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Garden Gate: The remainder of the fertilizers
Last week I introduced the Big Three: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) as part of our crash course in fertilizers. Today we’ll cover the secondary elements: Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur, plus the rest of the supporting cast. Now you might think, “Why the heck do I need to know about these guys?” Well, plants may not need large supplies of these nutrients, but the roles they play are essential to gr...
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Soldotna shoots past Kodiak boys
Kodiak left the Kenai Peninsula still in search of its first Northern Lights Conference win of the season. The Bears lost to Soldotna 60-35 on Friday and 62-32 on Saturday in a pair of boys basketball games. Kodiak dropped to 0-6 in the NLC, 2-15 overall, and is stuck in a 10-game losing streak. The Stars couldn’t miss in Friday’s opener, dropping 10 3-pointers and leading 22-5 after the first and 38-10 at halftim...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 15
QUESTION: Who holds the Kodiak High School track and field record for discus (boys and girls)? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: In the 2003 season opener against Anchorage Christian, Zach Keplinger caught an eight-yard pass from Brad Zemke for the first touchdown in Kodiak varsity football history. The touchdown tied the game at six. Kodiak won in overtime, 12-6, when Zemke ran in from one-yard out.
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2 men face 55 charges in burglary spree
Two people face more than two dozen felony charges apiece for allegedly breaking into several homes and stealing items including multiple firearms in late 2015. Justin Isadore, 18, and Shay Monkiewicz, 20, each face multiple felony charges of theft in the second degree, burglary in the first degree, and criminal mischief in the third degree, according to an indictment handed down by a grand jury on Feb. 8. Accordi...
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Autistic man’s family sues city, officers
The parents of an Autistic man are suing the city, charging the Kodiak Police Department failed to train officers properly, leading to unnecessary use of force in a Sept. 16, 2015, encounter. Attorneys Myron Angstman and Joshua Fitzgerald filed a complaint Tuesday on behalf of Judy, whose son Nicholas Pletnikoff was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, pepper sprayed and briefly detained when three Kodiak officers ...
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Tapestry: Believers liberated by discovering divine love
Love penetrates the deepest recesses of theology. According to a widely circulated story, the German theologian Dr. Karl Barth was asked to share one of the most profound theological insights he had gained through many years of study and contemplation. Barth responded by reciting the first line of a beloved children’s chorus: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” The Holy Bible has been called ...
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Ash Wednesday a reminder of mortality
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Once again I had the privilege of saying those words to one person after another as I solemnly made the sign of the cross in ashes on each one’s forehead. Some of the first ashes flake off and fall on one person’s nose, and without thinking, I say “sorry” and try to brush them off. The young man smiles in the solemnity, and says, “It’s OK.” It’s okay, beca...
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Guest Opinion: For all the school board does
School board members are people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools. They exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. Yet … Too often we forget about the sacrifices board members routinely make.  To...
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State putting megaprojects, Big Oil ahead of citizens
To the editor: The Jan. 30 presentation at the convention center by the governor’s budget director, the director of the Rasmussen Foundation, a fellow from AFL/CIO and a representative of GCI was well attended by Kodiakans. One notable entity missing in the pitch was Big Oil. From the get-go I was put off by the alliance of Big Government, Big Labor and Big Business — most of all by GCI, whose CEO received compens...
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Kodiak girls take aim at Soldotna
Putting the basketball through the hoop has been a difficult task for the Kodiak girls. Coach Krista Hicks is hoping that changes when her team hosts the Soldotna Stars Friday and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Friday’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak spent its week off working on one thing — shooting. “Putting the ball in the basket is our No. 1 pr...
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