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Amazing Nature: New program brings scientists into rural schools
There is a new program in Kodiak, which brings local scientists to our rural schools to spend a day talking marine science and offering hands-on lessons. Last Thursday was a glorious, sunny fall day, perfect for our plans to fly to Port Lions for a day of marine science with the students there. As our plane took off over parts of our beautiful Island dabbed in fall colors and the pilot spouted astonishing historic...
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Religion: Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is nightmare’s dream come true
Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is a dream come true for Bud and Cherie Carter who spend summers at remote Kupreanof hosting visiting pastors and their wives who come for a week of rest and relaxation in a refuge from a busy, often hectic life. But this beautiful retreat on Kodiak Island’s west side started out as a nightmare. When he was a child, Bud dreamed that he was being chased by a bear. The dream stuck wit...
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Island Flavor: A year of feastiing: 10 memorable moments
It’s been 12 months since I started writing Island Flavor, and I thought I’d celebrate by revisiting some of the year’s greatest food moments. I’ve written about some of these. Others surprised me when they came to mind. It’s funny what happens when you try to condense an entire year of feasting into 10 tiny morsels. I’ll start with dessert. Best dessert. The most surprising, delicious dessert discovery of the yea...
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Prep Picks: Enough with football, it’s baseball time
This space is normally reserved for football, but this week baseball grabs the spotlight. The MLB season is just about over, and once again the Mariners are closing in on another 90-loss season. What has kept my attention is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs are in the postseason for the first time since Barry Bonds roamed the outfield — that is 1992 for the 21-and-under crowd. The Pirates only give me hope that th...
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Former assemblyman runs for borough mayor
Former assemblyman Jerrol Friend hopes to improve communication between the Kodiak Island Borough assembly and public as the borough’s mayor. Friend, a 48-year Kodiak resident, is running unopposed for a three-year term, and if elected, will fill the position held by longtime mayor Jerome Selby. Communication is key for Friend, and he hopes to help find ways to get more borough residents to provide comments and pu...
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School board says goodbye to board president
In a Monday meeting the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board said farewell to board president Melissa Borton who is not seeking reelection this year. The board presented Borton with a plaque of appreciation for her six years of service on the board. “Melissa initially ran for the school board as an active parent volunteer…when she came on the board, her interest expanded quickly and she became an adv...
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Prep swimming: Hughes, Lindquist pacing Kodiak’s girls
One thing stands out when glancing at the latest top-16 statewide swim times: Kodiak’s girls are not as dominating as they have been the past two years. Outside of the powering duo of Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes, only one other Kodiak girl appears on the list, and that is diver Tessa Heiberg. “We just have a lot of work to do still,” Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. The Bears have won the past two state team t...
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Frank Peterson seeks seat on Assembly
Frank Peterson Jr. hadn’t originally planned to run for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly this year. Peterson said a close friend approached him and asked him to run for the assembly seat. After consideration, he decided he wanted the opportunity to get involved in more public service. Peterson is no stranger to being in front of a crowd. He has stepped into leadership roles in his professional life, as...
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Austerman seeks second term on Assembly
Assemblywoman Carol Austerman knows the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has some critical issues on its plate in the upcoming year. Austerman is running for a second three-year term on the assembly so she can continue addressing those issues. “I enjoy public service and it’s important to me to work toward making Kodiak an even better place to live,” Austerman said. “I’m lucky to be self-employed and able to commit ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 26
Monday, Sept. 23 • At 12:35 a.m., an officer removed debris from the roadway on Rezanof Drive. • At 12:40 a.m., a man was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 1:41 a.m., a caller reported finding a credit card. The credit card company was informed and the card was shredded. • At 2:28 a.m., a caller requested an officer remove a man who was starting fights. He left when an officer asked him to and was...
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