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GARDEN GATE: When things don’t grow as planned
My attempt to grow bush-type zucchini plants in the greenhouse produced a total of three squash. Oh, there were plenty of flowers that received the bliss of pollination, but within days, the flower end of the “fruits” developed a bruise. Then the bruise grew into a brown and moldy mass. Yuck. Chalk one up to experience. Well-balanced soil provides for all of a plant’s needs. Yes, yes, I preach and strive for that ...
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Alumni Run Results
Boys Kodiak 25, Alumni 30 1. Michael Parnell, Kod, 16 minutes, 54 seconds; 2. Levi Fried, Alumni, 17:20; 3. Curtis Mortenson, Alumni, 17:22; 4. Keith Osowski, Kod, 17:38; 5. Jack Hannah, Kod, 17:42; 6. Richie McKinney, Kod, 18:04; 7. Stig Yngve, Alumni, 18:13; 8. Chaven Davidson, Alumni, 18:24; 9. Rafael Bitanga, Kod, 19:13; 10. Jordan Fogle, Alumni, 19:32; 11. Gabe Nummer, Kod, 19:40; 12. Anthony Maghupoy, Kod, 1...
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Kodiak’s sockeye catches lackluster
Alaska’s salmon season so far has been characterized by ups and downs, and it will be a stretch for the total catch to make the forecasted 221 million fish. “It just depends on how these late returning pink salmon at Prince William Sound performs, and whether or not pinks pick up at Southeast. It’s possible, but we would still have to harvest around 30 million more salmon,” mused Forrest Bowers, Deputy Director of...
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Prep football: Week 1 scores
Week 1 Friday Soldotna 21, South 17 East 14, Colony 13 Houston 22, Homer 14 Palmer 28, Chugiak 20 North Pole 54, Ketchikan 8 West 45, West Valley 15 Eielson 43, Thunder Mt. 0 Saturday Service 57, Wasilla 10 Bartlett 47, Kenai 6 Dimond 54, Eagle River 0 Kodiak 25, Nikiski 15 Monroe 20, Seward 8 Juneau 26, Barrow 20
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STEEL BEHEMOTH DOCKS: Alaska’s biggest crane impresses Kodiakans
It wasn’t media hype, after all. No need for hyperboles and metaphors. Kodiakans looked proud Thursday when the vessel “Zhen Hua 19” reached the Emerald Isle after a 19-day transit from China. The ship appeared like a giant floating artwork as it was transporting eight steel behemoths, including what public relations specialists describe as “Alaska’s biggest crane.” To see the ship carrying the cranes with the 65-...
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Robert Rang among 3 final candidates for CEO at Wrangell hospital
The Wrangell Medical Center Board has announced that it had narrowed its list of candidates for the hospital’s CEO position from 10 contenders to three. Among the final candidates is Robert Rang, administrator of Providence-Chiniak Bay Elder House. The other two candidates are Jeffrey Lyle of Belton, Texas, and Dr. Aaron McPherson of Wrangell. “We are really happy to have these three wonderful candidates to work w...
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Barbara Hoedel to become a deacon, inspired by the late Beverly Horn
When Barbara Hoedel is ordained as a deacon at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, she will be honoring the late Beverly Horn, one of the founders of the church in Kodiak. The Right Reverend Mark Lattime, Bishop of Alaska, will officiate at the service. If Horn were still around she’d most likely be in the front pew, nodding her head in approval. “It’s heart-breaking not to have ...
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Bears unveil new look on Saturday
There is a buzz surrounding the 2015 Kodiak High School football team. And rightfully so. The Bears head into Saturday’s season opener at Nikiski with an entire new coaching staff and new philosophies on both sides of the ball. “It has been a real positive atmosphere. That is what we are trying to instill in these guys is to be positive and keep the negativity out of it because it doesn’t help anything,” first-yea...
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TEEING OFF: A little about McGuire
When I told Gizmo — my 4-year-old Japanese chin — that I was interviewing Kodiak High School’s new football coach, the pup wanted me to ask one question: Do you have a dog? I was happy to report back to Gizmo that he does. Bill McGuire, Kodiak’s fifth head coach in the program’s 13-year history, has a 9-year-old lab named Dio, as in legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. McGuire has had his four-legged fri...
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PREP PICKS: State champs collide in opening week
Alaska’s high school football season kicks off today with a marquee matchup on the Kenai Peninsula that some are calling the “Game of the Century.” It’s a game many have wanted to see for years — South Anchorage, a large-school powerhouse, vs. Soldotna, winners of 29 consecutive games. The battle for state supremacy begins at 6 p.m. in Soldotna. Soldotna has won seven state titles in the past nine years, which inc...
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