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GARDEN GATE: Choose beets to feast with the Politburo
Late summer can be a crazy time of year for local gardeners. The harvesting of salad greens, herbs, broccoli, cabbage, garlic and kale is now joined by root crops like onions, carrots and beets. It’s a nutrition fest, said one grower. Now using carrots is fairly straightforward. From cakes and stir-fry dishes, to salads and muffins, carrots are — across the board — one of the most versatile veggies on the planet. ...
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FISH FACTOR: Strong yen a bright spot in salmon sales
Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s value, because there’s a lot of misses elsewhere,” said Andy Wink, a fisheries economist with the Juneau-based McDowell Group. The historical peaks of the various salmon runs...
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Osowski second at Tsalteshi Invite
Keith Osowski had quite the week on the Mainland. The Kodiak High School senior opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Colony Invitational. Two days later he picked up a win at the Nikiski Class Races, and on Saturday he finished second at the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. Osowski logged a 5-kilometer personal-best time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds to finish just seven ticks back of winner Finn ...
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Food pantry rep: Homer not ‘dumping’ homeless in Kodiak
A spokesman for a Homer nonprofit acknowledged a program providing transportation to people in need, but denied the organization is “dumping” homeless and transient people in Kodiak. The Homer Community Food Pantry has served Homer for over 25 years. Homer is about 150 miles north of Kodiak on the Kenai Peninsula. In addition to serving as a food pantry, the organization provides emergency services, according to r...
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TAPESTRY: North Park memorial bench honors Ben Hancock
When hikers on Near Island pause to look at a bench at the entrance of North End Park, they will know that Ben Hancock did something for his community. On the bench there is a plaque dedicated to his memory. Ben was a well-known Kodiak attorney who spent much of his free time volunteering for local organizations. “Any time Ben got involved … he gave his utmost,” said his widow, Suzanne Hancock. Ben was president o...
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KHS volleyball enters 2016 with revamped roster
The words “play with heart” appear on the back of the 2016 Kodiak volleyball practice shirts. Longtime coach Amy Willis approves the message, and said it is a good motto for her squad that features only two returning varsity players. “I think this team will play with heart,” the 11th-year coach said. “It is not going to be beautiful. I have been teasing them that they are the queens of chaos. They seem to be able ...
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Borough moves on replanting
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to purchase tree saplings for planting in the burned and logged area at Chiniak. The lone vote of opposition was Dennis Symmons. He has said in the past he would prefer the borough look into the potential for development of the land. The contract with Koncor Forest Products is for just over $120,000 for 300,000 Sitka spruce saplings. The borough will put out for bid a c...
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Letter: Put an end to state’s pipe dream
To the editor: Tapping the immense reserves of natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope has been a state obsession for decades. When oil was at its highest price, the calls to sell liquefied natural gas to Japan were at fever pitch. Tens of millions of Alaska state dollars have been, and are being, spent on research, study and highly paid speculation. Somewhere north of $60 million will be spent this year alone on the ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 19
July 14 At 1:12 a.m., a person reported a suspicious vehicle parked that kept the lights on but no one got out in the 500 block of Mill Bay Road. Police spoke with the driver who was just playing a game on their phone. At 7:38 a.m., a person reported a disabled vehicle in the middle of the road in Bells Flats. It was outside city limits and turned over to the troopers. At 11:17 a.m., a caller said she found damage...
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Court Report 8-19-2016
Cynthis R. Rossiter, 50, pleaded to two counts of driving without a valid license. She was fined $500 for each. Scott Lynch, 57, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He was sentenced to 90 days jail and fined $1,000. His driver’s license is revoked 30 days and he is on probation until May 20, 2019. Brittany A. Lindsey, 30, pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to 360 da...
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