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Rockin' Out: Inspiration from Eire
Enya was born on May 17, 1961, in Ireland. She has won four Grammy Awards and has become one of the most successful female vocalists in the world. Enya is very popular and has sold over 75 million albums. Her music is peaceful and I like her voice. It is inspiring and beautiful. I listen to her songs a lot. It would be nice to go to her concert. On Monday I will play her songs “Only Time” and “Book of Days.” Chris...
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AMAZING NATURE: Dilution not solution to pollution
Today I was asked a question that I continue to ponder. Someone was looking for a speaker to explain to a class why pollution is a problem in the ocean environment. At first it seemed like this was so obvious that it hardly needs discussing, but as I thought about it more and more, it became clear that there are a number of issues that could be considered here. Pollution is a big topic and has many ugly heads. Nam...
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Volunteers make library work
Preparing the Kodiak Library’s acquisitions for circulation requires a precise touch to put protective coverings on books and DVD cases. Fortunately, a special volunteer has the knack and the will. “My kids are all grown,” Patty Heyes said. “Now I have lots of free time.” Last fall she joined the team of about 40 other Kodiakans on the library’s extra unpaid staff. They carry out a range of tasks including process...
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No good way to test pot on island
A city attorney told council members that, without a testing facility, she is not sure how marijuana cultivation, manufacturing or retail businesses could operate in Kodiak or other areas off the road system. “This is very important because I am very perplexed as to how communities that are off the road system are going to engage in the marijuana industry without having a testing facility on the ground,” said Holl...
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Group looks for Fish Tech funding
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group wants to keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center operating by finding funding from outside the system. The facility’s future is up in the air as the University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks to cut its budget in light of the state’s tight fiscal situation. “We’re looking for ways to keep applied fisheries research within the university budget,” said Larry LeDoux, a member of th...
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Kodiak tops Dimond with 10-run first inning
After sitting through a two-hour delay, Kodiak High School’s baseball team came out blazing in its 2016 season opener. The Bears erupted for 10 runs in the first inning and posted a 10-5 nonconference victory over Dimond on the first day of the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament Wednesday evening at Baranof Field. Heading into the season, fourth-year coach James Arnold said the defense would will the team...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 14
March 25 At 1:28 a.m., a man reported someone breaking into his residence window in the 1900 block of Mil Bay Road, and it might be his son. It was. Police advised him of his civil options to keep the son off the property. At 3:09 a.m., a woman reported someone pounding on her front window in the 400 block of Lightfoot Avenue, and it might be her relatives’ ex-boyfriend. It was. He was arrested for two outstanding...
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Letter to the Editor: Manager contract still not dead
To the editor: Friday’s KDM carried a news story headlined “Assembly votes down divisive manager hire,” which does not discuss the political intrigue behind the voting and (perhaps?) gives one the wrong impression. Agenda Item 13A was to affirm a tentative contract between borough manager candidate Michael Powers and the Kodiak Island Borough, the contract having been negotiated by assembly members LeDoux and Pete...
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Week in Words: Advertising, piracy help keep things moving
Well, I told you I might do it. And I did it. Pirate Elvis made an appearance at the Kodiak Arts Council Auction last Saturday. And I almost won the costume contest. I was a close second place. Real close. I’m sure there are pictures making the rounds on social media. I lost to a little kid. Oh well. It was a wild night to wrap up a wild week. Relatively speaking. For instance, some Kodiak constituents had some st...
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New barrier walls
Nearing Mile 5 of West Rezanof Drive, between city Piers 2 and 3, motorists can’t miss the Brechan Construction crew at work installing new walls to protect the road and those using it from falling rocks. Merle Sena, project engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, said the new construction will feature larger, higher walls to protect the roadway, the only route for travelers from the city of Kodiak t...
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