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Annual community cleanup on Saturday
This weekend, the roadsides will be bursting with yellow, and not just from dandelions. It’s the annual community cleanup day held by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Rain or shine, volunteers arrive at Kodiak High School to grab trash bags and fill them with garbage from where it gathered along t...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: No need to snag reds or fight big crowds
It’s hard to guess what will happen with the fishing this year. The herring have spawned early in many areas, and as I reported last week, I’m seeing Dolly Varden in the ocean earlier than ever. Is there a chance we’ll see changes in the timing of salmon runs? Specifically, will the red run start...
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Fried runs at Drake Relays
Kodiak’s Levi Fried competed at the prestigious Drake Relays Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Black Hills State University freshman ran the anchor leg on the eighth-place 3,200-meter relay. The group, which also included Alec Baldwin, Chris Johnson and Keegan her Many Horses, stopped the clock a...
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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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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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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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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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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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