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Parks and Rec: Sept. 12-19
Joe Floyd Track and Field and Baranof Field — the baseball field — are state of the art facilities. With such outstanding facilities comes a responsibility to maintain and protect the investment of the City of Kodiak and Community. These rules and regulations are set in place to increase the lifespan of our facilities. Below are the rules and regulations in which the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation will be req...
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Prep picks: Picking is for the dogs
I’m about ready to give this space to my dog Gizmo — he might actually do better at picking high school football games than me. Gizmo is a 3-year-old Japanese Chin who sits at home all day watching sports. Some days I leave the television on the MLB Network, while other days I spoil him with ESPN. On the ESPN days he greets me at the door with a doggie toy in his mouth. He hasn’t quite got the concept of football,...
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KHS volleyball opens home season tonight
Amy Willis is hoping to pack the Kodiak High School gymnasium when her volleyball team opens its 2014 home season tonight and Saturday against Kenai. The new gym has a seating capacity of 500 people, which is less when you factor in nearly 60 volleyball players in attendance. “If those 440 people want to sit, they better come early,” Willis said. “I would love to pack that gym — I don’t know what we would have to ...
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Opinion: Sullivan's fishery debate refusal a troubling sign
Alaska’s U.S. Senator has to understand the unique needs of our coastal communities and the vital role commercial, subsistence and recreational fishing play in our economy and our culture. As chair of the Senate Fisheries and the Coast Guard Subcommittee, I work to listen to and represent the needs of Alaska fishermen. I am honored to have the endorsement of United Fishermen of Alaska because of this work. Alaska ...
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Decorum ordinance a waste of time
To the Editor, I have been following the recent issue regarding the so called "Decorum Ordinance" much to my displeasure. The Assembly passed the ordinance on-the-run during Kodiak's peak working season before anyone had a chance to notice it. It appears they will now repeal it. The decorum ordinance was unnecessary and has wasted public and the assembly's time. I am very concerned that they have not come up with ...
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Squid swim backwards in a changing world
Heraclitus said, “the only thing that is constant is change”. He was a wise man. Every person that has sailed the oceans during the last decades has observed many changes first hand. Some of these changes seem alarming and have direct effects on fishermen’s bank accounts, and yet those changes have always been around. After all, we still call it fishing, not simply catching and it has always been recognized as an ...
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Fish and Game worker survives bear encounter
For a reason thankfully rare even for Kodiak, James Jackson missed one day of work last week to recover from a bear bite. “It was an experience to have, that’s for sure,” Jackson said. “It could have been a lot, lot worse.” Back in his office on Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game area biologist recalled the Sept. 4 incident that took place while he and a partner were surveying salmon at Hidden Cove Cr...
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McKinney rises to the varsity level
Richie McKinney has come a long way since his first high school cross country meet in 2012. On that day, he lumbered through the 5-kilometer Nikiski Class Race course in a slumbering time of 28 minutes, 6 seconds. “I was the slowest person on the team,” said McKinney, now a junior. Well, he wasn’t exactly the slowest that day; he did beat two of his teammates. To McKinney’s credit, he trudged through the season an...
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Human remains found on Shuyak Island
Alaska State Troopers recovered human remains from Shuyak Island on Monday. Troopers received a report at about 2:22 p.m. of a body on the east side of the island about 70 miles north of Kodiak, according to trooper information. “Due to the conditions of the remains, AST was unable to make any kind of identification,” according to the troopers. The remains were forwarded to the state medical examiner for further i...
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Council scales down CIP list
Kodiak City Council members agreed to scale down some requests for state funding for local capital improvement projects during their Tuesday work session. Mayor Pat Branson said the tight fiscal climate in Juneau means more modest requests will have a better chance of getting approval from legislators. At the top of the three-item CIP draft list is $7 million for repaving of Mill Bay Road. However, city manager Ai...
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