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Garden Gate: Buzzing around with bumblebees
One foggy morning last week, I took an inventory walk around the garden. I paused in front of some late Iceland poppies that were starting to bloom, and watched numerous bumble bees (Bombus spp.) dive into the centers and “comb” pollen from the stamens. Their hind leg hairs (called corbicular fri...
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Fish Factor: Small boat owners lobby for cameras in place of observers
Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks? The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are ...
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Navigation lesson for Kodiak High School

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Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simulta...
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Medium-school playoffs expand to eight teams
Kodiak’s No. 1 goal for the 2013 high school football campaign is to host a playoff game. “We would like to have homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs, and that means we need to win our conference,” second-year head coach Jim Schnick said. “I think we know that. We understand th...
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Prep pigskin picks is back
High school football is upon us, and that means another season of prep pigskin picks. The season gets under way today with a slate of games, and as always I will pick the winner of each game involving a medium- or small-school team. I’ll leave the large-school picks to you. The first week is alwa...
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Borough rejects computer contract
An incensed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $979,000 sole-source contract with a Palmer company for computer hardware to be used in the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. "The problem is that it's horrible pricing," declared assemblyman Aaron Griffin in an ...
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Dhimmitude theory on Obamacare is a hoax
To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Zimmer’s letter concerning Obamacare and “dhimmitude.” Incredulous at what I was reading, I Googled the subject. It only took five minutes to learn that Mr. Zimmer seems to be the victim of a well-known hoax. His claims originate from a viral, wil...
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