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Thomet, Ahn claim Pentathlon crowns
A distance specialist and a first-time trackster proved to be the most diverse athletes in the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon.  Junior Levi Thomet won the boys title with 2,714 points, while junior Yuri Ahn took the girls title with 2,390 points.  Thomet, the top distance runner in the state, won two of the five events — the 800 meters and the high jump — for his first pentathlon title, 161 points ahead of runner-up...
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Garden Gate: Slimy slugs make spring appearance
Last week I suggested going out to do a little defensive gardening by de-slugging. I hate to say this, but with these rains, I’ve spotted slugs sliming around the garden. Does that mean we’ll have to deal with armies of slugs this year? Hard to say this early in the season, but slug eggs, which thrive in moist conditions, are capable of surviving a Kodiak winter if it’s mild enough. Slugs lay small masses of white...
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Fish Factor: Salmon permits continue to soar in price
Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000. That compares to $90,000 this past January. At Southeast Alaska, seine permits are the priciest in the state at over $300,000. That’s an...
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KHS softball starts slow against Sitka, Juneau
Kodiak’s 2014 softball season started with four consecutive losses in Sitka. On Friday, the Bears fell to Juneau-Douglas 11-0 and Sitka 4-3 and then lost 12-4 to Juneau and 6-3 to Sitka on Saturday. “They are both tough teams,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “I was telling somebody yesterday (Saturday) I don’t really mind going 0-4 right off the bat against what I think are the two best teams in our division.” Juneau...
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Locals have way with pens & lens
More than a local namesake, a school mascot, an international icon and the largest land predator, the Kodiak brown bear is part of everyday life for residents and visitors to the archipelago. We may not encounter a live bruin every day, but we can’t afford to forget their presence when we take a walk in the park or put out the trash. Some Kodiakans go years without seeing a bear, while others make their livings gu...
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Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An inmate known as "Eyeball" will not be taking the stand for the defense in a Kodiak Coast Guard double homicide case — at least for now — after a judge ruled Friday there's no proven connection between him and the case. Jason Barnum, 38, got his nickname from a tattoo that darkened the white of his right eye. His face is also heavily tattooed, including one that traces some of the outlin...
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Tapestry: Ever resilient, Bob Hatcher embraced life
Legends don’t die easily. They get thrown down, crushed by adversity, but they rise up, even more resilient. Through their struggles they become stronger and more qualified to be called “legends.” To many, Bob Hatcher was a legend. An amazingly energetic man who never tired of working and socializing, he fought hard against sickness with a zeal for life. While Bob was being treated for cancer, his friend, Anna Cro...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 18
Wednesday, April 16 • At 2:25 a.m., a bar check was conducted downtown. • At 2:59 a.m., a bar check was conducted downtown. • At 3:24 a.m., a caller reported a bear getting into the garbage on Woody Way; bear fled into the woods as officers arrived. • At 4:35 a.m., officers removed debris off of E. Rezanof Drive. • At 6:17 a.m., a driver on Mill Bay Road was given a warning for no tail light. • At 6:34 a.m., a fem...
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Mallot seeking to become fist Democratic governor in more than a decade
If his run for Alaska’s top office succeeds, Byron Mallott would be the state’s first Democratic governor since 2002. In Kodiak through Saturday to attend ComFish Alaska and several campaign events, Mallott said his long record in state politics government and business makes him a good choice to bring different sides together. “I believe my experience will allow me to reach out, understand and work with Alaskans o...
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'Bye Bye Birdie' exceeded expectations
To the Editor, This past Saturday evening my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a quite memorable performance of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at the high school auditorium. My expectations for the evening were that it would be a typical, enjoyable high school production by the school’s drama club. Instead, much of the performance was at a professional level, worthy of the likes of the (former) Seattle Civic ...
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