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Guest Opinion: Why put in lights you don’t turn on?
Thursday’s borough assembly meeting left one wondering whether he indeed heard what he thought he heard, or merely is suffering from a neurologic disorder. The meeting began with status report (via telephone) from our lobbyist in Washington, D.C. To no one’s surprise, one can expect federal funding opportunities for the borough will continue to decline. Next up on the agenda was a good presentation and Q-and-A wit...
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Booster gets a boost
Joining only Explore Fairbanks among Alaska tourism bureaus, Discover Kodiak has earned accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program of the Destination Marketing Association International. “DMAP’s globally recognized accreditation serves as a visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards in destination marketing and management,” according to a Monday announcement...
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Chiniak replant vote Thursday
What to do with burned land in Chiniak has been the topic of much discussion by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, which will vote on a contract for the purchase of seedlings at Thursday’s meeting. The proposed sole-source contract for just more than $120,000 would purchase 300,000 spruce tree seedlings from Koncor Forest Products. The number is more than the borough would need to replant the parcel affected by t...
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Supporting Relay for Life
The year the Relay for Life began in Kodiak was the year Jessica Swain beat breast cancer. Triumphantly, she walked in that first event in 2008, and she has walked every year since. All these years later, she still tears up when she talks about her battle with the disease. Despite the difficulty, she said it is important for her to band with the community. “I do this just to support everyone that’s a survivor and ...
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Walton, Rockenbach earn Legion accolades
Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton and Seth Rockenbach earned American Legion baseball all-state honors during last week’s state and Matson tournaments. Both rising juniors were honorable mentions on the Team of Excellence All-State team. Walton earned the nod as a starting pitcher and utility player — he played six different positions for Post 17. On the mound, the right-hander walked only six hitters in 36 innings du...
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KHS dance team qualifies for nationals
Five members of the Kodiak High School dance team spent an eventful two weeks in Washington state attending summer camp. And they returned to the island with a ticket to Nationals in February in Orlando, Florida. The group qualified for the big dance by earning a first-place finish for their home routine performed at the Universal Dance Association Dance Camp in Centralia, Washington. Sarah Quiliza, Troy Valdez an...
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Alaska Science Forum: Tight evidence for what killed St. Paul mammoths
Using the tiniest of clues, scientists have determined what probably killed the mammoths of St. Paul Island — thirst. “It looks like climate did them in,” said Matthew Wooller, the UAF scientist who in 2013 went to St. Paul as part of a diverse team and brought back lake cores for analysis. “The smoking gun looks like access to freshwater resources was the coup de grâce.” Wooller and other researchers have been wo...
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Reporter's Notebook: Taser training
Last week, I participated in Taser training at the Kodiak Police Department. One at a time, officers entered a dim room to face a situation: a man waving a gun and threatening to kill, a suicidal person, someone shrieking for help for a choking baby and a fistfight. In each scenario, officers had to figure out the correct response and whether to use the training Taser and pistol on their belt. Although I was not g...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 2
July 11 At 1:11 a.m., a person reported bottle rockets being set off in the Pillar Mountain and Hillside Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 11:59 a.m., police forwarded charges for two women for criminal trespass in the 2900 block of Mill Bay Road At 1:36 p.m., a man moved a vehicle out of the red zone on Shelikof Street when police asked. At 2:15 p.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Mona...
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Town, schools welcome 144 CG families
With Coast Guard Day on Aug. 4 and the annual Welcome Aboard fair on Aug. 8, it is that time of year again when the community greets its newest Coast Guard families. Kodiak will see 144 new Coast Guard families to the community this year, according to Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker of 17th District Public Affairs. While every move has challenges, Kodiak has tried to make moving to the island as easy as possi...
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