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Fish Factor: Copper River kings mark start of salmon season
Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year-round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the official start of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the fleet of more than 570 fishermen set out their nets on a beautiful day for the first 12-hour opener amidst ...
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Garden Gate: Helping your garden be all it can be
“What’s that shrub?” Many people asked this question about a blueberry-like bush as they strolled through the garden during our open house on Saturday. The handsome shrub is a honeyberry, an edible honeysuckle, and its upright growth makes it a perfect companion to a small garden with a mission t...
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Kodiak boys regional string snapped
Kodiak’s boys’ reign atop the Region III podium ended on Saturday. The Bears’ streak of eight consecutive titles came to an end with a runner-up finish at the Region III Track and Field Championships at Palmer High School. Kodiak finished with 143 points, nine points behind champion Colony. The K...
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Karen Everton LaFollette
Karen Everton LaFollette loved the outdoors, competition, fabric and laughter. She was passionate about her family – those who she was related to as well as the many she adopted over the years. Karen was Sister, Mom and Grammy to many, Bosslady to the guys at John’s Heating for 23 years and a lov...
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Kodiak boys searching for region title No. 9
By next week Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar could be sporting a different look. The longtime track coach told his boys team that if they win their ninth consecutive Region III title he would dye his hair blue. “We got some motivation there,” junior distance runner Levi Thomet said. Thomet will do his...
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Borough passes school funding levy, employee pay raises
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a minimum tax levy for school funding for fiscal year 2015 at 9.16 mills with a 4-1 vote during a regular meeting Thursday. Borough finance director Karleton Short said that rate, equal to a bill of $2,748 on property valued at $300,000, would generate $1...
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Tapestry: Chuck Mackey was mentor to newcomers
Newcomers to Kodiak Island would do well to have a mentor who knows a little bit of history, the lay of the land and the character of its people. When I moved to Kodiak in 1978, Chuck Mackey was that mentor. He and his wife, Vickie, lived at Chiniak where he was a power plant operator for the clo...
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High temps almost reached, beautiful weekend ahead
Kodiak approached more record highs on Wednesday and, according to forecasters, could possibly break some over another bright and sunny coming weekend. The National Weather Service reported that Kodiak’s high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday edged close to a 73-year-old high of 74 degrees. “...
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