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Stevens announces he won’t run again, votes against comments rules
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly member Mel Stephens announced he would not be seeking re-election when his term ends in October, saying the assembly would benefit from “new blood.” Stephens encouraged community members at the assembly’s regular meeting July 3 to consider running for a seat in the assembly or the Kodiak City Council this fall, and asked that they consider serving a single term. Stevens also voiced d...
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Outdoors Kodiak: Fine-tuning your king trolling
We’re “fortunate” in managing to catch a lot of king salmon from our boat — or at least that’s what we hear from the friends around us who aren’t doing as well. But fortune actually plays only a small part in our catch rate. It has a lot more to do with systematically testing the water and the way we fish, then fine-tuning both our location and our methods. In the sincere belief that everyone likes to catch fish a...
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Playbook: July 8
Tuesday, July 8 Baseball: Kodiak Major All-Stars vs. Knik at District I pool play in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 Baseball: Kodiak Junior All-Stars vs. Dimond-West at District I pool play in Anchorage, 4 p.m.
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Alaska State Trooper Report: July 4
June 23 • Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a person for fishing over the halibut limit in Larsen Bay. One of his halibut was seized for evidence. June 24 • At 10:20 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to a person on board a commercial fishing vessel that was tendering near Harvester Island for keeping a sport-caught halibut with commercially caught fish. The halibut was seized for evidence. • At 7:40 p.m...
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Faith key ingredient of mentor program
Every year thousands of inmates in Alaska are released from jail or prison to re-enter a society they have wronged. Many need a mentor to help prepare them to make the sharp transition from an unhealthy life to a productive one. That’s why the Alaska Department of Corrections is involved in a collaborative effort with a program known as KAMP — Kodiak Area Mentor Program. Inspired by Teresa and Jeff Slaughter, KAMP...
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Microbeads in toothpaste and skin care entering ocean food chains
While caring citizens may know not to leave trash and plastics behind in nature, what they probably don’t know is that using toothpaste may actually add to plastics pollution in the ocean. The reason? Most toothpastes and many skin care products contain microbeads. Microbeads are so small that they pass through the filters in the sewage treatment plants and because they are made of polymer plastic, there are no ba...
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PANDA decision a no-brainer for the Council
To the editor, An active group of young folks have joined a national organization called PANDA, people against the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the president with the power to declare anyone a terrorist and to imprison them indefinitely, allowing no contact with anyone. PANDA has appeared before the Council with the request that they repudiate this law because it eliminates the requirement to...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Carwaq - Current
Carwaq - Current Carwaq tukniuq. - The current is strong. Perched on the edge of the continental shelf, the Kodiak Archipelago lies in the path of the Alaska current. Driven by wind and freshwater, this warm oceanic flow courses out of the central Pacific and circulates counterclockwise along the Gulf of Alaska’s coast. This current, and Alaska’s high coastal mountains, shield the gulf from the cold climate of Ala...
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Mentor training program available
Chaplain Jim Duncan, Director of the Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Division, and Brenda Nagunst, Director of Alaska Correctional Ministries, will be keynote presenters in a mentor-training workshop slated July 12 at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in the Pyramid Room. The schedule includes two identical three-hour sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon and from one to four. The workshop is designed for t...
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Henry’s crafting beer scene at mall
At the downtown mall, longtime family eatery Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant is pouring everything it knows about beer into a new bar strategy. It not only wants to do a brisker bar business, but it hopes to create a “beer renaissance” in town. The restaurant, in operation in town since the fifties, chose to use its capacious bar space for a new set of taps with the hopes of improving the bottom line for the bar ...
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