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Coast Guard's FY14 budget calls for big cuts
The Coast Guard faces major budget cuts next year under a new plan unveiled by President Barack Obama to reduce the federal deficit. For fiscal year 2014, which begins Oct. 1, 2013, the Coast Guard has requested $9.79 billion, 13 percent less than the $11.03 billion approved by Congress for FY 2013. The figure is also less than the $10.68 billion approved for FY 2012. “No one’s more disappointed than I am,” said C...
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KHS soccer club heads to Kenai Peninsula for three games
As a Kodiak High student, senior Jesus Melendez has never been able to represent his school while playing his favorite sport — soccer. That will change Monday. Melendez and 16 of his classmates will become the first to play a soccer match for Kodiak High School when the team battles Nikiski. Monday’s game is just the first of three during a three-day swing through the Kenai Peninsula. While the new team is only a ...
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Artist in Schools program brings Juneau theater maker and teacher to Kodiak
Students at Kodiak Middle School and Kodiak High School learned how to use drama strategies to improve their writing with the help of a Juneau theater maker and artist. The Kodiak Island Borough School District brought artist and teacher Ryan Conarro to Kodiak for two weeks through the Artist in Schools program. KMS assistant principal Kendra Bartz coordinates the Artist in Schools program for Kodiak. This year wh...
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Parks and rec schedule: May 3-May 10
May 3-May 10 YOUTH SOCCER Saturday, May 4 Practices at Baranof Football Field 10 a.m. — Micro-1 Girls/Boys; 11 a.m. — Micro-2 Girls/Boys; noon — Junior Girls/Boys; 1 p.m. — Strikers Girls/Boys Monday, May 6 Baranof Football Field Micro-1 Girls/Boys 6 p.m. — F-1, The AK Bears v. The Firetigers 6 p.m. — F-2, The Eagles v. The Superstars; F-3, The Tigers v. The Blue Stingrays Micro-2 Girls/Boys 7 p.m. — F-1, Kodiak B...
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Playbook: May 3
Friday, May 3 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Homer at Homer High School. Junior varsity, 2:30 p.m.; varsity, 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak at the Sitka Invitational at Sitka. Kodiak vs. Sitka, 10:45 a.m.; vs. Thunder Mt., 2:15 p.m.; vs. Homer, 5:45 p.m. Track: Kodiak, Service, West Anchorage and Port Lions at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School. Junior va...
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Prep sports: Track home, diamond sports away this weekend
Kodiak High School’s softball and baseball teams will get an endurance test this weekend. The softball team plays six games in two days, while the baseball team plays doubleheaders on back-to-back days. Kodiak’s track team is at home for the third consecutive weekend and is hosting the Kodiak Invitational. Service and West Anchorage, both from the Cook Inlet Conference, and Port Lions join Kodiak for the two-day m...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 3
Wednesday, May 1 • At 1:31 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:46 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 1:59 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:05 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Alimaq Drive. All was OK. • At 8:33 a.m., a caller reported a dog was on her porch. • At 8:52 a.m., an officer followed an unsafe towing until it a...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 3
Wednesday, May 1 • Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak temporarily deployed an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and support personnel to their forward operating location in Cordova, to safeguard mariners in Prince William Sound and southcentral Alaska. With an increased number of vessels operating in the region during the spring and summer, the deployed Coast Guard aircrew will be able to rapidly respond to mariners in ne...
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Parents are at fault for childhood obesity
To the Editor: Childhood obesity has become a huge outbreak in our country in the past 30 years, and it’s beginning to look more like parents are playing a huge role in the cause. Parents today work more, cook meals at home less, and let their children snack more. For instance, 30 years ago, children only ate one snack a day. Children today are having three or more snacks a day. Therefore, children are eating an e...
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Kodiak needs an indoor community fitness facility
To the Editor: I believe Kodiak needs an indoor sports center open to the whole community. Most of the existing facilities require you to be a military person or an Alaska native, but what about the town people who aren’t or have any Alaska native blood? Building a community facility can help people continue their physical activity even when the weather is bad. For example, tennis players would not have to worry a...
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