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Homer’s Laukitis tapped by Gov. for NPFMC seat
Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer is one of two preferred nominees for two open seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Theresa Peterson of Kodiak is the other preferred nominee. Gov. Bill Walker announced his nominees for the positions on Wednesday. Laukitis said he submitted his name last year for a position on the council, but was not selected. This year, he hopes to be appointed to fix a problem ...
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Mountain Views: Ideas for a column for all seasons
One year ago I sat across the desk of the then-newspaper editor, Roni Toladanes. It was a warm March afternoon and the blinds were closed, holding out the spring light. I was there inquiring about the possibility of writing a column. Roni sat behind his desk with his longish dark hair, glasses, and a welcoming smile across his face. Here in the office of a newspaper editor, I was totally out of my comfort zone. It...
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Kodiak boys come up empty in second half
After a tightly contested first half, Kodiak’s boys basketball team couldn’t find the net in the second half. The Bears were held to eight points in the final 16 minutes as third-seeded Palmer advanced in the Northern Lights Conference Championships with a 57-34 victory Thursday at Palmer High School. Sixth-seeded Kodiak (2-21) concludes its campaign against Soldotna in a consolation contest at 11:45 a.m. today. P...
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Bake sale makes difference for ALS
To the editor: The ALS bake sale fundraiser last Saturday at Safeway was, once again, a huge success like last year. There was something for almost every palate. Twenty or more friends baked their sweet delights, which were purchased with donations. Customers were very generous and any contribution was gratefully accepted. The volunteers who manned the tables kept a close eye on the displayed edible sweets. All th...
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Youth welcome as shelter volunteers
To the editor: What if your animal got lost or found and taken to the animal shelter? Wouldn’t you want them to care for it while you’re looking for your pet? But what if they didn’t have enough food or beds for your dog? Our community needs more volunteers to help care for these poor animals who don’t have homes. We need more donations of food, beds, brushes, toys, leashes and treats. Our animals need your help a...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Rumination on population
On April 28, Kodiak will welcome the first cruise ship passengers of the 2016 season for a daylong visit. At the end of the season, we will have seen 14 ships and as many as 21,000 tourists, according to information from Discover Kodiak. If we saw all those visitors at once, they would outnumber the residents of the entire borough by about 3 to 2. Among the ships due to call this year is the Holland America Lines’...
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Hicks moving on after the season
When the final buzzer goes off in today’s game at Palmer High School, it will mark the end of Krista Hicks’ tenure with the Kodiak girls basketball team. The second-year head coach told her squad in January that this was her final season. Her husband is in the Coast Guard and is being transferred this summer to Astoria, Oregon. “It’s been great. I wish it could be longer than two years,” said Hicks, who moved to K...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 11
March 6 At 1:11 a.m., a 911 caller said he was approached by strangers on Mission Road then said everything was fine and it was a misunderstanding. Police searched the area and did not find anyone. At 2:25 a.m., a person requested extra patrols of the 3200 block of East Rezanof Drive because vehicles may be being broken into. Police patrolled and found no one. At 4:17 a.m., police gave a woman in the 600 block of ...
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Bruce Gordon Twite
Longtime Kodiak resident Bruce Gordon Twite passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 3, 2016, in Dawson, Minnesota. Bruce lived in Dawson the first 40-some years of his life, where he enjoyed driving trucks, raising hogs and hell. In 1977, with plans to start a pig farm in the Mat -Su Valley, Bruce moved to Alaska in time to witness the land prices skyrocket in anticipation of the Capitol moving to Willow. He ...
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Cannon, Horn move on in NWAC tournament
Former Kodiak High School teammates, Carissa Cannon and Adriane Horn, are on a path to meet in the Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship game. The two advanced to the Final Four of the NWAC Tournament Thursday at Everett Community College in Washington state. Cannon and her Lower Columbia College team edged Community College of Spokane 64-61 in Elite Eight action, while Horn and her Wenatch...
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