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Crow, Stephens, Symmons win seats on assembly
Kyle Crow, Mel Stephens and Dennis Symmons were elected to the Kodiak Island Borough assembly during Tuesday’s election, according to the preliminary results. Pat Branson, the lone candidate, was re-elected to the City of Kodiak mayors seat while incumbent Kodiak City Council candidates Richard Walker and Gabriel Saravia, who also ran unopposed, were re-elected to their positions. Unopposed candidate Laura Arboled...
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Carnival rides to return for Crab Festival
After two years, Golden Wheel Amusements is returning to Kodiak Crab Festival next year. Chamber of Commerce executive director Trevor Brown said the change is due to input from the public, 85 percent of whom wanted carnival rides back. “They had a 40-year run with us before they went to Southeast,” Brown said. “They know the Crab Festival and what’s involved in getting here.” In 2014, the chamber contracted with ...
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KIBSD takes stand against potential school closures
Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent Stuart McDonald warned Monday’s school board work session that there is a movement afoot to cut off state funding of schools with 25 students or less. If such a bill passes during the upcoming session, Chiniak, Port Lions, Larsen Bay, Karluk, and Danger Bay schools would be forced to close. The Alaska Superintendents Association passed a special resolution on Oc...
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Drug forum a good start
I’m feeling a little scattered or schizophrenic this week. Not clinically — I’m well medicated almost all the time these days. No, I’m talking about having thoughts about a number of things at once. Well, here goes, let’s see if I can weave this together somehow. Drugs are bad. Don’t do drugs, mkay? I thought Monday’s community roundtable on Kodiak’s drug and crime problem was excellent. (Disclaimer: Other than pe...
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October interim report
A little over three months remain in the interim, but it will not be long before legislators return to the Capitol in Juneau as Governor Walker has called us into this year’s third special session, which is scheduled to begin Saturday, October 24th. During the special session, we will consider two key issues related to development of a liquefied natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to tidewater at a cost of $...
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Water supply holds steady
Kodiak’s water supply has held steady over the weekend in spite of local fish processing plants starting operations for the Pollack opening. “This is the best it’s been for several days,” said Mark Kozak, public works director. “The rain we have gotten has balanced out the water usage by the processors.” As of Thursday Oct. 1, water level for Monashka Reservoir was down 38 inches below the pre-2003 spillway and as...
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Walk and roll encourages kids to get moving
If your child comes home from school with a punch card, it’s because Island Trails Network and the Kodiak Island Borough School District Health and Wellness program are encouraging students to walk or bike to school for two weeks during Walk to School Month. From Oct. 6 through Oct. 19, students will get a punch for their Walk and Roll cards every time they walk or bike to school or walk or bike during class activ...
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Alumni roundup: Riina has career game
Izzy Riina produced the best volleyball game of her young college career on Saturday against Pacific Lutheran. The George Fox University freshman tallied a career-high 15 digs in the 3-1 loss in Newberg, Oregon. Riina, a defensive specialist, also dished out three assists and pounded her first collegiate kill in four sets played. The day before, in a 3-0 loss to Puget Sound, Riina recorded two digs in two sets. Fo...
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Soldotna, West finish on top of the charts
The only thing that didn’t change during this season’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly football poll is the top team in the medium-small school rankings. Soldotna was ranked first in the pre-season poll, and after breezing through the regular season with an 8-0 record — the state’s only undefeated team — finished first in the final rankings. The Stars polished off their perfect regular season with a 23...
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Local author writes second children’s book
Local author Stacy Studebaker’s latest children’s book was inspired by a real life experience she and her husband had at a state park. “Octopus in the Outhouse,” which Studebaker wrote and set-netter Kay Underwood illustrated, features the main character traveling around Alaska and running into various animals when she seeks to use outhouses. Studebaker and her husband were kayaking in Wood-Tikchik State Park year...
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