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Garden Gate: Avoid blight infestations when shopping for spud seeds
If you want to attract attention at a dinner party, raise your voice a little and say, “Chitting!” And then be ready to explain your outburst. Let me help… Potatoes are one of the easiest things to grow in this whole wide world. For Alaskans, it’s staple crop. And while it’s not quite time to start growing potatoes (unless you have a hoophouse) it is time to line up your seed. I know of nobody who grows potatoes f...
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Playbook: April 14
Monday, April 14 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Foothill Christian (Calif.) at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Rock Academy (Calif.) at the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego, 11 a.m.
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Investigators testify in Coast Guard murder case
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Coast Guard investigator testified Thursday that the suspect in a double homicide at a Kodiak Island communication station would have had time to commit the crime and drive home within a period when security cameras spotted his pickup on the road. Special Agent Aaron Woods testified in the trial of James Wells, 62, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Petty Offi...
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Children's Fair to take over the library on Saturday
The noise level at the Kodiak Public Library might rise above normal from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday while families visit the 27 booths of the Kodiak Children’s Fair. “It is a wonderful opportunity to use that new community space,” event organizer Velma Vining said. Previously the fair has been held in the Kodiak High School commons, but Vining, a child development resource specialist with the Coast Guard Work-Life...
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Camani – Lower 48 states
Camani – Lower 48 states Camani ilangq’rtuanga. – I have family in the Lower 48. When Alutiiqs speakers talk about the continental United States they use the word camani, which literally means “down there.” In Alaska, the English equivalent is “the Lower 48.” Despite the separation between Alaska and regions south that camani implies, anthropologists believe that Alaska was the major gateway to the Americas, the r...
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KHS baseball heads to sunny California
Kodiak High’s baseball team is headed to the Golden State. The Bears leave Saturday for the Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament that begins Monday in San Diego, Calif. “We are looking to continue the education of the game of baseball,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. Kodiak, last year’s state fifth-place finisher, challenges Foothill Christian (Calif.) in Monday’s opener at 2 p.m. Alaska Standard Ti...
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Around Kodiak: April 11
The Alaska State Parks Kodiak District Citizen’s Advisory Board is holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Fort Abercrombie Park Office. The board is seeking new members to fill open positions. Shala Dobson is holding a Teaching Artist Training class on Saturday and Sunday in the Kodiak High School art room. To sign up for the free class, contact Jill Lipka at 539-2828 or email jill@kodiakar...
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Who Was Lou Gehrig?
Editor's note: May is ALS Awareness Month: He was an incredible baseball player of the 1920s and 1930s who played with the New York Yankees. On this 36th birthday he was thrown the worst curve ball in his life. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic gave him the diagnosis of ALS, the fatal, incurable neuromuscular, neurodegenerative disease. Henry Louis Gehrig was born June 19, 1903, in New York City. He was the second of fou...
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Where is our school board?
I am a 34 year resident of Kodiak with 24 years of teaching experience in the Kodiak school district. I also put two children through this system and will be beginning the process with two more in the upcoming school year. I have become increasingly concerned with the educational climate that exists in the district today. Things are not well in the KIBSD. Staff morale is at an unprecedented low. We are losing reco...
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Kodiak bodybuilders flex muscles at state meet
Robbie Bailey and Nick Long went on a high-calorie trip through Anchorage that started Saturday night and spilled into Sunday morning. The two Kodiak Coast Guardsmen earned the right to fill their stomachs with all things good. Bailey and Long competed in their first bodybuilding show, the 31st Annual Alaska State Pro-Am Natural Bodybuilding Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships on April 6 in Anchorag...
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