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GARDEN GATE: Choose beets to feast with the Politburo
Late summer can be a crazy time of year for local gardeners. The harvesting of salad greens, herbs, broccoli, cabbage, garlic and kale is now joined by root crops like onions, carrots and beets. It’s a nutrition fest, said one grower. Now using carrots is fairly straightforward. From cakes and st...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Strong yen a bright spot in salmon sales
Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s value, because there’s a lot of misses elsewhere,” sai...
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Michael "Spike" Jones
Longtime Kodiak fisherman Michael "Spike" Jones passed away at his home in Seal Rock, Oregon on July 30 at the age of 67. Spike arrived in Kodiak in 1974 armed with a degree in wildlife management from Oregon State University where he was an all-American collegiate wrestler. Upon arriving in Kodi...
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Osowski second at Tsalteshi Invite
Keith Osowski had quite the week on the Mainland. The Kodiak High School senior opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Colony Invitational. Two days later he picked up a win at the Nikiski Class Races, and on Saturday he finished second at the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. ...
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Food pantry rep: Homer not ‘dumping’ homeless in Kodiak
A spokesman for a Homer nonprofit acknowledged a program providing transportation to people in need, but denied the organization is “dumping” homeless and transient people in Kodiak. The Homer Community Food Pantry has served Homer for over 25 years. Homer is about 150 miles north of Kodiak on th...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: North Park memorial bench honors Ben Hancock
When hikers on Near Island pause to look at a bench at the entrance of North End Park, they will know that Ben Hancock did something for his community. On the bench there is a plaque dedicated to his memory. Ben was a well-known Kodiak attorney who spent much of his free time volunteering for loc...
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Letter: Put an end to state’s pipe dream
To the editor: Tapping the immense reserves of natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope has been a state obsession for decades. When oil was at its highest price, the calls to sell liquefied natural gas to Japan were at fever pitch. Tens of millions of Alaska state dollars have been, and are being, sp...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 19
July 14 At 1:12 a.m., a person reported a suspicious vehicle parked that kept the lights on but no one got out in the 500 block of Mill Bay Road. Police spoke with the driver who was just playing a game on their phone. At 7:38 a.m., a person reported a disabled vehicle in the middle of the road i...
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