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KHS booster club is ahead of the curve for new national snack standards
New standards for school snacks should not have a significant impact on the Kodiak High School Bear’s Den, booster club supporters said Wednesday. The US Department of Agriculture released “Smart Snacks in School” standards last week that limit the kinds of snack foods and drinks that can be sold through student stores, vending machines and cafeteria vendors. The standards will not become effective until July 2014...
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Construction begins for outfield turf at Baranof Field
Lots of ground was broken on Charlie Powers’ first day as the City of Kodiak’s parks and recreation director. Under a sparkling Monday sky, parks and recreation employees were digging up the outfield grass at Baranof Field in preparation for the addition of artificial field turf. The grass is being saved for use at Woody Way Field. “We are trying to capture as much of the turf as we can,” Powers said. “Last year, ...
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Begich: No hurry for MSA reauthorization
The US Senate is considering immigration, federal wiretapping and student loans, but Sen. Mark Begich wants Kodiak to know that he’s keeping an eye on fisheries. In an interview Tuesday, Begich said he’s been getting good feedback from Alaskans about the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the law that gives the federal government authority over fisheries between 3 and 200 miles offshore. The law must be ...
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KPD welcomes 171st police officer
From dispatcher to police officer, Kodiak Police Department’s newest addition is ready to help. Molly Marvel, sworn in as the 171st Kodiak police officer, has lived in Kodiak for three years, and is already familiar with the Kodiak Police Department from the year she spent working there as a dispatcher. When the police officer position opened up, Marvel applied so she could work outside of the office and help more...
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Smoking ban is not the assembly's business
To the Editor: What business does the borough assembly have writing a smoking ban that intrudes into every private business on Kodiak? Is it motivated by health concerns or is it really about increasing meddlesome borough powers and therefore the need to raise taxes to maintain a silly fleet of cigarette boats to patrol the three mile zone. Some people enjoy smoking. It's not my business. It is not the assembly's ...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 11
Friday, July 5 • At 12:09 a.m., a woman was cited for no insurance. • At 12:21 a.m., a caller reported people were letting off fireworks. The people were gone when officers arrived. • At 5:18 a.m., an officer was unable to catch a loose dog. • At 8:52 a.m., a man was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 9:11 a.m., a woman was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 1:45 p.m., a 911 caller reported his vehicle was h...
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New season of 'Coast Guard Alaska' premieres next week
The new season of “Coast Guard Alaska” airing next Wednesday includes more dramatic rescues and stories of survivors from Alaskan waters. “I’m confident that it’s been our best season to date,” said C. Russell Muth, executive producer of the show. “We’re probably as proud of these episodes as we are any that we’ve done to date.” The new season of the Kodiak-based show features 13 hourlong episodes that follow sear...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 11
Wednesday, June 26 At 7:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident near the Kodiak fairgrounds and Rezanof Drive. Investigation revealed a 29-year-old Kodiak man driving a 2004 Ford Escape had pulled out from the fairgrounds in front of another driver who was traveling westbound on Rezanof Drive. The man’s vehicle collided with the side of a woman’s 2012 Ford Escape. All parti...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Heat' – stupid but very funny
It doesn’t happen very often. In fact, I can’t recall the last time a shamefully senseless movie won approval from me. It happened the other day when I saw “The Heat” (2013). Starring Sandra Bullock (Sarah Ashburn) and Melissa McCarthy (Shannon Mullins) “The Heat” delivered torrents of laughter and delight. The film opens in a predictable way. The leading characters, Ashburn and Mullins, are featured in individual...
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Junior all-stars power past Polar in first game
Kodiak’s Juniors Little League all-star team showcased its offense in an opening-round District I pool play baseball game. Led by Luke James, the island’s 13-and 14-year-olds blasted Polar 28-8 Tuesday evening in Anchorage. James belted a grand slam over the left-field fence, then added a double and a single. James got plenty of help from his teammates in Kodiak’s 20-run win. Alan Floyd roped a pair of doubles, TJ...
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