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Osowski runner-up at Palmer
After a disappointing day at last week’s Bartlett State Preview meet, Kodiak’s boys cross country team bounced back at the Palmer Invitational. Backed by Keith Osowski’s runner-up finish, the boys placed fourth on Saturday with 146 points. The girls, behind a seventh-place finish from HoneyRose Macatuno, were sixth with 140 points. Osowski cruised around the 5-kilometer course in a personal-best 16 minutes, 5 seco...
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Guest Opinion: Gasline offers historic opportunity
In the final stages of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, many quit their jobs prior to the completion because they wanted to be first in line to work on the gasline. Alaska expected construction to begin that quickly. But that was nearly 40 years ago. Efforts to monetize the billions of dollars of stranded North Slope gas, such as the projects advanced by the Yukon Pacific Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Port Authority,...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Drifting along through September halibut
Turning the calendar page to September is an important event for Kodiak freezers. It signals the downslide to the end of fishing for the year and time for a serious accounting of what’s in your freezer and what’s not. There’s no sense continuing to line your shelves with salmon if you’ve already accumulated more than you’ll eat. The silver fishing may be great, but just how much more salmon do you need nestled amo...
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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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Volleyball swept at Colony
Kodiak dropped a pair of Northern Lights Conference volleyball matches at Colony. The Bears lost 25-7, 25-13, 25-19 on Friday and 25-12, 25-17, 25-22 on Saturday. On Friday, Ryana Recustodio led Kodiak with four kills, while Kyla Nocon had 13 digs. Zennia Chia led Kodiak on Saturday with five kills and four block assists. Kyra Romero had 12 digs, while Kierra Murphy recorded three service aces. Kodiak (0-4 NLC) ho...
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Palmer hands Kodiak first loss of season
Rod Christiansen has coached Palmer’s varsity football team for 26 years. Friday was his first game in Kodiak. The longtime Mat-Su Valley coach made sure the inaugural voyage was special. The Moose used a pair of successful third-quarter onside kicks to hand Kodiak its first loss of the season, 35-18 in a Northern Lights Conference affair at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I told them that games have been won by this ...
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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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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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