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State champs fall in Oregon
The Alaska American Legion baseball champions had a short stay at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. South Anchorage Post 4 lost to Boise, Idaho, 18-8, in an elimination game Friday morning. South was outscored 42-11 in its two losses. In Anchorage, Juneau remains the only Alaska team alive at the Northwest Class “A” Regional Tournament. Juneau played Poctaello, Idaho in an elimination game late ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: All that fish
After reading last week how much fish we eat, you might be wondering how we manage to do it without burning out on fish entirely. Certainly quality has a lot to do with it. So many of our species are available for only a few weeks and months, and it’s mandatory that you keep it in top shape for the remainder of the year. The bigger challenge is keeping it interesting on the table. We accomplish some of that in the...
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Fort Abercrombie has a Quest
There’s a new family activity at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “It’s a little bit like a treasure hunt,” said park volunteer Nancy Meitle. “It’s kind of a cross between a treasure hunt and geocaching.” Meitle composed a 50-stanza poem, which she printed onto a small pamphlet. Some of the stanzas contain clues while others contain military history or plant information. “Take the first letter/of the trail ...
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Troopers stay busy at Warm August Nights
Judging by the full parking lot at the Kodiak Fairgrounds Saturday, rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of music fans at this year's Warm August Nights. Estimating attendance numbers, organizer Dr. Jerimiah Myers of the Kodiak Lions Club said, "It looks like by the food count upwards of 900 people in the course of the evening." Admission cost a donation of food or money. Myers said the Lions collected two trucklo...
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Letter to the Editor: Why rush to pump more oil ?
To the Editor, Proposition One, an Alaskan resident citizen's Initiative was placed on the ballot after more than 50,000 Alaskans signed the Referendum Petition last summer. Only 30,000 signatures were required. The cost to Alaskans is 1 to 2 BILLION dollars per year. It goes into the already bloated profits of the oil companies! BigOil has promised nothing in return. BigOil is flooding the advertising media with ...
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Letter to the Editor: Character and Ethics trump friendship
To the Editor, As I understand it Carol Austerman twice had the opportunity to vote to stop payments made to assembly member Chris Lynch — on Oct. 4, 2012, and again on Oct. 18, 2012. The assembly made a motion to stop any further actions or payments to Chris Lynch under contract No. FY-2012-24. Borough records show Carol Austerman voted “No” to suspend this contract and stop all payments to Chris Lynch. On Feb 7,...
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Austerman supports our community
Dear Editor, As a lifelong Alaskan, with 40 years calling Kodiak home, I would like to say how pleased I am that we have so many candidates willing to represent our district in Juneau. It takes a selfless spirit to be willing to represent your community as an elected official, and I admire each candidate for that. I would like to encourage you to vote for Carol Austerman. Carol and I grew up here and attended Kodi...
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Garden Gate: Last call for summer
With the recent wet spell (which seems to be making up for a dry summer), garden flowers, veggies, herbs and wildflowers and berries are moving along quickly. So if you want to savor a little bit of summer this winter, get out and pick the last remaining salmonberries and have a jam party. Before I dive into the jam pot, I want to list seven things that need attention right now: 1. Be brutal and trim away excess t...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 11
July 19 • Around 3:43 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 8:56 a.m., someone reported a neighbor on Bonaparte Circle kept leaving out trash that attracted bears, and it was strewn throughout the cul de sac and not cleaned up. Officers spoke to the neighbor who said the trash would be taken out. • At 9:41 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on East Rezanof Drive. • At 9:41 a.m., police warned a s...
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Assembly puts bond issue before voters
At the Aug. 7 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed an ordinanceto let the voters decide whether $10.23 million in bonds should be sold. The bonds would fund maintenance and repairs on borough-owned school buildings. The ordinance passed 6-1 with Mel Stephens voting no. “I do not think we are ready to present this matter to the voters because I do not think it has been properly thought through, and I ...
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