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AMHS Committed to Southcentral and Western Alaska
This summer has been a challenge for many Alaskans who rely on a particular link in the Alaska Marine Highway System. The M/V Tustumena has been out of service all summer, causing serious disruptions for residents and small businesses of Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Chain. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is committed to returning the Tustumena to service as quickly and safely as p...
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Alumni update: Lindquist debutes at Northern Arizona
On the same day little sister Tahna won the SoHi Pentathlon, Jori Lindquist debuted for the Northern Arizona University swim team in an intrasquad pentathlon meet on Friday. She placed eighth in the 100-meter backstroke (1 minute, 10.20 seconds), ninth in the 100 freestyle (1:04.91), 11th in the 200 individual medley (2:33.3 seconds) and the 100 breaststroke (1:21.66) and 18th in the 100 butterfly (1:13.61). Lindq...
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Govt. shutdown defines 'essential'
When the sun rises this morning, Kodiak’s federal government workers will still go to work. For some of them, it will be a short workday. With no Congressional action before midnight this morning, the federal government has shut down for the first time since 1995, when a budget impasse shut down operations for 21 days. Without a deal, federal government workers will wake up today and walk into work. Those deemed n...
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Kodiak remains unranked after lopsided wins
Two lopsided victories weren’t enough to put Kodiak back in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football rankings. The Bears galloped past Houston 37-7 Saturday and have outscored their last two opponents by 97-22 combined to secure a second straight trip to the medium-schools playoffs. The recent outburst comes after being shut out against top-ranked Soldotna in Week 5. The turnaround has been triggered by the...
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The way governments spend money is offensive
To the Editor: Last week I read the Alaska Bulletin where Senator Murkowski was overwhelmed by contacts from people like you and I about asking her to vote so as to end this trillion-dollar disaster last Friday. After Murkowski said it was a bad law, she along with other republicans overwhelmingly voted so as to save O’vommit care. Some I spoke with last week called both senators and Senator Begich office actually...
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Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway?
To the Editor: I liked the recent comments by Tanya Inga about logging in the Chiniak area. I’d also like to point out that they’re still spraying thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals to kill foliage. That’s not the only thing they’re killing. I wonder what it’s doing to the birds and mammals? Also, with 70 inches of rain we get per year, what’s happening to Kalsin and Chiniak Bay with all the runoff? These com...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Duck season opener
Are you fed up with howling wind? I’ll play weather service and forecast that next Tuesday, Oct. 8, the winds will die and the weather will be perfect. It might happen sooner, but it’s a certainty that the weather will be terrific a week from now. How can I know that? Because Oct. 8 is the opening day of Kodiak’s waterfowl season. And we always have perfect “bluebird” weather on opening day! Duck hunters are disap...
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Births: Oct. 1
• Xanthos Andrei Dungca Lopez was born at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, to Rannele Dungca and Santos Lopez. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His father works at Ocean Beauty Seafoods Inc. Proud grandparents are Rashid and Arnel Dungca from the Philippines. • Aurora Belle Sholl was born at 1:57 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013 to Jonathan Gage Sholl and Hanna Juliet ...
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Senior Citizens of Kodiak awarded third national accreditation
Senior Citizens of Kodiak has been awarded its third national accreditation, the first such honor among Alaska’s senior organizations. The accreditation was awarded through the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers. Senior Citizens of Kodiak supports people 60 and older in Kodiak. The accreditation acknowledges that SCOK is meeting certain standards. “Having this kind of self asses...
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Windstorm knocks out power, sends Kennicott into pier
“Fall came in with a vengeance this year,” said deputy harbormaster Lon White. It’s as apt a summary as any for a second consecutive weekend of high winds in Kodiak. While the arrival of autumn and winter winds is an annual occurrence, the first storms of the season inevitably catch some people and some trees unprepared. On Sunday morning, winds gusting at 53 mph nudged the ferry Kennicott into Pier 2 as it arrive...
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