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Voters approve Prop. 1 by big margin
By almost a 2:1 margin, Kodiak voters have approved a rule forbidding the borough mayor and assembly from working for the borough while they serve as elected officials. Proposition 1, which states in part, “simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members (is) prohibited,” received 848 votes out of almost 1,300 cast in Tuesday’s municipal election. That compares to 462 votes cast...
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North Pacific Council starts meeting today in Anchorage
Government shutdown or not, federal fisheries officials will meet starting today in Anchorage as the autumn session of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council opens. On the council’s agenda is a review of the new federal fisheries observer program and renewed discussion on trawl issues in the Gulf of Alaska. Managers are expected to adopt 2014 catch limits for several fisheries and review reports about king s...
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Osowski helps extend Kodiak’s XC streak
No matter what Keith Osowski does the rest of his career, he has already become a Kodiak hero. The freshman’s surprise sixth-place finish Saturday extended Kodiak’s streak of Region III boys cross country titles to 12. After finishing behind Kenai and Colony in all the big invitiationals this season, many people had written off the Bears. Kodiak entered Saturday as an underdog and needed a big performance from one...
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Alaska Science Forum: 90-mile aqueduct still etched in Interior hills
Like a bright yellow contour line painted above the Steese Highway, the Davidson Ditch now reveals itself by the flagging autumn birches and poplars that clog its path. The 90-mile system of canal, pipeline and tunnel becomes harder to see with each passing day, but the engineering triumph once helped prevent Fairbanks from ghosting out. The 1920s-era aqueduct provided the water needed to float dredges the size of...
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All residents should bare dumpster fees
To the Editor: It has been well over a year since the appearance of the roll-cart green trash containers inside the City of Kodiak replaced dumpsters inside the city limits. There may be some success inside the city with this program, yet it has its share of problems. Consider that a resident living outside the city limits pays an additional fee to have the areas around the dumpsters cleaned up by Alaska Waste; th...
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Kodiak Island is full of hospitable people
To the Editor: My hunting partner and I recently drew tags for and hunted a mountain goat in the area between Center Mountain and Crown Mountain. We just wanted to express our utmost appreciation and gratitude to the people of Kodiak for making the experience such a wonderful one. We have both travelled far and wide in our 26 years of life, but Kodiak is one of the most beautiful, rugged islands we have ever seen,...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 3
Friday, Sept. 27 • At 6:42 a.m., a caller reported a man was banging his head on a window of a vacant building on Mill Bay Road. He was just waiting out of the rain for a friend to pick him up. • At 9:09 a.m., a man left a property on Mill Bay Road when an officer asked him to. • At 11:54 a.m., a caller reported a man tried selling her a watch that she knew belonged to someone else. The man returned it to the righ...
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KEA plans new electric system to support electric crane
For the future of renewable energy, Kodiak Electric Association is looking to the wheel. Last month, the KEA board of directors and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly threw their support behind a $1.9 million grant request. The money, which may come from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, would be used to build a flywheel energy storage system. The system is needed if the city of Kodiak presses ahead with plans for...
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From Soup to Nuts: Convenience foods…what is the real cost?
I am not big on convenience foods or box mixes. They are laden with added salt, fat, sugar, food coloring, preservatives and a whole host of things I have never added to my own food (and wouldn’t have the foggiest idea where to purchase). While it takes longer to produce a homemade meal similar to boxed food mixes, I have found that the foods I make at home are just better on a variety of levels. They are often le...
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Business offers CPR, first-aid training
Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan almost drowned three years ago. She survived thanks to her first aid knowledge and the quick reaction of her golden retriever, which pulled her to shallow waters. “Three Septembers ago, my dog and I were out fishing and I fell in a hole in the river. … I wasn’t prepared and I never dreamed that our river had any places that were 12 feet deep,” she said. “I was hypothermic and losing consci...
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