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Garden Gate: For the love of rhubarb
Our mild spring has brought our fair island more than warm temperatures. For one thing, it has launched many rhubarb patches into overdrive. Looking at our crop, the height and health of the plants look more like a mid-summer growth, not early June. So I’m featuring rhubarb this week, albeit a little earlier this year than normal. Ah, but we’re not the only ones celebrating rhubarb. Do you know who are probably th...
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Fish Factor: Sen. Murkowski questions Frankenfish
If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich amendment requiring that consumers be advised of what they are buying. During testimony, Senator Murkowski questioned if the so-called Frankenfish can even be called a ...
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Oil dumped at helipad dumpster
On Friday, a caller to the Mirror reported that an unidentified party had placed 11 jugs of oil of various sizes behind the dumpster next to the helipad on Spruce Cape Road. Oil disposal is not permitted in dumpsters. When items are illegally dumped around the dumpsters, Alaska Waste personnel have to go out and pick it up. “We put it in a pickup truck and haul it to the landfill,” said Kelsey Daniels, site manage...
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Softball games canceled
Due to inclement weather on the island Friday, Kodiak’s softball team was unable to travel to the Mat-Su Valley for its games against Colony. Instead, the Bears spent the weekend at home preparing for their trip to the small-school state championships that begin June 6 at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak receives an opening-round bye in the six-team state tournament. Kodiak finished the regular season with a 9-8...
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Drone pilot captures Kodiak from above
A local videographer has been buzzing Kodiak with his drone, and residents have been wondering what exactly what that flying sensation was. Rest assured — Kevin Erickson represents no dark forces after you or your neighbor’s privacy. He does not work for the government, the CIA, the FBI nor the Russians. Erickson, 47, is the proprietor of Kodiak Tire Service and uses his unmanned aerial view drone strictly as a ho...
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Expert speaks on partial-cutting alternatives
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got a crash course on “light management” of forests on borough-owned lands in Chiniak on Thursday. Robert L. Deal, research forester and ecosystem services team leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, gave the assembly work session a presentation about various forest management methods for Sitka spruce forests, which characterizes the 800 acres that the bor...
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Local students win duck stamp contest
Several local children placed in the Alaska competition of the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Lucas White took first place in the K-3 grade group, and Malina Fagan took first in the 4-6 group. Sakura Witherow and Joshua Leiva both took second in the K-3 group. Journey Wunch took first place in the conservation message category in the 4-6 group with “Healthy Habitat = Healthy People.” Ten Kodiak students took ...
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Bill Walker returns to Kodiak, talking energy and local hire
One of the Kodiak Electric Association’s biggest fans might be Bill Walker, independent candidate for governor. Walker boasts Kodiak Island Borough’s reliance on renewables for power generation around the state and its ability to use those efficiencies to lower energy costs. “I brag about Kodiak around the state because you’re down to two percent diesel because of your hydro and your wind generation… So you have d...
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KHS softball clinches NLC title
Kodiak softball fulfilled a team goal earlier this week — win the Northern Lights Conference. The Bears’ clinched their first conference crown since 2009 by virtue of a tiebreaker over Homer. With Homer’s 3-2 win over Soldotna on Wednesday, both Kodiak and the Mariners finished conference play with 6-2 records. Kodiak won the tiebreaker by beating Homer three out of four times this season, Kodiak High School activ...
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Track stars from around the state come to Kodiak
The state’s top track athletes are invading the Emerald Isle this weekend. Joe Floyd Track and Field plays host to the second Brian Young Invitational — an all-star meet that begins Saturday and ends Sunday. The meet comes a week after the state championships in Anchorage. The difference between this meet and the state meet is that the small-school and large-school athletes compete against each other.  “The two bi...
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