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Palmer falls short in bid for fourth NLC title
Palmer’s bid for a fourth consecutive Northern Lights Conference volleyball title fell just short Saturday afternoon in Kodiak. Playing in their fifth match in three days, the Moose dropped a 25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 25-19 decision to second-seeded Soldotna in the championship match. Palmer advanced to the title match with a hard-fought sweep of upstart Kodiak 26-24, 25-17, 25-23 earlier in the day. Palmer coach Steve...
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Middle School sticks with Obama
The votes are in, and President Barack Obama won both popular and electoral majorities. At least, that’s how the students at Kodiak Middle School see it. On Friday morning, handmade presidential candidate campaign posters decorated the halls of the school as students held a mock election, which teachers billed as a learning experience. Cid Blase, a sixth-grade teacher, helped organize the election, the second at K...
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Republicans sent out hateful messages to rile up voters
To the Editor: Romney lied that the reason doctors aren’t taking Medicaid is because the money has been rerouted to Obamacare. On one hand, Romney championed Obamacare in his home state. On the other hand, he campaigns that he will repeal it. Ignorance breeds hate. That is the No. 1 reason Republicans always cut education, then send out hateful messages to rile up the voting base. I’ve heard comments like, “I’m no...
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Garden Gate: For plants, emotional roots often run deep
It's 4:30 in the morning. I rub my eyes and sit up on the couch, the sleeping bag slips down my shoulders. I am in a Family Room, a cluster of quiet spaces set aside by Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington for out-of-town family members who are visiting patients. The hospital has been home to my sister, aunt and brothers for four days now. Fortunately, the cafeteria puts out a good salad bar. ...
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Kodiak resident gets makeover on the 'Today' show
Kodiak resident Theresa Peterson was ambushed while navigating the streets of post-Sandy New York City. Fortunately, it was a good thing. Peterson, her mother, and her two daughters traveled to Washington D.C. last week, fulfilling a trip that had been on their to-do list for almost two years. Unfortunately, their arrival coincided with that of Hurricane Sandy. "We didn't get to see any museums because everything ...
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Fish Factor: Six-year study to be released this month
The results of a six-year study on Western Alaska salmon will be unveiled this month and the conclusions are not what people of the region had hoped for. The Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Project (WASSIP) was created in 2006 by 11 groups including Aleut Corporation, Aleutians East Borough, Association of Village Council Presidents, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, Bristol Bay Native Association, Co...
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Champions again!
A coach’s decision paved the way for Kodiak’s girls to repeat as state swimming champions. Before the start of Saturday’s state championships at the Bartlett High School pool, John Lindquist rearranged Kodiak’s relays to give his team a chance at a second straight title. In doing so, he traded a potential first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay for a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 and 400 freestyl...
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ACES needs fixing
ConocoPhillips is proud to have been a partner with the state of Alaska in developing Alaska’s oil and gas resources for more than 50 years. Today, ConocoPhillips employs more than 1,000 Alaskans directly and supports thousands of other Alaska jobs through our contractors. Working in partnership with the state and its citizens, we hope to continue to operate in Alaska for many more decades. However, high taxes on ...
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Election 2012: Pier project vies for ballot attention
Candidates aren't the only items on Tuesday’s ballot. Kodiak's Pier 3 project depends on the passing of Bonding Proposition A, which asks voters to decide if the state should issue general obligation bonds for state transportation projects. Projects include harbor upgrades, dock replacements, and road and rail extensions. If approved, Kodiak will receive $15 million to complete the funding for the Pier 3 replaceme...
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Salmon value highest since 1995
Kodiak salmon fishermen brought in the most valuable catch in almost two decades this year, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Area management biologist James Jackson revealed the new figures Friday during a meeting of the Kodiak Regional Planning Team, a multiagency group that coordinates salmon research and hatchery work in the Kodiak archipelago. The news wasn’t all positive, ...
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