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Fish Factor: Murkoswki talks fish
Salmon set net families were streaming out of Kodiak all week, heading to their summer sites to get ready for the June 9 season opener. Their departure wrapped up a busy week of Memorial Day festivities on “the rock,” including festivals, fleet blessings, a landslide on Cannery Row and visits by both of Alaska’s US Senators. I caught up with Sen. Lisa Murkowski over a beer at Kodiak Island Brewery; she spoke candi...
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Garden Gate: It's not to late to begin planting
Editor’s Note: Marion Owen answers more of your spring questions this week. To submit a question, email mygarden@alaska.net. Q: I’m a little late this year and won’t be starting my own plants. I have a wish list of vegetable and flower seedlings I want to buy, but when I look at all those potted plants I don’t know which ones are good. Can you help? A. First of all, the season has barely started. You have plenty o...
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Chicken guru visits Kodiak
At “Chicken University,” the passing grade is a big, fat goose egg. Or hen’s egg, if you prefer. On Saturday afternoon, about 20 Kodiak residents came to Fisherman’s Hall to listen to University of Alaska Fairbanks extension agent Steve Brown explain the do’s and don’ts of raising chickens in Alaska. “It’s just exploded in popularity,” Brown said after the educational session, known as Chicken University. “If we d...
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New senior housing complex rising on Near Island
Seniors are one step closer to having another housing option in Kodiak. The Kodiak Island Housing Authority broke ground on a new 32-unit senior housing complex in April, and work entered full swing this month. The 36,000 square-foot, three-story building is going up on Near Island next to the Koniag building. Scheduled to be complete in fall 2014, it will be home to seniors 55 years and older. KIHA project direct...
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Blessing of the fleet
Enjoy this gallery of images collected during the annual blessing of the fleet in Kodiak on Monday, May 27, 2013.
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State baseball: Kodiak disposes of Ketchikan
Just when it looked like Kodiak was going to squander a bases-loaded, no-out opportunity, the Bears came through with clutch at-bats to keep their state title chances alive.  After loading the bases with three straight singles to begin the fourth, Kodiak pushed across seven runs with two outs to take control of its opening-round state championship baseball game against Ketchikan Thursday morning at Mulcahy Stadium...
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Assemblyman aims to extinguish smoking borough-wide
Borough assemblyman Aaron Griffin is used to heat. After all, he's a fireman. He'll face a new kind of heat as he pushes a proposal to ban public indoor smoking across the Kodiak Island Borough. "I know it would be a very hot item," he said. "I may take some heat ... but quite honestly, I think it's the right thing to do." Griffin is drafting an ordinance that would put a smoking ban on the borough ballot in Octob...
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Senator visits Kodiak, tours rural communities
For the past three days, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has covered Kodiak from Ouzinkie to Old Harbor and Port Lions, fulfilling what she said is a long-held desire to see Kodiak’s rural communities. “To understand by seeing is such a big thing,” she said Wednesday afternoon at a meet-and-greet at the Kodiak Island Brewing Co. Alaska’s senior senator has been to Kodiak city “more times than I can count,” she said, but has n...
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Parks and Rec: May 31-June 7
May 31-June 7 HERSHEY’S TRACK AND FIELD Hershey’s Track and Field will be held Saturday, June 1st . This is a youth track and field program sponsored by Hershey’s Chocolate Company and the City of Kodiak. It is for boys and girls nine through fourteen years of age (age as of December 31, 2013). The meet will be held Saturday, June 1st , beginning at 12 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track in Baranof Park. Running events range ...
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Woman accused of hitting man in the head with beer bottle
A Kodiak woman is facing an assault charge for allegedly hitting a man in the head with a beer bottle. Audrey Markoski, 28, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Monday on one count of third-degree assault, a class C felony. According to court documents, Markoski was at the Village Bar around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the alleged incident occurred. When police arrived on scene, the man was sitting on a stool at th...
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