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ADF&G invites test fishery bids
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak is requesting quotes (bids) to generate revenue by allowing the harvest of commercial salmon in the Kodiak Area (Area K), the department announced Thursday. The department is seeking to generate two lots of $20,000 each. The quotes must be based on percentage of the dock value. For example, a test fishermen may bid 20 percent of the total dock value. In this case, t...
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Norton headed to Naval Academy Prep School
Imagine dedicating a bulk of your senior year in high school to getting into the U.S. Naval Academy and getting denied. Essays and interviews all for not. Hours of work down the drain. “I was heartbroken. Crushed,” John Norton said. “I was not expecting that, but you are never really expecting bad news.” With no backup plan in place, Norton didn’t panic. He continued plugging away and graduated from Kodiak High Sc...
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TAPESTRY: David and Lola Davis return to Kodiak command after nine-year departure
Cheerful, enthusiastic, ready to go to work. That’s the attitude expressed by Salvation Army majors Dave and Lola Davis as they begin serving the people of Kodiak for a second term. Nine years ago the husband and wife team left the island to work in Lower 48 ministries. When David first came to Kodiak in 1998 to serve as the Salvation Army officer, he was a new lieutenant and a single man. In three weeks he went t...
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WILLIAM "BILL" HINKLE
WILLIAM "BILL" HINKLE 1946-2016 Known for his quick wit and precise one-liners, William “Bill” Hinkle (1946-2016) kept his sense of humor intact until death took him from us. His long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ended on May 18, when he died peacefully at home in the company of his wife, son and grandson. Bill lived in Kodiak over 35 years and if you didn't know him, you might have heard of h...
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City looks at exemptions to make up income loss
On Tuesday the Kodiak City Council heard the first of four presentations on city revenue sources as the city seeks to cover expenses and offset decreasing funds. Sales tax is the city’s No. 1 source of revenue. Under city code, some sales tax revenue is tied to investments in the tourism industry and road, parks and harbor capital projects. According to city finance director Kelly Mayes, this accounts for about $1...
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Mountain Views: Caring for others means taking time for self
"How do you have time to write?" people occasionally ask me. Perhaps the answer lies in the magic of old love letters. During a recent effort to clean out our guest room in preparation for a visiting archaeologist, I began sorting through a container of letters and pictures from college. It resembled an archaeology dig of its own. The bottom layer was the early 1990s, the middle layer was later ’90s, the top was m...
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Police identify man found dead in Kodiak harbor
The man found dead in the Kodiak harbor Wednesday is Clayton Edmond Uloran, 27, according to Lt. D.J. Clumpner at the Kodiak Police Department. Asked if there were any witnesses to the death, Clumpner said no. The body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for autopsy. “That’s pretty common with unattended deaths,” Clumpner said. The results had not yet been returned as of Thursday afternoon. Police received a...
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Mine foes look to build local support
The latest film to be shown at the Kodiak Public Library is one opposed to the possible Chuitna River coal mine on the west side of Cook Inlet. “We want to be reaching out to as many Alaskans as possible about the proposed mine project and it’s impact on Kodiak,” said Kristen Collins with the Alaska Center for the Environment, which brought the film to Kodiak. After the film showing, the room was opened up for que...
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Demolition derby comes to Kodiak Island Raceway
Wanted: demolition derby cars. Reward: the thrill of smashing into other vehicles. For the first time in more than seven years, the Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a demolition derby this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Raceway located at the fairgrounds. As of Tuesday afternoon, only three people had signed up for the event that is part of the racing evening that starts at 6 p.m. “I’m hoping more will c...
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Week in Words: Cousin in Dallas survives tragic ‘war zone’
I was one of many Americans who stayed up late last Thursday night as details of the Dallas shooting poured into Twitter. Normally, I have the discipline to turn off media during late-night Lower 48 crises, but I have some strong ties to Dallas. I lived there for several years, my brother lives there, along with many old friends, and my cousin is an officer with the Dallas Police Department. My cousin, who was inv...
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