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Local candidate preview: Tuck Bonney
Incumbent Tuck Bonney is running for the second time for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wanting to help Kodiak through the serious issues he sees coming. Bonney talked about the high cost of living as a concern several times throughout the Sept. 23 debate. “A lot of retirees that want to stay and live here simply can’t afford it because the cost of living is so high,” Bonney said. “That’s one of the things we mus...
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Local candidate preview: David Haught
If he’s elected to the Kodiak City Council, David Haught feels he can help the community work together to solve the issues. “Overseeing the city council and borough assembly meetings from the live broadcasts through KMXT as we are now, I became well aware of issues in the community,” Haught said. “And I decided that I would really like to help the citizens and the city council to work together if I was given the o...
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Kodiak spikers host Soldotna in key NLC matches
Kodiak High’s volleyball team faces its biggest test of the season Friday and Saturday. The Bears host Soldotna in a pair of a Northern Lights Conference matches at Kodiak High School. Kodiak is 4-0 in the NLC, while Soldotna is 2-1. “This is the first time, so far in the conference, that we are going to see some serious competition,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “We would really love to pack the gym to capacity....
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Achievers: Oct. 2
Rotary students of the month for September Sixth grade Boys The sixth-grade teachers at Kodiak Middle School have selected Frankie Edra as the Rotary student for September. Edra is being recognized for this award because he is a caring person that is always looking out for others. He'll stop what he's doing in order to make someone feel better or give them a hand. He actively looks for ways that he can help his pe...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 2
Sept. 19 • Around 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver in the Willow and Birch streets area for having no proof of insurance. • At 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver on Woody Way for having no proof of insurance. • At 4:59 a.m., a cab driver was unable to wake up his passenger. Police woke him up and got the go-to address. • At 7:28 a.m., a found wallet was turned in. • At 8:49 a.m., police warned a driver on East Rez...
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Prep picks: Picks come early in Week 8
This week’s prep high school picks comes a day early since Kodiak plays today at Voznesenka. Being forced to pick games a day early shouldn’t have any impact on how I will do. However, I did have to force Gizmo — my 3-year-old Japanese Chin — into making his picks before he was ready. Since Gizmo is not familiar with high school teams, I didn’t think it would be fair for him to pick prep games. Instead he will try...
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Gronn hired as Parks and Rec director
The City of Kodiak didn’t have to look far for its newest Parks and Recreation director. The city announced last Thursday that Corey Gronn was hired to oversee the Parks and Rec department. Gronn, 27, has managed the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool since 2011 and became the department facilitator when previous Parks and Rec director Charlie Powers left the position at the end of May. “He has definitely proven to me...
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Alaska Science Forum: Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age?
During our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent — from the Arctic Ocean to the Missouri River — slept under a blanket of white. Alaska was different. Anchorage and the rest of Southcentral, Southeast, and the Alaska Peninsula were under i...
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Congressional candidates to debate about fish
Alaska’s candidates for U.S. Congress will discuss fisheries at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s final fall debate tonight. Republican Representative Don Young and his opponent, Democrat Forrest Dunbar, and Democrat Senator Mark Begich and his opponent, Republican Dan Sullivan, are all scheduled to attend. The debate will start at 7 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium in Kodiak High School. It will also be air...
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Local candidate preview: Dan Rohrer
Dan Rohrer is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and is concerned about financial sustainability. “When I look at what I’ve learned over the last 10 years, not only do I believe that I know have the time to do this job well, I believe there’s a lot of principals that I have learned, both in business and in my involvement with non-profits and with construction, that I think are very applicable on our boroug...
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