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House report: Session winding down
It’s hard to believe that there are only 19 days of session left, as there is much to accomplish before we all head back home to our respective Districts. But, as we go through the last couple of weeks, the pace of bill movement will pick up and we will continue to address major session issues like the gasline bill, the omnibus crime bill, the capital budget, and tackling the unfunded liability of PERS/TRS. HB278 ...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: April-4-11
April 4 – April 11 The Earth Day Triathlon will take place Saturday, April 26, as follows: • 9:20 a.m. Early start for participants who think they need extra time to complete the course. • 9:30 a.m. Pre-race briefing in swimming pool foyer. Course routes will be described, safety concerns addressed, questions answered. • 10 a.m. The first heat begins in the swimming pool; this heat will be for individual men and w...
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Monument for Good Friday Earthquake victims to be uncovered Saturday
A ceremony honoring the victims of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami will be Saturday at St. Paul Harbor. A 10,000-pound white quartz monument bearing the names of the Good Friday Earthquake casualties will be uncovered during the ceremony that is being organized by the Lions Club. The St. Innocent’s Academy choir will perform, while all the names of the victims will be read. The event begins at 2 p.m. Contact the D...
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Playbook: April 4
Friday, April 4 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at Baranof Field, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays in Anchorage. Saturday, April 5 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at Baranof Field, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays in Anchorage.
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WWII vet Robert Hatcher dies
Long-time Kodiak resident and community leader Robert Hatcher died early Wednesday at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center at the age of 87 after a decades-long battle with cancer. A native of North Carolina, Hatcher came to Alaska as member of the U.S. Army during World War II. He stayed working at the Navy base and later for the federal credit union and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Joe F...
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Emergency responders stage mock quake response
As recent earthquakes in Chile and Los Angeles stoke earthquake fears, emergency responders on Kodiak shifted to high gear getting prepped for a potential massive quake and tsunami. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake in Chile hit Tuesday night while a magnitude 5.1 quake grazed the Los Angeles area last week. These quakes were well timed as Kodiak and the rest of Alaska commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good F...
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Jeffrey reappointed to Board of Fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell reappointed Kodiak’s Sue Jeffrey to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Wednesday, according to a press release from the office of the governor. Jeffrey has lived in Kodiak since 1972 and has served on many local boards and committees throughout the years. She is a two-term member of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and sat on the Kodiak Fishery Advisory Committee while in office. She is also a comme...
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Kodiak nonprofits benefit from Pick.Click.Give
Alaskans have pledged a record $2.7 million to nonprofits from their 2013 permanent fund dividends, according to a Wednesday release from the Department of Revenue. The top Kodiak beneficiaries of the Pick. Click. Give. program will be the Humane Society of Kodiak at $8,250, the Kodiak Public Library Association at $4,675 and Public Radio KMXT at $4, 325, according to the release. Donations will also come to the A...
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Stage and Screen: Can a Lunchbox Keep You From Being Lonely in a City of Twelve Million People?
Saajan Fernandes is a “pencil-pusher” in a government office in the 2013 Bollywood film “The Lunchbox” or “Dabba” in India. While set in present day India, Saajan’s work place looks more like a 1950s corporate bull pen than an electronics age cubical maze replete with the latest in calculating and document handling tools. Large, bulky and shopworn files are stacked precariously on Mr. Fernandes’ desk, and, as far ...
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KHS boys begin run for repeat title
The Kodiak boys track and field team enters this season as the defending large school champions and veteran coach Marcus Dunbar believes his team has enough firepower to make a run at a repeat. “I think we will have a very good team, and if there is not a superpower team out there, we will be in the hunt,” Dunbar said. Having a pair of Levis — Thomet and Fried — boosts Kodiak’s chances of capturing the school’s fo...
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