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Convention and Visitors bureau holds annual meeting
The Kodiak Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, now known as Discover Kodiak, is hoping to draw in international and out-of-state visitors with its new brand. At the annual meeting on Saturday, Discover Kodiak unveiled its new logo and showed a preview of its new website. “We really like the new logo,” board president Susan Johnson said. “It shouts out ‘We’re rugged.’” The Discover Kodiak logo features the tagl...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Air guns for fun and economy
The high cost of ammunition is hitting the wallets of all shooters. Regular shooting practice, much less shooting for the simple fun of it, is becoming cost prohibitive. Reloading your own ammunition is part of the answer, but the costs of bullets, powder and primers have soared. Factor in the spate of cold, wet weather and opportunities to shoot are have been scarce this winter. You can go to the KISA indoor rang...
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USFWS boat likely unsalvagable
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal research vessel that sank while docked in St. Herman Harbor likely will not be repaired because of the high expense, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. The 63-foot Arlluk, used by two Alaska Peninsula national wildlife refuges, sank last week while tied up in St. Herman’s Harbor. The vessel was floated after less than 24 hours and towed to a boat yard, but sa...
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Kodiak College steps beyond bilingual with new five-language signage
Kodiak College is making its campus more inclusive by installing multilingual signs on its buildings. The effort is part of the $1.4 million Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project, which required the college to add signs in Alutiiq. "There was interest in making the whole campus more culturally friendly to Native students, but also to students and community members who speak other languages and are from other...
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Kodiak girls suffer first loss of season, place third at Lady Lynx Tournament
Dimond ended Kodiak’s perfect season Friday evening.  The Lynx raced to a 10-2 lead and never let up in a 45-30 semifinal gold bracket victory in the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament at Dimond High School. Kodiak had won its first 17 games of the season before running into a tough Dimond squad that eventually lost to Wasilla 49-43 in Saturday’s championship game. The 17 consecutive wins to begin the season shattered the ...
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Garden Gate: Harvey's farmer speech the highlight of the Super Bowl
I confess. I didn’t watch Superbowl XLVII. But after learning about one of the ads, I wish I’d tuned in for those two minutes. No more, thank you. The ad featured a segment of a speech made at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention by Paul Harvey, the late, great radio broadcaster. The ad’s sponsor, Chrysler (maker of Ram trucks and the reason for the commercial), incorporated the speech as the soundtrack w...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 11
The Alaska State Parks, Kodiak District Citizens Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Fort Abercrombie Park Office. All are welcome to attend. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center and the Cama'i Home Visiting Program are hosting an open house today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The open house is located in the Kodiak Alliance for Children building at 3484 East Rezanof Drive. For more informati...
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Stephens and Stutes only assembly members who make any sense
To the Editor: I listened to the borough assembly meeting last night and became annoyed. The only assembly members who spoke any sense were Mr. Stephens and Mrs. Stutes. I feel those two consider the future more so and the effect of the decisions the assembly makes now. I, too, would have voted against the care center which will only have 22 beds. At this point there are so many unknowns but five assembly members ...
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12-year-old hit by truck, is recovering
A 12-year-old boy is recovering at home after a truck hit him while he was trying to cross the street on Friday. Police and emergency responders received a report that a truck hit a boy near McDonald’s around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Based on preliminary information, the boy “ran into the side of the truck as he was running across the street, outside of a crosswalk,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai wrote in an email on Sa...
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Fish and Wildlife Service boat sinks in Kodiak harbor
The US Fish and Wildlife Service uses the research vessel Arlluk to get close to nature. Early Friday morning, the Arlluk got a little too close to nature after it sank at its moorings in St. Herman Harbor. According to the Kodiak harbormaster’s office, the 63-foot boat was discovered sunk about 3:30 a.m. No one was on board, and FWS spokesman Bruce Woods said the cause of the sinking was unknown. "At this point, ...
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