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Garden Gate: Strawberries and radishes join forces
I love it when a plan comes together, even if I didn’t plan it that way. In the garden, we have strawberries and radishes maturing at the same time, strawberries in containers on the deck (to keep them out of slug-harm’s way) and radishes in a raised bed next to the white, Hakurei turnips. Now you’d think they are dissimilar edibles, never to cohabit the same bowl. But with both brimming with red right now, I thou...
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KEA posts warning about unscrupulous callers
Kodiak Electric Association posted a warning Friday alerting Kodiakans that members of the community are being called by imposters claiming to be from KEA. “It has come to our attention that members of our community are being called by scammers misrepresenting themselves as KEA staff in attempts to collect personal information and illegitimate payments,” KEA said in a statement posted to its blog. KEA added that i...
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Natives leadership teams finalizes absentee in-person voting for villages
A Native leadership team said on Friday it completed the final list of absentee in-person and early voting sites in rural areas in Alaska. The Native leadership team said it completed its work and signed up 128 villages in 11 business days. The program was organized by the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Regional Association, and Get Out The Native Vote. The parties agreed on ...
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Safeway closes due to reported fire
Safeway closed Sunday as a result of a reported fire. The Kodiak Police Department issued a Nixle warning Sunday afternoon that Safeway would be closed until further notice due to an emergency. Observers on the scene said that they saw fire trucks at Safeway and chatter on Facebook indicated that smells of fire and smoke were apparent in the store. The Kodiak Police Department and the Kodiak Fire Department were u...
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Dunbar sets another state record
Trevor Dunbar’s professional career couldn’t have started any better. A few days after clocking a sub-4 minute mile, the Kodiak High School graduate recorded the fastest 3,000-meter time in Alaska history at the Morton Games in Dublin, Ireland. Dunbar finished second in the 20-man field with a time of 7 minutes, 45.09 seconds — personal-best by six seconds. Dunbar’s time topped Don Clary’s 1982 time of 7:46.2. Dun...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 11
June 25 • At 12:21 a.m., a caller reported a bear sighting in the 1600 block of Selief Lane. It was gone when police arrived. • At 12:38 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear sighting in the 1200 block of Selief Lane. The bear fled into the woods as police were arriving. • Around 1:48 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 7:06 a.m., police were out with a bicyclist on Mill Bay Road who had almost g...
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'The more we recycle, the more we save'
To the editor, No matter where you come down on the question of dumpsters vs. roll carts it's obvious that, as a business owner, you save a lot of money going to roll carts. The way to do that is to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and cans with Threshold Services. You can drop them off yourself, or set up a pick up. The cost is nominal and more than offset by the savings. In addition you can do the righ...
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Ordinance would turn Borough meetings into Sunday school
In the July 3 Borough Assembly meeting, Ordinance NO. FY2014-20, a measure to abridge the freedom of speech in assembly meetings was discussed. Under the guise of “proper decorum,” the Borough Assembly proposes to disfranchise any expression of opinion that is inconsistent with speech that is “appropriate, proper behavior in society.” (To illustrate decorum, my dictionary has a picture of an eight- or ten-year-old...
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Sun’aq Tribe starts Buskin study ahead of runway
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak announced that it is starting an environmental investigation of the Buskin River outlet. This is being done partly to mitigate for the loss of fish habitat and other adverse environmental impacts associated with the Kodiak Airport runway extension beginning this summer. “The purpose of the five-year $450,000 effort will be to document biological, chemical, and physical changes as influen...
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Tapestry: Wounded Warriors open up about their injuries
When John and Maureen Eaton first started hosting men and women of Wounded Warriors, they danced around the uncomfortable topic of their injuries. It wasn’t pity that kept them from talking about it, but a feeling of awkwardness, said Maureen. Maureen reports she and her husband discovered that the Warriors were willing to talk about their injuries. “We found out quickly that they don’t mind telling you about thei...
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