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Assembly hears objections, postpones land sale near park
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward five plots of land for future sale, postponed two lots and postponed code changes for the land sale at Thursday’s regulat meeting. The sale lots were preliminarily approved in three steps. First, the assembly approved disposal of lots on Island Lake Road, Bay View Drive, East Monashka Bay Road and Spruce Cape Road. Members then approved in the first reading amendmen...
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Garden Gate: And the beets go on
When I was a young, towheaded, tree-climbing tomboy, canned beets tasted like purple dirt. I’ve come a long way, though (now adorned with a few gray hairs), thanks to a mom-and-pop café outside of Enumclaw, Washington, that served a marvelous pickled beet salad. Now I’m a huge fan of Beta vulgaris, a native of the Mediterranean and Western Europe. In fact, people have gnawed on this plant for centuries, initially ...
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Fish Factor: Survey shows drops for big three crab
Bering Sea crabbers were stunned when the outlooks for the upcoming fall and winter fisheries were revealed. Results of the annual summer surveys by state and federal scientists showed that numbers of mature male and females dropped sharply across the board for the big three: opilio (snow crab), their larger cousins Bairdi Tanners, and red king crab. “I don’t think anybody was expecting the numbers to be as low as...
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Council to hear about taxing pot, alcohol
City of Kodiak finance director Kelly Mayes will give the third of four presentations on city revenue generation possibilities at the city council work session Tuesday evening, this time focusing on alternative tax revenue sources. “I feel like that, in itself, deserves its own special time frame, because you can really kind of get into the details of all kinds of revenue sources,” Mayes told council in July at th...
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Word & Deed: Captains and generals all
No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful later on, however it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 When I was a youngster two, of my favorite American heroes were Captain American and Gen. George Washington. In recent years I’ve gained a new quote from the captain in the movie “Winter Soldier.” “The price of freedom is high, it always has be...
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Alleged multiple gun burglar scheduled to change plea
One of the two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Wednesday, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The change of plea is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according t...
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Council to hear about taxing pot, alcohol
City of Kodiak finance director Kelly Mayes will give the third of four presentations on city revenue generation possibilities at the city council work session Tuesday evening, this time focusing on alternative tax revenue sources. “I feel like that, in itself, deserves its own special time frame, because you can really kind of get into the details of all kinds of revenue sources,” Mayes told council in July at th...
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Alleged multiple gun burglar scheduled to change plea
One of the two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Wednesday, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The change of plea is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according t...
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Uyak land eyed for EVOS fund preservation
As one timbering contract on Afognak Island nears its end, some are hoping funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement can save a portion of the property from logging. The land in question is located near Paramanof Bay near Thorsheim Lake. Sockeye and coho salmon run in a stream on the property, currently owned by Uyak Natives, Inc. Harbor seals, Kodiak bears, harlequin ducks and elk are among the species to ...
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Hampster balls, beer new at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair is this weekend with promises of fun for the whole family with a new children’s play area, on- and off-island roping and bull-riding talent, and lots of food. “There’s going to be a pie-eating contest both days, and we are looking for tug o’ war teams, male and female,” said Joan Levenson, secretary for the rodeo and state fair board. New this year is the Kodiak Maritime Muse...
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