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City presents composting plan to borough assembly
The city of Kodiak presented the case for composting to the borough assembly Thursday night as it asked the assembly to approve a 2.36-acre composting site at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. If approved by the borough assembly in its Thursday meeting, the measure would transfer a plot of land to the city, allowing the city to begin design and construction of a permanent sewage composting facility. “We’re tryin...
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City moves ahead with new pier
While the state of Alaska lays the groundwork for a new Tustumena-class ferry, the city of Kodiak is moving ahead with a new dock for the existing Tustumena. Negotiations are proceeding with the state of Alaska on a $14.3 million replacement for City Pier 1. According to a draft memorandum of agreement still being worked out, the state will build a new Pier 1 using state and federal money. Funding was approved und...
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Garden Gate: When to pick tomatoes
When it comes to growing tomatoes on Kodiak Island, I turn to Sandee Drabek. So it made perfect sense to ask her the big follow-up question, “How do you know when to pick tomatoes?” I laughed at her first response, which was so logical and forthright it caught me off guard. “Well, my friend, red is good for ripe tomatoes,” adding “or a rich gold or tangerine depending on the variety.” Sandee, who has studied the a...
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Fish Factor: 2013 salmon season is one for the record books
As expected, Alaska’s 2013 salmon catch is one for the record books. Early tallies by state fishery managers show that fishermen caught 272 million salmon this summer, smashing the previous record of 221 salmon in 2005. The fishery was powered by a whopping catch of 219 million pinks. In terms of money, the preliminary harvest value of $691 million ranks second to the $724 million of 1988, called an “outlier” seas...
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Prep football: Playoff scores
Large schools Friday West Anchorage 19, Lathrop 0 Dimond 38, Colony 17 Saturday Service 55, Chugiak 34 Palmer 25, South Anchorage 22 Medium schools Saturday Soldotna 69, Houston 13 Kenai 47, Kodiak 6 North Pole 55, Ketchikan 6 Small schools Friday Nikiski 38, Eielson 20 Saturday Monroe 40, Barrow 0
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Army: Negligence led to grounding, spill
Bob Graham, skipper of the Peggy Jo, was sitting in the wheelhouse of his boat and waiting to leave the Trident dock when a call came over the radio: “Mayday.” That call signified the end of a normal evening for Graham and for the crew of the US Army landing craft Monterrey, which struck Kalsin Reef on the evening of June 8, 2012. The Monterrey spilled 18,000 gallons of fuel and avoided sinking only when its crew ...
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Fight between GCI, NBC may mean no Sunday Night Football
A conflict between Anchorage’s KTUU-TV and cable TV provider GCI may leave Kodiak without NBC broadcasts starting Thursday morning. GCI and KTUU are in the middle of contentious debates about the price KTUU can charge GCI for its broadcasts. So-called “carriage fees” make up much of the bill GCI charges each cable subscriber. “GCI has tried to negotiate a long-term agreement, including fair payment for carriage, b...
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Rematch on the Kenai Peninsula
Kodiak center Hunter McKee loves seeing his team’s running backs break loose for a long touchdown run. It’s something he has seen a lot the past three weeks. “It is a relief; it means I don’t have to do as much work,” the junior said. McKee and the rest of the line have done plenty of work. They’re a big reason the team is facing Kenai in a medium-schools quarterfinal playoff game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Kenai. I...
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Kodiak volleyball in search of tournament title
Kodiak High volleyball has been the bridesmaid in the team’s past two regular-season tournaments. That could change this weekend when the red-hot Bears travel to the Lady Grizzly Volleyball Invitational at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage. The two-day tournament begins today with pool play and concludes Saturday with bracket competition. “I’m hoping for a gold trophy,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Last se...
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Island Trails Network invites furloughed workers to volunteer for trail duty
For some furloughed workers, the drive to be productive doesn’t stop when the federal government shuts down. Island Trails Network is now providing furloughed employees an outlet for their energy and talents. From now until the government reopens, ITN will have its doors open to all people looking for a day of volunteer work. “We want this shutdown to end like everybody else does,” said Island Trails Network execu...
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