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Council, assembly have a lot to talk about
The Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will sit down Tuesday to discuss two subjects of recent contention: a building inspection memorandum of agreement and consolidation of the borough and city governments. The city will chair the joint work session and Mayor Pat Branson said she wants to maintain a positive conversation between the two bodies. “We’re not here to point fingers at anyone at...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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New PSP tester aims to let locals eat shellfish
Over the next few years, local researchers and others will study and test a new tester for detecting Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in local seafood. Mild symptoms of PSP include tingling or burning of the lips, and in extreme cases, it can be fatal. Currently, testing is costly, at least $125 per test, and has a time delay with samples needing to be sent in to the state. The goal of developing a different kind of ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 22
July 15 At 1:48 a.m., a person reported loud music from a nearby residence for three hours in the 700 block of Thorsheim Street. It was quiet when police arrived. At 1:50 a.m., police warned a driver in the Benny Benson Drive and Spruce Cape Road area for having a taillight out. At 2:35 a.m., a person reported loud music coming from the same residence on Thorsheim Street as earlier. It was quiet when police arrive...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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GARDEN GATE: Choose beets to feast with the Politburo
Late summer can be a crazy time of year for local gardeners. The harvesting of salad greens, herbs, broccoli, cabbage, garlic and kale is now joined by root crops like onions, carrots and beets. It’s a nutrition fest, said one grower. Now using carrots is fairly straightforward. From cakes and stir-fry dishes, to salads and muffins, carrots are — across the board — one of the most versatile veggies on the planet. ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Strong yen a bright spot in salmon sales
Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s value, because there’s a lot of misses elsewhere,” said Andy Wink, a fisheries economist with the Juneau-based McDowell Group. The historical peaks of the various salmon runs...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael "Spike" Jones
Longtime Kodiak fisherman Michael "Spike" Jones passed away at his home in Seal Rock, Oregon on July 30 at the age of 67. Spike arrived in Kodiak in 1974 armed with a degree in wildlife management from Oregon State University where he was an all-American collegiate wrestler. Upon arriving in Kodiak he fished for a short time before accepting a job as a fisheries biologist at Kodiak's ADF&G office where he worked f...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball begins season with 2 losses to Soldotna
After being swept by Soldotna in Friday’s season-opening volleyball match, longtime Kodiak coach Amy Willis had a message for her young team: get fired up. That message was delivered during a post-game chat following a 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 loss at Kodiak High School. “They are the kindest, nicest, most polite team that I have ever coached,” Willis said. “We talked about what makes them angry, and that we needed to ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football rallies past Juneau
A pair of Andreas Carros fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns pushed Kodiak past Juneau, 26-20, in a nonconference football game Friday in the Capital City. Kodiak trailed Juneau 20-12 midway through the fourth. That is when the senior quarterback took over. Carros plunged in from one-yard out to cut the deficit to 20-18. The Bears failed on a 2-point conversion. With 47 seconds left in the game, Carros punched in th...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowski second at Tsalteshi Invite
Keith Osowski had quite the week on the Mainland. The Kodiak High School senior opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Colony Invitational. Two days later he picked up a win at the Nikiski Class Races, and on Saturday he finished second at the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. Osowski logged a 5-kilometer personal-best time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds to finish just seven ticks back of winner Finn ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food pantry rep: Homer not ‘dumping’ homeless in Kodiak
A spokesman for a Homer nonprofit acknowledged a program providing transportation to people in need, but denied the organization is “dumping” homeless and transient people in Kodiak. The Homer Community Food Pantry has served Homer for over 25 years. Homer is about 150 miles north of Kodiak on the Kenai Peninsula. In addition to serving as a food pantry, the organization provides emergency services, according to r...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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