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City proposes cutting budget by 6 percent
The Kodiak City Council got its first glimpse of the proposed 2014 budget on Saturday as city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and finance director Mary Munk presented a $37 million citywide proposal, down $2.2 million from fiscal year 2013. While the budget’s first draft shows higher costs for employee wages, benefits and utilities, those rises were offset by a slowdown in spending on big new projects. “Overall, I think...
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Kodiak softball finishes third at Sitka Invite
Kodiak’s softball team went 2-4 to finish third at the Sitka Invitational over the weekend. Despite the third-place finish in the four-team round-robin tournament, the Bears picked up the biggest win in coach Sam Catt’s three years — a 9-5 victory over last year’s small-school state champion Sitka. That was Sitka’s only loss during the tournament, as the Wolves finished first, Homer second and Thunder Mountain fou...
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KHS baseball games on Peninsula canceled
Kodiak’s four-game baseball trip to the Kenai Peninsula turned into a night at the movies. After Friday and Saturday’s doubleheaders were canceled, the Kodiak team used their downtime to eat pizza and watch “Iron Man 3” before returning to the island Saturday. The trip was cut short because of unplayable field conditions on the Peninsula. No more than 15 minutes into Thursday’s ferry trip to Homer, Kodiak baseball...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 7
Thursday, May 2 • At 1:13 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:16 a.m., a man received a citation for no insurance. • At 2:28 a.m., officers checked a suspicious vehicle and found no violations. • At 2:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:55 a.m., a loose dog was impounded. • At 10:51 a.m., an officer helped push a disabled vehicle off the roadway. • At 1:15 p.m., an of...
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Ode to Carl Theil
Ode to Carl Theil As the fog moves in there is no land to get my bearings by… And lo I have missed the channel buoy what time was that what year… The sea sags and bellies beneath me now… While waves gargle phosprous deep within their dark wakes… I seem lost now as though between two oceans… What enslaving grog have I consumed from the sea… That has left me so perilously adrift with islands all about me… The names ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gearing up
We were all set. I spent this past Saturday finalizing boat preparations and sorting tackle. When the alarm sounded early Sunday morning, I bounded from bed ready to launch the boat for our first venture offshore for kings and halibut. I started the coffee and stepped outside for one last inspection of the boat. Holy cow! The thermometer on our porch read 26 degrees. And a cold breeze wrapped around the corner of ...
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Cleveland volcano erupting, no danger seen
Cleveland volcano has begun erupting in the Aleutians, but Kodiak residents shouldn’t be alarmed — according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the eruption has thus far been small. According to a Monday morning bulletin from the observatory, recorders at Okmok volcano, 80 miles northeast of Cleveland detected a small explosion about 8 a.m. That explosion followed one at 11:23 p.m. Sunday. Clouds have shrouded the...
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We do not need more buildings
To the Editor: This is in answer to the kids who think of wanting all fun things and buildings for them. Us adults are not rich. They need their parents to buy land and build them a recreation center, and they can pay the taxes on it too. Too many buildings are going up, and soon the bomb will fall and we can’t afford them and we will lose them. If they want all this stuff Juvy Small wrote to have in the paper, ei...
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Immigrants are job creators, not job takers
To the Editor: Since 1875, the law that prohibited foreign prostitutes and convicts from entering the United States has been broadened to include the illiterate. In more recent years, the laws have been reformed again and again to keep out immigrants and restrict them from working. Americans today tend to believe that immigrants ruin to our society by draining our public school systems, our health care, and our ec...
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Births: May 7
• Lorelai Mae Williams Botz was born at 5:05 a.m. April 30, 2013, to Krysta Williams and Jeremy Botz. She weighed 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Oley, Pa. and Kodiak, and now live in Cordova. Her mother works at the Cordova School District and her father works at the Cordova office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Also welcoming her to the family is Ad...
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