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Outdoor Kodiak: Fresh fish on the table
We dropped into a favorite restaurant for dinner last night, and their special was fresh halibut. Now I remember! Frozen halibut that’s been carefully packaged is excellent, but fresh is even better. That’s true for most fish. You can have dandy eating from the freezer, but it can be so much sweeter and more flavorful when fresh. My wife and I took our first bites at the same time. She looked up at me and smiled. ...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS unified track team competes at state
A group of athletes from Kodiak made state history over the weekend. Kodiak’s Rebekah Anderson, Emmelia Dresdow, Lucky Keodovangdy and Kordell Pillians participated in the first unified events held at the state track and field championships in Fairbanks. The events combined students with and without intellectual disabilities. Six unified teams from across the state competed against each other in the 100-meter dash...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys win school’s third state track and field title
One by one, members of Kodiak’s boys track and field team entered the Benny Benson Kodiak State Airport terminal late Saturday night to the chant of “champions” coming from the small contingent of fans gathered to celebrate the Bears’ achievements. Two plane rides and hours before, the boys with blue hair captured the school’s third 4A state track and field championship at a winter-like Lathrop High School in Fair...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thelma C prepared for home
After more than a year of restoration, the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s Thelma C is ready for its new home on the Kodiak waterfront. On Saturday, volunteers finished cleaning the Thelma C restoration site at Kodiak College, preparing the wooden fishing boat for storage until construction is finished on a permanent display stand downtown. “We’re buttoning her up,” said Kodiak Maritime Museum executive director Toby Sul...
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Shirley Janette Beehler
Longtime Kodiak resident Shirley Janette Beehler passed away at her home in Flemington, Mo. on April 9. She was 77. Shirley was born in Parnell, Mo. to Vea and Izola Arnold on March 9, 1936. She graduated from St. Charles Community High School on June 10, 1955 and married her sweetheart, Asa Beehler, eight days later. Asa and Shirley lived in Illinois and had two sons, Bruce and Kevin Beehler. The Beehler family a...
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Kodiak Coast Guardsman receives military service award
A Kodiak-based Coast Guard rescue swimmer was named the GEICO 2012 Military Service winner for his work in drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Claude Morrissey traveled with his family to Washington D.C. last month to receive the award at the annual GEICO Military Service Awards dinner. Each year for the last 25 years, GEICO has recognized one enlisted member nationwide from each of the five branches of the militar...
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Garden Gate: Solve your pot problems by picking up a larger container
It’s late May and I have seedlings with roots poking through the bottom of the containers. They need to get into the ground, but it’s chilly at night. What should I do? Occasionally your seedlings will outgrow their containers before you are ready to move them into their permanent homes in the dirt. This happens when you have enthusiastically planted too early (beginning gardeners do this a lot) or warm weather ha...
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Fish Factor: New tech preserves salmon for months without ice
National Maritime Day on May 22 is a holiday created by Congress in 1933 to honor America’s seagoing industry. It marks the day when the SS Savannah set sail from Georgia on the first trans-Atlantic voyage by a steamship. As celebrations are underway, another maritime benchmark will be set as the first full container of 18 tons of fresh salmon from Chile is offloaded from a cargo ship in California after an iceles...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 20
May 10 • Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a satellite phone call from hunting party in the Ayakulik Flats requesting a medevac for a 76-year-old man who was unconscious May 10. The man had been hunting for last five days and been doing well until that morning when he felt dizzy and passed out twice. The watchstanders gathered initial medical information on the man, but during initial...
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Ash steers clear of Kodiak for now
Kodiak residents awoke Saturday to find a strange powdery deposit on the hoods and roofs of their cars. While Pavlof Volcano 30 miles from Cold Bay has been erupting for the past week, the yellow powder wasn’t volcanic ash — it was spruce pollen produced by the island’s blooming stands of Sitka Spruce. If northeast winds hold steady through the week, however, Pavlof ash could join that pollen. On Sunday afternoon,...
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