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GARDEN GATE: Reasons to garden from food to fun to health
Why do we garden? A garden means different things to different people. In 1899, gardener, author and English Anglican priest Samuel Reynolds Hole dwelt happily on the subject of his favorite craft by writing: “I asked a schoolboy, in the sweet summertide, ‘What he thought a garden was for?’ and he said, Strawberries. His younger sister suggested Croquet, and the elder Garden-parties. The brother from Oxford made a...
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FISH FACTOR: Sale of test catch to support ADF&G work
In the face of Alaska’s multibillion-dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing. We don’t like to catch fish or crab or anything just to raise money, but in this climate we’re having to look at that long and hard,” said Scott Kelley, director of Commercial...
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Bears grab first conference win
After squandering a late rally in Friday’s series opener against Homer, Kodiak cashed in Saturday. The Bears scored six runs in the sixth inning to grab a 14-10 Southcentral Conference baseball victory at Baranof Field. Kodiak dropped Friday’s game 11-9 in extra innings and now stands at 1-4 in the conference, 2-6 overall. “It’s good for this young group to get that win so they know what it feels like,” Kodiak coa...
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Kodiak boys win Homer Invitational
For the second season in a row, the Kodiak boys captured the Homer Invitational. Behind seven first-place finishes, the Bears cruised to the title with 149 points, 60 points ahead of runner-up Anchorage Christian. Kordell Pillans increased his school record in the shot put with a winning toss of 55 feet, 0.50 inches. The senior also won the discus with a mark of 137-01. Senior sprinter Billy Alcaide zoomed to firs...
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SOCCER: Kodiak boys tie Kenai; girls lose
Kodiak’s boys soccer team earned the program’s first draw Saturday against Kenai. The two teams played to a 0-0 tie in a Northern Lights Conference South Division contest at Kenai. The Bears are now 2-1-1 in conference, 5-2-1 overall. Kenai is now 2-0-1 in conference, 7-2-1 overall. “We had a game plan and the kids executed it pretty much to a tee,” Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “I’m really proud of the whol...
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City advances building to keep compost dry
By JOANN SNODERLY Mirror Writer The Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a change order that will pave the way for upgrades at the city’s compost facility. A new building “would be used for drying the wood amendments to keep the men out of the weather,” city manager Amiée Kniaziowski said. “The building really does need to keep the wood amendments dry,” she said. “Then, the chance of reusing (the wood...
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Letter to the editor: Residents can make timber deal with KIB
To the editor: Some people think it would be a good idea to harvest the trees killed by the Chiniak fire. Others, namely the people who live out at Chiniak, do not want it logged. In some ways, I can see their point. There is a plethora of wood out behind their houses that would keep then in firewood for the next millennium with a little quiet midnight logging, plus a few trees to log to saw into good lumber plank...
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Softball falls to Kenai, SoHi
After a three-game swing to the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak’s softball team is still searching for its first victory of the season. The Bears lost to Soldotna 14-1 on Friday and 14-2 on Saturday, and fell to Kenai 19-14 Saturday morning. Soldotna pitcher Emily Jackson no-hit Kodiak on Friday, but gave up a Sage Glamann home run — her second this season — on Saturday. By the bottom of the third, Kodiak trailed Kenai 19...
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Schools ask borough for less money
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s budget asks for $10.5 million dollars as the borough’s contribution for fiscal year 2017. At $400,000 less than the previous year’s request, it marks the largest decrease from one year to another in recent budgeting history, KIBSD Board of Education president Duncan Fields told borough assembly members during their Thursday work session. School board member Bob Foy prese...
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Hentges joins Alaska youth bowling HOF
Ruth Hentges is a prankster at heart. Just ask her former youth bowlers. At pasts Alaska Youth Bowling State Tournaments, Hentges would loosen the mood with her own game of “ding-dong ditch.” “The hotels would always have nice stuff in the hallways, so she would put it in front of our door, knock, and run,” Matt Kiefer said. Decades later, Kiefer now coaches alongside Hentges, but he has yet to get his former coac...
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