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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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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: 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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Soldotna ups winning streak to 45 games with 42-0 win over Kodiak
Midway through the third quarter, Kodiak’s Kaleb Finley danced off the field and yelled to his defensive coordinator, “That is another stop.” The Bears’ defense did an admirable job against high-powered Soldotna, but it wasn’t enough as Kodiak fell 42-0 in a Northern Lights Conference football game Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Stars, which were stopped twice on fourth downs and forced to punt twice, ...
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Kodiak netters earn 2 victories
All Kodiak volleyball needed was a trip to Southeast Alaska to right the ship. The Bears swept Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe on Friday and finished its first trip to Sitka since 2013 with a perfect 4-0 record. Kodiak upped its season record to 4-6. A day after needing five sets to dispose of Mt. Edgecumbe, the Bears earned a 26-24, 25-9, 25-23 victory over the 3A school. Senior Ryana Recustodio powered down nine kills a...
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Main break muddies water
A major water main break is responsible for discolored water reported in some Kodiak households. The break happened in the early morning hours Sept. 9, said city public works director Mark Kozak, who was on vacation at the time. The break from an 8-inch main caused water to gush from the site at a rate of 4,000 gallons per minute. Communitywide water flow skyrocketed from 4,300 to 8,300 gallons per minute, Kozak s...
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Saving Maya: Fire departments rescue dog on Labor Day
Disclaimer: This is not a sports column, but one that all animal lovers will like. I’m a sucker for dog stories. While doing my nightly scroll of Facebook, I came across a post that caught my attention, and Gizmo’s and Pepper Jack’s, too. It read: “Big shout out to my girl Betsy and all the firefighters and friends that came out today to help rescue my dog, Maya. She ran down part of a cliff and fell the rest of t...
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