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For a cheap movie, Kodiak is among nation’s best.
As summer movie season arrives, it’s time for the perennial complaints that it costs too much to see a movie. A new survey, however, shows Kodiak has nothing to complain about. Kodiak had the sixth-cheapest movie theater prices among more than 300 cities surveyed by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The results, which covered the first three quarters of 2012, were published Monday on the on the cons...
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Around Kodiak: June 20
At 10 a.m. at the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library, the Kodiak Public Library Association will present the first check to the city of Kodiak from the Living, Learning and Growing campaign. This money, in the amount of $500,000, will support the purchase of furnishings, art, and landscaping this summer. The check will be presented to Joe D'Elia, who is retiring after more than a decade of service as library’s dir...
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Achievers: June 20
Tabitha Fischer of Kodiak High School graduated from Fort Lewis College on April 27 with a bachelor of science in chemistry. Fischer shared the stage with more than 400 other students at Fort Lewis, located in Durango, Colo.
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Alaska State Troopers: June 20
Monday, June 10 At 6:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 28-year-old Kodiak man who was fishing on the Buskin River. Investigation revealed the man had hooked a sockeye salmon other than in the mouth and retained it. The man was cited for failing to release a fish caught other than in the mouth and bail was set at $120. Thursday, June 13 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Kodiak contacted a 30-year-old Fairbank...
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Post 17 looks to rebound in Anchorage
Statistics don’t lie. It was a rough opening weekend for Kodiak Post 17. Kodiak’s American Legion A team was outscored 49-15 in a four-game sweep by Wasilla at Baranof Field. The score isn’t the worst statistic. Kodiak made a mind-boggling 31 errors to Wasilla’s three. Look harder and it gets worse. Kodiak’s 13 pitchers combined to walk or hit 50 batters, while Wasilla’s seven hurlers issued only 19 free passes. “...
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The Pursuit of Happiness — Without Government Interference
Not too long ago, I had the honor of nominating an Alaskan family as “Angels in Adoption,” a celebration of the selflessness shown by foster care families and those who adopt children. They arrived in Washington, DC, a military family who had opened their doors to not one child but four siblings to make sure that these sisters and brother had the simplest gift you can give a child: a home together. We had lunch to...
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Feels Like Jupiter will rock firehouse concert
Feels Like Jupiter rocks so hard they make cars catch fire, or so they joke. When the Kodiak-based rock band played at the second annual Community Showcase in April, the band members walked out of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center and found a nearby car on fire. While police later attributed the fire to vagrants, the band felt it was symbolic of their performance. “We saw a car on fire across the street, and we ...
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Munro sends off skipper into retirement
Capt. Mark Cawthorn, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro, retired Tuesday after 27 years of service with the Coast Guard. He was relieved of his duties as commanding officer by Capt. Jeff Thomas during a change of command ceremony at the Golden Anchor. Thomas arrived from Coast Guard Headquarters where he served as assistant director for the Office of Emerging Policy. Cawthorn commanded the 378...
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June highs break records for heat
Texans would laugh. Californians would ignore it. In Phoenix, they’d probably throw on a sweater. But who cares what everyone else thinks? By Kodiak standards, this June has been a scorcher. On Tuesday afternoon, the thermometer hit 73 degrees at Kodiak State Airport, breaking the old record high of 72 degrees, set in 1989. The high even approached the higher, unofficial record high set in 1926 at 78 degrees. Tues...
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School year to end earlier for teachers in 2014
The Kodiak Island Borough school district voted unanimously Monday night to approve a school calendar that ends classes before Memorial Day weekend. The number of school days will remain the same in the 2013-2014 school year, but school will be in session the Friday before Spring Break. Students will end classes May 22, and teachers’ final day will be May 23. The change was supported by a survey of teachers, who p...
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