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Building A Sustainable Future: Conversations With Alaskans
Next weekend, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and I will kick off a series of conversations about the future of our state. The essence of these conversations is: What do we want our state to look like? What services do we want our government to provide? How will we pay for those services? As most of you know, the price of oil fell precipitously over the past year, and with it, Alaska’s biggest source of revenue. Alaska...
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Fish Factor: State workers brace for layoffs
Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget. More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30 day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1. The timing couldn’t be worse for Alaska’s salmon managers who are nearing the peak of a season that could set new records. “There is some budget, about 27 percent of our n...
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Lucky Kodiak fifth-graders
East Elementary fifth-graders are very fortunate kids. I was able to be involved in the annual end-of-school-year Camp Woody trip this year as a grandparent volunteer. The weather was a bit damp, but that didn’t put a damper on the staff, volunteers or students on this awesome trip. I just wanted to commend the teachers and staff that worked so hard plannng, scheduling, fundraising and sacrificing their personal t...
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Thomet, Pillans win titles on Day 1 of state meet
Kodiak snagged a pair of state titles on the opening day of the 4A state track and field championships Friday at Dimond High. Senior Levi Thomet set a new state standard in the boys 3,200-meter run, while junior Kordell Pillans topped the discus field. Thomet lead wire-to-wire in winning the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 9.41 seconds, breaking Jake Parsean's 2008 state record of 9:11.00. The mark was well off of Thomet's pe...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishermen, tribal groups to unite behind flotilla protesting Navy exercises
Commercial fishermen and tribal groups are joining forces as they began preparations for a protest flotilla aimed at drawing attention to the Navy’s training exercises planned in the Gulf of Alaska. The protest, scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Saturday near Pier 2 in Kodiak, will also help increase the public’s level of awareness that the military drills are being planned in the critical habitat of breeding and ...
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Strong earthquake rattles Kodiak residents
A strong earthquake shook Kodiak and a remote region about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage Thursday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. “Holy cow! I’ve never felt anything like that — it freaked me out,” said Kodiak resident Maria Hiner through Facebook. “It shook my whole house,” said Melissa Aylestock. “Have never felt one so strong before.” The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado sai...
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Gauna to step into the cage in local MMA event
When Steven Gauna started training with local mixed martial art fighters, he never anticipated getting in the cage. But, that is exactly where he will be Saturday night. Gauna, a former Kodiak High School wrestling and running star, will be bouting Ryan Gabor in one of the seven fights that make up the Havoc MMA Fights at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the first match starting at 8 p.m. ...
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CHASING HISTORY: Thomet eyes state records
At 6-foot-1, Keith Osowski towers over Levi Thomet. There is no question that Osowski would school Thomet on the basketball court. But, when it comes to running it is Thomet that is doing the schooling. “My stride is two times longer than his, but he still goes faster,” Osowski jokingly said. Thomet has proven that size doesn’t matter when it comes to running, as the 5-foot-7, 132-pound Kodiak senior is about to w...
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Baranov Museum to record history of Kodiak’s West Side
During the next few months, the Baranov Museum will be documenting Kodiak’s history on the west side of the island through its new project, West Side Stories. The museum’s curator of collections, Anjuli Grantham, will travel throughout the West Side of the island with a photographer during summer to document the lives of the setnetters who live and work there. The idea for the project came from Grantham, who spent...
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Kodiak baseball stays alive in regional tournament
Kodiak’s baseball team used a late-inning rally to stay alive in the Southcentral Conference Championships. The Bears scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning to pull off a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Kenai Friday at Bumpus Fields in Wasilla. Kodiak (14-10) advances to play either Colony or Palmer in another loser-out contest at 10 a.m. Saturday at Houston High School. The winner of that game slides into a ...
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