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Peter Andrew Whitson
On July 7, 2014 at the age of 60, Peter Andrew Whitson finished his battle with lung cancer and reunited with his parents and siblings. Peter spent his earlier years traveling the world and being a free spirit. He enjoyed working on cars and boats, building engines, hunting, fishing, target shooting, reloading ammunition, and star gazing. He was noted for his attention to detail, as well as the many ideas he had t...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears breakout against Barrow
Kodiak didn’t have much to celebrate in the first five weeks of the high school football season. The Bears had plenty to celebrate in Week 6. Kodiak let out its frustrations under sunny skies Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field with a 38-6 nonconference win over Barrow. “This game was a lot of good help for our team,” junior lineman Jake Yavorsky said. “Having a good win peaked people’s spirits up.” Yavorsky got...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local candidates to debate
The candidates for the city council, the borough assembly and the school board will debate on Tuesday, giving voters a chance to learn about them before heading to the polls on Oct. 7. All of the assembly and council candidates are planning to attend, but two of the three school board candidates have said they may not make it, said Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown. The borough assembly candidates are incu...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Baking with gooseberries and currants
Puzzles are fun, especially when it involves something near and dear to us, like food. Years ago, during one of our dinner cruises, I served a dessert made with a secret ingredient. (I often do this as an excuse to try something new, and to educate guests at the same time). After Marty set a plated dessert at each place setting and began to pour coffee, I stepped in from the galley to describe what’s before them. ...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small stars as a kick returner
Jay-Ar Small is a man of few words. “He is a quiet kid,” Kodiak football coach Jim Schnick said. “I have known Jay-Ar for four years and I can’t get him to talk to me.” Small might not talk much, but that is OK with the coach, because his play does all the talking for him. Kodiak’s senior running back has been a bright spot on an uncharacteristic 1-4 season. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, no questi...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman expresses concerns on funding for new launch pad
Kodiakans can weigh in on plans for a new launch pad at Narrow Cape in an open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. The public meeting will address a Federal Aviation Administration draft environmental assessment for a proposed third launch pad intended for medium-lift rockets, at the Kodiak Launch Complex operated by the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. An AAC aerospace eng...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough rescinds decorum ordinance, talks fees
The Kodiak Island Borough unanimously voted to rescind the decorum ordinance passed and postponed accepting the annual review of the borough’s schedule of fees at a regular meeting Thursday night. The decorum ordinance received little assembly member comment. Assembly member Carol Austerman said she felt people had taken it the wrong way. “I sincerely hope that in the future that comments made in the borough assem...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mission Road closure, power outage due to failed cable
The Mission Road closure this morning was due to repairing part of an underground cable that failed last week, according to a Kodiak Electric Association report. The torn up road is the result of a failed electric cable that caused a power outage in downtown Kodiak in the wee hours of September 11, the report said. The areas that lost power regained it again about four hours later after KEA rerouted power. This we...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truck hits bear
A Kodiak driver hit a bear on East Rezanof Drive late Wednesday night. An Alaska State Trooper report stated that a driver in a 1994 Peterbilt truck and trailer, a large commercial vehicle, hit the bear around 11 p.m. on Sept. 17. The driver was not injured, but the bear reportedly was. “We actually went to go look for it this morning when it became daylight when it was safer for us to do so,” said trooper spokesm...
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Tapestry: Saltery ride qualifies for Kodiak bucket list
Edgy and potentially dangerous items on the Kodiak bucket list include meeting up with a bear, kayaking amongst the whales and driving the narrow, mountainous Saltery Road. I’ve yet to kayak close to whales, but I’ve had several encounters with bears and have made the trip to and from Saltery on a four-wheeler and cruiser. My trips were fun and titillating; I smiled all the way. The Borgemans and their entourage d...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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