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Fish Factor: Boycotting Russia seafood
If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation to retaliate against Russia’s yearlong ban on food products from the US and several nations. In a letter to President Obama spurred on by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Delegation wrote: “Our purpose here is to ask that your Administration respond to the Russian action with ...
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Garden Gate: Phenols boost the immune system
What do onions, rhubarb and parsley have in common? For one thing, they are cool-hardy plants and thrive Kodiak’s climate. So that’s the basic correlations. I recently learned something very important about these plants, thanks to our friend Bruce. Bruce, a frequent visitor to our home from Aberdeen, Washington, sauntered into the kitchen recently in need of a cup of Lipton. Tea in hand, he set an open paperback b...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Mooching madness
I’ve been hearing lots of trollers moan about the difficulty in locating and catching silvers this fall. I have to admit that I’m not seeing many jumpers in the bays or offshore, but does that really mean there aren’t many silvers around? When we’ve trolled for silvers in the usual ways and places using spoons or hoochies at around 3.5 mph near the surface, we haven’t had much luck. But I found an important clue l...
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Ostrander breaks Fort Abercrombie record
Kenai's Allie Ostrander pulverized a 28-year-old record on Friday at the Kodiak Invitational. The nationally ranked senior covered the 5-kilometer course in a blistering time of 17 minutes, 34 seconds, breaking Kodiak's Kristi (Klinnert) Waythomas' time of 18:43 set in 1986. Kodiak's Levi Thomet won the boys race in 15:23, three seconds shy of Trevor Dunbar's course record set in 2008. Thomet's time is the second ...
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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
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AAC looks to rebuild complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. wants to get back into the rocket business without asking the state for more money, following a launch mishap that damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday. “Our intent is to rebuild a launch complex out at Kodiak,” AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell said at a meeting of the corporation’s board Thursday. “That’s our goal — to get back to everything the way it was before ...
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Kodiak travels to Kenai for football showdown
Kodiak has a chance to improve its football playoff odds Saturday in Kenai. The Bears and Kardinals collide at 3 p.m. in a Northern Lights Conference contest that has major postseason implications. “This is a big week — it is huge,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. Kodiak picked up an important 22-20 NLC victory over Homer last week that pushed its conference mark to 1-0. With only three conference games this season...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
July 31 • At 12:32 a.m., a caller reported an assault on Hemlock Street. Charges of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree were forwarded. • At 2:12 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 6:39 a.m., a 911 caller from Trident Way reported larceny from an aircraft. It’s under investigation. • At 6:55 a.m., a caller reported vehicles with loud mufflers speeding through town frequently and would lik...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry
Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry Muuguat amlerpianitut maani, allrani kesiinikuutaartukut, piturnirtut. - There are not many watermelon berries around here, but sometimes we find them, and they’re delicious. The watermelon berry (Streptopus amplexifolius) is a slender, tall, leafy shrub. It grows to about three feet tall and can be found in woods, alder thickets, and meadows across the southern half of Alaska. A member...
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