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Davidson seeks reelection
Charles Davidson has served on the Kodiak City Council for more than two decades. He is up for reelection for another three-year term, and it is those years of experience that Davidson feels make him the right candidate for the job. “I’m running again because I want to see completion of the major projects — the pumphouse at Monashka Bay and the dock,” Davidson said. “I feel I have the experience and the insight fr...
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Center Star Training offers gun classes
For almost a decade, Ralf Lysdahl has taught Alaska State Troopers how to use firearms correctly. Now, in private business, he’s ready to begin training ordinary Alaskans. On Oct. 19, Lysdahl, an NRA-certified instructor, will offer his first class with his new business, Center Star Training. Lysdahl, a member of the Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association and the Friends of the NRA in Kodiak, said the idea for the ...
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From Soup to Nuts: Surprise Bargains
Though I am not a vegetarian, the first place I direct my shopping cart in any supermarket is towards the produce section. There is just something about all of those vegetables and fruits, with their appealing bright colors, diverse textures and clean smells that shifts my cooking creativity into overdrive. Another thing I can count on in the produce section is the occasional unadvertised bargain. And not necessar...
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Winds and ice stop Northwest Passage journey
Beavers and jet skis surprised four adventurers on their recent attempt to row through the Northwest Passage. Vancouver, British Columbia residents Kevin Vallely, Paul Gleeson, Frank Wolf and Denis Barnett are now back home after the team stopped short of its goal of gliding through the northern waterway on muscle power. After ever-changing winds stalled their 25-foot rowing pod enough to put them weeks behind sch...
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Fisheries work group will need new consultant
The Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak will soon begin the search for a new fisheries consultant. Consultant Denby Lloyd announced his resignation from the position to the entire work group, during a Monday morning meeting. Lloyd has accepted a position in Anchorage as the executive director of the North Pacific Research Board, a group that works to create an understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea an...
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Kodiak football remains out of rankings
Despite a record-setting performance from Kodiak’s offense, the Bears remained unranked in the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. Kodiak rushed for a program-best 532 yards in a 60-15 drubbing of Thunder Mountain Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Bears’ previous-best rushing mark was 493 yards in a 2010 victory over Skyview. Saturday’s victory was also the first time the team has ecl...
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Pat Branson seeks second term as city mayor
Pat Branson is looking toward the future. As the current City of Kodiak mayor, she’s been involved in key talks about Kodiak’s critical infrastructure needs, and is ready to lead the city in addressing those needs. “I think we have a lot to catch up with, with infrastructure with the City of Kodiak,” Branson said. “We’re all about keeping toilets flushing in 2015.” Branson is up for reelection for a second two-yea...
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High winds in Kodiak cause problems
Flying trampolines, runaway barges and falling trees were just some of the problems caused by the close to 70 mph winds that Kodiak experienced on Sunday. The weather service station at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded a peak wind of 67 mph from the west northwest at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak said the winds were caused by a strong low pressure system that we...
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Letter about Zimmerman case was berating
To the editor: Having read Ms. Lisa Zeimer’s screed” about Massad Ayoob’s editorial on the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman case and her berating Mr. Ayoob as being what amounts to a self-serving hack writer whose main intent is to “scare the pants off everyone (presumably) so they will buy his books or enroll in his classes”, I had to respond. If Ms. Zeimer had taken the trouble to check her information before wild...
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Say 'no' to Proposition One
Dear Editor: Unless you want to limit your vote, and unless you want to cost the borough more money, you must vote “No” on Proposition 1. The population of Kodiak is already far too small to provide a broad field of candidates without limiting it even further. We cannot afford to shut out good candidates for our elected offices. There are already checks and balances in place to preclude the kinds of shenanigans th...
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