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Healthy Kodiak: Drink up to help keep kidneys well tuned
This summer has been amazing here in Kodiak! The sunny days and mild temperatures have enticed us outside, and even made us hot and sweaty at times! Drinking enough water can be challenging in the heat, since we can lose up to two liters an hour in sweat alone in extreme temperatures or activity. How much water do we need? The average person needs about 64 ounces a day, but more with sweating or drinking caffeinat...
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State fair breeds champions with fur, feathers and flowers
How do you raise a prize-winning rabbit? “Give him good food and handle him a lot,” said Oskar Klausner, 12, who took Mystery to a blue-ribbon win at the 2016 Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair. “We have a little house for him and we move it around in the grass so he can eat the grass, and in the winter we put him into the greenhouse,” said Klausner about his regular care for the rabbit. When Klausner moved to Kodiak, th...
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Assembly hears objections, postpones land sale near park
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly moved forward five plots of land for future sale, postponed two lots and postponed code changes for the land sale at Thursday’s regulat meeting. The sale lots were preliminarily approved in three steps. First, the assembly approved disposal of lots on Island Lake Road, Bay View Drive, East Monashka Bay Road and Spruce Cape Road. Members then approved in the first reading amendmen...
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Garden Gate: And the beets go on
When I was a young, towheaded, tree-climbing tomboy, canned beets tasted like purple dirt. I’ve come a long way, though (now adorned with a few gray hairs), thanks to a mom-and-pop café outside of Enumclaw, Washington, that served a marvelous pickled beet salad. Now I’m a huge fan of Beta vulgaris, a native of the Mediterranean and Western Europe. In fact, people have gnawed on this plant for centuries, initially ...
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Fish Factor: Survey shows drops for big three crab
Bering Sea crabbers were stunned when the outlooks for the upcoming fall and winter fisheries were revealed. Results of the annual summer surveys by state and federal scientists showed that numbers of mature male and females dropped sharply across the board for the big three: opilio (snow crab), their larger cousins Bairdi Tanners, and red king crab. “I don’t think anybody was expecting the numbers to be as low as...
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Council to hear about taxing pot, alcohol
City of Kodiak finance director Kelly Mayes will give the third of four presentations on city revenue generation possibilities at the city council work session Tuesday evening, this time focusing on alternative tax revenue sources. “I feel like that, in itself, deserves its own special time frame, because you can really kind of get into the details of all kinds of revenue sources,” Mayes told council in July at th...
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Alleged multiple gun burglar scheduled to change plea
One of the two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Wednesday, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The change of plea is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according t...
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Alleged multiple gun burglar scheduled to change plea
One of the two men accused of burglarizing multiple homes and stealing numerous firearms along with money and other items is scheduled to change his plea later this month. According to court documents dated Wednesday, Shay Monkiewicz’s attorney, John Cashion, filed an application for a change of plea hearing. The change of plea is scheduled for Sept. 15 before judge Steve Cole at the Kodiak courthouse, according t...
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Council to hear about taxing pot, alcohol
City of Kodiak finance director Kelly Mayes will give the third of four presentations on city revenue generation possibilities at the city council work session Tuesday evening, this time focusing on alternative tax revenue sources. “I feel like that, in itself, deserves its own special time frame, because you can really kind of get into the details of all kinds of revenue sources,” Mayes told council in July at th...
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Word & Deed: Captains and generals all
No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful later on, however it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 When I was a youngster two, of my favorite American heroes were Captain American and Gen. George Washington. In recent years I’ve gained a new quote from the captain in the movie “Winter Soldier.” “The price of freedom is high, it always has be...
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