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Garden Gate: Hybrids expand carrots’ shape, color options
Can you imagine digging up a carrot from your garden and finding out that it weighs 19 pounds? That’s what John Evans of Palmer, Alaska, discovered in 1998. His carrot was verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s heaviest carrot, weighing in at 18.985 pounds. John’s record held up until last September when Peter Glazebrook of Newark, U.K., grew one that weighed precisely 20 pounds. Going for a world...
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Could Alaska workplaces go smoke free?
A bill to make public places and workspaces in Alaska smoke-free is undergoing the state legislative process, and it got a vote of support from the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at their last meeting. Senate Bill 1, “An act prohibiting smoking in certain place,” was originally sponsored by Kenai Peninsula Sen. Peter Micciche, but Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens has since signed on as a sponsor along with four other...
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Fish Factor: Indicators point to low salmon prices
Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. “I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling – it wasn’t just one thing,” said Olivia Olsen of Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg. “We had a lot of Dungeness crab permits, charter halibut permits, salmon and shrimp permits, sea cucumbers, and then wha...
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Forming a socialistic fuel company is a solution to high gas prices
Letter to the Editor: I enjoyed reading Mr. Dochtermann’s recent Letter-to-the-Editor critiquing the high price of Petro Star, Inc. gasoline here on Kodiak. Whereas I agree with his facts and share his frustrations, I really do not fault the Petro Star Corporation for its high gasoline prices. For our community has and has had every opportunity to provide itself with lower cost fuel and has shown that it is just n...
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Thomet second at Simplot Games
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet recorded one of the fastest indoor 3,200-meter times this season on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. The senior finished second at the 37th Simplot Games with a blazing time of 9 minutes, 02.18 seconds — the third fastest turned this season by a high school runner, according to Milesplit.com. Winner Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello High School won the race, and posted the second-fastest time in the ...
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Kodiak hoops split in Juneau
Kodiak’s girls basketball team concluded its weekend swing through the capital city with a split against Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain. On Friday, Kodiak jumped out to an early lead and fended off Juneau, 50-42. On Saturday, the Bears played a strong first half, but couldn’t keep it up, falling 55-31 to Thunder Mountain for the second time in three days. The Bears went 1-2 on their trip to Juneau and head in...
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KHS boys basketball travel to Palmer
It will be a busy week for the Kodiak boys basketball team. The Bears will play four Northern Lights Conference games this week, beginning at 6:15 p.m. today at Palmer. Kodiak will play Palmer again at 5 p.m. Tuesday and then will fly home to prepare for Friday and Saturday games against Wasilla. ‘The only thing I don’t like about it is that we only have two days to prepare for Wasilla,” Kodiak coach David Anderso...
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Playbook: Feb. 23
Monday, Feb. 23 Boys Basketball: Kodiak at Palmer. Varsity, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 Boys Basketball: Kodiak at Palmer. Varsity, 5:15 p.m.
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Kodiak man arrested as suspect in Coast Guard assault
State troopers arrested a 51-year-old Kodiak resident Thursday as a suspect in the attack of a civilian employee inside the Coast Guard base. The attack caused serious physical injuries, a sketchy news release issued on Sunday said. The release said that at about 5:48 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard Police seeking assistance about an assault investigation on USCG Base Kodiak. ...
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Drug dealers penetrate Kodiak
It’s a scene not often seen in Kodiak: Federal agents and deputized law-enforcement officers, guns drawn, surround a home on Hemlock Street before an entry team with loaded firearms rushes into the living room, kicks open a locked bedroom door and places three men in handcuffs. Saturday morning, Feb. 7, was the homeowner’s birthday. She was cooking, preparing for well-wishers. Her 4-year-old daughter was in the li...
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