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Smoking bill divides Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners
An anti-smoking bill in the Alaska Legislature has sparked complaints among Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners, who say the move shows state government’s latest attempt to infringe on private business. “If this law passes, we will allow government the right to tell you what you can and can’t do on private property,” said George Gatter Jr., owner of Tony’s Bar, described by a sign as the “biggest navigational hazar...
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Assembly agrees on weather service letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter to the National Weather Service protesting potential reductions in staffing and hours at the local Kodiak station. Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes have already sent a joint letter to the director of the National Weather Service asking “that you reject any plan to reduce hours at the Kodiak facility.” The Kodiak office could potentially...
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Help your community, veterans and their families
The spirit of service is alive and well right here in Kodiak. So many people in our wonderful community want to do good for others but don’t know where to start. The American Legion Auxiliary can help. Faith, family and freedom are integral parts of our organization. Please stop by anytime at the Post and visit. We can also advise you of the many member benefits available. Please remember it’s only right that we, ...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 17
Jonas Calibo Marquez was born at 5:11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, to Charlyns Calibo and Ferdinand Marquez. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. His mother and father both work at Best Western Kodiak Inn. Also welcoming him to the family are Ferlene Marquez, Ruzzel Marquez and Joshua Marquez. Grandparents are Rosal...
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House report: Halfway through the session
We are now over the halfway mark for this session and we had a late night in the House of Representatives. After weeks of financial review and committee deliberation, the House signed off on a historic $375 million reduction to the state’s operating budget. The operating budget funds state agencies, facilities, and service programs, such as fisheries management, education and day-to-day ferry operations. Alaska’s ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: The lowly codfish
While I certainly relish the sweet taste of spring’s first halibut, that’s only part of the story. I’m happy with any fresh fish I can get so early in the year! At the top of our list of “alternate” sits the codfish. I know, I know…. Cod can be a royal nuisance when you have your heart set on king salmon or halibut. They steal bait and can be so numerous it’s hard to catch anything else. I get tired of them too wh...
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Arboleda claims first Pro-Build bowling title
Alvin Arboleda gave his cheering section plenty of chances to celebrate at the Spenard Builders Supply Pro-Build Championship Tournament. Behind a string of strikes, Arboleda claimed his first Pro-Build bowling title by easily defeating Steve Maly with a handicap score of 236-173, Sunday at Tropic Lanes. With each strike — he had seven of them in the finals — Jeff Jimenez and Bryan Larson erupted with cheers and h...
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Alumni update: Nelson finishes frosh season
Jerica Nelson’s freshman season at the University of Alaska Anchorage came to a surprising end Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II West Regional. The top-ranked UAA women’s basketball team was stunned by Point Loma in a 64-63 loss at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. UAA (29-2) trailed by 19 points in the first half and rallied to take a 63-62 lead with 9.1 seconds left. Point Loma, though, ...
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Thomet misses 1st on the nod
Kodiak High School and Alaska running stand-out Levi Thomet finished a mere tenth of a second behing the winner of the two-mile competition at the New Balance National High School Championships, Sunday in New York City. Thomet’s time of 8 minutes, 48.22 seconds earned him second place behind Drew Hunter of Virgina. “The guy just kind of leaned better,” KHS track cross country coach Marcus Dunbar said. He said Thom...
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Budget remains biggest Capitol topic
Hello again from Juneau. With a little over a month away from the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol is a busy place as Senate and House committees work through bills, resolutions and confirmation hearings for the governor’s appointees to the state’s boards and commissions. The biggest topic on the table remains the budget. Early Friday, March 13, the House approved its version of...
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