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Achievers: Feb. 19
The Alutiiq Museum named Anna Donaldson its 2015 Volunteer of the year. Anna is an illustrator from Oregon. She moved to Kodiak in July of 2015,with her husband Jake Donaldson, a member of the Coast Guard, and their yellow Labrador retriever Luna. Although Anna is new to our community, she is already involved.As a volunteer, Anna works mainly with collections, cleaning and labeling artifacts and caring for archive...
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Six seniors suit up for final home basketball game
Billy Alcaide and Ryan Bezona have played their share of basketball together. The Kodiak High School seniors both made their varsity debuts as sophomores, and this weekend will play in front of the home crowd one last time when the Bears host Palmer in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. “The crowd was so alive this year. I just want to give them a good show,” said Alcaide, one of six seniors on Kodiak’s b...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Facts don’t have an agenda
This week saw misalignment between Kodiak’s borough and city governments exposed over the question of renewing fishery analyst Heather McCarty’s contract. The contract, a joint venture of the city and borough, expired Feb. 6. It contained provisions for one-year extensions. On Feb. 4, the assembly decided to cut the renewal offer down to 6 months, after member Mel Stephens argued McCarty had fallen short in her ex...
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You can’t win the pot from the pros
To the editor: Does it seem odd the estimated cost of the LNG pipe dream is about $55 billion — more than the total permanent fund? Yep, with this one foul sweep we could lose the whole kitty. How can we be comfortable with temporary, amateur state officials dealing in huge projects with the armies of full-time, bonus-oriented professionals employed by Big Oil? The state personnel won’t even be around to holler at...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 19
Feb. 14 At 4:28 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the East Rezanof Drive and Woody Way Loop area. At 4:45 a.m., police arrested a woman in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive on suspicion of driving under the influence. At 10:30 a.m., someone requested assistance removing a man who refused to leave the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road. They left when police asked. At 10:52 a.m., police received a report of an a...
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Tapestry: Two mayors named Johnson
Other than their surnames and municipal positions, mayors Jimmy Johnson and Wally Johnson seemed to have little in common. Two distinct individuals, living on different parts of Kodiak Island, the men departed this life within the last year. They were alike in that they both took their mayoral duties seriously and gained the respect of their people. Long after their deaths, they are fondly remembered. Jimmy Johnso...
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In the Courts: Feb. 19
Loniel Viloria pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Viloria was sentenced to 110 days in jail.
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God understands, from ailing sister to new puppy
I am having trouble getting down to “real work” this week, despite being in the midst of the first week in Lent. Two big things happened in the middle of the week. The first was that I got a puppy, after being on the waiting list for several weeks. Yes, a third dog, but we have missed our border collie pack member Angus, who died at the age of 16, the first fall that I lived here. The puppy is a golden retriever-y...
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Amazing Nature: Sea star fights predators with yucky slime
Have you noticed that whenever you drove by and looked at the beach this month it looked like it was high tide? Recently our local tides have been timed just so that low tide was during the dark and dusk hours of the morning or evening and high tide coincided with daylight hours. I don’t always pay much attention to the tide tables, but this month it mattered because for our annual fifth-grade marine science lesso...
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Middle School grapplers open season
The Kodiak Middle School wrestling team spent five days on the road last week, traveling to Kenai, Anchorage and Seward. The 20 wrestlers combined to go 19-30 at a six-team meet in Anchorage last Friday. “Considering that almost half of our kids had never wrestled a match before we were very happy with how they did,” coach Steve Rounsaville wrote in an email. Last Saturday, the team competed in an 11-team tourname...
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