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Locals kayak around Afognak Island
Some people cruise the Caribbean to celebrate being empty-nesters. Paul Zimmer and Tia Leber took their own kind of cruise — around Afognak Island in a wooden double kayak that Zimmer built. For the last several years, Zimmer, 53, and Leber, 55, have taken weeklong trips. They’ve kayaked around the west side of Kodiak Island and visited people at set net sites. “One of my favorite things in the summer is to go pad...
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Robin Ruth Larsen
Robin Ruth Larsen, 57, passed away Monday, July 7, succumbing to cancer after a heroic eight-year battle. Robin will be laid to rest in a graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato on Wednesday, July 9, at 3 p.m. Please join us for a celebration of life honoring Robin from 4-7 p.m. immediately following the service at our family farm located at 19463 State Hwy 22 south, Mankato. Mankato is in charge of arra...
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Post 17 sweeps Bartlett
It took four attempts, but Post 17 finally broke out the brooms at home. In its last home weekend of the season, Kodiak swept Bartlett in an American Legion varsity doubleheader Saturday at Baranof Field. Kodiak took the first contest, 8-7, on a Jon LeVan walk-off RBI single in the ninth, while Sam Bennett tossed a complete-game gem that gave Post 17 a 5-1 win in the nightcap. Kodiak finished its home league seaso...
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Death Notice: Billy Harrington
Services for Billy Harrington will be held on Wednesday July 16 at Berean Baptist Church. Viewing is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a graveside service and repast potluck dinner. Please sign up to bring food at: perfectpotluck.com, coordinator: Hartt, password: 5610. Please call Barb Hartt at 512-7059 with any questions.
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William “Bill” Harrington
William “Bill” Harrington, 65, entered into eternal peace with his Heavenly Father on July 7, 2014, in Kodiak Alaska. Bill has been reunited, once again with his beloved wife Lorene, and is surely rejoicing in the presence of the Lord. Bill was born in Seldovia, Alaska, on July 3, 1949, a son of the late Minnie and Harold Harrington. He married Lorene on Aug. 21, 1970 in Homer, Alaska. Together they moved to Kodia...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 15
June 28 • Around 1:20 a.m., police conducted six bar checks. • At 2:58 a.m., a caller reported a bear getting into a dumpster in the 2800 block of Woody Way Loop. The fled when officers fired cracker rounds. • At 4:19 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mission Road. • At 4:28 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • Around 5:01 a.m., police conducted security checks on Mill Bay Road, Cedar Street ...
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Carefully rethinking decorum debate
In reference to the debated KIB Ordinance FY2014-20, also known as the Decorum in Debate policy: As a public entity, the Assembly must ensure reasoned discourse among its members and those attending meetings. According to the ethics of reasoned discourse, it is unreasonable to question someone’s motives because motives are irrelevant to a policy’s “goodness.” Essentially, a policy is justified according to the goo...
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Aim your sights at pink salmon
You would think that with a freezer brimming with king salmon and red salmon, we would yawn at the pink salmon arriving off our shores. Nothing could be further from the truth! Whether for fishing fun or on the table, we relish pink salmon as much as their larger cousins. Pinks are a blast to catch, and they’re credible fighters on light tackle. Give their delicate flesh a little respect on the stovetop, and they’...
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Archaeology dig gears up
For three weeks, Kodiakans have the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig with the Alutiiq Museum. The Community Archaeology program by the museum is in its 18th year of recruiting volunteers to help excavate historic sites in the Womens Bay area. Through it, volunteers have helped excavate at eight different sites. This year, they’ll be digging at the Kashevaroff site, located on the west side of Sa...
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Voter registration deadline for primaries July 20
The Alaska Division of Elections said Monday that Sunday, July 20, is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. The Division of Elections reports that changes to one’s registration made after July 20, including party affiliation changes, will not be effective for the August 19 primary. The division accepts voter r...
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