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Perspective: Creating a festival in a soccer field
The sky on Saturday was a perfect, deep blue and they put the flatbed truck/stage in the best shade of the soccer field. The youth of Guayapa Arriba had decided to sponsor the first cultural festival in their community, and two hours after we were supposed to begin everyone was still bustling to unload chairs and set up the sound. In the midst of yelling instructions at the squirrely kids in both of my theater gro...
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Amazing Nature: Lingcod near the top of the food chain
Recently a friend was telling a story of catching a lingcod. It was just another fishing story, but with a nod in my direction he said: “did you know that the males watch the nest while the females swim away?” I didn’t know and I realized that perhaps this was another Kodiak fish species worth finding out about and writing a column for. When researching lingcod, the first thing I found out was that there is a fish...
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Arthur F. "Art" Johnson
Arthur F. "Art" Johnson died Nov. 13, 2012 in Bellevue, Wash. after a brief illness. Art was born March 11, 1935 in Brockton, Mass. He married Joan Chase in 1958. In 1969, he moved to Alaska and his family followed the next year. After living in Anchorage for a short time, the family settled in Kodiak where he owned Island Insurance until 1987. He loved raising his family in Alaska and while there enjoyed hunting,...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 23
The Kodiak Teen Center hosts a Thanksgiving dance and potluck 6-9 p.m. Friday. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 486-8665. In recognition of National Adoption Month, current and prospective adoptive families are invited to come to the Coast Guard bowling alley on base to meet other adoptive families from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. The cost will be $5 per bowler, which includes shoes. For more informatio...
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AT&T finishes cell tower upgrades
AT&T customers are now enjoying faster mobile Internet after upgrades at a cellphone tower near Kodiak State airport. On Nov. 15, AT&T finished upgrading equipment at the tower, which is now broadcasting a fourth-generation (4G) signal that offers faster Internet speeds for customers with smartphones capable of using 4G signals. Earlier this year, AT&T became the first cellphone provider to roll out 4G service in ...
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Site of composting plant could become RV park instead
What’s good for a composting plant seems to be just fine for an RV park, too. On Wednesday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved landowner Bill Wren’s plan for a small RV park on a 5-acre plot not far from the American River’s mouth. The plot is the same one being leased for a plant to convert sewage waste and logging scraps into garden compost, and Wren said his initial intentio...
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Old Harbor hosts recycled art contest
Old Harbor celebrated the start of its glass recycling program last weekend with its second annual recycled art contest. The contest attracted 38 people who entered 37 pieces of artwork created solely with discarded materials. The number of entries was almost double last year’s inaugural contest. “It was great to see the quality of the art take a step up this year, making the event even more competitive,” wrote Bo...
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Wanted Kodiak man found by KPD
A man sought by Kodiak police on suspicion of drugs trafficking has been arrested. Sabino Abrego, 28, was arrested at a Selief Lane home on Tuesday, one day after the Kodiak Police Department issued a public call for help. Abrego was charged with multiple felony counts of drugs misconduct in September but evaded police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police turned to the public for help, and the appeal ...
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Fishermen worried about uncertainty of new observer program
Correction: The name of Jeff Stephan, director of the United Fishermen’s Marketing Association, was misspelled in an early version of this story. The National Marine Fisheries Service has finalized the rules for its new shipboard observer program, but with less than two months before the program begins, NMFS still hasn’t revealed how it will implement the program. That uncertainty worries small-boat fishermen whos...
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Parks and Recreation schedule: Nov. 23-Nov. 30
Nov. 23 – Nov. 30 CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL TEAMS: Following are the 25 teams currently scheduled for play: Open Division: Icicle Seafoods, Petro Marine, Ocean Beauty A Division: Kodiak Island Storage, RC Enterpries, Camai, Airstation, St. Innocents Academy, Team Galindo, Scotts Heating & Plumbing, Nets Sytems, Inspiration B Division: Era Alaska, Lighthouse Baptist, Loose Cannons, Team Enriquez, Associated Island Bro...
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