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UPDATE: 56 firefighters securing 30 homes in Chiniak
Update, 7:13 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30: Almost 60 firefighters, backed by a helicopter, focused on securing about 30 homes in Chiniak on Sunday as winds gusted around the areas scorched by the wildfire that burned two homes and the local library. Phillip Bydenburg, the state Division of Forestry’s On Scene Incident commander, said 56 personnel were attacking the fire Sunday and 20 more firefighters were expected to jo...
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Assembly OKs letter, approves additional school improvements
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter regarding the environmental impact statement for a Gulf of Alaska Trawl bycatch management proposal. During its special meeting Thursday, the Assembly also approved a contract for additional improvements as part of the Kodiak High School project. The letter discusses the importance of fisheries to Kodiak and comments on alternatives for ground fish management cu...
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GARDEN GATE: Northern growers reap a heap of ‘love apples’
Thanks to hoophouses, covered raised beds, and our local farmers’ market, the tomato is becoming a Kodiak staple. Thirty years ago, we never dreamed of such a bounty. Still, the tomato carries its share of myths, legends and troubles. Through history, the rich, acidic fruit that we often call a vegetable has been considered a poison and an aphrodisiac. Despite its blended reputation, Alaska gardeners grow — or dre...
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FISH FACTOR: The Blob causing havoc on Alaska
Fish deaths, drought in California, tropical creatures appearing in cold waters – those freakish happenings and more are being blamed on a giant splotch of warm water that for two years has been pushing against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada and into Alaska. “They call it the Blob because of its original circular shape on the sea surface,” explained Dr. Carol Janzen, an oceanographer and Operations Director ...
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Kodiak football falls to Kenai
Kodiak’s new coaching staff found out on Saturday what it’s going to take to contend in the tough Northern Lights Conference. Kenai turned five Kodiak turnovers into three touchdowns, as the Kardinals handed the Bears their first football loss of the season, 46-18, at a drizzly Joe Floyd Track and Field. “We had some opportunities that we missed in the first half,” first-year coach Bill McGuire said. “Then the whe...
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Kodiak man sentenced in 2008 fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man will serve four years in jail for a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008. He will also serve six years for perjury and criminal mischief. Bradford Blondin was sentenced Thursday. Blondin, 27, pleaded guilty in May to criminally negligent homicide as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff. Judge Steve Cole sentenc...
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Cross country: Kodiak boys place third at Bartlett Invite
Kodiak’s boys put four runners in the top 22 and finished third at the Bartlett Invitational Saturday at in Anchorage. For the second meet in a row, junior Keith Osowski led the Bears, placing fifth with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 18.7 seconds. Osowski, who was the top Region III finisher, also placed fifth at last week’s season opener at the Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. “He is looking good and is am...
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Cross country competes at Bartlett
Kodiak High School’s cross-country team concludes its weeklong trip to the mainland Saturday at the Bartlett Invitational. The meet that will feature 24 schools is being called the “state preview” because the state championship meet in October is also at Bartlett High School. The boys race begins at 11:20 a.m., followed by the girls race at noon. Kodiak started its annual ferry trip last Saturday at the Tsalteshi ...
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Rodeo and state fair set for this weekend
Summer fun isn’t quite over yet. The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair takes place this weekend with bucking broncos, fair food and exhibits of locally made, grown and raised products and animals. If the fair and rodeo seems a bit early this year, that’s because it is. Rodeo and fair board president Bonnie Stratman said the event would be occurring one week early because the people who come in from off island are...
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Citizen's task force could cut down on burglaries
Last week’s KDM carried an excellent column by Mr. Andy Lundquist. The gist of the column is that in Kodiak we have an increasing number of business and home burglaries that then provide stolen goods to sell for drugs. Mr. Lundquist opines that this situation has now risen to the point “ … where people no longer feel safe in their homes or feel safe in leaving any of their property ‘not chained down.’” The article...
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