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Official says borough inspectors face death threats
“There are people out there saying things like, ‘Shoot them in the face. Shoot them, just kill them, click, click, boom, boom.’” Speaking at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session on Thursday, borough assessor Bill Roberts described the intimidating atmosphere he and his staff face when carrying out their mandated duties. Social media posts in recent months have included threats against borough staff if t...
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Outdoor Kodiak: We live in rain country
Kodiak is wet. That isn’t news to anyone who has lived here even a little while, but the details might surprise even the crusty among us. Before writing this week’s column I went online to dig through the weather statistics for 2014, and I learned a few things that surprised even me. Kodiak’s average annual precipitation is 77 inches. If 2014 seemed especially wet, you’re right. Last year from January 1 through De...
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Teeing Off: Seahawks lost Super Bowl long before final call
One yard. Three feet. Thirty-six inches. One-and-a-half Gizmos. That’s the distance Seattle came from repeating as Super Bowl champions. While all the 12s in the world are blaming Seattle coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel for the Seahawks’ 28-24 debacle of a loss to New England in Super Bowl XLIX, I’m not putting the crushing defeat solely on those two. To all the 12s, I am partly to blame...
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Senior Life: Valentine's Day at the Center
At noon Friday, Feb. 13, the senior center will host one of the largest events of the year, the Valentine’s Day party, when we honor everyone 80 and older. Years ago turning 80 and continuing to live on Kodiak Island was a rarity. Now it is not, as retirees choose to stay here and baby boomers are bringing their parents here. Kodiak should be proud of the number of people 60 and older (the Older American Act defin...
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Alumni update: Anthony grabs NCAA provisional time
Dylan Anthony posted his first provisional NCAA II indoor track and field qualifying time of his senior season over the weekend at the University of Washington Invite. The University of Alaska senior finished ninth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14 minutes, 38.68 seconds. Jason Witt of Division I Brigham Young University finished first in a meet-record time of 13:42.08 — he was the only runner in the field off...
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Warming up Barrow
Sending more than 100 warm winter coats for children without adequate winter gear in Barrow took the coordination of Rotary clubs across Alaska. With a mild winter so far in Kodiak, many students go to school in jackets or sweatshirts, but in Barrow, having a warm winter coat is required to go to school, said Sandy Solenberger, who recently moved back to Kodiak with her husband, Tom, after living in Barrow. In Bar...
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Improvements coming to two trails; P&Z commissioner’s resignation confirmed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a contract with Island Trails Network for improvements to the Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trails. During a special meeting Thursday, the assembly also declared the Planning and Zoning Commission seat previously held by Jennifer Richcreek as vacant. The borough received a grant for just more than $200,000 as part of the Coastal Impacts Assistance Program, said boroug...
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Remember Lola Harvey, the Grand Dame of Kodiak
Lola Harvey was Kodiak; is Kodiak; will forever be Kodiak to me. They say that once you visit Alaska you can truly never fully leave. I can certainly say that Kodiak has had affect on me — and I knew it would be my pleasant fate the moment I was introduced to Lola Harvey. I met her soon after coming on board as the KICVB’s new executive director in 1987. Physically I towered over the feisty, diminutive, kamlaika-c...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 2
Jan. 4 At 12:01 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 12:30 p.m., a caller reported larceny on Rezanof Drive East. A man was arrested on suspicion of theft in the fourth degree. At 3:14 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Father Herman Street. It was gone when police arrived. At 4:40 p.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street. Around 4:41 p.m., police chalked tire...
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Enough is enough: Obama violated the letter and spirit of Statehood Compact
Like many Alaskans, I remember the excitement in the air when Alaska became the 49th state in the Union in 1959. We had achieved our long-held dream of self-governance. Since that time, we have worked to become increasingly self-reliant, and to steward our resources for the long-term benefit of our people. The Alaska Statehood Compact established the conditions for our entry. Through the compact, Alaska was grante...
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