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Kodiak Community Foundation forms
A new foundation in Kodiak will soon begin raising money to promote local nonprofits. On Tuesday the Alaska Community Foundation, a statewide philanthropy platform, announced the formation of the Kodiak Community Foundation, one of four new groups created across the state. The Kodiak Community Foundation is an umbrella group that will obtain donations from community members and businesses to create an endowment fu...
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Public outcry deters change to city records policy
Faced with an outpouring of public opposition, the Kodiak City Council postponed its vote on an ordinance that would change the city code's definition of a public record. While the city clerk's office said the ordinance changed only the language of the code and not its meaning, that interpretation was challenged by a handful of city and borough residents who said the vote could be used as a tool to deny informatio...
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Editorial: Give the Thelma C a home
On Tuesday, the Kodiak Maritime Museum formally requested a 20-year lease for a piece of waterfront property in St. Paul Harbor. If all goes as planned, this property will soon be the permanent home of the Thelma C, a restored salmon seiner that will become a permanent exhibit. We believe the city should act as quickly as possible to approve this lease so the maritime museum can complete fundraising for the exhibi...
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Another Day in Paradise: Change is our only constant
One of the great blessings of living in this paradise we call Kodiak is change. We watch the seasons change. We go from wet and cold winter to wet and chilly spring; to wet and coo. summer; to wet and chilly fall. About the only thing that changes in our wet is the form it takes. Sometimes it’s snow, sometimes it’s ice, sometimes it’s rain, and sometimes it’s sea spray. Occasionally, okay, regularly, it’s driven b...
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Playbook: Jan. 25
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kodiak. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Palmer, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai. C squad, noon; junior varsity, 1:30 p.m.; varsity, ...
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Diesel days numbered in new KEA report
Last year was a banner year for the Kodiak Electric Association as it sold the most electricity in its 71-year history while slashing fuel costs by two-thirds. KEA CEO Darron Scott presented the electrical cooperative’s preliminary 2012 figures Thursday afternoon during a meeting of the co-op’s board of directors. “Things are good for the year, and we’ll be going through an audit the next couple of weeks,” he told...
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Kodiak's girls a win away from best start in school history
Kodiak’s girls return home after six road victories with a chance to make history. The Bears have rattled off 11 consecutive wins to begin the basketball season. One more victory would surpass the Mike Platt-coached 1978-1979 team for the best start in the team’s 41-year history. Kodiak will get the chance to set the record when it plays Kenai in a Northern Lights Conference game Friday at 7:30 p.m. The two meet a...
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KHS dance team concert is Friday
Kodiak High School dancers rehearse Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2012 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium as they prepare for their annual concert Saturday. The concert, named "Time After Time," will highlight a variety of dance styles including hip hop, lyrical, jazz, ballroom and break. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for students or $10 for adults. (James Brooks photo)
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MTAB questions ferry plans
Members of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board questioned Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Pat Kemp and his staff during the board’s meeting Tuesday in Juneau on changes announced last month to ferry procurement plans. While Kemp was acting commissioner of the DOT&PF, the state announced late last year that it was abandoning its plans to order a 350-foot-long Alaska-class...
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Achievers: Jan. 24
More Kodiakans have been nominated to the nation’s service academies by Alaska’s Congressional delegation. Each academy makes final admissions decisions based on academic and physical qualifications, but nomination is a required step in the process. McKenzie Barnett has been nominated by Rep. Don Young and Sen. Mark Begich for the U.S. Naval Academy, and Ethan Stobbe was nominated by Rep. Young for the U.S. Air Fo...
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