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Plenty to do this weekend in Kodiak
There is no shortage of events this weekend in Kodiak. With salmon season over, more organizations in town are holding events as people begin to hunker down for winter. The Bayside Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of fire prevention month. The station will have information about fire safety and child safety, displays of fire equipment and hot dogs and popcorn. The...
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We won't survive if Romney wins
Romney has promised to not make climate change a priority if he wins the White House. Our oceans have changed with the absorption of fossil fuel pollution. The very life of the ocean is threatened with organisms unable to make shells and skeletal systems. Plankton are responsible for most of our oxygen, but they are dying. We need real leadership to regulate polluters. What’s with Republican presidents putting our...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 19
Trails board members wanted The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is seeking applicants for two vacant seats on its trails advisory board. The seats represent Alaskans with disabilities and Kodiak/Southwest Alaska, respectively. For more information or to apply, visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/ortaboard.htm or email Darcy Harris at darcy.harris@alaska.gov. Terms are for three years, and the bo...
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Women in Business: A healer’s musical hands
On a summer day, the sound of musical instruments echoes across Rezanof Drive and the Kodiak High School parking lot. Follow the sound, and you won’t be led to the high school’s band room or a music studio; you’ll end up in the office of Dr. Laura Creighton. Creighton, the sole chiropractor listed in the Kodiak phone book, lets her healing hands occasionally roam across a marimba, a xylophone-like instrument that ...
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Another Day in Paradise: Following the right path
We are follower people. It’s in our nature. And once we find a path, we follow it. If it gets us where we are going, we rejoice. If it leads us astray, we look back and talk about how much promise that trail had. It looked so good. It appeared to be going where we wanted it to. And even though it didn’t get us where we expected to be or where we wanted to go, we will use it again, because it is now a familiar trai...
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KHS volleyball aims to rebound at Service/Dimond tourney
Kodiak’s volleyball team is at the Service/Dimond Tournament today and Saturday. The tournament features 20 of the best teams from around the state. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak will play 3A classification schools Nikiski and Eielson and 4A schools East Anchorage and Dimond. “It’s not necessarily an easy pool,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “East is really strong. We saw them at West (Spiketacular) this year. I w...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Oct. 19
Oct. 15 Coast Guard Station Valdez responded to a report of the fishing vessel Lucky taking on water in Valdez Arm Monday. The station's 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew towed the vessel safely to Valdez. The master of the 28-foot vessel called the Coast Guard and reported that the vessel had struck submerged object and lost steering. They were disabled and adrift but did not take on any water. The Sector Anchora...
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Women in Business: Myrick balances time between two jobs
Adelia Myrick works in two different fields — one is dominated by men and the other is dominated by women. Myrick spends most of the year working at Kodiak College as the adult basic education coordinator, but she spends her summers working as a fisherman at a set net site. Myrick started fishing at a young age with her family in Kodiak. She knew she wanted to keep fishing in the summer months after she graduated ...
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Kodiak real estate agent featured in new TV show
TV shows have burned hours of video recording Alaska fishermen, Troopers, Coast Guardsmen and outdoorsmen. Now, one new TV series is turning a lens on an unusual subject — Alaska’s real estate agents. “It’s nothing like a ‘Gold Rush’ type of show or even a ‘Deadliest Catch.’ It’s something more relatable,” said Fay Yu, executive producer of “Selling Alaska”, which debuts Sunday on Destination America (GCI Channel ...
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High School football picks: Final week of high school football
The final week of high school football in Alaska is upon us. Last week, Eielson and Soldotna each won state titles in the small and medium school classifications. I picked both of them to win and neither game was close, just as I predicted. I went 3-1 last week to run my season-long total to 63-12. The only game I missed on was South Anchorage’s victory over previously undefeated Palmer in a large-school semifinal...
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