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Jane Allen Fitzgerald
Jane Allen Fitzgerald passed away on Wednesday, March 6 after fighting a no-win battle with cancer. Janie was born in Spokane, Wash. on August 9, 1950 and grew up on a wheat farm in Washtucna, Wash. She moved to Alaska in the seventies and married her husband Mike Fitzgerald in 1983. They had a push-pull relationship which both cherished deeply. They fished in Bristol Bay together and traveled to many ports. One o...
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Only two people belong on the Assembly
To the Editor: The only two people on the Borough Assembly that represent the tax-paying people are Louise Stutes and Mel Stephens. All the others are only there for themselves and for the free travel and parties. The ordinance that we need should say: “Anyone who is on any of the boards of the borough cannot submit a bid on any upcoming projects of the borough.” If they do any work for the borough, they are doubl...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season rabbits
My rabbit hunting gets really serious in March. There’s no closed season or bag limit on Kodiak, so you could hunt them year-round, but I quit later in April due to the onset of their breeding season. The brush doesn’t thin enough to hunt again until November. Why am I so serious about March hunting? Cabin fever is only part of the picture. In fact, the hunting is usually better in March and April than at any othe...
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Births: March 12
Samantha Annabelle Moon Pratt was born at 2:26 a.m. March 5, 2013, to Jason and Stacy Pratt. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Her parents are originally from planet Earth. Her father works on the Coast Guard base and her mother works at home. Also welcoming him to the family is Connor Pratt. Proud grandparents are Steven and Pearl Singleton from Greenbacksville, Va.
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Pick. Click. Give. preliminary figures look good for Kodiak nonprofits
Kodiak’s nonprofits are on track to breaking record donations in the annual Pick. Click. Give. campaign. The campaign allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to their favorite participating Alaskan nonprofit. According to March 4 preliminary figures from the campaign, nonprofits in Kodiak have raised $31,900 from 431 donors. Kodiak’s nonprofits have raised more money each year since th...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 12
Thursday, March 7 At 1:02 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. At 1:18 a.m., an officer removed traffic cones from the roadway on Mission Road. At 2:50 a.m., an officer gave a driver a warning to get an Alaska license. A canine search of the driver’s vehicle came up negative. At 5:47 a.m., a 911 caller saw a vehicle hit a parked car. There were no injuries and insurance information was exchanged. At ...
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Around Kodiak: March 12
The next Kodiak GIS users’ group meeting is noon today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge visitors center. Christian Schmidt and Maya Daurio will share information from the Alaska Survey and Mapping Resources Conference held in Anchorage earlier this year.
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Defend Alaskans’ Right to Vote
Today, voting rights are under assault by political partisans whose agenda is threatened by a healthy democracy. Thirty-eight years after passage of the Voting Rights Act and 143 years after passage of the 15th Amendment, Mead Treadwell and Bob Lynn have joined Republican state legislators and gubernatorial administrations from around the country in an assault on voting rights. They are motivated by a belief that ...
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New group joins observer program lawsuit
More fishermen have joined a lawsuit to stop a new federal fisheries observer program that began this year. Late last week, U.S. District Court judge Russel Holland approved the addition of the brand-new Fixed Gear Alliance to the lawsuit filed by The Boat Company, a recreational fishing operation based in Southeast Alaska. The Fixed Gear Alliance is a coalition of individual commercial fishermen and fishing group...
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Coffee-to-Coffee results
Coffee-to-Coffee results Saturday, March 9 3.3 miles 1. Cole Christiansen, 17 minutes, 54 seconds; 2. Julian McCarthy, 18:27; 3. Levi Fried, 18:55; 4. Anthony Rubina, 19:19; 5. Clayton Hannah, 22:10; 6. Jack Hannah, 22:17; 7. Keith Osowski, 22:23; 8. Dave Sundberg, 22:26; 9. Leah Cawthorn, 22:54; 10. Hayden Foster, 22:55; 11. Jennifer Foster, 23:22; 12. Sally Skimin, 23:22; 13. Jeff Brubaker, 23:44; 14. Howard Val...
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