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Alaska Science Forum: Late summer arrives in the boreal forest
It's early August, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. The last time I wrote about hiking through the North Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, summer was a puppy crashing into your shin. Now it has a white muzzle. I note this maturity while moving through a nice chunk of boreal forest in the mile between my workplace and my home. For a lot of reasons, I'm lucky to be able to commu...
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State House candidates debate the issues
On Tuesday night, the District 32 candidates for a seat in the Alaska State House of Representatives talked fisheries, ballot measure 1 and education in a forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and KMXT. All four candidates appeared at the forum: Democrat Jerry McCune and Republicans Louise Stutes, Carol Austerman and Richard Walker. Although the candidates didn’t take too many jabs at each other during the co...
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Death Notice: Victor Buchanan
Victor Buchanan passed away on Aug. 8, 2014. Services are pending.
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Tusty sidelined with mechanical issues
The ferry Tustumena will not be arriving in Kodiak today, according to an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities release. The release said the Tustumena is sidelined with mechanical issues, which will keep the ferry from sailing from Homer to Kodiak today. Tuesday’s sailing between Homer and Seldovia were also cancelled. The vessel is expected to resume the previously posted schedule on Thursday...
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Fifth candidate files for assembly seat, no candidates yet for council
Local business owner Dan Rohrer has filed to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He joins Brenda Schwantes and Larry LeDoux and incumbents Dave Kaplan and Tuck Bonney in the race for three seats. Incumbent Jeffrey Stewart is the only candidate so far to file for two seats on the school board. No candidates have filed for 10 seats on local fire protection and service area boards. No candidates hav...
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Letter to the Editor: Austerman retreating from decorum ordinance
Editor: It has come to my attention that Carol Austerman is now retreating from the decorum ordinance and is saying that everyone “misinterpreted” what the assembly was trying to do and, golly gee, this was just about protecting staff. While investigating this issue, I listened to the audio of every single borough meeting – regular meetings and work sessions – from May 1 to July 31. Not only did I not hear any att...
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Letter to the Editor: Stutes is the person for District 32
Letter to the Editor, Here are a few of the reasons why I support Louise Stutes to represent our community in Juneau. 1. I went to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meetings when the "Roll Cart" issue was being discussed. Ms. Stutes kept bringing up the issue of the bears and how the roll carts were not "bear proof". She expressed her concerns over the cost of the new garbage pick up plan and making the burden fa...
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KHS swim season starts
The ringleader for the Kodiak High School swimming program was missing Monday, but that didn’t stop the team from beginning the 2014 season. Head coach John Lindquist spent the day traveling back to Kodiak from his summer home in Washington state, which left Erik Hanson and Dave Horne in charge of first day duties at the Kodiak Community Pool. Hanson led the team in a 20-minute yoga workout, while Horne took care ...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
At the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday, 134 kids and their families lined the banks of the Buskin River, despite fog and persistent rain. The kids were between ages 2 and 15 and were divided into four age groups. Bundled up against the rain, the kids cast in hopes of catching the big winner. An otter cruised around the river, and a C-130 landed nearby at one point, distracting attendees from the we...
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Kodiak football unranked in first poll
Kodiak will begin the high school football season unranked. The Bears were not included in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network preseason football poll, released Monday. Defending medium-schools champion Soldotna grabbed the top spot, followed by Juneau-Douglas, North Pole, Eielson and Nikiski. Nikiski is the defending small-schools champion, while Juneau lost to Soldotna in the medium-schools championship game....
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