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Garden Gate: Holiday comfort foods and spices
If someone asked you what your favorite comfort food smell was, you’d probably say, “Cinnamon.” Comfort foods are things that make us feel warm and snuggly, relaxed and comforted. And during the holidays, fragrant spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and ginger find their way into many baked goods, hot drinks and main dishes — especially when we are feeling low and not wanting to go outside into dreary a...
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Job training key to stopping poverty
To the Editor: According to Mark Riddix, author of “4 Ways to Solve the Poverty Problem in the United States”, the United States has the highest poverty rate of any developed country at 15.1 percent. This increasing poverty rate needs to stop. One of Riddix’s ideas is to increase job training programs that qualify and match individuals who rely on the government with industries in need of skilled employees. Job tr...
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Kodiak residents support preferred runway plan
After years of planning and debate, Kodiak groups have a Kodiak State Airport expansion plan they can live with. On Thursday night, the Federal Aviation Administration held a public workshop and hearing to explain plans to build federally mandated runway safety areas without affecting Buskin River State Recreation Site. As decided by Congress, all runways are required to adhere to the FAA safety area standards by ...
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Groundfish quotas set for 2013
Groundfish quotas for 2013 appear to show mixed news for Kodiak fishermen. On Thursday, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council set 2013 catch quotas for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska, and while pollock — Kodiak’s big fishery — is up, Pacific cod is down. The federal quota for the cod fishery declined by 5,000 tons (7.6 percent) to 60,600 tons. Cod quota is subdivided by geartype and boat size, and exact f...
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KHS wrestling fifth at Alaska Duals
Last week, Pat Costello said his team was one of the top five wrestling teams in the state. Kodiak proved that this past weekend as the Bears finished fifth at the loaded Alaska Duals Tournament Saturday at South Anchorage High School. Kodiak advanced to the semifinals with victories over Service (44-31) and Eagle River (69-15) on Friday. The Bears fell 48-21 to Wasilla in Saturday’s semifinals. That was followed ...
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Fish Factor: Anchorage ranks No. 1 for fishing participation
Ask an Alaskan what community is home to the most commercial fishermen and they will respond Kodiak or Dutch Harbor, or maybe Petersburg or Bristol Bay. Wrong! Anchorage ranks No. 1 for total fishing participation, with 994 permit holders and another 1,216 crew license holders who fish year round. The Anchorage-based fishermen brought home an estimated $52 million from the fishing grounds last year. The Mat-Su Val...
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Sun’aq promises continued push for land
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak is continuing its campaign to obtain surplus Coast Guard land, Sun’aq CEO Bob Polasky said Sunday afternoon. Polasky’s announcement was one of the highlights of Sun’aq’s annual meeting, which brought members of Kodiak’s urban tribe to the Sun’aq hall in downtown Kodiak for business and a dinner. Since its federal recognition in 2000, the 1,641 members of Sun’aq have been without a land b...
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Santa Fun Run postponed
The streets of Kodiak were Santa-less on Saturday after the 5K Santa Fun Run was postponed due to sideways rain and slushy and icy road conditions. “The conditions are just too dangerous to keep this as a fun run for families and kids,” race organizer Joe Bailor wrote in an email. “So, I’ll appreciate your support next week and pray for more cooperative weather.” The race has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday,...
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Borough assembly reaches compromise in Shelikof parking snafu
By JAMES BROOKS Mirror Editor A debate over a pair of downtown parking spaces touched on fishery politics, traffic flow and jobs creation before its resolution in a late-running Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting Thursday. In a 4-1 vote, the borough assembly -- acting in its guise as the borough's board of equalization -- approved a partial exemption to parking regulations for the Pacific Seafoods processing p...
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Bears take on state’s best
Kodiak’s wrestling team is hoping momentum from last week’s surprise win over Palmer carries into the Alaska Duals Tournament. The tournament, which begins today at South Anchorage High School, features 16 of the top 4A wrestling schools in the state. Coach Pat Costello believes his team, following a 40-37 win over a powerful Palmer squad, is one of the top five teams in the state. A good showing at the Alaska Dua...
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