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Garden Gate: Using organic matter in the garden
The longer I garden, the more I appreciate the value of organic matter, compost and mulch. Three of the best local sources of organic matter are fish bone meal, seaweed and autumn leaves. Leaves are jam-packed with trace minerals that trees draw from the soil. When added to your garden, leaves feed earthworms and beneficial microbes. They lighten our heavy soil and help it retain (and drain) moisture as necessary....
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Kodiak College Zombie Run results
Kodiak College Student Government Association Zombie Run Saturday, Nov. 2 5-kilometer Overall 1. Levi Fried, 19 minutes, 19 seconds; 2. Anthony Rubina, 19:26; 3. Marcus Dunbar, 19:46; 4. Jack Hannah, 19:57; 5. Charles Russell, 20:19; 6. Michael Parnell, 20:56; 7. Keith Osowski, 21:13; 8. Zoe Bigley, 21:57; 9. Howard Valley, 22:16; 10. Jennifer Foster, 22:16; 11. Dale Nelson, 22:32; 12. Elmer Cortez, 23:56; 13. Son...
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Dreams of hydroelectricity
Wind turbines star in photographs, but it’s Terror Lake that does most of the heavy lifting in the road system’s power grid. Another Kodiak Island community has similar hydroelectric dreams. On Thursday, the Alaska Village Electrical Cooperative was expected to finalize its federal permit request to build a new $8.2 million hydroelectric power plant in Old Harbor. “You’ve got water, you’ve got minimal environmenta...
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Kodiak volleyball battles Palmer for top seed
Amy Willis is taking advice from a fellow Kodiak High School coach who knows a little bit about winning. “Marcus Dunbar has told me to enjoy the journey, so I am enjoying the journey,” Willis said. And what a journey it has been. Willis has her Kodiak volleyball team in line to run through Northern Lights Conference regular-season play undefeated, something that has never been done in program history. The Bears’ b...
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Baranof Park ice rink opens Monday
There will be no abbreviated skating season this year. The Baranof Park ice rink is scheduled to open Monday, a month ahead of its opening a year ago. A midsummer arson attack last year kept the rink closed until December. The season then was cut short a week when the rink’s only working refrigeration compressor failed. The backup compressor was already out of commission. Both compressors are fixed and the ice rin...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 1
Legislators in schools The Kodiak Borough Education Association, in collaboration with the Kodiak Island Borough School District, hosts the Legislators in Schools event Friday. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman will be visiting Kodiak schools for the day. They will visit classrooms and talk with students, teachers and parents. Kodiak teachers are looking forward to this opportunity to showcase Kodiak’s stu...
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Tapestry: Jim Brighenti was no 'ordinary' guy
If we’ve learned anything in Kodiak, it’s that there is no such thing as an ordinary person. I mistook Jim Brighenti for just an “ordinary guy” when he helped out at Katmai Wilderness Lodge in 1998. I was a cook and I’m not sure what his official position was. What I remembered most about him was that he often reminded me to not slam the door. His advice didn’t do any good, because, as my wife tells me, I still sl...
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Kodiak man appointed to Alaska Aerospace board
Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed a Kodiak resident to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors. The board of directors oversees the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which was established by the state to develop an aerospace industry in Alaska. Alaska Aerospace operates the Kodiak Launch Complex and works to play a lead role in space exploration and development of research. Thomas Walters of Kodiak was rea...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Arctic Entry
Siinaq - Kellidoor; Arctic Entry Cuumi, siinami taangapet puckaani et’aallriit. - Before, in the kellidor we kept our water in barrels. In northern climates where people rely on heavy clothing, stored foods, and sophisticated technologies for survival, storing one’s supplies is always a concern. Northern peoples manage this problem by creating special storage areas in their homes. In addition to piling supplies al...
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Borough may seek more money for landfill
The Kodiak Island Borough may seek more money to pay for its ongoing landfill expansion project. In a work session Tuesday night, the borough assembly discussed seeking a $3.4 million “line of credit” from the state’s clean water loan fund. The new money may be required if bids for a water treatment plant at the landfill come in as high as expected. In May, the borough — guided by engineering firm CH2MHILL — expec...
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