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To the Editor: I read with interest and some disbelief Mr. Craig Olson’s letter expressing what is basically his unhappiness with the First Amendment. He was angry with this newspaper for publishing Heather Peterson’s view of the GOP’s campaign strategies. There hasn’t been a peep from Mr. Olson (unless I missed it) when Art Zimmer and his broad-minded letters are published. Nor Ron Fox, and his advocacy of string...
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Garden Gate: Kale is king
After a hard freeze, lettuce turns to mush and flowers sag to the ground like warm taffy. But not kale. Kale bounces back like those Roly Poly Tippy Toy Clowns that spring back to an upright position after you push them over. Over the past few years, local gardeners have discovered that kale is a vegetable to be respected and appreciated in the garden (as a survivor) as well as in the kitchen (as a nutritional her...
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Borough assembly talks contracting regulations
Tighter rules on borough contracts could be implemented as soon as January, according to a new schedule set down by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. On Thursday night, the assembly took its first look at revised regulations drafted by assemblyman Tuck Bonney and assemblywoman Carol Austerman. The assembly received the suggestions positively, but members of the assembly asked for clarification on several parts, ...
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Rep. Alan Austerman misses out on House Majority Leader title
Rep. Alan Austerman is returning to the Alaska House of Representatives in January, but he’ll be doing so in a less prominent position. On Thursday, the House Majority Caucus announced that Austerman has been replaced as majority leader by Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage. Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, will remain Speaker of the House for a third term. Austerman will be co-chairman of the House Finance Committee, b...
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4A state volleyball results
Friday Soldotna def. West Valley 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 27-25) Palmer def. Kodiak 3-2 (25-20, 25-22, 14-25, 21-25, 19-17) Juneau-Douglas def. Soldotna 3-2 (16-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12) Palmer def. East Anchorage 3-1 (25-16, 25-27, 25-21, 25-16) South Anchorage def. Dimond 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-17) Saturday Palmer over Juneau-Douglas 3-1 (25-13, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20) Dimond def. Palmer 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-23) Di...
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Harborside parking system will stay despite complaints
Despite the complaints from users, the current parking permit system at the downtown harbor will stay in place. The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the issue during the Nov. 8 meeting. Shipyard operations manager Lon White was not present at the meeting, but submitted an email with a suggestion to do away with the current permit system for harbor parking. "One thing Lon is suggesting is that the p...
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Students explore the world
Students at East Elementary had the opportunity to walk across the country on Thursday as they explored one of the National Geographic's floor-sized traveling maps. The giant map of North America is currently on an Alaska tour, and some Kodiak students were able to take part in map learning activities. The 35x26 map was spread across the gym floor at East on Thursday as students crowded around it to learn from Kat...
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Guest Opinion: Bike path worth the money
After two work sessions this the city has balked at entering an agreement with Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to design and construct the first phase of a multi-use path from downtown to Bell’s Flats. The project would connect Pier 2 to Deadman's curve, with subsequent phases extending to Bell's Flats. Such a path would make travel safer for pedestrians and cyclists, reduce our dependence ...
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Residents balk at city's plan for composting waste
Opposition to the city's plan for composting waste continued to grow Thursday night as more city and borough residents asked the city council to pick an alternative. "I would just plead with you to reconsider what you're doing," said Middle Bay rancher Marilyn Guilmet, who raises sheep near the property that will soon house a plant processing the leavings of the city's water treatment plant. Other neighbors added ...
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Amazing Nature: What do we know about the Ocean?
I recently had the opportunity to join educators and policy makers from Europe and the United States in an effort to create a forum for marine educators to get together and exchange ideas and experiences. In the US we have the National Marine Educators Association. These are teachers, informal educators, university professors, museum curators and all sorts of people who spend their working lives marveling at the o...
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