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Nominate someone for First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards
To the Editor: Wherever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. Nominations are due by March 1. Details and a link to the nomination form are available at gov.alaska.gov. Thanks to all our volunteers for making a difference...
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Garden Gate: Gardeners swap seeds
When it comes to spring gardening, Kodiak gardeners are pushing the envelope. Gone are the days when we waited until Memorial Day weekend to sow carrot seeds and transplant seedlings. Thanks to cold frames and plastic covered hoophouses and raised beds, growers can sow crops outside with confidence and hope. This same confidence and hope flourished at Saturday’s annual seed Sswap and potluck, where 15 or so garden...
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Prep wrestling: Sega wins state
Never count Leo Sega out. After finishing a disappointing fifth-place finish at the Northern Lights Conference championships last week, not many people thought Kodiak’s heavyweight wrestler would do much at the 4A state championships. Sega proved the critics wrong. The junior plowed his way through the 285-pound bracket to claim his first state title with a dramatic 6-5 win over Palmer’s Brian Thompson in Saturday...
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Margaret Dale McLane
Wasilla resident Margaret Dale McLane, 64, passed away with her loving husband, daughter and son in-law at her side on Jan. 19 at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer. A celebration of life in honor of Margaret will be held in the spring. Maggie’s cremated remains will be scattered at a remote location where her mother and father are. Margaret was born Oct. 27, 1948 in Cresent City, Calif., daughter of Joseph ...
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Capitol report: Feb. 4
Hello again from Juneau. The first session of the 28th Alaska Legislature is heading into its fourth week, and the pace of work is busy as lawmakers continue to delve into many issues. As is the case every year, the budget will be driving much of the discussion between now and our April 14th adjournment date. In the coming weeks, the Senate finance committee’s budget subcommittees will begin meeting to examine the...
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Alutiiq Museum publishes new book
The Alutiiq Museum is expanding its campaign to promote the Alutiiq language with a new book detailing how to write in Alutiiq. “The Alutiiq Orthography: Kodiak Dialect” was written by museum language program manager April Laktonen Counceller and linguist Jeff Leer. The book is a 100-page paperback that contains the rules for Alutiiq writing. “This is based on a project the museum is supporting with Chugachmiut In...
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Fish Factor: Volunteers wanted to test money-saving energy audits
Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for ‘do it yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats. “Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is going, you can learn how your vessel is consuming energy and find places where it might be wasted or not used as efficiently as possible, and frankly, most fishing vessels are not very energy efficient,” said Terry Johnso...
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Kodiak girls sweep Palmer, remain perfect
In a weekend that was supposed to be a test for Kodiak, the Bears basketball team passed with flying colors. Kodiak continued its undefeated season with a pair of dominating Northern Lights Conference basketball victories over a 10-win Palmer team at Kodiak High. Friday’s game was over by halftime as the Bears rolled to a 56-25 thumping of the Moose. Kodiak didn’t take control of Saturday’s game until the third qu...
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Bill proposed to rename Akhiok runway in memory of dead pilots
If one new bill passes the Alaska Legislature, a rural runway will soon memorialize two pilots killed while flying over Kodiak. Among the Kodiak bills in the Legislature this year is Senate Bill 31, which will name the Jim Andie and Robin Starrett Memorial Runway in Akhiok. The bill was introduced by Sen. Gary Stevens and has been referred to the senate’s transportation committee for debate. Linda Amodo, the mayor...
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Supreme court rules in favor of Leisnoi in long-running payment case
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Leisnoi Inc. in a long-running dispute between the Native corporation and its former attorney. On Friday, the supreme court ruled that a fee agreement between Leisnoi and the law firm of Merdes & Merdes is invalid, and Merdes must return more than $640,000 paid by Leisnoi since 2010. Merdes represented Leisnoi in its 30-year court battle against Omar Stratman for land...
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