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Annual community cleanup on Saturday
This weekend, the roadsides will be bursting with yellow, and not just from dandelions. It’s the annual community cleanup day held by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Rain or shine, volunteers arrive at Kodiak High School to grab trash bags and fill them with garbage from where it gathered along t...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: No need to snag reds or fight big crowds
It’s hard to guess what will happen with the fishing this year. The herring have spawned early in many areas, and as I reported last week, I’m seeing Dolly Varden in the ocean earlier than ever. Is there a chance we’ll see changes in the timing of salmon runs? Specifically, will the red run start...
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Fried runs at Drake Relays
Kodiak’s Levi Fried competed at the prestigious Drake Relays Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Black Hills State University freshman ran the anchor leg on the eighth-place 3,200-meter relay. The group, which also included Alec Baldwin, Chris Johnson and Keegan her Many Horses, stopped the clock a...
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Study: Fishing accounts for 38 percent of local jobs
A 69-page draft study released last week aims “to measure the role of the seafood industry in the KIB’s economy.” Prepared for the Kodiak Island Borough and the city of Kodiak, the document by the McDowell Group of Anchorage and Juneau uses data from 2014. “Few regions in Alaska are more dependen...
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FISH FACTOR: Sale of test catch to support ADF&G work
In the face of Alaska’s multibillion-dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing. We don’t like to catch fish or crab or anything just to...
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GARDEN GATE: Reasons to garden from food to fun to health
Why do we garden? A garden means different things to different people. In 1899, gardener, author and English Anglican priest Samuel Reynolds Hole dwelt happily on the subject of his favorite craft by writing: “I asked a schoolboy, in the sweet summertide, ‘What he thought a garden was for?’ and h...
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City advances building to keep compost dry
By JOANN SNODERLY Mirror Writer The Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a change order that will pave the way for upgrades at the city’s compost facility. A new building “would be used for drying the wood amendments to keep the men out of the weather,” city manager Amiée Kniaziowski...
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Kodiak boys win Homer Invitational
For the second season in a row, the Kodiak boys captured the Homer Invitational. Behind seven first-place finishes, the Bears cruised to the title with 149 points, 60 points ahead of runner-up Anchorage Christian. Kordell Pillans increased his school record in the shot put with a winning toss of ...
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