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Ferry system to standardize fares
With more budget cuts likely during the upcoming legislative session, the Alaska Marine Highway System has some options for saving money and is gathering more from staff and the public. One option Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl heard from staff aboard the ferries, is to slow down. “What normally is a six-hour run, we should put on the schedule as a six-and-a-half...
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Lakings’ greatest gifts survive Chiniak fire
David Lakings and Sara Fish said their goodbyes as they looked in the direction of their Chiniak home at King Crab Way. The area was shrouded by black, billowing smoke. It would be a matter of time before the flames engulfed the house. At the moment, they were caught up in the flurry of evacuation. “Cars were going that way and that way, and stopped everywhere,” said Sara. “It was wild,” Tears and memories would c...
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Karluk School to stay open despite low enrollment
Except for Karluk School, the small schools in the Kodiak Island Borough School District have stayed above the state minimum enrollment, including the newly re-opened school at Danger Bay. Karluk’s enrollment has fallen under the 10 students required to receive state funding. Despite the shortfall, the school will remain open for the rest of the school year, according to assistant superintendent Marilyn Davidson. ...
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Kodiak wrestling heads to NLC Championships
Mike Hautala is ready for his inaugural Northern Lights Conference wrestling championships. Haircut. Check. New tie. Check. Nice clothes. Check. Kodiak’s first-year coach hopes at least one of his wrestlers reaches Saturday’s spotlight finals at Wasilla High School so he can show off his duds. The Bears have had at least one NLC champion in the last six tournaments — Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried won it all last yea...
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Council OKs Thelma C lease
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved in the first reading a lease for the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s planned fishing boat display in downtown Kodiak. The lease allows the museum to use a small area on the spit next to Oscar’s Dock to display the restored fishing vessel Thelma C with historical information about fishing and the 1964 earthquake. The lease is for 20 years with two five-year extensions. The muse...
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Donald J. Lawhead Sr.
Donald J. Lawhead Sr. passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 5, with his wife Joyce by his side. Donnie was born in Vancouver, Washington, on May 20, 1948, to Donald and Irene Lawhead. He graduated from Kodiak High School. He was a volunteer for the fire department. He honorably served our country with the Army National Guard during the Vietnam era and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 17 for 44 years. ...
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In the Courts: Dec. 11
Adam Ray Allen pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. Allen was sentenced to 40 days in jail. Brian Blondin pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the third degree. Blondin was sentenced to 360 days in jail (353 suspended) and ordered schedule a screening for substance abuse and anger management and placed on probation for five years and ordered to complete 120 hours of community work service. Christopher Cau pl...
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TEEING OFF: A new sport debuts at Kodiak High School
Kudos to those who spotted the goof in Thursday’s paper. You are a superstar proofreader. Grab yourself a cookie from the cookie jar. If you missed the mistake, and I don’t know how you did, flip to Page 8. I’m glad I was able to provide you with a laugh. Heck, even I got a chuckle out of it. For the online readers, I ran three photos of the Kodiak High School girls basketball team practicing. In the cutline, I ty...
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Senior life: Holiday activities reminders
Lots of holiday activities at the center and elsewhere are going on for people 60 and older and we want to remind people of those. At noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Chief Petty Officers Association at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will sponsor a lunch for seniors at the Golden Anchor. This very popular event is wonderful way to have a great meal and socialize with many older adults as well as the members of CPOA. There wi...
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PHAB asks council for shipyard building
The Ports and Harbors Advisory Board wants the City of Kodiak to work toward constructing a large building to house boats that are being worked on at the shipyard on Near Island. Four members of PHAB spoke with the city council at Tuesday’s work session asking the city to set up a separate fund for a building and funding it with a portion of ports-related sales tax to be matched with donations. “This has become on...
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