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40-year Baranov archivist retires
The Baranov Museum’s longtime archivist is retiring after 40 years as a volunteer and staff member. Alice Ryser came to Kodiak in 1963 on vacation to attend Crab Festival. While here, a fire burned the hotel in Cordova she had been living in with her three children, so they moved to Kodiak, where Ryser’s mother lived. She began working as a volunteer at the museum around 1975. Back then, the keys were kept at the ...
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Borough: Landfill, school still under budget
At a Dec. 17 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly received updates on two major projects, both getting close to completion, and so far under budget. The high school project has been in the works since spring 2013. Eight phases of the nine-phase project were completed as of Dec. 17. The ninth phase is set for completion on Dec. 18, according to project manager/inspector Matt Gandel. Other work continues with...
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Local Results: Dec. 28
City League Basketball Monday, Dec. 21  Water of Life A 81, Comro 79 Elijah Hiner 25 points, Myrgel Obas 17, Josh Obas 14, Tony Will 11, Michael Mainifo 9, Mikel Garner 3 and Dan Woodley 2 for Water of Life A. Rickey Winston 37 points, Dylan Haskell 19, Lonnie Jones 15, Dustin Bounds 8 and Tevin Perry 3 for Comro. Water of Life B, 79, Strangers 49 Isabelle Hiner 22 points, Nick Kesling 15, Julian Hiner 10, Jordan ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 28
Nov. 7 At 3:49 a.m., police received a report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave in the 500 block of West Marine Way. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:45 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of Center Avenue for two warrants. At 7:43 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1300 block of Mill Bay Road for poor driving. At 9:05 a.m., police arrested a man in the 800 block of West Marine Way on susp...
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Today’s children don’t understand values, self-worth
To the editor: Roughly 50 years ago when I graduated from high school we had no teachers aids unless they were final year teaching students doing their student teacher requirements. I had 30 to 40 students in each high school class. We seldom had people in the principal’s office and the principals or administration staff never substituted for teachers. As a country we had the highest number of graduates from high ...
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GARDEN GATE: Resolutions for garden, life in 2016
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the nearly 60 years I’ve walked on this earth, if I don’t have a goal to shoot for — even a small one — I’m more likely to miss the target. “And if you don’t try, the answer is always no,” my Mom would say. So as you lean into 2016, think of a goal you’d like to accomplish and give it your best. As far as gardening goes, here’s a polite list of resolutions that, as loyal reader...
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FISH FACTOR: Groundfish stocks up for coming season
Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the new year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska’s harvest poundage, and 67 percent of the nation’s total groundfish harvests. Those numbers could increase due to boosts in several catch quotas in both the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea for the next two yea...
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Strip boat owner convicted
Darren K. Byler was convicted Wednesday of making false statements and violating the Refuse Act while operating a floating strip club near downtown Kodiak. KTUU reported the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage announced the conviction against the former owner of the Wild Alaskan, a converted crab fishing vessel that operated as a club for most of 2014. The jury found Byler’s wife, Kimberly Riedel-Byler, not guilty...
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Locals donate to gift, clothing drives
The Kodiak community gave an outpouring of coats, clothing and gifts to people in need this year, as it does repeatedly. The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center along with Sun’aq Tribe and the Salvation Army coordinated a joint Christmas program among their three organizations. They provided 243 children with clothing and gifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. “We have not had to turn anyone down,” said KWRCC ...
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Christmas services at all hours
For Kodiakans looking to spend part of their holidays in worship, local churches offer a wide variety of Christmas Eve services. St. Paul Lutheran Church is holding an old-fashioned candlelight service tonight at 7. St. Mary’s Catholic Church has a Christmas Eve family mass at 6 p.m. followed by caroling starting at 9:30 p.m. “Midnight” mass begins at 10 p.m. with a Christmas mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. St. Jame...
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