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Healthy Kodiak: Drink up to help keep kidneys well tuned
This summer has been amazing here in Kodiak! The sunny days and mild temperatures have enticed us outside, and even made us hot and sweaty at times! Drinking enough water can be challenging in the heat, since we can lose up to two liters an hour in sweat alone in extreme temperatures or activity. How much water do we need? The average person needs about 64 ounces a day, but more with sweating or drinking caffeinat...
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Kodiak football remains ranked
Despite losing for the first time this season, Kodiak remained in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. The Bears dropped two spots to No. 5 in the medium-small school rankings following their 35-18 loss to Palmer, Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak stands at 3-1 overall, 0-1 in the Northern Lights Conference as it heads into a Week 5 matchup at No. 4 Kenai. The Kardinals (2-2, 1-0) appear...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Barcelon shines in debut
A slew of former Kodiak High School running stars galloped into the 2016 collegiate cross country season over the weekend. North Central University (Minnesota) freshman Raen Barcelon had an immediate impact with her new school. The 2016 Kodiak High School graduate, led her squad with a 10th-place finish at the Early Bird Invitational, Thursday in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Barcelon covered the course in 15 minutes...
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State fair breeds champions with fur, feathers and flowers
How do you raise a prize-winning rabbit? “Give him good food and handle him a lot,” said Oskar Klausner, 12, who took Mystery to a blue-ribbon win at the 2016 Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair. “We have a little house for him and we move it around in the grass so he can eat the grass, and in the winter we put him into the greenhouse,” said Klausner about his regular care for the rabbit. When Klausner moved to Kodiak, th...
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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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Osowski runner-up at Palmer
After a disappointing day at last week’s Bartlett State Preview meet, Kodiak’s boys cross country team bounced back at the Palmer Invitational. Backed by Keith Osowski’s runner-up finish, the boys placed fourth on Saturday with 146 points. The girls, behind a seventh-place finish from HoneyRose Macatuno, were sixth with 140 points. Osowski cruised around the 5-kilometer course in a personal-best 16 minutes, 5 seco...
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Guest Opinion: Gasline offers historic opportunity
In the final stages of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, many quit their jobs prior to the completion because they wanted to be first in line to work on the gasline. Alaska expected construction to begin that quickly. But that was nearly 40 years ago. Efforts to monetize the billions of dollars of stranded North Slope gas, such as the projects advanced by the Yukon Pacific Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Port Authority,...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Drifting along through September halibut
Turning the calendar page to September is an important event for Kodiak freezers. It signals the downslide to the end of fishing for the year and time for a serious accounting of what’s in your freezer and what’s not. There’s no sense continuing to line your shelves with salmon if you’ve already accumulated more than you’ll eat. The silver fishing may be great, but just how much more salmon do you need nestled amo...
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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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