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Study: Fishing accounts for 38 percent of local jobs
A 69-page draft study released last week aims “to measure the role of the seafood industry in the KIB’s economy.” Prepared for the Kodiak Island Borough and the city of Kodiak, the document by the McDowell Group of Anchorage and Juneau uses data from 2014. “Few regions in Alaska are more dependen...
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GARDEN GATE: Reasons to garden from food to fun to health
Why do we garden? A garden means different things to different people. In 1899, gardener, author and English Anglican priest Samuel Reynolds Hole dwelt happily on the subject of his favorite craft by writing: “I asked a schoolboy, in the sweet summertide, ‘What he thought a garden was for?’ and h...
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FISH FACTOR: Sale of test catch to support ADF&G work
In the face of Alaska’s multibillion-dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing. We don’t like to catch fish or crab or anything just to...
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Bears grab first conference win
After squandering a late rally in Friday’s series opener against Homer, Kodiak cashed in Saturday. The Bears scored six runs in the sixth inning to grab a 14-10 Southcentral Conference baseball victory at Baranof Field. Kodiak dropped Friday’s game 11-9 in extra innings and now stands at 1-4 in t...
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SOCCER: Kodiak boys tie Kenai; girls lose
Kodiak’s boys soccer team earned the program’s first draw Saturday against Kenai. The two teams played to a 0-0 tie in a Northern Lights Conference South Division contest at Kenai. The Bears are now 2-1-1 in conference, 5-2-1 overall. Kenai is now 2-0-1 in conference, 7-2-1 overall. “We had a gam...
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Kodiak boys win Homer Invitational
For the second season in a row, the Kodiak boys captured the Homer Invitational. Behind seven first-place finishes, the Bears cruised to the title with 149 points, 60 points ahead of runner-up Anchorage Christian. Kordell Pillans increased his school record in the shot put with a winning toss of ...
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City advances building to keep compost dry
By JOANN SNODERLY Mirror Writer The Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a change order that will pave the way for upgrades at the city’s compost facility. A new building “would be used for drying the wood amendments to keep the men out of the weather,” city manager Amiée Kniaziowski...
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Letter to the editor: Residents can make timber deal with KIB
To the editor: Some people think it would be a good idea to harvest the trees killed by the Chiniak fire. Others, namely the people who live out at Chiniak, do not want it logged. In some ways, I can see their point. There is a plethora of wood out behind their houses that would keep then in fire...
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