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Public comment needed on Alaska fisheries policy
Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever denied the chance to state ideas, concerns and gripes to decision makers. Several opportunities are available right now. First, a revised draft of the Magnuson-Stevens Act was released for public review and comment. The MSA is the primary federal law that gov...
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American Legion Team of Excellence
• Outfield – Ryan Caron, Service; Cameron Fabacher, Eagle River; Spencer Floyd, South; Payton Lauwers, Dimond; Jon Levan, Kodiak; Brandon Neal, Chugiak. • Infield – L.J. Felix, West; Deven Ferriss, Chugiak; Austin Frick, Kodiak; Lauren Frost, Eagle River; Tanner Petrie, Juneau; Matt Schnellbaecher, East; Hector Rivera, Kenai; Ben Ross, Wasilla; Mike Rosenberg, Eagle River. • Catcher – Kenny Griffin, Kenai; Brandan...
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To the editor: Repeal SB 21
SB21 has been touted as the More Alaska Production Act. A more accurate description is Minimize Alaska’s Profits Act. Historically, instability in the Middle East has driven the price of oil higher. Shouldn’t Alaska shareholders benefit from the higher prices too? I’m voting yes on Proposition 1 because the majority of our legislators forgot which “board room” they were in when they cast their vote. Laura Bonner, ...
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To the editor: Assembly entitlement
This concerns the debate concerning the Assembly’s decorum ordinance. All interpretation of Robert’s aside, it is an unfortunate fact that the Assembly has the right to pass such an ordinance. However, they are foolish indeed if they believe they can escape the well-deserved scrutiny, criticism and negative perceptions by the residents who are impacted. The average person is not, nor should they be expected to be,...
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Post 17 dominates West Anchorage
A day after getting rained out, Kodiak finally proved why it is the top seed in the Horizon Lines Invitational. Post 17 disposed of No. 8 West Anchorage, 15-4, in an American Legion baseball game that was shortened to seven innings Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The victory slid Kodiak (14-15) into a late Sunday winners' bracket game against No. 4 Ketchikan — a 4-3 winner over East Anchorage Saturd...
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Kodiak players named to Legion Team of Excellence
Four Kodiak players were selected to the American Legion team of excellence that was announced Friday night in Anchorage. Making the team were Austin Frick (infield), Brandan Pickett (catcher), Jon LeVan (outfield) and Jakob Arnold (starting pitcher). Sam Bennett (starting pitcher) received an honorable mention. "It is great for the kids and Kodiak baseball in general," Kodiak manager Leonard Pickett said. "I was ...
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Nation's top fisheries expert visits Kodiak
The nation’s top fisheries official visited Kodiak Thursday for a tour of local facilities and to meet with the joint city-borough Fisheries Working Group. National Marine Fisheries Services Administrator Eileen Sobeck called the creation of Kodiak’s Fish Working Group “admirable” as a forum for keeping government informed and involved. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I started this job in January, is the...
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Stutes leads in spending in house race
Candidate Louise Stutes of Kodiak is financially outpacing competitors in the race for state house, according to financial reports filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Stutes’ campaign reports $19,440 on hand, putting her at the fiscal top of the four candidates running for Alaska state representative in the newly formed House District 32. Stutes’ nearest competitor is Kodiak Borough Assemblywoman Caro...
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Relay for Life begins tonight
The Relay for Life benefit for the American Cancer Society kicks off tonight at 6 at Woody Way Field. Seventeen teams have signed up, and the goal is to have at least one member of each team walking the entire 24 hours of the event. Participants set up tents and camp through the night, all in an attempt to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. It can get tiring in the wee hours of the morning, so Relay ...
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Lions Club to offer free specialty eye exams
Island residents with eye disease are being encouraged to take advantage of free eye exams on Tuesday and Thursday offered by the Kodiak Lions Club. These exams are different than the normal ones the Lions offer. “This clinic is for specialty eye care, not general eye care. General eye care is always here,” said Jerimiah Myers, the eye doctor at Kodiak Vision Clinic who also is a member of the Lions. “I’m donating...
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