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City council members stipends increase
The Kodiak’s city mayor and city council members will receive higher stipends for their work under an ordinance passed during the council’s regular meeting Thursday. At the revised rate city council members will get $400 per month and the mayor will get $500 per month, doubling the previous rates. The new rates go into effect Nov. 1, after the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 7. Only the terms of council member...
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Kodiak spikers sweep away Kenai
Kodiak’s volleyball team just keeps on winning. The Bears ran their Northern Lights Conference regular-season winning streak to 14 matches with a pair of victories over Kenai in Kodiak’s home openers Friday and Saturday. Kodiak, the defending NLC champions, swept Kenai on Friday, 25-12, 25-22, 25-23, and picked up a 3-1 win on Saturday, 25-20, 25-23, 15-25, 25-19. The victories pushed the Bears to 4-0 in the NLC a...
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Soldotna increases win streak to 24 with victory over Kodiak
Kodiak’s football team can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Bears completed a difficult three-week schedule on Saturday with a 48-0 Northern Lights Conference loss to top-ranked Soldotna at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The past three weeks have not been easy for Kodiak, as the team lost to NLC power Kenai, second-ranked large-school Colony and Soldotna by a combined score of 141-8. The Bears emerged from that w...
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Wells ordered to pay $1.4 million - Civil suit awaits trial date
Convicted murderer James. M. Wells has been ordered to pay $1,483,475 to the estates of victims Richard Belisle and James Hopkins. Federal Judge Ralph Beistline handed down the order after a restitution hearing Wednesday in the District of Alaska Court. Wells was convicted in April of the 2012 killing of Belisle and Hopkins, his coworkers at the U.S. Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak. Restitution of $770,47...
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NOAA ship under way to Seward
A research ship that spilled diesel fuel into Womens Bay around noon Tuesday got under way on Thursday, headed to Seward for repairs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Rainier had refueled at the Coast Guard fuel pier and had moved to the nearby cargo pier when the spill was noticed, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble. Absorbent boom...
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Bears look to end skid against Stars
One team is playing its first Northern Lights Conference game of the season, while the other team is playing its last. Talk about an unbalanced schedule. That is the scenario Saturday when Kodiak’s football team finishes NLC play by hosting top-ranked Soldotna — playing in its first NLC game — at 2 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I’m not happy about a lot of things with how the schedule was put together, but y...
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Opinion: Sullivan's fishery debate refusal a troubling sign
Alaska’s U.S. Senator has to understand the unique needs of our coastal communities and the vital role commercial, subsistence and recreational fishing play in our economy and our culture. As chair of the Senate Fisheries and the Coast Guard Subcommittee, I work to listen to and represent the needs of Alaska fishermen. I am honored to have the endorsement of United Fishermen of Alaska because of this work. Alaska ...
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Decorum ordinance a waste of time
To the Editor, I have been following the recent issue regarding the so called "Decorum Ordinance" much to my displeasure. The Assembly passed the ordinance on-the-run during Kodiak's peak working season before anyone had a chance to notice it. It appears they will now repeal it. The decorum ordinance was unnecessary and has wasted public and the assembly's time. I am very concerned that they have not come up with ...
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Squid swim backwards in a changing world
Heraclitus said, “the only thing that is constant is change”. He was a wise man. Every person that has sailed the oceans during the last decades has observed many changes first hand. Some of these changes seem alarming and have direct effects on fishermen’s bank accounts, and yet those changes have always been around. After all, we still call it fishing, not simply catching and it has always been recognized as an ...
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Orthodox mission teams become part of community ‘rhythm’
Orthodox Christian Mission Center church camp leaders in Old Harbor and Ouzinkie learned that it’s good to be flexible. “We didn’t come in with a program,” said Margo Kelley, team leader and one of four returning team members of the six serving Old Harbor. “Our first priority was to follow the rhythm of the village.” Teams in both villages were able to incorporate the visitation of the myrrh-streaming Theotokos (M...
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