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Expect surprises at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair returns this Labor Day weekend, and event planners say to expect some culinary surprises. “We have some traditional event food that the vendors usually prepare, but we’ve got a couple of surprises with our food vendors,” KRSF vice president Susan Killary said. The gates open at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for youths under 12 and seniors over 60...
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drummers return to state fair in Palmer
The Kodiak Island Drummers take their music to the Alaska State Fair this weekend. This will be the first time in seven years that the Kodiak Island Drummers have played at the state fair, although they have been asked to appear almost every year. The group has been unable to travel back due to finances, until now. “They don’t just ask any group to the state fair,” group leader Michael Daquioag said, “especially s...
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Kodiak voters take to the polls
The primary election in Kodiak got off to a slow start Tuesday morning despite all of the signs that were posted reminding people to vote. “Vote” signs were placed on the sides of the streets and on the voting station buildings. The voting station at Fishermen’s Hall didn’t have anyone waiting outside when the polls opened at 7 a.m., and the Bayside Fire Hall and Teen Center stations had similar experiences. “This...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New field turf comes with some restrictions
Kodiak Parks and Recreation staff can stop worrying about lakes of mud ruining play at the Baranof Park football field, but the new artificial turf is vulnerable to a different menace — sunflower seeds. “Anything with a shell, basically,” engineer Tyler Meno warned representatives of local sports groups Tuesday. “Any foreign object you want to keep off these fields.” The tiny, sharp edges of sunflower seed shells ...
Aug 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School’s in session
Kodiak middle and high school students board a school bus Monday afternoon. This is the first full week of school for students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Aug 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisheries group tweaks NPFMC document
Kodiak’s city and borough fisheries work group planned its approach to address an item on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s October meeting agenda. Over the last several months, the fisheries work group has been working to address the NPFMC plan to take up a program to manage prohibited species catch, provide incentives for the minimization of bycatch and create vessel-level accountability for the Cen...
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Murder trial set for Jan.
A trial date has been set for one of the men charged with the murder of Austin Van Long, who died in a street racing incident in Kodiak on Oct. 20, 2011. The trial of Markryan Portillo will begin on Jan. 7, 2013. Portillo faces murder and first-degree assault charges. The murder charge carries a 99-year maximum sentence. The assault charge is a class A felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Judge Steve Co...
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Quass retiring as arts council director
The Kodiak Arts Council is looking for a new executive director. Tom Quass, the current executive director, is retiring this week after three years with the local arts organization. “I’m at a point where I’ve got some things that I have to do personally,” Quass said. “It’s a matter of health. If it wasn’t a health issue, I’d probably be in the job at least two more years.” During his time as executive director, Qu...
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Marimba music
Laura Creighton, front, plays a marimba during a marimba workshop Saturday afternoon at Creighton Chiropractic. The workshop, which was attended by six people, was put on by Zachary and Jocelyn Moon of Anzanga and Ruzivo Marimba Ensembles in Seattle. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak exhibit goes to Mainland
One of the exhibits from the Kodiak Maritime Museum is making a voyage around the state. The exhibit “When Crab Was King: Faces of the King Crab Fishery 1950-1982” is currently on display at the Dorothy G. Page Museum in Wasilla. The exhibit features 24 portraits of fishermen, processing workers, bartenders and store owners from the heyday of the Kodiak king crab fishery. The photos are accompanied by an audio cel...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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