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Sales Tax Article Misleading
To the Editor: Community members were concerned that raising the City sales taxes would “discourage commerce, resulting in less tax revenue as residents and businesses move outside city limits”. While KDM states “that hasn’t happened,” that assertion contradicts with the statistics provided. In the first quarter of 2013, the city’s taxable receipts declined. In the second quarter they went up, but as the article s...
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Parnell tries to open shut down refuges
Gov. Sean Parnell has appealed to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in an attempt to reopen Alaska wildlife refuges including the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. On Friday, Parnell released a statement saying that he spoke with Jewell by phone. “Whether it’s for hunting, fishing, or subsistence, Alaskans’ access opportunities cannot lawfully be curtailed due to a federal government shutdown,” Parnell said in...
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Thomet wins back-to-back 4A state titles
Levi Thomet capped a perfect cross country season by beating everybody at the 4A State Cross Country Championships, including the bicyclists leading the runners around the 5-kilometer course.  The Kodiak High School junior passed the bicyclists going up a hill and never looked back, paving his own way to a second consecutive state title in a superb 15 minutes, 10.8 seconds Saturday at the Bartlett Trails in Anchor...
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Joseph Gabriel Samaniego
Joseph Gabriel Samaniego, 69, passed away surrounded by his devoted wife Julia and loving family on Sept. 29, 2013. He will be dearly missed by all and leaves many behind him in this world to one day join him in peace and eternal love. Joseph was a longtime Kodiak resident who worked as a diesel mechanic for many years. He is survived by his beautiful and admirable wife Julia, five daughters: Carina and husband Ch...
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Sega honored in win
Wearing her son’s away jersey, Ivoga Sega was shocked to see her son Leo approach her just minutes before kickoff of Kodiak’s regular-season finale against Skyview. Leo surprised his mom with a pink helmet signed by the entire team and then he took her hand and escorted her to midfield as an honorary captain for the midfield coin flip. A year ago, Ivoga was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery to remove t...
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KHS volleyball sweeps Colony
Summer McKechnie might just have the toughest position on the court. As Kodiak’s setter, it is her responsibility to set up the offense, not a difficult task, but when you add all of the Bears’ offensive weapons, it becomes hard to please everybody. McKechnie was at her best in Kodiak’s 2013 home debut, distributing the ball to six different players in a dominating 25-10, 25-17, 25-15 sweep of the visiting Colony ...
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Fire departments prepare for Fire Prevention Week
This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and local fire departments are working to promote fire safety by holding open houses. The week was set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and is part of October Fire Prevention Month. The NFPA proclaimed the week’s theme to be preventing kitchen fires. According to the NFPA, the kitchen is the leading area of origin for house fires with most kitchen fire...
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CHARR convention and auction in Kodiak raised $24,000 for Pioneers
Alaska CHARR, the Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association, held its annual convention in Kodiak last week and raised more than $24,000 for the Pioneers of Alaska at a charity auction. Alaska CHARR has eight affiliates including Kodiak, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, the Kenai Peninsula and Sitka. Its convention rotates each year to a different location. The last time the CHARR convention was...
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NPFMC demands action on tendering
The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is acting to fix a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. On Thursday, the council asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to amend its observer program by stepping up observation of tendering vessels. In initial reports, the council was told that the new observer program does not effectively monitor fishing vessels that deliver to at-sea tenders inst...
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Flowers fade, but weeds don't
When fishermen hang up their nets in late summer, skippers and crew members glance at each other, silently saying, “Okay, season’s over.” In late fall, gardeners do the same thing: When the last flower fades, many growers put their trowels away and murmur, “Okay, season’s over.” Not so fast. To everything there is a season, and there’s weeding to be done. A few years ago I asked Blythe Brown what more can done in ...
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