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Lots of choices for assembly, council elections
The filing deadline for local elections has passed, and there are seven candidates for three Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats and four candidates for two Kodiak City Council seats. The filing deadline for both city and borough elections was Friday at 4:30 p.m. For the city council, incumbents Terry Haines and Randall Bishop have signed up as well as David Haught and Marine Leist. For the borough assembly, incu...
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Garden Gate: A berry good summer
So far this summer, many berry crops—salmonberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, Russian berries, currants—have been so abundant that it can be challenging to find sugar, pectin and canning jars on store shelves. Even bears are getting into the frenzy. Until recently, reports from traditional bear viewing areas say that bears were gorging on berries and ignoring salmon swimming upstream, much to the dis...
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Fish Factor: Russia's ban hurts Alaska
Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage last week when Russia banned imports of foods for one year from the US, Canada, Europe, Norway and Australia in retaliation for sanctions imposed due to its aggressive actions in Ukraine. It is a direct hit to Alaska, which last year exported nearly 20 million...
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High school football scores: Week 1
Friday Colony 23, East 13 West 28, Palmer 6 North Pole 41, West Valley 35 Saturday Chugiak 50, Kodiak 0 Barrow 60, Valdez 6 Nikiski 42, Thunder Mountain 19 Service 14, Wasilla 6 Soldotna 53, Eagle River 6 Bartlett 47, Lathrop 14 South 20, Dimond 0 Ketchikan 45, Monroe 12 Eielson 41, Homer 16 Seward 14, Houston 7
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 18
July 23 • At 12:08 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear in the 2800 block of Woody Way. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 12:24 p.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear on Woody Way Loop. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:40 a.m., police responded to an assault. It’s under investigation. • At 2:47 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Marine Way. An intoxicated woman left when pol...
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Letter to the Editor: Walker is a team player
I first met Rich Walker when he and I both volunteered diligently on Alan Austerman’s first State House campaign. We met again some years later when I was project manager for Kodiak’s first waterfront restaurant. Rich’s environmental company gave us a favorable asbestos abatement. Another ten years passed and I find myself working for Rich on the base. In the three different relationships and also a friendship, I ...
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To the editor: No more apologizing
To the Editor, There is too much “apologizing “ going on in Washington D.C.wrong doings! Period! How about prison, thus there won’t be “sooo” much apologizing. Bill Bjorkland
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Letter to the Editor: Get out and vote
In case anyone missed the Chamber of Commerce/KMXT debate on Aug. 12, here are the basic talking points from the opening and closing statements by the three republican candidates running for House District 32, as I heard them. Louis Stutes — OPENING remarks: Kodiak resident for 40 years, successful business owner, strong leadership skills, was elected to and served on the Borough Assembly. Louis Stutes — CLOSING r...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week:
Nagaayuq - Refuge Rock; Fortress Nagaayuq Ikani et’uq. - There is a refuge rock over there. To protect their families from raiders, Alutiiqs built temporary settlements at the top of precipitous cliffs and small, rocky, cliff-bound islands. These strategically located refuges were designed to repel attackers. Here, families prepared shelters and stockpiled supplies. When communities feared aggression, they retreat...
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Etta Singleton sheds tears as she thinks of leaving
Etta Singleton sheds tears as she thinks of leaving You’ve heard of long distance romances, courtships and even long distance proposals. But long distance marriages – lasting ones that is—are pretty rare. That’s exactly what Etta Singleton and her late husband, Edward Singleton, shared for 20 years. Married in 1945 at the end of World War II, Edward was transferred from his power plant job at the Seattle naval yar...
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