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GUEST OPINION: The end of wealth as worth
What I took away from Thursday’s borough assembly meeting is that our second-class borough form of government is not working well, nor is it likely to without significant overhaul. This despite having some very competent and caring assembly members, so having the wrong people on the assembly is not the problem. The problem is that the world is changing, in fact, at its most rapid pace in the history of the world. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 24
July 17 At 12:53 a.m., a woman reported a man stole her gun and just recovered it from a specific male. Charges were forwarded for theft in the second degree. At 7:51 p.m., a person requested a welfare check on a very intoxicated man lying on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West Rezanof Drive. He did not meet protective custody criteria. At 8:13 p.m., police found some marijuana in the 300 block of Shelikof Stree...
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Island golf championship turns 30
The Kodiak Island Golf Championship is turning 30 and for the first time the event will not be held during Labor Day weekend. Organizers decided to shift the tournament a week before the three-day holiday weekend in hopes of drawing more interest in the island’s biggest golf tournament. “The turnout has been so small the last three or four years and I’m just thinking that people are not golfing on the holiday week...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Rugged geologists filled out map on horseback
Alfred Brooks was a geologist who traveled thousands of miles in Alaska and left his name on the state’s northernmost mountain range. Twenty years before his death in 1924, he also left behind a summary of what Alaska was like more than one century ago, when “large areas (were) still practically unexplored.” In his 1906 government report, “Geography and Geology of Alaska: A Summary of Existing Knowledge,” Brooks p...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Sabado back on the court
Maureen Sabado, a 2008 Kodiak High School graduate, played in the University of Alaska Anchorage alumni volleyball match Saturday. Sabado, who ended her UAA playing career in 2014, recorded four kills for the alumni team that lost all five sets to the current UAA team. Levi Fried, a sophomore at Black Hills State University, was named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches NCAA Division II Academic ...
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College touts new offerings
From apocalyptic comics to saving the world, the Kodiak College catalog boasts some new classes this fall, broadening the offerings at the local University of Alaska Anchorage site. “There’s a lot of energy on campus right now,” assistant director of academic affairs Jared Griffin said. During an open house Monday, staff and instructors pitched the range of opportunities and facilities, while students filled out t...
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One year later: Training up; people, equipment still wanted
One year after the Twin Creeks Fire in Chiniak prompted local emergency responders to stand up Kodiak’s Emergency Operations Center, staff holds regular training, but some recommended changes have been difficult to implement. An after action report/improvement plan signed by Kodiak Area Emergency Services Director and city of Kodiak manager Aimée Kniaziowski called for acquiring better technological equipment, cre...
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A marathon day on the Eco Challenge course
Racers battled Buskin River currents, briery bushes and thousands of mosquitos in Kodiak’s ultimate test of willpower — the Coast Guard Eco Challenge. A program of the Coast Guard’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Department, the Eco Challenge, in its 13th year, pits teams of four against one another as they traverse miles of Kodiak Island, completing tasks along the way. This year, the clock was also the enemy....
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Kodiak’s transport lifeline faces ageing deadline
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. In mid-January, everyone aboard the ferry Tustumena was miserable. Each year, the Alaska Marine Highway System takes the Tustumena out of regular service and sails it across the Gulf of Alask...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Weight adds up toward ptarmigan limit
It happened again! The opening of ptarmigan season slipped right past me. It opened almost two weeks ago on Aug. 10, and my mind was off on pink salmon or some such. And I love to hunt ptarmigan. With the season extending all the way through April 30 and a daily bag limit of 20 birds and a possession limit of 40, that’s a whole lot of hunting. How in the world could a dedicated upland bird hunter like me forget su...
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