. Kodiak’s first-year coach hopes at least one of his wrestlers reaches Saturday’s spotlight finals at Wasilla High School so he can show off his duds. The Bears have had at least one NLC champion in the last six tournaments — Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried won it all last yea...
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Council OKs Thelma C lease
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved in the first reading a lease for the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s planned fishing boat display in downtown Kodiak. The lease allows the museum to use a small area on the spit next to Oscar’s Dock to display the restored fishing vessel Thelma C with historical information about fishing and the 1964 earthquake. The lease is for 20 years with two five-year extensions. The muse...
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