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BLESSING OF THE KODIAK FLEET
The Blessing of the Fleet, a service traditionally held on Memorial Day, honors those lost at sea and asks for protection for those who continue to brave its harsh waters. An Orthodox service is sung, followed by the sprinkling of holy water on each passing vessel. The last vessel blessed is given the wreath from Sunday’s Fishermen’s Memorial Service, with ribbons bearing the names of the past year’s lost fisherme...
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Crab Festival races: Saltonstall overcomes health issues
Nearly four hours after finishing the sweat-induced Pasaghsak to Kodiak bike ride, Richard Saltonstall joked that the secret to his success was because he could not feel his right leg. He probably wasn’t alone. But he more than likely was the only competitor in the 27-person field who tore his hamstring five months before Sunday’s race that highlighted a potpourri of Crab Festival athletic events. Saltonstall crui...
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Writing class pitches inner voice
“Find your writing voice, or get your money back” the online writing class ad read. It was one year ago, and I had been casually scanning for distance-writing courses that could fit my schedule. My first thought upon reading this sales pitch was “I didn’t know I had or have a writing voice. Did I ever have one? What did it sound like? “Perhaps I saw  glimmers of my writing voice, but it was a very shy voice, which...
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Kodiak baseball opens against Houston
Kodiak’s road to a Southcentral Conference baseball title begins with Houston. The Bears, the South Division’s top team, drew the Hawks, the North Division’s worst team, in the opening round of the conference championships that begin Thursday at Houston High School and Bumpus Ball Fields in Wasilla. The two teams will collide at 1 p.m. at Bumpus. The winner advances to a semifinal game played later that day at 7 p...
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Alaska Science Forum: Anatomy of the worst fire year
In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to a year that still haunts us. In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires. That hazy summer was the most extreme fire year in the half century people have kept score. Here's how it happened. May 2004 was warmer than average in the Interior, ground zero for A...
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KHS track sends 17 to state
Kodiak’s track and field team qualified 17 individuals and three relays for the state championships that begin Friday at Dimond High. The boys, vying for their third state title since 2007, pushed 11 athletes into the field — tied for second most with West Valley. Dimond and Lathrop will both be represented by 12 athletes. The Kodiak boys are also sending three relays to state — the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200. L...
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Senior Life: Getting ready for membership meeting
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. will hold its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the senior center. A delicious prime rib dinner will be served and there will be lots of door prizes, entertainment and a brief business meeting. Anyone 69 and older is invited to attend the meeting and if you are not signed up at the center, you can do so that evening. If you need a ride to the event, call KATS at...
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Assembly OKs reduced school budget
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a budget presentation and approved an initial KIB School District funding with a reduction in funding. The school district had asked for $10.9 million, the same amount of funding as they had received last year. The assembly approved $10.32 million. Both amounts are based on the mill rate with one mill equaling $1.2 million in property tax, according to finance director K...
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Borough assembly amends mobile home tax code
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly amended code dealing with how mobile homes are taxed while delaying changes to boat tax. The assembly also approved a six-month extension to the borough manager’s contract. The mobile home real property tax code amendment originally clarified the definition of a mobile home and required mobile home park owners to provide the borough with a list of homeowners to help the borough i...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tune up your trolling
King salmon fishing is hot right now. Just look at the entries in the 2015 KACO king salmon derby! http://www.kodiakaco.com/derbyentry.html Three weeks into the contest the array of smiling anglers is already larger than last year, and the docks echo with rueful accounts of those who fish without derby tickets. King salmon will come within reach of shore in late June or early July, but for now you need to climb on...
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