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Outdoor Kodiak: A little tweaking adds relish to recipes
It’s that time of year again. Fresh fish in the house! We like fish a lot, to the point of eating it five or six days a week. As much as we fish however, we still don’t have fresh fish in the house every day. We enjoy a mix of fresh, fresh frozen, and prepared. We also like leftovers. Our secret is having a wealth of excellent recipes. Sure, we’ve tried recipes we didn’t particularly like, but over the years we’ve...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contracts bring library demolition, fire station expansion closer
The city is moving forward with plans to demolish the old library building on Mill Bay Road, with authorization of two agreements for preliminary services totaling $64,000. At Thursday’s regular meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved two contracts related to the demolition project, which paves the way for a new fire station on the city’s Mill Bay property. Under the first contract, Stantec Architecture Inc. wil...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Air Station Kodiak checks grounded tanker, medevacs mariner
A Kodiak Coast Guard Hercules airplane crew flew over a 599-foot tanker that ran aground in the Bering Sea. According to a Coast Guard release, the Champion Ebony, a double-hulled chemical tanker flagged in Norway, ran aground on Nunivak Island, a large island off the Western Alaska coast, Friday. “The crew of Champion Ebony was able to refloat the vessel and make way under its own power to deeper water at approxi...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet falls short of world games
Levi Thomet’s first race back in the states was a doozy. Unfortunately, the former Kodiak high school standout painstakingly missed earning a berth to the IAAF World Junior Championships by a blink of an eyelash. Thomet placed fourth in a loaded 10,000-meter field at Friday’s USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Clovis, California. His time of 30 minutes, 46.73 seconds ...
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Fish Factor: Clean method revolutionizes use of chitin
Turning crab shells into everyday products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau. The products are derived from chitin in the crab shells, the second-most abundant biopolymer on the planet after cellulose. Chitin is found in fungi, plankton and the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans and adds up to about 100 billion tons every year. The miracle substance can be spun i...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Maggots make the most of early season
This summer has been weird on many accounts: salmonberries ripe enough in June to make pies and foxglove stalks already stretched out in full bloom. And a couple days ago, while hiking in Abercrombie, I saw fireweed blossoms about to pop.  Things on the garden front seem speeded up, too. My broccoli plants for example, produced full-sized heads sooner than expected. And since my other seedlings weren’t going to be...
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Thomet falls short of world games
Levi Thomet’s first race back in the states was a doozy. Unfortunately, the former Kodiak high school standout painstakingly missed earning a berth two the IAAF World Junior Championships by a blink of an eyelash. Thomet placed fourth in a loaded 10,000-meter field at Friday’s USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Clovis, California. His time of 30 minutes, 46.73 seconds...
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Downtown farmers markets continues to grow
Six months after the Kodiak Strong Planning Day in December, a new farmers market downtown is up and growing. The idea started as an initiative to revive downtown Kodiak. “The thought behind having one in town is that we do have the Saturday market at the fairgrounds, but some people don’t want to drive out there, so having one in town is a bit more convenient,” said Julie Beehler, the market planner. “It also all...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor rate hike postponed, other fees go up
The Kodiak City Council voted to postpone increases in harbor use rates and fees, but moved forward on other rate hikes for several city services at Thursday’s regular meeting. Council member John Whiddon moved to postpone the vote on a resolution that would have implemented a 6 percent across-the-board increase on harbor rates and fees starting July 1. Whiddon said more time was needed for council to discuss alte...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Morin takes on top youths from across the nation
This past season, Kodiak’s Josh Morin proved to be one of the best youth bowlers in the state. Now, the Kodiak teenager is taking on America. Next week, Morin takes flight for a bowling tour, competing at a pair of prestigious youth tournaments. The first stop: Teen Masters July 2-8 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The tournament is labeled as “American’s premier high school championship event.” “This is a great oppor...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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