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Garden Gate: From garden to the grill, your veggies have a spot
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stop an Alaskan from grilling. I have friends in Anchorage who happily don fleece jackets and heavy boots to BBQ their salmon in January. “It helps us get through the winter.” Grilled salmon is tasty, but it’s passé compared to the flavor veggies take on. The natural sugars in onions, garlic and bell peppers caramelize when grilled, which brings out richness n...
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Council OK’s new downtown committee
The city of Kodiak has a new tool as it investigates a program to improve security and aesthetics in its downtown shopping district. During a city council meeting Thursday night, the council formally approved a new committee of businesspeople and civic leaders, who will draft a list of recommendations for the city council. The committee is the brainchild of Mayor Pat Branson, who has a list of 19 people interested...
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Coast Guard Blotter: July 15
July 6 The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Department of the Interior and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation continue to work with salvage crews and the owner of the Lone Star to remove the sunken vessel from the Igushik River near Dillingham. Alaska Chadux Corporation was hired by the vessel owner to mitigate pollution. A response vessel is on scene monitoring the site. Magone Ma...
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Fish Factor: Congress set to retool nation's fishing laws
The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas. Over 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings hail come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted) Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law ruling US fisheries. The Act is undergoing reauthorization for the first time in seven years. First enacted in 1...
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Capitol Report: July 15
Hello! So far it’s been a busy summer, complimented with great weather and a strong salmon run. I hope you are all having an excellent summer also. Here are tidbits of what my office has been working on since session got out. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and encourage any of you that want to address upcoming legislative issues to call my office and set up an appointment before winter sets in and t...
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73 degrees and skiing in sunshine
On a day when temperatures topped 70 degrees and Kodiakans crowded Mill Bay Beach, Steve Wielebski grabbed his skis. Snow is a distant memory at sea level, but look up at Kodiak’s hills and mountains, and you’ll see splashes of white. While Kodiak isn’t the backcountry skiing Mecca that Valdez or the Alaska Range are, it has plenty of hills and mountains that keep their snow through most of the summer. “This is th...
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Harbor dredging begins next week
Access to Kodiak’s harbors will be limited to one lane of traffic as a project to deepen the harbor channels begins next week. Starting Monday, Western Marine Construction Inc. will begin deepening the mouth of the St. Paul Harbor. Kodiak harbormaster Marty Owen said he has been trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve the dredging for years because large boats scrape the bottom during low tide. T...
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Legion team sets sail for two-week trip
With the sound of construction crews digging up the Baranof Field outfield Thursday morning, Kodiak’s American Legion A baseball team spent its last practice of the season fielding groundballs on the adjacent football field. It’s a sacrifice the team will gladly take since next season it will be playing on an all-synthetic turf field. First, though, Kodiak must get through a lengthy road trip that will conclude it...
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Assemblyman drops support for smoking ban
A proposed public smoking ban for the Kodiak Island Borough appears all but dead after one of its principal backers dropped his support. On Thursday night, assemblyman Tuck Bonney said he will no longer support a proposal to put a boroughwide smoking ban on the fall municipal ballot. "I've had an interesting week on this one, and I'm going to withdraw my support," he said during a borough work session. "I've recei...
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Trans-Arctic shipping is decades away, experts say
Alaskan businessmen are hoping that ocean shippers will follow the 50th state’s motto, but a new article in the latest edition of the US Naval Institute’s journal, Proceedings, says North to the Future is a long way off for shipping. Stephen Carmel, a senior vice president for Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean shipping company, writes that even though Arctic ice is receding, “it is important to get past the h...
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