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Borough, chamber end relationship
The Kodiak Borough Assembly passed its strategic plan at its regular meeting Thursday while its economic development partnership with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce formally ended earlier in the day. The assembly voted 5-0 to pass its 2014-18 strategic development plan, laying out the assembly’s vision in terms of restructuring the budgeting process, islandwide transportation, a military facility zone and economic...
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Thunder Mountain ends boys’ tournament run
ANCHORAGE — A season that started during the summer in Washington state ended Friday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Kodiak’s boys couldn’t overcome a sluggish opening half and concluded their season with an 80-64 loss to Thunder Mountain in the consolation round of the 4A state basketball championships. The Northern Lights Conference champions finished with a 16-11 record and have now lost 12 consecutive ...
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Bears stomp Colony 65-41 for title
ANCHORAGE — In the final seconds of the girls 4A state championship game, Kodiak assistant coach Nick Billings turned to the Kodiak crowd inside Sullivan Arena and raised both his arms. The nearly 300 blue and gold faithful in attendance responded with an ear-piercing ovation. Moments later, the Kodiak girls capped a perfect season with a dominating 65-41 victory over Colony Saturday evening in Anchorage. The Bear...
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Record salmon head to home hatcheries
Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year, and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries. The 2013 Fisheries Enhancement Report by the Alaska Deptartment of Fish and Game shows that a return of 112 million hatchery reared salmon contributed 36 percent to the state’s total salmon harvest. The breakdown by species was 63 percent for chum salmon, 38percent for pinks, 23 p...
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Obituary: Charles William Holt
Charles William Holt, 57, passed away March 12, 2014, at home of cardiac arrest. Charlie, as he was known to family and friends, was born May 3, 1956, at NAS Memphis, Tenn., to Jerry and Norma Howard Holt. During his early years, Charlie traveled with his parents and brother to various naval duty stations around the U.S. and for two years lived in Taiwan. The family transferred to Kodiak, Alaska, in 1967 where Cha...
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Community garden coming
Last Thursday, the first day of spring, I took a walk around the garden. The sun felt warm and nourishing. As I adjusted a panel of fishnet draped over a PVC pipe I glanced at my feet and spotted a purple crocus yawning in the sunlight, supported by winter-worn stubs of grass. I lingered a while longer, praising its tenacity (I certainly wouldn’t be able to stay put, day and night, enduring wind, rain, sleet, snow...
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Kodiak girls advance to state title game
Nearly 20 minutes after clobbering West Valley, 57-21, in Friday's 4A state semifinal game, Kodiak's Megan Pyles was dancing in a basement hallway of the Sullivan Arena. Pyles and her teammates had plenty to celebrate. The Bears' victory clinched a spot in Saturday's championship match, a place Kodiak hasn't been since the team won it all in 1981. "I never thought we would make it this far when we were younger, bu...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Eprirturluni, P’rirca’iluni
Eprirturluni, P’rirca’iluni — Clean; Cleanse Plit’aaq p’rirca’iru. — Clean the stove. In classical Alutiiq society, house cleaning was both a daily activity and a scheduled spring event. Historic sources and the accounts of Elders indicate that people swept their sod houses with brooms made of eagle wings and covered their floors with clean, dry grass. Alutiiqs also restuffed their mattresses with dry grass, organ...
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Dad, daughter recall happy challenge of life
Fourteen years ago, John Cannon’s life changed forever. He broke up with the mother of his only child and became a single father raising a 4-year-old daughter. “When I took her on initially, I didn’t know what the future held,” John said. “I was terrified, scared to death. Looking back at the way everything went, I can breathe easy.” This weekend, John and her mother, Raejean, will both be in attendance at the Sul...
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Gear foes struggle to find common ground
By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer The latest phase of the long-standing tension between trawl fishermen and their small-boat colleagues is playing out in Kodiak over a paragraph in a letter. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council plan to send a letter to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council before NPFMC’s April meeting. NPFMC will again take up the problem of how to limit unwanted bycatc...
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