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Proposed rebate aims to boost home starts
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has their first vote tonight on code changes aimed at boosting development of land sold by the borough. Developed by the Borough Lands Committee, the proposed changes would give buyers a 10 percent rebate if a home is built and lived in on the land within three years of the sale. Two other proposed changes would disallow anyone from buying land if they owe the borough money and r...
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Shirley Lorraine (Ray) Thiel
Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother Shirley Lorraine (Ray) Thiel passed away from a short, but bravely fought battle with cancer on June 19, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. Born in 1947, Mom was a force to be reckoned with, as everyone who knew her was well aware. She was a widow with five children at the age of 25. One day a window opened and my dad flew in. Mom and dad were married for 42 years. Thanks, Dad, ...
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Kodiak football wins uniform contest
No other football team in the state looks as good as Kodiak this season. In March, the Bears won the inaugural USA Football/Siege Sports Uniform Contest. The team received 30 home and away uniforms — tops and bottoms — shortly before last Friday’s season-opening 14-0 home victory over Houston. The team held a uniform unveiling a few days before the game and it went exactly like second-year coach Bill McGuire thoug...
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Week in Words: What WWII soldiers and animal docs share
In its noun form, “vet” is a great word. It’s short for “veterinarian,” without whom, no doubt, my cat would be a lot fatter than she is right now and probably suffering from feline diabetes. It’s also short for “veteran,” which describes my father (with his 25-year long Air Force career) and my grandfathers’ service in WWII (Battle of the Bulge vet) and Korea (one earned a Purple Heart)—men I admire and respect. ...
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KHS, Juneau football game to be live streamed
Kodiak High School’s upcoming football game at Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday will be viewable via live stream for those unable to make the trip to Alaska’s capital city. The Juneau Empire, in partnership with Archipelago Webcasting and the University of Alaska Southeast, will broadcast the game at juneauempire.com. It is free to watch and viewable on desktop and mobile devices. The video will be shot in hig...
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Community Archaeology turns up house
Ending the fourth year of digging at a site next to Salonie Creek, the Alutiiq Museum found a house at the bottom of the dig, changing how the Alutiiq people are thought to have lived thousands of years ago. “People were a lot more settled than we thought,” said museum archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall. “They were building big houses, not living in tents, and that house had walls and a sod roof, it was quite a sub...
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Struck pedestrian in fair condition
Kodiak resident Jamie Ponce Cruz, 21, was struck by a bus jaround 11 p.m. Saturday near Mile 8 of Rezanof Drive, according to an Alaska State Troopers report. Cruz was walking in the middle of the road when the bus driven by Kodiakan Ken Cameron, 61, hit her, the report states. Cruz was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and later medevaced to Anchorage. She was reported in fair condition at Pr...
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GUEST OPINION: Citizens to help school smorgasbord
The school board meeting of Aug. 8 was a delight to attend. The high school principal, Mr. Chris Aguirre, took the floor for about two hours, during which time he enthusiastically provided an overview of the high school’s educational programs, both in overview and in detail. But more importantly, what the assemblage heard was what “education” means in terms of the student experience at KHS and how this experience ...
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Burnett’s turnaround takes him to college
It could be said that running kept Micah Burnett on the right path. After spending 18 months in rehab conquering drug and alcohol addictions, he joined Kodiak High School’s cross country and track teams as a senior and prospered. The two sports gave him a new life and kept him from falling back to his old habits. Running is his new addiction, and now he is headed to college to run cross country and track for North...
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Harbor may hike rates to cover $1.4M gap
If rates and fees remain unchanged, Kodiak’s harbor fund could have a net annual deficit of nearly $1.4 million in fiscal year 2017, according to city finance director Kelly Mayes. Under current rates, this deficit would fall to $766,000 in fiscal year 2018 before steadily increasing each year to $1.1 million in 2021, Mayes estimated. Mayes presented this information to the Kodiak City Council last week as council...
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