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Capitol Report: Budget hearings to start this week
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month remaining in this year’s session, the capitol has been a busy place of late, and more active days are ahead of us as the Senate and House work toward April 20 adjournment. Final decisions on major matters such as the operating and capital budgets, the natural gas pipeline legislation and education funding are likely to come late in the session, but you will see n...
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Four vie for KEA board
Four candidates are vying for three Kodiak Electric Association board of directors seats. According to a release from KEA, incumbents Ron Acarregui, Ben Millstein and Cecil Ranney and newcomer Clifford Ford are battling for the three three-year open seats. The four candidates will appear on the ballot to be mailed to KEA members on March 27. Completed ballots will be due by April 18 and results will be announced a...
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Kodiak High School brothers share love for hoops
Tyler Canete-Hall is amazed with what his little brother, Alec, can do with a basketball. “If you watch me in games or even during practice, after every move Alec does, you will see me look away and just laugh and shake my head at the same time,” Tyler said. “It is so cool what he does.” Alec, a sophomore, is a slick operator on the court, while Tyler, a senior, is a bruiser. Together, the brothers make up 20 perc...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Tanqigya’arluni – Dawn
Tanqigya’arluni – Dawn (verb) Tanqigyaturtuq. – It is starting to dawn. Dawn is the period of early morning twilight that begins as the sun nears the horizon, lifting its leading edge into the sky. The appearance of first morning light around Kodiak changes with the seasons. In summer dawn comes early and rapidly, as the sun rises high above the horizon filling the sky with strong, direct light for many hours. By ...
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Borough revises strategic plan
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly devoted most of their Thursday work session to revising a draft strategic plan for the borough, a much more streamlined document than the one adopted in February 2013. Among the points to guide the borough the plan lists island-wide transportation, financing public employee retirement, economic development, solid waste management and consolidation of services. Regardin...
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Anniversary of ’64 Quake to be lionized
The victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami that killed 20 people on the island and wrecked several Kodiak villages will be honored with a bronze plaque and a ceremony downtown. If all goes to plan, the “Good Friday Quake” memorial will be nested atop a granite block in time for the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake, the second-largest in history. The event organizer, the Li...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: March 15-march 21
AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, March 14 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Kingfishers 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday,...
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Ferris is a dedicated AD
To the Editor, I am a parent of two high school students and am very surprised and saddened by the school's decision to pull Mr. Ferris out as the athletic director. He is a dedicated person and gets his job done. He is not only an athletic director, but he is a mentor and counselor to our students. He is always ready and able to listen to students and parents concerns. I found out about the school's decision from...
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Guest opinion: Federal records must be kept in Alaska
I'm writing to voice my concern over the proposed permanent closure of the National Archives and Records Administration's Anchorage facility. NARA is the federal agency that is responsible for preserving and making accessible federal records. In Alaska, the Anchorage NARA office is the place where the records of the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the oth...
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Faithful take to the streets on Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
Except for the modern dress of many of the participants, the procession could have been lifted out of a scene in ancient Jerusalem, Athens or Constantinople. Orthodox faithful from Holy Resurrection and St. Innocents parishes carried images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos,) John the Baptist, and other holy people who exemplified the Christian faith. The progression was led by a cross bearer and clergy,...
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