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Expert: Most seaweeds in Kodiak are edible
Around ten people braved the rain Saturday to learn just how safe it is to eat most of the seaweeds on Kodiak. Gayla Pedersen taught the class, and took everyone out to the beach near Lake Gertrude at Fort Abercrombie. Pedersen told the class that all of the seaweed around Kodiak is safe to eat. The only exception is bull kelp, which is still safe to eat, but has a gas inside the bulb that can cause stomach pains,...
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Crew hauls 2,000 pounds of junk out of ravine
A community cleanup featured a massive out-hauling of junk out a ravine off of Monashka Bay Road not far from the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Don Roberts, a member of the Cleanup Kodiak group that schedules its events on Facebook, reports that the all-volunteer crew moved more than 2,000 pounds of junk and trash. This was all done in the pouring rain Saturday, the summer solstice. “We picked up refrigerator...
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Borough Assembly discusses healthcare plans, meeting decorum
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly introduced two ordinances — including one on meeting decorum — and approved several contracts at its regular meeting on Thursday. The contracts included a fuel tank replacement at the Chiniak school and a healthcare plan switch for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1547. Union and nonunion borough employees will be switched to a new healthcare plan with t...
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Superfoods in my pocket
On my way out to the car the other day, I reached into my pocket and found, not keys, but a handful of seeds. They must have spilled out of a seed packet that got crumpled and forgotten after sowing lettuce, spinach and cress last week. I pinched out a few seeds for a look. They were rust colored. Ah, one of my favorite greens: Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress. Though the name is a tongue-twister, cress is worth e...
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Seafood industry nervously awaits Bristol sockeye run
Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report done by the McDowell Group for the fishermen-run Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. As presaged by buyer pushback at seafood trade shows earlier this year a...
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Ronald N. Cudaback
Ronald N. Cudaback July 22, 1962 – June 13, 2014 Ronald (Ronnie) Norman Cudaback of Canton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at age 51. He was born July 22, 1962 in American Falls, Idaho, to Shirley (Cudaback) Doser and the late Norman Cudaback. He served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines and was a member of the American Legion. His childhood was spent in American Falls, Inkom and Pocatello, Ida...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 20
June 2, 2014 • Around 1:35 a.m., police conducted two bar checks and a security check downtown. • At 2:05 a.m., police received a call reporting a vehicle in a ditch on Near Island. No one was around it and it did not appear as if there had been injuries. • At 2:49 a.m., police conducted a security check on Simeonoff Street. • At 4:47 a.m., someone called to report they’d found a cell phone and a passport on West ...
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NDAA is unconstitutional
To the editor, The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) is arguably the most unconstitutional and frightening piece of legislation ever to be signed into law. The similarities to Nazi Germany's "Enabling Act" and the NDAA are listed below. 1. The Enabling Act’s official Orwellian name was the 'Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.’ The NDAA’s little brother’s Orwellian name is the 'Patrio...
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The Eco Challenge will not take place this year
One of Kodiak Island’s most grueling races — the Eco Challenge — got nixed this summer. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation sponsored event, sent competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt across the island. The race — that was opened to members of the Coast Guard and civilians — had been a staple in Kodiak since 2002. “We just don’t have the staff right now due to budget cuts and hir...
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KMXT introduces new event
KMXT-FM and the Kodiak Island Racing Association are filling the Eco Challenge void by organizing the inaugural Kodiak Bear Crawl on June 28 at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile race where competitors will have to navigate eight hurdles. Organizer Merissa Koller-Williams said it is a mix between a Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder races, which are both popular events in the Lower 48. “It seems l...
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