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Keep composting kelp despite salt
In May of 1986, I planted my first veg seedlings in a raised bed that I plopped in the middle of my back yard, on the corner of 17th and Ismailov. I oriented it at a 45-degree angle to the property line, in order to provide the plants with the maximum amount of sunlight. (Later, I observed, it really didn’t make any difference how I arranged the bed so much as growing tall crops in the back, so to speak). The rais...
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Capitol Report for March 28, 2014
Hello again from Juneau. Just a few weeks remain in this year’s legislative session and though some busy days are still ahead for the Senate and House, we are on pace for adjournment on Sunday, April 20. Two of the biggest bills still under consideration are the operating (HB 266 and 267) and capital budget (SB 119) bills. The Senate version of the fiscal year 2015 operating budget should face a Senate floor vote ...
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Deadlines loom for Obamacare, PFDs
Deadlines to buy a healthcare plan under Obamacare and to file for the 2014 PFD happen on Monday, with penalties looming for the uninsured and state payouts for on-time filers targeted for Oct. 2. On March 31, under the Federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, open enrollment ends for 2014 to purchase a plan in the health insurance marketplace. With a few exceptions, most people will have to show that...
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KHS cheer squad places second at state
Facing the possibility of not having a coach, Cory Brose stepped up to lead Kodiak High School’s cheerleading squad. Months later, her team rewarded her with a runner-up finish in the time-out cheer division at the state cheerleading competition staged last week in Anchorage. “I’m absolutely ecstatic that we made second place,” Brose said. “I think the highest that they have done before is third place.” The time-o...
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Coast Guard double murder trial to begin Monday
The trial of James Michael Wells, charged in the tragic double homicide of two fellow Coast Guard colleagues in 2012, begins next week, with a number of government witnesses, Wells’ wife’s blue SUV, a missing murder weapon, the integrity of the government’s witnesses, and a fateful flat tire is expected to take a prominent role in the case. The prosecution has said that it will not seek the death penalty against W...
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Evacuation run/walk is Saturday
Kodiakans will get an opportunity to follow the evacuation route that was used during the Good Friday Earthquake on Saturday. A run/walk will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. The race begins at the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak building downtown and finishes at the Kodiak Public Library. The course will follow the same evacuation route that people used to reach high ground in 1964. “It will be fun, but also show the se...
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Parks and Rec: March 28
EARTH DAY TRIATHLON The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and ...
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Rock Island Rollers prepare for Saturday bout
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Rock Island Rollers first bout of 2014 is Saturday. The Kodiak roller derby team is splitting into two teams, the Xtratuffs and the Fireweed Honeys, and scrimmaging each other starting at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. A vendor village in the middle school auditorium also begins at 5 p.m., while Island Style Entertainment will provide the music. The bout is divi...
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Kodiak hoops squads to be honored Saturday
A basketball extravaganza will take place Saturday at Kodiak High School. First, the Kodiak Rotary Club is sponsoring a “Meet the Team” event at 2:30 p.m. The event will give Kodiak residents a chance to celebrate the KHS girls and boys basketball seasons. The girls finished perfect with a 27-0 record and captured the program’s first state title since 1981, while the boys finished tied for seventh with a 16-11 mar...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 28
Tuesday, March 25 • At 1:27 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Marine Way. • At 7:28 a.m., a driver on Von Scheele Way was given a verbal warning for speeding. • At 12:53 p.m., a correction officer requested assistance with an unruly inmate. • At 12:59 p.m., an officer was unable to locate a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:08 p.m., a male that passed out in the gazebo in St. Paul Harbor was taken to the hospita...
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