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Pink salmon derby draws a crowd
At the Kiwanis Club Kids Pink Salmon Derby on Saturday, 134 kids and their families lined the banks of the Buskin River, despite fog and persistent rain. The kids were between ages 2 and 15 and were divided into four age groups. Bundled up against the rain, the kids cast in hopes of catching the big winner. An otter cruised around the river, and a C-130 landed nearby at one point, distracting attendees from the we...
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Kodiak football unranked in first poll
Kodiak will begin the high school football season unranked. The Bears were not included in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network preseason football poll, released Monday. Defending medium-schools champion Soldotna grabbed the top spot, followed by Juneau-Douglas, North Pole, Eielson and Nikiski. Nikiski is the defending small-schools champion, while Juneau lost to Soldotna in the medium-schools championship game....
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Fort Abercrombie has a Quest
There’s a new family activity at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “It’s a little bit like a treasure hunt,” said park volunteer Nancy Meitle. “It’s kind of a cross between a treasure hunt and geocaching.” Meitle composed a 50-stanza poem, which she printed onto a small pamphlet. Some of the stanzas contain clues while others contain military history or plant information. “Take the first letter/of the trail ...
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Troopers stay busy at Warm August Nights
Judging by the full parking lot at the Kodiak Fairgrounds Saturday, rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of music fans at this year's Warm August Nights. Estimating attendance numbers, organizer Dr. Jerimiah Myers of the Kodiak Lions Club said, "It looks like by the food count upwards of 900 people in the course of the evening." Admission cost a donation of food or money. Myers said the Lions collected two trucklo...
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State champs fall in Oregon
The Alaska American Legion baseball champions had a short stay at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. South Anchorage Post 4 lost to Boise, Idaho, 18-8, in an elimination game Friday morning. South was outscored 42-11 in its two losses. In Anchorage, Juneau remains the only Alaska team alive at the Northwest Class “A” Regional Tournament. Juneau played Poctaello, Idaho in an elimination game late ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: All that fish
After reading last week how much fish we eat, you might be wondering how we manage to do it without burning out on fish entirely. Certainly quality has a lot to do with it. So many of our species are available for only a few weeks and months, and it’s mandatory that you keep it in top shape for the remainder of the year. The bigger challenge is keeping it interesting on the table. We accomplish some of that in the...
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Letter to the Editor: Character and Ethics trump friendship
To the Editor, As I understand it Carol Austerman twice had the opportunity to vote to stop payments made to assembly member Chris Lynch — on Oct. 4, 2012, and again on Oct. 18, 2012. The assembly made a motion to stop any further actions or payments to Chris Lynch under contract No. FY-2012-24. Borough records show Carol Austerman voted “No” to suspend this contract and stop all payments to Chris Lynch. On Feb 7,...
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Letter to the Editor: Why rush to pump more oil ?
To the Editor, Proposition One, an Alaskan resident citizen's Initiative was placed on the ballot after more than 50,000 Alaskans signed the Referendum Petition last summer. Only 30,000 signatures were required. The cost to Alaskans is 1 to 2 BILLION dollars per year. It goes into the already bloated profits of the oil companies! BigOil has promised nothing in return. BigOil is flooding the advertising media with ...
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Quintathlon athletes tackle the conditions
Cody Foster spent Friday on the water in preparation for his 1.5-mile kayak leg in Saturday’s Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. The practice paid off. Foster rocked the water with a course-best 13-minute, 42-second time to lead his team to the Quintathlon title. He credited his splendid time to his pace-setter and friend, Michael Johnson. “We just gunned the whole thing,” Foster said. “Michael and I were out Frida...
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Assembly puts bond issue before voters
At the Aug. 7 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinanceto let the voters decide whether $10.23 million in bonds should be sold. The bonds would fund maintenance and repairs on borough-owned school buildings. The ordinance passed 6-1 with Mel Stephens voting no. “I do not think we are ready to present this matter to the voters because I do not think it has been properly thought through, and I ...
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