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Garden Gate: Starting the New Year on a clean foot
According to Celtic tradition, the winter solstice is a time to prepare for the New Year by cleaning house. The idea is to start the New Year on a clean foot. Floors are swept from the outside of the room inward (said to prevent good energy from escaping out the front door), and all clothing and linen is washed. Aack, you say. This sounds like too much work. Well, consider two good reasons for spring cleaning in t...
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Port and Harbor board recommends increase in shipyard rates
The Kodiak Port and Harbor Advisory Board plans to put the Kodiak Shipyard finances back into the black with several years of rate increases. On Friday, the board voted to recommend a 40 percent increase in shipyard rates and lay days in the first year of changes and an additional 20 percent increase the second year changes are put into effect. The rate increases must be approved by the Kodiak City Council before ...
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Kodiak would benefit from in-house drug treatment program
To the Editor: My name is Dennis. I would like to admit that I’ve been a drug addict for 23 years. I’m sure each and every one of you reading this letter has someone in your life who has been devastatingly impacted negatively by a drug addition. I know from personal experience many people including myself who have battled their addiction only to relapse after a short time because of lack of resources. I am asking ...
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Fish Factor: Sales of catch shares are in a stall
There’s lots of movement in Alaska’s salmon permit markets, but sales of catch shares are in a stall. Permit values are up and down depending on region, and interest reflects how the salmon runs have been coming in. for example At Bristol Bay, where sockeye runs for two years have been down and another lackluster season is expected this summer, salmon drift permit values have nosedived from a $165,000 high water m...
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Buzzer beater gives Kodiak title
Austin Frick shot Kodiak’s boys to its first tournament title of the season. The junior sharpshooter nailed a 28-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Kodiak to a 50-49 victory over Lathrop in the championship game of the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday in Fairbanks. “We went for the win because we were on the road,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “It was just a beautiful shot, nothing but the bott...
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Sega wins again
Kodiak’s Leo Sega is turning it on near the end of the wrestling season. The Bears’ big man won his second consecutive tournament title, this one coming at the Glen Vandergraw Tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Sega pinned South Anchorage’s Jarmie Augafa in the second round of the 285-pound title bout. He also won last week at the Colony Invitational. The Kodiak junior also pinned James Clawso...
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Kodiak girls remain undefeated
Two tournaments, two titles. Kodiak’s girls won their second tournament in as many weeks by breezing through the Joe. T Basketball Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. During its three-day stay in the Interior, Kodiak kept the momentum it gained by winning last week’s Joe Floyd Tournament. The Bears followed their Thursday win over Lathrop with a 43-27 win over West Valley on Friday and a 48-36 victory ove...
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No estimate on when Kulluk will be moved
Survey crews have completed their work aboard and beneath the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig Kulluk, but there is still no estimate on when the wayward rig might move from Kiliuda Bay. With Tanner crab season set to open Tuesday, focus has shifted to ensuring recovery of the formerly grounded rig won’t interfere with fishing, said spokeswoman Rochelle Touchard. While the rig is in a portion of Kiliuda closed t...
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Kodiak man dies in Philippines hotel fire
A Kodiak man is dead after a fire ripped through a hotel in the Philippines early Friday morning. According to news accounts, James Brighenti was one of seven people who died in a fire that consumed the Dryden Hotel Subic in an entertainment district near the former American military base at Subic Bay. Olongapo City’s chief fire investigator, Jose Borlagdatan, told the New York Times that Brighenti’s identity was ...
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Kodiak has best commute in United States
A new analysis of data collected during a 2011 U.S. Census Bureau survey has found Kodiak has the best commute of any city in the United States. G. Scott Thomas, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based blogger for bizjournals.com, broke down the data collected by the Census Bureau and found 73.5 percent of Kodiak residents have a commute of 14 minutes or less between work and home. Pierre, S.D. was the No. 2 city on the census list...
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