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State champs fall in Oregon
The Alaska American Legion baseball champions had a short stay at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. South Anchorage Post 4 lost to Boise, Idaho, 18-8, in an elimination game Friday morning. South was outscored 42-11 in its two losses. In Anchorage, Juneau remains the only Alaska team alive at the Northwest Class “A” Regional Tournament. Juneau played Poctaello, Idaho in an elimination game late ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: All that fish
After reading last week how much fish we eat, you might be wondering how we manage to do it without burning out on fish entirely. Certainly quality has a lot to do with it. So many of our species are available for only a few weeks and months, and it’s mandatory that you keep it in top shape for the remainder of the year. The bigger challenge is keeping it interesting on the table. We accomplish some of that in the...
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Letter to the Editor: Character and Ethics trump friendship
To the Editor, As I understand it Carol Austerman twice had the opportunity to vote to stop payments made to assembly member Chris Lynch — on Oct. 4, 2012, and again on Oct. 18, 2012. The assembly made a motion to stop any further actions or payments to Chris Lynch under contract No. FY-2012-24. Borough records show Carol Austerman voted “No” to suspend this contract and stop all payments to Chris Lynch. On Feb 7,...
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Letter to the Editor: Why rush to pump more oil ?
To the Editor, Proposition One, an Alaskan resident citizen's Initiative was placed on the ballot after more than 50,000 Alaskans signed the Referendum Petition last summer. Only 30,000 signatures were required. The cost to Alaskans is 1 to 2 BILLION dollars per year. It goes into the already bloated profits of the oil companies! BigOil has promised nothing in return. BigOil is flooding the advertising media with ...
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Quintathlon athletes tackle the conditions
Cody Foster spent Friday on the water in preparation for his 1.5-mile kayak leg in Saturday’s Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. The practice paid off. Foster rocked the water with a course-best 13-minute, 42-second time to lead his team to the Quintathlon title. He credited his splendid time to his pace-setter and friend, Michael Johnson. “We just gunned the whole thing,” Foster said. “Michael and I were out Frida...
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Assembly puts bond issue before voters
At the Aug. 7 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinanceto let the voters decide whether $10.23 million in bonds should be sold. The bonds would fund maintenance and repairs on borough-owned school buildings. The ordinance passed 6-1 with Mel Stephens voting no. “I do not think we are ready to present this matter to the voters because I do not think it has been properly thought through, and I ...
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Austerman does her homework
Carol Austerman will get my vote on Aug. 19. Carol has proven to me that I can trust her judgment, her willingness to work for her community. What I like in regards to her work on the Borough Assembly is her enthusiasm to bring our community forward, she supported major improvements to our quality of life in Kodiak by advocating for the new high school, the new nursing home, the swimming pool and especially contin...
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Austerman supports our community
Dear Editor, As a lifelong Alaskan, with 40 years calling Kodiak home, I would like to say how pleased I am that we have so many candidates willing to represent our district in Juneau. It takes a selfless spirit to be willing to represent your community as an elected official, and I admire each candidate for that. I would like to encourage you to vote for Carol Austerman. Carol and I grew up here and attended Kodi...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 11
July 19 • Around 3:43 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 8:56 a.m., someone reported a neighbor on Bonaparte Circle kept leaving out trash that attracted bears, and it was strewn throughout the cul de sac and not cleaned up. Officers spoke to the neighbor who said the trash would be taken out. • At 9:41 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on East Rezanof Drive. • At 9:41 a.m., police warned a s...
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Garden Gate: Last call for summer
With the recent wet spell (which seems to be making up for a dry summer), garden flowers, veggies, herbs and wildflowers and berries are moving along quickly. So if you want to savor a little bit of summer this winter, get out and pick the last remaining salmonberries and have a jam party. Before I dive into the jam pot, I want to list seven things that need attention right now: 1. Be brutal and trim away excess t...
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