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10 years in Kodiak after being Shanghaied
Well, 10 years ago last Saturday (or Sunday or Monday; turns out I don’t really remember), I got off the Alaska State Ferry Tustumena in Kodiak. Which was quite a surprise to me at the time, because the last thing I remember I was enjoying a cold one at the Salty Dawg Saloon in Homer. By all indications I had been Shanghaied under cover of night. Well, that's my preferred origin story, anyway. And while it bears s...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council to get update on Near Island permit Wednesday
The Kodiak City Council is scheduled to receive an update on a conditional use permit for the quarry on Near Island permit at Wednesday’s work session after the city failed to get the quarry expansion reviewed and the quarry has moved into conservation lands. According to a memo in the council’s information packet from City Manager Aimée Kniaziowski, the council authorized the expansion of the quarry in 2009, but ...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relay races strong for 2015 cancer fundraiser
Kodiak’s Relay for Life, the annual 24-hour fundraiser to raise money for and awareness about cancer research, is ramping up. During Relay events, people sign up as part of a team and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Then, the goal is for at least one member of each team to walk on a track in laps throughout the 24 hours. So far, 80 people on nine teams have signed up. To keep things moving, there are ...
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Chugiak sweeps Post 17
The final home series of the season for Kodiak Post 17 wasn’t an enjoyable one. Chugiak, the high school state champions and Alaska's top legion team, swept a four-game set against Kodiak at Baranof Field, winning Saturday’s league games 8-1 and 8-2, and taking both nonleague games, 18-2 and 4-3. Post 17 enters its final four games of the regular season on a three-game losing skid that has left the Bears at 8-6 an...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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RUBBISH NO MORE: Local artist designs marine debris ornaments for Capitol Christmas tree
Every year, a different state decorates the Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. This time, it’s Alaska’s turn, and 10 Alaskan artists are designing the ornaments. Bonnie Dillard, a retired teacher in Kodiak and one of those actively involved, explained the project was meant to be a community effort. “Each artist created a lesson plan, so that teachers around the state or community members, whoever wanted to...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: July 21
Andrew Ray Christofferson III was born at 1:44 p.m. on July 9, 2015, to Andrew Jr. and Maggie Christofferson. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. His father is originally from Ouzinkie and his mother is originally from Teller, Alaska, and they now live in Kodiak. The baby’s father works at Sutliff’s. Also welcoming him to the family is John Earl Komok. Grandparents are Andrew Sr. and Cheryl “Dee ...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Kodiak flounder that rocks your soul
I’ll be the first to admit that halibut fishing has been tough so far this year. There are fewer fish and they’re scattered. To find better fishing you have to move deeper and resort to heavy gear in many cases. We love our halibut as much as the next family, but in truth we have a better answer when hosting guests or younger folks looking for action and less effort with heavy gear. We take them out for flounder! ...
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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BUILT KODIAK TOUGH: Local man awaits arrival of Xtaero demo boat
If you’re building a rugged boat designed to tackle the most extreme environments, it makes sense to design one for a Kodiakan and show it off in Kodiak, one of the largest fishing ports in the United States. A Seattle-based boat company president says that's exactly what he had in mind when he built his first demonstration boat. Kodiak resident Doug Frick would be the first Kodiakan to own a 25-foot Xtaero boat, ...
Jul 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Dig Afognak mess hall dedicated
The Native Village of Afognak dedicated its new mess hall at the Dig Afognak campsite on Saturday to two elders who devoted much time to the camp. Dig Afognak, a series of youth camps focusing on cultural activities during summer, has had separate tents for eating, cooking and storage for years. “(Tribal administrator Melissa Borton) talked to our council and they had envisioned a no tent camp,” said development d...
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Troopers seek assistance with two thefts
The Alaska State Troopers are seeking any information on the thefts of money, tools and other items from two locations on July 11 and July 17. According to a trooper report, the July 11 theft occurred at a Spruce Cape-area commercial building, in which “several tools were stolen, including three chainsaws, two gas powered water pumps, an electrical air compressor, a toolbox with miscellaneous hand tools, and a wor...
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