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Editorial: KDM's picks for the ballot
On Tuesday, your most important vote isn't for a candidate. While the campaign between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is taking the time of political pundits, the humble vote on Bonding Proposition A means more for the immediate future of Kodiak. Contained within the $453 million proposition is $15 million to replace Kodiak Pier 3. That pier is the heart of the Kodiak archipelago's economy. All of Kodiak's groceries...
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Senior Life: Holiday season begins at Senior Center
The holiday season starts at the Kodiak Senior Center this month with an array of special events and activities. On Monday we will hold a luncheon in honor of the late Sarah Bulen. Sarah and her husband, Bill Bulen, were active members of the Kodiak community, and this special luncheon is being held in honor of Sarah’s birthday. A beautiful autumn dinner will be served that day and we will note Sarah and Bill’s co...
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2012 State Transportation Project Fund Support
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages the Kodiak community to vote “YES” on the 2012 State Transportation Project Fund Proposition. The proposition is a State of Alaska General Obligation bond for $453.5 million and will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. The bond package contains funds for transportation projects around the state, including the $15 million in funding needed to complete the rep...
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Coast survey ship finishes Alaska mission
The season for oceanic surveying has ended, and a just-completed mission by the NOAA ship Rainier means new charts of the north coast of Kodiak will soon be available for mariners. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has been working for the past several years to update charts throughout Alaska and the Arctic, and this summer’s mission by the Rainier is only the latest in a campaign expected to last years. Cmdr. Rick Br...
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Women's Show back for another year
At the 2012 Kodiak Women's Show, you can get a massage, learn fitness tips, watch a fashion show, shop for gifts and spend the day with dozens of other Kodiak women. The show, in its second year, features businesses owned and operated by women or services that are for women. Event organizer Melody Vahl said the 2011 event was such a huge success that she decided to hold it again. "I was pleased because over 600 pe...
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Kodiak stuns No. 1 Palmer
In stunning fashion, Kodiak’s volleyball team is headed back to state. The Bears upset No. 1 seed Palmer 25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22 in a Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament quarterfinal match Thursday evening in front of an ear-piercing home crowd in Kodiak to punch its ticket to next week’s 4A state tournament. "I didn’t know that. I was too nervous to look ahead,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “I wa...
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Jori Lindquist ends stellar Kodiak swim career this weekend
When Jori Lindquist steps out of the Bartlett High School pool for the final time Saturday evening, it will put an end to one of the most decorated female swimming careers Kodiak has ever seen. It will be a Kleenex-carrying moment for the senior Bear. “It will be very emotional,” Lindquist said. “At Regions, I already cried a lot. I was pouring out tears because I knew it was my last one.” At last week’s Region II...
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Barnett state finalists for Wendy’s award
Kodiak High School senior McKenzie Barnett is a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman. Of 77 Alaska applicants, Barnett is one of 19 scholar-athletes from around the state named as finalists. A female and male winner from Alaska will be announced Nov. 5. Of the 100 state winners, 12 will be chosen as national finalists and will go on to compete for the national award Dec. 7 in New York City. The Wendy...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 1
Smoking lecture tonight Chuck Crapo of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center will talk about smoking fish at home at 7 p.m. tonight in the Alutiiq Museum. The talk is the final event in the museum’s annual fall lecture series, and Crapo will share some of the secrets of commercial smoking that you can use at home to improve your fish. Borough assembly meeting The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will hold a r...
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Election 2012:Austerman runs unopposed for fifth House term
Rep. Alan Austerman will face little opposition in the Nov. 6 election, as he is the only candidate running to represent House District 35. Unless a write-in candidate overtakes him, he'll serve as representative for the newly expanded district that includes Kodiak and Cordova. Austerman hasn't done much campaigning, but he has made trips to Cordova and Whittier to meet the people that are new to his district. Kod...
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