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City wants more time on borough’s ADU change
Kodiak City Council members voiced their concerns with a proposed zoning change, Wednesday during a joint work session with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. In December, the assembly began the process of changing borough code to allow accessory dwelling units in R1 zones. Much of the residential land in the city is R1, and concerned residents brought the issue before the city council in public comments. In a Fe...
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Tapestry: Dawson inspired as teacher, actor, singer
You can read some of the most flattering eulogies in social media. After longtime Kodiak teacher Doug Dawson died, his former students took to Facebook, commending and commemorating him for his influence in their lives. His sister-in-law, Ruth Dawson, wondered if Doug knew how much he was appreciated. Some of the tributes revealed that quiet, subdued sense of humor that characterized Doug Dawson. Apparently the fr...
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In the Courts: March 18
Jerry V. Clark pleaded no contest to a charge of consuming liquor in a public place. Joseph Blair Markoski was convicted od criminal trespass 1 in a dwelling and sentenced to jail for 75 days, 75 days suspended, and fined $500 with $500 suspended. He is on probation two years. Peter J. McGrath pleaded guilty to attempted unsworn falsification. He was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $190 restitution. John Alpiak pl...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 18
March 11 At 12:28 a.m., a man was arrested for assault IV domestic violence at St. Paul Harbor. At 4:25 a.m., community policing at East Addition Park. At 4:28 a.m., community policing at Baranof Park. At 4:33 a.m., security check at post office. At 4:34 a.m., community policing at Hillside Park. At 9:27 a.m., Officers provided traffic control for a large building being moved on Center Avenue. At 9:51 a.m., an inm...
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Pillans signs to play football at Mesa Community College
At an early age, Kordell Pillans was faced with the decision to play football or soccer. He picked football for one reason — a shorter season. “I was the definition of lazy,” Pillans said. Hard-working would be the adjective used to describe Pillans now. The Kodiak High School senior inked his National Letter of Intent to play football for Mesa Community College in Arizona at a signing ceremony last Friday at KHS....
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When the mission gives way to good times
When I was working as a camp counselor at Camp Leach on the Pamlico River in Washington, North Carolina, we were told the following story that made a huge impression on me. Apparently, there was a seaside village that became concerned about the number of boats that kept crashing on the rugged coast, so several townspeople held a meeting and talked about ways to care for shipwreck survivors, as well as ways to keep...
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Hebard, Wyche snag top award
West Valley’s Ruthy Hebard and West Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche were voted the top 4A players in the state by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches. Hebard, the senior post headed to the University of Oregon, led the Wolfpack to the Mid-Alaska Conference title and a fifth seed for the state tournament. A few weeks ago, Hebard, who routinely pumps in double-doubles, scored her 2,000th career point. For the sec...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Smash those squash
“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. It is the lead single from the band’s 1995 double album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” The song won the 1997 Grammy award for the best hard rock performance. This song really pumps me up when the lead lyric “The world is a vampire” comes in followed by the guitar and drums. I bet they were frustrated with so...
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Volleyball club host men’s tourney
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is hosting its fourth Men’s 4-on-4 Tournament Saturday at Kodiak High School. The event begins with pool play at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. In pool play, teams play two games to 21 points. Teams will then be seeded into a bracket and play best of three matches. Entry fee is $10 per team, with proceeds going to the volleyball club.
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AMAZING NATURE: Spring spawning for ‘sea hedgehogs’
They used to be called sea hedgehogs, their scientific name is Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, but most people just call them green sea urchins. In Alaska, there are three species of sea urchins I know of: the green sea urchin, the red sea urchin and the white sea urchin. The most common is the green sea urchin, which averages about two inches in diameter, but can grow as big as three inches and is often washed...
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