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Letter to the editor: Glyphosate is harmful for humans and wildlife
To the Editor, Gallon after gallon of Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is being sprayed in Chiniak to aide in the replanting process. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is proven to be toxic to humans and wildlife. Including the fish and deer that the people of Kodiak rely on. Glyphosate causes numerous health problems including genetic mutations, destruction of red blood cells, ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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MMA event a hit in Kodiak
Moments after Waylon Soptick won his professional mixed martial arts fight at “Rumble on the Rock” he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Taylor Decker. She said “yes,” and the two celebrated the engagement with a hug and a kiss in front of nearly 1,000 people packed inside the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds pavilion. “First I wanted to do it in the cage, but I didn’t think I would get the...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough discusses Bay View guard rail at work session
At Thursday's work session, the Bay View Road Service Area Board attended, seeking funding for a guard rail for a dangerous section of road, located at the intersection of Bay View Road and Monashka Circle. The chair of the board, Reed Oswalt, said there's been two accidents in the past two years where people have gone over the edge. "We've had two people go over the side because of the fact when it gets rainy out...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, West remain top teams in football poll
After the first week of the high school football season, the medium-small schools Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s rankings remained the same. Soldotna kept its top spot with a 53-6 thrashing of large-school Eagle River. The Stars gained 451 total yards of offense in tallying the school’s 21st straight victory. Juneau-Douglas remained second in the rankings after beating Kenai, 28-15. No. 3 North Pole edged la...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowksi wins at Nikiski Class Races
Kodiak’s Keith Osowksi won the boys’ freshman/sophomore race at the Nikiski Class Races Monday on the Kenai Peninsula. The sophomore covered the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 14 seconds. Kodiak’s boys claimed four of the top 10 spots to win the team title. Melissa De Guzman finished second in the girls freshman/sophomore race in 22:37. The meet featured Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski. Kodiak is at the Colo...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 19
• Grace Eloise Guinan was born at 6:05 p.m. on August 8, 2014 to Burt and Rebekah Guinan. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her parents are originally from Florida and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s work works at Providance Kodiak Island Medical Center, and the baby’s father works for the U.S. Coast Guard. Grandparents are Jesse and Kathy Hackler and Sara Standard. • Aubrey Kate Maloney wa...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Are you ready for silver salmon?
The recent pattern of heavy rainfall and swollen rivers couldn’t have been timed any better. Silver salmon have been appearing in good numbers offshore, but the sudden onslaught of sweet freshwater from their home streams has brought many closer to shore. In fact, a few are even nosing upstream into the rivers now. I’ve seen dry years in Kodiak when the silvers failed to enter rivers until Labor Day or even later....
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shots fired at Mill Bay Beach
Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak police responded to a report of shots fired at Mill Bay Beach, shortly before midnight Saturday. According to a trooper report, two males dressed in black and wearing ski masks approached a 17-year-old near the beach, claimed they were police officers and demanded the minor identify himself. “When the minor questioned their validity as law enforcement officers, one of the subjects ...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 19
July 24 • At 1:41 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Rezanof Drive. The man left when police asked. • Around 2:01 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:26 a.m., a caller reported a man trying to break into two cars on Bonaparte Circle. The person was gone when police arrived and there was no visible damage to the vehicles. • At 3:31 a.m., police conducted a security check on Von Sc...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color Run for a cure
A bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of over 100 runners who came out for Splash of Kodiak, a colored powder-filled 5-kilometer run to support Relay for Life. Relay for Life, the 24-hour walk to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, was last month, but fundraising for it doesn’t end until this month. “I thought it was a lot of fun,” said Melissa Longgood, who ran pushing her kids in a stroller. “It’s a...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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