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Letter to the Editor: Austerman retreating from decorum ordinance
Editor: It has come to my attention that Carol Austerman is now retreating from the decorum ordinance and is saying that everyone “misinterpreted” what the assembly was trying to do and, golly gee, this was just about protecting staff. While investigating this issue, I listened to the audio of every single borough meeting – regular meetings and work sessions – from May 1 to July 31. Not only did I not hear any att...
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Letter to the Editor: Stutes is the person for District 32
Letter to the Editor, Here are a few of the reasons why I support Louise Stutes to represent our community in Juneau. 1. I went to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meetings when the "Roll Cart" issue was being discussed. Ms. Stutes kept bringing up the issue of the bears and how the roll carts were not "bear proof". She expressed her concerns over the cost of the new garbage pick up plan and making the burden fa...
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KHS swim season starts
The ringleader for the Kodiak High School swimming program was missing Monday, but that didn’t stop the team from beginning the 2014 season. Head coach John Lindquist spent the day traveling back to Kodiak from his summer home in Washington state, which left Erik Hanson and Dave Horne in charge of first day duties at the Kodiak Community Pool. Hanson led the team in a 20-minute yoga workout, while Horne took care ...
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Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
At the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday, 134 kids and their families lined the banks of the Buskin River, despite fog and persistent rain. The kids were between ages 2 and 15 and were divided into four age groups. Bundled up against the rain, the kids cast in hopes of catching the big winner. An otter cruised around the river, and a C-130 landed nearby at one point, distracting attendees from the we...
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Kodiak football unranked in first poll
Kodiak will begin the high school football season unranked. The Bears were not included in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network preseason football poll, released Monday. Defending medium-schools champion Soldotna grabbed the top spot, followed by Juneau-Douglas, North Pole, Eielson and Nikiski. Nikiski is the defending small-schools champion, while Juneau lost to Soldotna in the medium-schools championship game....
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Fort Abercrombie has a Quest
There’s a new family activity at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “It’s a little bit like a treasure hunt,” said park volunteer Nancy Meitle. “It’s kind of a cross between a treasure hunt and geocaching.” Meitle composed a 50-stanza poem, which she printed onto a small pamphlet. Some of the stanzas contain clues while others contain military history or plant information. “Take the first letter/of the trail ...
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Troopers stay busy at Warm August Nights
Judging by the full parking lot at the Kodiak Fairgrounds Saturday, rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of music fans at this year's Warm August Nights. Estimating attendance numbers, organizer Dr. Jerimiah Myers of the Kodiak Lions Club said, "It looks like by the food count upwards of 900 people in the course of the evening." Admission cost a donation of food or money. Myers said the Lions collected two trucklo...
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State champs fall in Oregon
The Alaska American Legion baseball champions had a short stay at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. South Anchorage Post 4 lost to Boise, Idaho, 18-8, in an elimination game Friday morning. South was outscored 42-11 in its two losses. In Anchorage, Juneau remains the only Alaska team alive at the Northwest Class “A” Regional Tournament. Juneau played Poctaello, Idaho in an elimination game late ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: All that fish
After reading last week how much fish we eat, you might be wondering how we manage to do it without burning out on fish entirely. Certainly quality has a lot to do with it. So many of our species are available for only a few weeks and months, and it’s mandatory that you keep it in top shape for the remainder of the year. The bigger challenge is keeping it interesting on the table. We accomplish some of that in the...
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Letter to the Editor: Character and Ethics trump friendship
To the Editor, As I understand it Carol Austerman twice had the opportunity to vote to stop payments made to assembly member Chris Lynch — on Oct. 4, 2012, and again on Oct. 18, 2012. The assembly made a motion to stop any further actions or payments to Chris Lynch under contract No. FY-2012-24. Borough records show Carol Austerman voted “No” to suspend this contract and stop all payments to Chris Lynch. On Feb 7,...
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