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Garden Gate: Tips for first time gardeners
On an overcast spring day in 1985, I was standing on the deck of a Foss tug tied up to the Petro Marine fuel dock, sipping coffee and watching gulls poke around the rocks. Out of the blue, a realization astonished me: I didn’t want to go to sea anymore. Great. Now what? A big question immediately followed: “What do you WANT to do?” And on the heels of that thought, two words appeared in my mind: photography and ga...
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Kodiak boys snap skid
Kodiak put an end to its four-game Northern Lights Conference losing skid at Soldotna.  The Bears boys notched a pair of victories over the Stars, winning 66-46 on Friday and 50-45 on Saturday.  Kodiak improves to 3-5 in the NLC, 11-9 overall. Soldtona falls to 3-5, 9-11. The Bears are fourth in the NLC behind Colony (8-0), Palmer (6-2) and Wasilla (3-4). Kodiak can move past Wasilla by sweeping the Warriors in th...
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets favorable this year
In a word, the outlook for Alaska salmon markets this year is favorable. That’s the conclusion of Gunnar Knapp, fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage, in an overview of world markets to Alaska legislators. Knapp cited three key factors for the short-term outlook: lower sockeye harvests, strong canned salmon markets with low inventories, and strengthening prices for farmed salmon. Lower harvests...
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KHS project bid opening delayed
Kodiak will have to wait a bit longer to learn the cost of the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. During Thursday evening’s Kodiak Island Borough assembly work session, borough manager Bud Cassidy told assembled officials that the bid opening on the project as been delayed by two weeks. Instead of Feb. 20, the borough will consider contractors’ bids on March 6, one day before the original constru...
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Kodiak man arrested for Coast Guard double murder
Ten months after the bodies of Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle were found in Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak, a man has been arrested and is facing murder charges. James Michael Wells was arrested in Kodiak on Friday in connection with the murders of Coast Guardsmen Hopkins and Belisle. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced the arrest in a press rele...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys look to pick up pace
Starting 1-5 in the Northern Lights Conference has prompted Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson to change his strategy. Anderson’s team will be unveiling a faster style of play for this weekend’s set at Soldotna. Today’s game begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m. Saturday game. “We are going to try to increase the speed of our game a little bit and fast break a little bit more instead of slowing it ...
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Holland America cruise ships will return in 2014
Holland is coming back to Kodiak. On Thursday afternoon, Discover Kodiak announced that Holland America cruise lines is returning regular service to Kodiak in 2014. The announcement came one year after Holland declared it was ending its 14-day cruise across the Gulf of Alaska in order to focus on weeklong cruises in Southeast Alaska. “I don’t think they ever stopped looking at it, but I believe they heard enough c...
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Chilly winter of ’11 likely to cool ’13 pink returns
The winter of 2011-2012 shattered water mains and dropped the second-most snow ever on Kodiak. Now, fisheries biologists forecast it will have a chilling effect on this summer’s salmon harvest. During a meeting of the Kodiak Fish and Game advisory board, area management biologist James Jackson said this year’s pink salmon harvest is expected to include about 6.8 million wild pinks and 10.2 million hatchery-raised ...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak without Wandersee this weekend
Kodiak’s third-ranked girls basketball team will be without its leading scorer for this weekend’s Northern Lights Conference games at Soldotna. Junior post Hannah Wandersee will be in Nevada, playing in one of the nation’s top volleyball recruiting tournaments — the Las Vegas Classic. Wandersee was selected to play on the Alaska Volleyball Association team comprised of standout high school volleyball players from ...
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Island Flavor: Familiar, yet unique, Subway offers the best of both
It’s no secret I’ve joined the ranks of responsible people who work in an office. Not just any office, mind you; this one’s a beautiful corner office downtown with tall windows, a gorgeous view and a printer/fax machine that actually works. I’m loving it. But I must adapt to a new modus operandi. I have to wear shoes, use a key to get into the bathroom, and figure out how to use a phone that has more buttons than ...
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