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Arlo Guthrie to perform on Tuesday
Folk music legend Arlo Guthrie will bring his voice and his guitar to the stage of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Tuesday night. Guthrie, best known for songs like “Alice’s Restaurant” and “Coming into Los Angeles,” is doing a solo tour to honor the centennial year of his father, Woody Guthrie, which was 2012. His tour, “Here Comes the Kid,” celebrates the contributions his late father made to shape American f...
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Fish Factor: Chess match begins for trawl fisheries
Fishing industry stakeholders and federal managers in June will begin crafting a bycatch reduction plan for trawl groundfish fisheries in the Gulf. It will include some form of catch share plan, and as the main delivery port for more than $100 million worth of pollock, cod, flats and other fishes, Kodiak is closely guarding any giveaways. It’s similar to a chess game, said Duncan Fields, a lifelong Kodiak fisherma...
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Ferry service cancels more sailings to western Alaska
The “trusty Tusty” has seemed more like the “rusty Tusty” lately. On Friday, the Alaska Marine Highway announced it has canceled all June sailings for the ferry Tustumena, which has been drydocked in Seward since the fall. The cancelations affect hundreds of passengers who had booked trips to Kodiak, but the state’s announcement is worse news for Kodiak’s rural communities and those along the Alaska Peninsula who ...
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City council OKs pay hikes for public employees
If you're a city employee, you're smiling today. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new public employee pay scale that includes raises and benefit increases, bringing the city up to market averages for pay. "This puts us in a much better position, and it's still reasonable, and I do believe it's a sustainable increase," said city manager Aimee Kniaziowski. The new pay scale ...
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Tapestry: Lenten fast is not ‘punishment’ but means of spiritual growth
“Why don’t the followers of Jesus fast?” wondered the disciples of John the Baptist. Since then, questions about fasting — refraining from certain types of food or any food — have abounded. Why do Christians fast? What benefits does fasting have? Why do Christians fast during Lent — the 40 days before Easter? Some scoff at the whole idea of prescribed fasting, which for Orthodox Christians means eating no animal p...
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Push is on to bring state’s best track athletes to Kodiak
Kodiak High School track coach Marcus Dunbar has planned a meet that will bring the best track athletes in Alaska together, but the planning is the easy part. He now needs $30,000 to get the teams to Kodiak. The Brian Young Invitational Track and Field Meet will be held on the city’s new track on May 24-25 during Crab Fest. Dunbar came up with the idea for the meet after Brian Young, a strong supporter of Kodiak t...
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Season preview: A new era for Kodiak baseball
Kodiak High’s baseball squad has a fresh look for the 2013 campaign. The Bears have a new head coach, a new artificial turf infield and a ton of first-time starters. “Some people could view this as a young team with just three seniors — two starting — but there is a lot of juniors that have played a lot of ball,” coach James Arnold said. Arnold, last year’s pitchers/catchers coach, takes over for longtime coach Ri...
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Temperature is new driver of Kodiak power use
As more Kodiak residents switch from fuel oil to electric heat, the Kodiak Electric Association is seeing bigger swings in power use, KEA CEO Darron Scott told the cooperative's board of directors on Thursday. According to a report released Thursday, Kodiak power use is down 7.36 percent in the first three months of 2013 when compared with the same months in 2012. While electrical sales were below budget, the coop...
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Parks and Rec schedule: April 26-May 3
April 26-May 3 YOUTH SOCCER Schedule: Following is this week’s schedule; games are preceded by their time and field number. Everything is at Baranof Football Field. Saturday, April 27 Practices at Woody Way Field 10 a.m. — Micro-1 Girls/Boys; 11 a.m. — Micro-2 Girls/Boys; Noon — Junior Girls/Boys; 1 p.m. — Strikers Girls/Boys Monday, April 29 Baranof Football Field Micro-1 Girls/Boys 6 p.m. — F-1, The AK Bears v. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 26
Wednesday, April 24 • At 1:33 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:08 a.m., a vehicle was left running, but no one was around. An officer turned it off. • At 9:02 a.m., a man found a pipe in the park and turned it over to an officer for destruction. • At 9:43 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dead deer was in the road. An officer saved it for charity pickup. • At 5:53 p.m., a caller reported a loo...
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