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Just Take a Trawler and Processor Lobbyist’s Advice
As reported about Monday’s fishery working group meeting, anthropologist Courtney Carothers’ preliminary survey findings showed 77 percent of respondents believing fish privatizations lead to a downturn of the local economy. The National Academy of Science’s study does not support a finding that fisheries would be better managed if they were private rather than public resources. What saturated the results was a wi...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 12
Wednesday, July 10 • At 12:08 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle. It was just men fixing a vehicle. • At 5:35 a.m., an officer removed a dead rabbit from the roadway. • At 9:25 a.m., a citizen requested a cat trap. • At 9:31 a.m., a caller reported his ATVs were vandalized. They were probably damaged from a brick found underneath them. • At 12:46 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle was speeding t...
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People shouldn't complain about rent
To the Editor: On the Hotline, Monday, people were griping about their rent being raised in apartments. The owners of the apartments have to pay each renter’s sewer, water, garbage, electric, insurance, high property taxes, heat, city 7 percent sales tax, repairs and cleaning, just like rental houses pay on each tenant. Some of these people are earning high retirement income and they can afford to own their own pl...
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Around Kodiak: July 12
The Tee Off For Kids golf tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Club. The tournament, sponsored by the Kodiak High School Booster Club, benefits athletics programs at the high school. An NRA high-power rifle match will take place at Salonie Creek Rifle Range beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Alutiiq Museum is making ciitaq, an Alutiiq treat made from crushed berries, milk and sugar for its s...
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Man born in Kodiak plans to run for governor
A man with ties to Kodiak plans to run for governor in 2014. On Tuesday, Phillip Gerald Stoddard, 62, filed his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Stoddard was born in Kodiak in 1951 but now lives in Anchorage. He lived as a child in Kodiak before moving to Sterling with his family, where they homesteaded. Stoddard has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat, although he describes himself as ...
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Dawn Marie Russell
Dawn Marie Russell, 48, beloved daughter, wife, and mother, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2013 in Wasilla. She was born Aug. 19, 1964 in Kodiak, attended Chugiak High School, and lived with her husband, Todd M. Russell, in Chugiak. She was active with First American Baptist Church in Anchorage and The Crossing in Birchwood. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with her childre...
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Kodiak juniors fall to Dimond
The offense slowed down for Kodiak’s Junior Little League all-star team Wednesday night. A day after scoring 28 runs, Kodiak posted only three hits in a 14-3 loss to Dimond-West in a District I pool play baseball contest in Anchorage. The island’s 13-and 14-year-olds are 1-1 in pool play, which is used to determine seeding for the District I Finals. “What did us in is that we had nine walks,” Kodiak coach Dave Smi...
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Providence
Providence Your name stands for your commitment, And responsibility to the community, And for individuals like me. You are true to what you believe in, And carry out your duty, As you perceive it. You are truly a blessing from above. And for that, I thank God and Jesus Christ each and every day. Please continue to be patient with people like I Who often need your serenity, And finds true meaning each day. May you ...
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Sleepless in Kodiak
To the Editor: It’s not just the long summer days that are cutting into our sleep. The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the celebratory fireworks continue and they continue well after midnight, weeknights and weekends. Granted, summer weather has coincided with the June 15 to July 15 timeframe set forth by the Borough for shooting off fireworks, but what was the expected fireworks around the 4th has now becom...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Orca
Arlluk - Orca; Killer Whale Arllut kuimartut imarmi. - Orcas are swimming in the ocean. The orca or killer whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest member of the dolphin family. These large, toothed sea mammals are aggressive hunters known for their feeding habits. In addition to fish and squid, killer whales will eat other whales, sea lions, seals, and even birds. Adult orcas grow to between twenty-three and twenty-se...
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