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Guest Opinion: Repeal and replace the giveaway
Alaska is on the cusp of another historic mistake with the signing governor’s oil wealth giveaway — a much bigger mistake than the Seward grain terminal or the Anchorage fish plant. In fact, Alaskans stand to lose more in a month than we lost for those two projects combined. The giveaway’s own backers call it a “gamble” and a “crapshoot,” and the Legislative Finance Division says it will put the state in the hole ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 465 465 recommendations | email to a friend
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KFL brings back flag football
The Kodiak Football League is bringing back the Crab Festival flag football tournament. “I think the KFL wanted to bring it back because we see people playing football now on the new surface,” KFL member Charlie Powers said. The two-day, double-elimination tournament begins 10 a.m. Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Powers is hoping to generate 16 teams of seven to nine people for the tournament. The game, com...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympic power meet Thursday
Special Olympic athletes will be flexing their muscles Thursday at the local powerlifting meet. Athletes will compete in the bench press, squat and deadlift. The competition begins at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Athletic Club. This is a tune-up meet for the Special Olympics Summer Games beginning June 7 in Anchorage. The summer games consists swimming, basketball, gymnastics and track and field. Kodiak is only participat...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State plans Tustumena replacement
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Not on the Alaska Marine Highway System. “Sesame Street has been canceled because of the ferry situation,” said Linda Pena, head of morale, welfare and recreation programs at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Last week, the USO announced that a summer show bringing Sesame Street’s furry Muppets to Kodiak has been canceled due to delays bringing the state ferry Tustumena back fro...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unusual hummingbird visits Kodiak
Tourist season always brings a flock of new faces to Kodiak, but one particular new face is proving an attraction itself. Last week, birdwatchers Esther and Dick Waddell welcomed a rare rufous hummingbird to their yard, an occurrence Kodiak Audubon member Rich MacIntosh said is “close to a once-in-a-lifetime score in Kodiak.” “In 41 years, this is the first adult male hummingbird I’ve ever seen here,” he said. Wit...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak downs Houston in conference finale
Closers typically only work one inning, but on Friday against Houston, Austin Frick was asked to go more. After starter Jakob Arnold labored through three innings, Frick came in and pitched four near-flawless innings to preserve Kodiak’s 10-3 Southcentral Conference victory at Baranof Field. Kodiak wraps up conference play with a 5-2 record — its only losses are to Colony and Kenai, the only two teams ahead of Kod...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viola Jean Johnson
Longtime Kodiak resident Viola Jean Johnson, 50, passed away from cancer on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A celebration of Viola’s life was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Seahawk Air in Kodiak. Her ashes will be set free on the Kodiak and Hawaiian islands at a later date. Viola was born April 1, 1963 to Paul and Vi (McAdams) Johnson in Van Nuys, Calif. She moved t...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young leaders conference drops into Kodiak
This week young leaders in Kodiak will meet with other emerging leaders from around the state to discuss professional development and policy in Alaska. The Emerging Leaders Dialogue rotates to a different location each year, and this is the first time it has taken place in Kodiak. The Institute of the North puts on the event. “The reason we moved around the state and the reason we’re in Kodiak this year is to conn...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Graduates few in rural schools
It’s graduation week for Kodiak’s rural schools. This week Port Lions and Karluk will each graduate three seniors, while Akhiok and Larsen Bay each graduate one. Ouzinkie graduated three seniors on Thursday. Akhiok graduating senior Stephanie Rachelle Brenteson said she is looking forward to her graduation, even though it’s a walk she’s taking alone. “It’s a pretty big deal to us,” she said. “I have to make a big ...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 21
Thursday, May 16 • At 3:09 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:48 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenoff Street. • At 7:29 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle just backed into his. Both parties exchanged information. • At 8:40 a.m., a man was arrested for driving without a valid license, violating limitations of his license, no insurance and custodial duties. • At 2:05 p.m., a man wa...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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