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Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway?
To the Editor: I liked the recent comments by Tanya Inga about logging in the Chiniak area. I’d also like to point out that they’re still spraying thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals to kill foliage. That’s not the only thing they’re killing. I wonder what it’s doing to the birds and mammals? Also, with 70 inches of rain we get per year, what’s happening to Kalsin and Chiniak Bay with all the runoff? These com...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Duck season opener
Are you fed up with howling wind? I’ll play weather service and forecast that next Tuesday, Oct. 8, the winds will die and the weather will be perfect. It might happen sooner, but it’s a certainty that the weather will be terrific a week from now. How can I know that? Because Oct. 8 is the opening day of Kodiak’s waterfowl season. And we always have perfect “bluebird” weather on opening day! Duck hunters are disap...
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Births: Oct. 1
• Xanthos Andrei Dungca Lopez was born at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, to Rannele Dungca and Santos Lopez. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His father works at Ocean Beauty Seafoods Inc. Proud grandparents are Rashid and Arnel Dungca from the Philippines. • Aurora Belle Sholl was born at 1:57 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013 to Jonathan Gage Sholl and Hanna Juliet ...
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Senior Citizens of Kodiak awarded third national accreditation
Senior Citizens of Kodiak has been awarded its third national accreditation, the first such honor among Alaska’s senior organizations. The accreditation was awarded through the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of Senior Centers. Senior Citizens of Kodiak supports people 60 and older in Kodiak. The accreditation acknowledges that SCOK is meeting certain standards. “Having this kind of self asses...
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Windstorm knocks out power, sends Kennicott into pier
“Fall came in with a vengeance this year,” said deputy harbormaster Lon White. It’s as apt a summary as any for a second consecutive weekend of high winds in Kodiak. While the arrival of autumn and winter winds is an annual occurrence, the first storms of the season inevitably catch some people and some trees unprepared. On Sunday morning, winds gusting at 53 mph nudged the ferry Kennicott into Pier 2 as it arrive...
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City council approves police recording system upgrade
In a Thursday meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved a $30,794 upgrade to the Kodiak Police Department’s recording system. The Stancil Multimedia Logging Recording System used by KPD takes in and records emergency and nonemergency calls at the department. According to a city report, the system is often overwhelmed and unable to make recordings due to a high volume of calls the department receives. The upgrade w...
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Barry J. Devol
Barry J. Devol, former long-time Kodiak resident Barry Jay “Bear” DeVol, 52, of Warrenton, Ore. passed away Sept. 4, 2013 in Portland. Barry was born Oct. 9, 1960 to Vernadean (Dean) and Robert (Bob) DeVol and moved to Kodiak at a young age in the 1960s. His family’s home was always open to his numerous friends, and everyone considered his family theirs. The DeVols’ door was always open. He was someone who enjoyed...
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Port Lions finishes XC season
Port Lions’ Emma Nelson missed qualifying for the state championship cross country meet by one spot. Nelson finished 11th at the Region II Championships Saturday at Su Valley High School. The top 10 qualified for this Saturday’s state meet. Nelson, a senior running cross country for the first time, posted a 5-kilometer time of 25 minutes, 31 seconds. “Emma trained hard, was a great leader on our team and gave a gr...
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Kodiak powers past Houston
After Kodiak’s 37-7 workmanlike victory over Houston, Kerry Powers probably headed home to submerge his body in a bathtub full of ice. Powers set the tone early in a pivotal win for Kodiak that, along with Soldotna’s victory over Skyview, clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. The Bears will be the third seed in the Northern Lights Conference behind Soldotna and Kenai. “We brought the lunch pai...
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Kodiak XC keeps the streak alive
When it comes to running, never count out the Kodiak Bears. Tabbed us underdogs at Saturday’s Region III Cross Country Championships, Kodiak’s boys prevailed to win its 12th straight title in Seward. Kodiak’s seven runners simply were not ready to let the streak end. “It is more special that we were underdogs. It means a lot,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “A lot of people did not expect us to win this meet.” J...
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