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Streaks end in final home cross country meet
Two things happened Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park that hasn’t happened in years — a victory by a Kodiak girl and a loss by a Kodiak boy. Honey Rose Macatuno gave the Kodiak girls their first home cross country victory since 2010 when she crossed the finish line 17 seconds ahead of Anchorage Christian’s Tessa O’Hara. Less than an hour later, Anchorage Christian’s Blake Bennett held off Kodiak’s K...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dollies get fatter, stronger, more fun in fall
Sept. 16 was a special day. After six weeks of closure, the upper reaches of road system rivers reopened for salmon fishing. Excited anglers marched happily upriver for the best silver salmon fishing of the year. If this is your first year on Kodiak, you’ll discover something even better. After the rush of enthusiasm has passed, most anglers head home and stow their fishing tackle for the year. Especially on weekd...
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City has some extra for nonprofits
The Kodiak City Council agenda for Tuesday’s work session includers harbor rate increases, Near Island development, interpretive panels for downtown beautification and funding for an Alaska Marine Highway System study. The meeting will start with the council’s review of Near Island development plans created by DOWL engineering firm. Michelle Ritter of DOWL gave a presentation on the plans at a work session last mo...
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Assembly looks to loosen chicken law
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved zoning changes associated with a future land sale and moved forward an ordinance to stop enforcing chicken prohibitions in some zoning areas. The assembly wants to sell several plots of land in the Monashka Bay area, on Spruce Cape and near Island Lake. Thursday, members gave final approval to rezone all the plots from public use to residential. The assembly also approve...
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CG opens 20 new housing units on Base Kodiak
The Coast Guard officially opened 10 new duplexes on Base Kodiak, marking the end of a two-year, $19.5 million project. Families have already moved into nine of the 20 units. The rest will fill as more service members with dependents move to Kodiak as transfer season comes to a close and families in other housing grow. The addition of housing on base doesn’t correspond to an increase in personnel in Kodiak. “With ...
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Letter: Rep on wrong track with pink salmon aid
To the editor: While I believe our state representative is acting with good intentions regarding the 2016 pink salmon season, I still strongly disagree with her proposal. This proposal goes against the natural order of business. If a business can no longer afford a bad fishing season, then a change needs to occur. In my opinion, that change should not be the government stepping in and propping up a business that c...
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Letter: Columnist runs on wrong page
To the editor: Reading Jared Griffin’s column on words from Sept. 15 makes me think it should be changed to the editorial page. Is this a section to be read and entertained and show us how little of the English language us common folks don’t understand or another platform for the liberal left? Craig Olson
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Garden Gate: Carrots can keep if you know the trick
Carrots might be considered the world’s most versatile vegetable, but they haven’t always enjoyed such a charmed reputation. Today we’re going to talk about carrots: How they became orange, how to store and how to eat carrots in ways you might not have considered. In the beginning, carrots were cultivated for their medicinal qualities, which is not surprising, since they were quite bitter. Then in the seventh cent...
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Fish Factor: Cordova looks to bring back crab fishery
Cordovans hope to revive a long-lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year-round. The crab fishery produced up to 14 million pounds in the early 1970s and had declined to about 500,000 pounds by the time it was closed after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. State managers believe the Tanner stock remains depleted and cannot provide for a commercial ...
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Letter: Hill good for school board, homeowners
To the editor: Elect Julie Cain Hill for school board. I have known Julie for over 35 years as a loyal family friend, wonderful mother of three (all graduates of Kodiak High), a 44-year resident of Kodiak and homeowner. In particular, as a previous school board member myself, I knew Julie as a 34-year school teacher, now retired, who was specially dedicated to her school children, those children’s parents and the ...
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