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Fish Factor: Sullivan held his own against Begich
I must admit that US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan achieved something I have been trying to accomplish as a fisheries writer for more than a quarter of a century: he gave long legs to media stories about Alaska’s fisheries and, more importantly, it attracted unparalleled recognition of the seafood industry nationwide. How did that come about for a fractious industry that bemoans a la comedian Rodney Dangerfield — ...
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Garden Gate: Rose hips are good for the skin
What do papaya, bell peppers, broccoli and oranges have in common? They are all top-notch sources of vitamin C. Yes, even broccoli, though it’s embedded in our brains that oranges are synonymous with vitamin C. But there’s another source of vitamin C, located right at our doorstep. They’re rose hips. Where can you find them? Well, these days you can’t miss them. The same rugosa roses that blessed us all summer wit...
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Dunbar and Young spar over fisheries
Kodiak’s Chamber of Commerce fisheries debate on Wednesday between incumbent Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Democrat Forrest Dunbar was heated at times, but also drew considerable agreement between the two on some issues. Dunbar told the Daily Mirror during a Wednesday pre-debate interview that he expected he and Young would have similarities on many issues relating to federal fisheries. One spot they clashed was o...
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Kodiak woman a finalist for national sandwich contest
Sugiyarti Jorgenson has a knack for cooking contests. In 2012 she created a dish — a sweet potato chicken burger — that won the Louisiana Sweet Rewards Recipe contest. That same year she was a finalist in the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” contest with her version of wild rice beef stew. The Kodiak resident is back at it in 2014. Jorgenson is a finalist of the Oroweat Bread “Ame...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Caguyaq - Hunting Hat
Caguyaq - Hunting Hat Caguyaq qupuramek canamauq. - The hunting hat is made of wood. In the cool, wet Kodiak environment, hats are an essential item of clothing. Among Alutiiqs, headgear was once fashioned from many different materials. Warm, water-resistant hats were sewn from animal pelts and loon skins, woven from spruce root, and carved from wood. The most spectacular of these were bentwood hats, expertly bent...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 3
September 21 • At 2:04 a.m., police cited a driver on Madsen Avenue for having no proof of insurance. • At 2:24 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Center Avenue. It’s under investigation. • Around 2:51 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 9:38 a.m., a caller requested a patrol of Von Scheele Way. • At 10:47 a.m., police warned a driver in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area fo...
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Steven Leroy Strickert
Steven Leroy Strickert, 65, of Anacortes, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He was born on Feb. 26, 1949 in Anacortes, the son of George Strickert and Alyce (Omondson, Strickert, Clark). Steven grew up in Anacortes and attended local schools, graduating from Anacortes High School in 1967. He served in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and was honorably...
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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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Local candidate preview: Randall Bishop
City Council member Randall Bishop is running for a second term, and some of his important issues are economic development and maintaining infrastructure. Bishop said the council played a big role in creating infrastructure for the city. “The council are the go to people to create things and make things happen,” Bishop said. He mentioned the high cost of living and said, “For us, the city plays a very valuable rol...
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LeDoux will not disappoint
To the Editor, I am excited to see so many competent candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and am confident a strong assembly will be the end result. Although I have never before written a letter of support for any candidate, I feel compelled to do so now. I want to urge voters to seriously consider Larry LeDoux for the assembly. I have known Larry for over 20 years, during many of which I had the good...
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