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Kodiak woman a finalist for national sandwich contest
Sugiyarti Jorgenson has a knack for cooking contests. In 2012 she created a dish — a sweet potato chicken burger — that won the Louisiana Sweet Rewards Recipe contest. That same year she was a finalist in the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council’s “Get Wild with Wild Rice” contest with her version of wild rice beef stew. The Kodiak resident is back at it in 2014. Jorgenson is a finalist of the Oroweat Bread “Ame...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Caguyaq - Hunting Hat
Caguyaq - Hunting Hat Caguyaq qupuramek canamauq. - The hunting hat is made of wood. In the cool, wet Kodiak environment, hats are an essential item of clothing. Among Alutiiqs, headgear was once fashioned from many different materials. Warm, water-resistant hats were sewn from animal pelts and loon skins, woven from spruce root, and carved from wood. The most spectacular of these were bentwood hats, expertly bent...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 3
September 21 • At 2:04 a.m., police cited a driver on Madsen Avenue for having no proof of insurance. • At 2:24 a.m., a caller reported malicious mischief on Center Avenue. It’s under investigation. • Around 2:51 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. • At 9:38 a.m., a caller requested a patrol of Von Scheele Way. • At 10:47 a.m., police warned a driver in the Powell Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area fo...
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Steven Leroy Strickert
Steven Leroy Strickert, 65, of Anacortes, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He was born on Feb. 26, 1949 in Anacortes, the son of George Strickert and Alyce (Omondson, Strickert, Clark). Steven grew up in Anacortes and attended local schools, graduating from Anacortes High School in 1967. He served in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and was honorably...
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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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Local candidate preview: Randall Bishop
City Council member Randall Bishop is running for a second term, and some of his important issues are economic development and maintaining infrastructure. Bishop said the council played a big role in creating infrastructure for the city. “The council are the go to people to create things and make things happen,” Bishop said. He mentioned the high cost of living and said, “For us, the city plays a very valuable rol...
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LeDoux will not disappoint
To the Editor, I am excited to see so many competent candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and am confident a strong assembly will be the end result. Although I have never before written a letter of support for any candidate, I feel compelled to do so now. I want to urge voters to seriously consider Larry LeDoux for the assembly. I have known Larry for over 20 years, during many of which I had the good...
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Trawl fleet should clean up their mess
Letter to the Editor, For years we've been told that the massive waste of halibut, crab, king salmon, small cod and pollock is an unavoidable consequence of trawling. During the February 1997 meeting of the NPFMC a representative from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans described how they reduced halibut bycatch mortality from 2,000,000 pounds to under 300,000 pounds in one year without sacrificing a s...
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Kaplan brings a balance to the assembly
To the Editor, I recommend that we all vote for David Kaplan for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He brings a balance to the assembly by working hard to improve the impact of proposed policies on each person in the subgroups of the Kodiak Island community including village residents, processor families, our school age young people, educators, senior citizens, business people, Coast Guard families, and members o...
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'Harmful fish management makes no sense'
To the Editor, Starting Oct. 6, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets in Anchorage on the continuing dispute of Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management. Trawlers want to privatize public groundfish resources, because it means they could collect quota lease fees of up to 70 percent without working aboard the boats where the quotas are caught. That just takes money from captains and crewmen who might sp...
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