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Digital projection and 3D coming to Kodiak
Kodiak’s two movie theaters are dismantling their 35mm film projectors to make way for new digital projector systems and high-definition movies. Kodiak is one of the last corners of the country to join a worldwide shift toward the new technology, which came about when production companies announced they would no longer be producing movies on 35mm film, the format used by filmmakers for 120 years. Multiplexes acros...
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Travel, work and volunteerism make Cusicks well-rounded citizens
They travel, they engage in the community, they volunteer, and they travel some more, gaining new insights, learning new words, meeting fascinating people, discovering magical places. But they return to an island that looks greener and friendlier than it was when they left it. Yet, they are never content to remain here without experiencing other parts of the world. That’s the essence of life for George and Anne Cu...
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Robert (Bob) Royall
On Nov. 9, 2012 cancer took the beautiful life of Robert (Bob) Royall. He died peacefully at his home with his family by his side. Bob was born in Abilene, Texas on Feb. 25, 1941 to Valton Eugene Royall and Mary Kathryn McLeod. Bob was an E-5 in the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961. He was recalled to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bob was a self-made man and entrepreneur. He started...
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No fast permit for compost plant
The DEC official in charge of certifying Kodiak’s new composting plant said on Thursday that the certification process likely will not have a quick end. On Thursday, Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation concluded a two-day trip to Kodiak that included extensive meetings with borough and city officials as well as a tour of the 5-acre parcel in Middle Bay that has been leased for the c...
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Another Day in Paradise: Defining Moments
For those of us who have seen many years pass by, we have learned there are defining moments that determine our course for the future. Some of these crossroads happen because of events like high school graduation. We were faced with the decision to enter the work force or continue our education. Many of us who chose to enter the work force at that time have learned that our education continued in spite of that dec...
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Educational system should never act as parents
To the Editor: As parents, we send our children to school with the blind faith that adults will act in the best interest of students. We trust the school will notify us immediately if issues arise. Three years ago, I asked the school to not speak with my child about an issue. The principal said he has the right to question students about anything. After disagreements, he agreed to call and has before questioning m...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 30
Little School of Dance hosts its winter showcase performance at 7 p.m. tonight in the school at 1220 Rezanof Drive. The showcase will feature the school’s advanced dancers performing a range of styles including classical ballet and contemporary. The St. Herman Sisterhood is holding a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. No early birds, please. The Kodiak Public Library ho...
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Sewage composting should not come as a surprise
To the Editor: I’m a little confused by all the hub-bub over the plan to compost our sewage waste in Middle Bay. The city has had several open meetings on this subject over the last year where people have had lots of opportunities to complain. Now that the city is starting to finalize the deal people are starting to come out of the woodwork complaining that the city was trying to be sneaky. If that’s the case then...
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KEA sets policy for people selling power back to grid
Kodiakans with home wind generators can now make a little more money by powering their neighbors. Kodiak Electric Association recently made changes to its net metering program, which allows homeowners generating excess electricity to sell it back to the KEA grid. The changes will go into effect on Jan. 1. "We just revamped this to match what the state had done in the last couple of years," said KEA CEO Darron Scot...
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Gonzales makes final push for state
The walls of Kodiak High School’s wrestling room are covered in history. On the far wall, every state placer in Kodiak’s 51-year-old program has their name on a white nameplate, while all 24 state champions are honored with a triumphant photo. Senior Kevin Gonzales hopes he can add his name to the wall. “Most of my partners happen to be on that side of the wall,” said Gonzales while motioning to the nameplates. “I...
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