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Lawmakers tweaking head tax
In a move that would affect funds received by the city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, some state lawmakers want to halt distribution to port communities of revenue from a tax levied on cruise ship passengers. At a May 12 conference committee hearing in Juneau, four lawmakers voted to approve an operating budget provision related to the distribution of Commercial Passenger Vessel funds to port communities ser...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Neff doubles up at Ididarock
During last year’s inaugural Ididarock — Kodiak’s off-road challenge event — John Neff was leading the race when his four-wheeler lost a wheel. His vehicle, with only three wheels, and connected to his teammate’s rig with a winch, ended up limping across the finish line in third place. Because of that, the 27-year-old Kodiak resident was out for redemption on Saturday. And boy did he ever redeem himself. Neff doub...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three asking for assembly appointment
Three candidates filed for a Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seat in hopes of appointment to fill a vacancy until after the fall election. Monique Lewis, Scott Smiley and Jeffrey Stewart applied for the seat left vacant when former assembly member Mel Stephens resigned. Monique Lewis, a resident of Chiniak, said she has lived in Kodiak for a year and a half, and she’s a consultant and small business owner. She list...
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KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lights Conference loss to Homer Tuesday at East Addition Park. Kodiak closed out its 2016 campaign with a 1-15 record, 0-6 in the NLC, while the Mariners clinched their 11th conference crown with a 5-1 mark. Ponte, who put ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: Knowing poetry will pay off
This past Sunday, 166 Kodiak High School graduating seniors donned cap and gown and, to the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” paraded into the high school auditorium for one last time as the KHS class of 2016, which then faded into but a memory. And I would guess that they, like we at that age, felt free at last. No more the daily grind of attending classes, teachers telling you what to do, parents telli...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 25
May 6 At 1:46 a.m., a man reported a prowler outside his resident in the 500 block of West Rezanof Drive. No one was around when police arrived. Nothing appeared amiss. At 2:15 a.m., police received a request for a welfare check on a man lying on the ground in the 500 block of West Marine Way. He was able to get up and walk under his own power and did not meet protective custody criteria. At 2:20 a.m., police warn...
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Alaska Science Forum: Historic changes in species, water, on Kenai Peninsula
Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deepwater fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes of any geographic feature in Alaska, enough that a biologist now sees the peninsula evolving into a human-driven system. John Morton of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
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Preschool event to replace stolen funds
When a parent of a student at St. Paul Lutheran Preschool found out that money meant for a playground update at the school was taken during an after hours break-in last week, she knew she needed to help. Soon, the community followed suit. Rachel Betts, whose daughter attends the school, has planned a silent auction fundraiser to replace the funds needed for the project before ground breaks on the renovation.  “I k...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homer spoils Kodiak’s homecoming with 23-0 victory
Not even a secret weapon helped Kodiak softball in its first home game in 32 days. Homer plated 15 runs in the first inning and registered a 23-0 Northern Lights Conference victory Monday at East Addition Park. It was the first time Bears assistant coach Nyssa Beachler faced her former school. In 2006, the left-hander pitched the Mariners to their only state title in 14 small-school state tournament appearances. “...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a relay, their first relay to advance to state since 2012. On the boys’ side, Billy Alcaide, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski qualified in three events. Alcaide made it in the 100, 200, long jump, and Parnell and Osowski in ...
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