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Garden Gate: Sun on extra special Christmas day
You only have to observe the dwindling daylight to know that the first day of winter is nigh upon us. And if you think that you can’t endure another dark day, consider what happened in A.D. 535-36. “Mankind was hit by one of the greatest natural disasters ever to occur,” writes British journalist David Keys in “Catastrophe: An Investigation Into the Origins of the Modern World.” For 18 months, much of the light an...
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Assembly to talk earlier meeting times
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss whether to begin and end meetings an hour earlier. A draft ordinance to change borough code to allow the time change is on Tuesday’s work session agenda. Currently, meetings are required by code to begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m. unless the assembly votes to extend it. To extend a meeting past midnight, a two-thirds majority of the assembly must agree to ext...
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Interim Report: Budget gets ever tighter
Hello again. About a month and a half remains until legislators head to Juneau for the 2016 session. As is the case every year, the budget will drive much of the discussion next session. In the coming weeks, we will receive the governor’s proposed budget for next year. Due to continued low oil prices, over $1 billion was cut from the budget this fiscal year, with about $3 billion coming from state savings to balan...
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FISH FACTOR: Seafood contest adding ‘Beyond the Egg’
The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix. For the 23rd year, the Symphony of Seafood in 2016 will showcase innovative new products that are entered both by major Alaska seafood companies and small mom and pops, such as last year’s top winner, Pickled Willy’s of Kodiak for their smoked black cod tips. All entries are judged ...
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Turkey Trot results
1. Michael Parnell, 16 minutes, 39 seconds; 2. Jack Hannah, 17:34; 3. Brenden Thompson, 18:57; 4. Richie McKinney, 20:00; 5. Nick Sisson, 20:11; 6. Rafael Bitanga, 20:37; 7. Keith Bruce, 20:54; 8. Stephen Parnell, 21:22; 9. Kevan Hanson, 21:43; 10. Zoe Bigley, 21:48; 11. Brett Nichols, 21:56; 12. Michael Bach, 22:17; 13. Ashley Mortenson, 22:23; 14. HoneyRose Macatuno, 22:33; 15. Matt Neagley, 22:47; 16. Ryan Thom...
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Local Results: Nov. 30
City League Basketball Monday, Nov. 23 Strangers 72, Net Systems 48 Scott Detorres 19 points, Dallas Panamarioff 18, Chaylen Delgado 12, Jeremy Kewan 10, Matt Delgado 6 and Arnold Charliaga 5 for Strangers. Avery Javier 15 points, John Anderson 15, Tommy Johnson 8, Jeff Miranda 5, JR Gimeno 2 and Tyler McGillivray 2 for Net Systems. Local Electric 74, Naranja Ninjas 71 Matt Amore 24 points, Tim Fellows 12, Dan Fos...
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Kiwanis prep for annual Christmas tree sale
It may have been the day before Thanksgiving, but more than 40 volunteers gathered at the World Wide Movers warehouse on Wednesday to prepare for Christmas. With all the volunteers, unloading a container van full of more than 300 Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and swags for the Kiwanis Christmas tree sale took just 37 minutes, one of the best times ever, said Kodiak Kiwanis president Drew DeVries. “We couldn’t...
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Troopers ask for help in two burglaries
The Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public to contact them with any information regarding the theft of Christmas decorations from a storage unit and the theft of a television from a residence. A storage unit at Kodiak Transfer Inc. on Old Tom Stiles Road was broken into and about $2,000 in Christmas decorations was stolen sometime in the past five months. In a separate incident, a Kodiak resident notified...
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No home meet for KHS wrestling this season
When the 2015 Kodiak wrestling schedule came out, there were two homes meets on the calendar. Unfortunately, neither of the two meets materialized. So, for the first time in decades, the Bears will not wrestle at home. “This is terrible,” Kodiak first-year coach Mike Hautala said. “It feels like we don’t have a home. What makes it hard is getting Kodiak excited about wrestling. If we don’t have a face, we lose tha...
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Peter Ramaglia
April 23, 1922 - October 5, 2015 If you wrote a book about Pete Ramaglia, these milestones would just represent a few highlights of the amazing man's life. Peter was born Pieatro Ramaglia, to Vincenzio and Pasqualine Ramaglia, immigrants from Rippabottini, Italy, on April 23, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Pete was one of six children. Growing up during the depression was hard on the Ramaglia family, yet Pete alway...
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