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Stewart withdraws assembly application
Jeffrey Stewart has withdrawn from consideration for appointment to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, leaving two candidates for the vacancy left by the resignation of Mel Stephens. In a Tuesday letter to the borough clerk’s office dated, Stewart wrote that since he applied, “Events have transpired that may require my being absent from Kodiak on an unscheduled basis such that my attendance at regular borough mee...
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Zimmerman, Fried tackle Pillar
Compared to her normal training sessions, running up and down Pillar Mountain was a breeze for Sue Zimmerman. In only her third attempt at the mountain that overlooks Kodiak city, the 35-year-old mother of two won her first Pillar Mountain Run women’s title in a cool 1 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds on a chamber of commerce Sunday afternoon. “I have never been strong doing the uphill, and this is the strongest that ...
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Blood drive sets record
The Kodiak community came out in force for the Annual Kodiak Blood Drive during Crab Festival, shattering the record set at last year’s event. According to Blood Bank of Alaska community coordinator Troy Palmer, 233 people registered to give blood this year, including 110 new donors. Not all who register are deemed able to donate, but 171 units were collected. While the BBA records date back only to 2006, Palmer s...
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Alaska Science Forum: ‘Moose flies’ drink up juicy mammal meals
While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party. “With the failure of a little breeze and the overcasting of the sky, the weather grows oppressively sultry and a swarm of horse-flies, or moose-flies as they are called in these parts, makes appearance ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Helmet essential for four-wheeling fun
Last week I had my first experience with four-wheeling. I had no idea that driving a vehicle through mud puddles, over rocks, and trailblazing could be so exhilarating. One of my kids was screaming with joy the whole ride. I must admit that I only wore a helmet on my first ride, and on my second ride without a helmet I realized it was easier to see, hear and communicate with my friends. Why are helmets so importan...
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Edible event showcases Kodiak eats
The local food movement is growing in Kodiak, and a first-time event featuring local fish, produce and foraged items showcased the possibilities. “There’s a growing interest to know who and how your food was harvested and to support the local fishers and farmers around the island and around the state,” said Theresa Peterson, Kodiak outreach coordinator for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. “We’re an island r...
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Agreement between city and Sun’aq Tribe could bring Shelikof Street improvements
The Kodiak City Council authorized a cooperative agreement with Sun’aq Tribe that could bring in federal funding for Shelikof Street improvements. Kathy Drabek, Sun’aq’s tribal transportation program manager, approached the city seeking authorization to include Shelikof Street on the tribe’s road inventory. This designation will allow the tribe to seek grant funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Transpo...
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Watkins enters state House race
A third candidate has entered the race for the District 32 seat in the Alaska House of Representatives. Brent Watkins of Kodiak has filed as a candidate and is the first democrat to enter the race. Republican Rep. Louise Stutes currently holds the seat and will run against Watkins and Duncan Fields, also of Kodiak, who was formerly the District 32 Republican Party chair before changing his voter affiliation to non...
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Domestic violence program trains faith leaders
Kodiak pastors and faith leaders will soon receive training in domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse response. The Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center will host Safe Havens, an interfaith organization based in Boston with the goal of promoting “safe and effective faith-based responses” for those affected by these scourges. In 2012, a “victimization survey” conducted in Kodiak by the University of...
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Council, assembly to hold special meetings for NPFMC letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council both have special meetings next week to vote on a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The letter, on the agenda at the joint city and borough Fisheries Work Group meeting on Wednesday, Thursday and today, is intended to voice Kodiak concerns on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management in advance of the June NPFMC meeting in Kodiak. The d...
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