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AMHS to hold meeting about ferry budget
Kodiakans will have a chance to talk to Alaska Marine Highway System staff next month about budget challenges to the ferry system. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday a series of six community engagement meetings in coastal communities including a Dec. 8 meeting in Kodiak. “The goal of the public meetings is to lead a constructive dialogue around the fiscal challenges t...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo outpicks the experts
The dog got the best of me last week. Check that, the dog got the best of everybody last week. While the entire world population struggled picking NFL games in Week 10, Gizmo prospered. The Chin, who spends his days on the couch watching sports, gobbled his way to a 10-win week. How did I do? I got two right. Yes, two lousy games. I could have used the method of tossing darts at a dartboard and gotten more than tw...
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ESS volleyball in search of inaugural state berth
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For most teenagers, moving from North Pole to Larsen Bay would be the end of the world. Not for senior Liam Bogardus. “It’s not really that much of a difference,” he said. “My father was military, so we moved a lot. Transitioning was not that different.” Bogardus has lived in five states — Alaska, Texas, Montana, North Carolina and New York — and has traveled to every state but Haw...
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In the Court: Nov. 20
Andresito Bautista Jr. pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Bautista Jr. was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service. Gerie E. Botz pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Botz was sentenced to 60 days in jail (59 suspended) and fined $750 and had their license revoked for 30 days and was placed on probation fo...
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If you try sometimes you get Thanksgiving
Have you found that your default mood these days is dissatisfaction? Do you find yourself wishing you had someone else’s life? And do you realize that you break the commandment all the time: “Thou shalt not envy”? If you answered any of these yes, don’t feel bad. You’re getting a lot of support, even encouragement, to feel this way. Our culture, or at least our economy which needs us to keep spending, needs even m...
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Johnson remains perfect in MMA
Charlie Johnson didn’t spend a lot of time in the cage on Wednesday. The former Kodiak resident knocked out Colten Goracke in the first round of his welterweight bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The win pushed Johnson’s mixed martial arts record to 2-0. In May, he defeated Charles Espinal via tap out during AFC 116. Dana White, UFC president, was at Wednesday’s event filming for his reality show, “L...
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Johnson remains perfect in MMA
Charlie Johnson didn’t spend a lot of time in the cage on Wednesday. The former Kodiak resident knocked out Colten Goracke in the first round of his welterweight bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The win pushed Johnson’s mixed martial arts record to 2-0. In May, he defeated Charles Espinal via tap out during AFC 116. Dana White, UFC president, was at Wednesday’s event filming for his reality show, “L...
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AMAZING NATURE: Helping hands and hearts bring hope
Some days writing a column about marine life around Kodiak Island is easy. After all, we live in what I believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and the ocean around us is full of wonders. On other days it is very difficult, not because the ocean is any less full of wonders but because my mind lingers on topics that cause me worry and sadness. Today is one of those days. It started with a phone call...
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Kodiak Fire Department’s first 75 years
Current and former firefighters gathered at the Kodiak firehouse Wednesday to commemorate the founding of the city’s fire department just after the city itself was chartered in 1940. “We have come a long way from what was literally buckets,” Fire Chief Jim Mullican said, referring to the first days when fires were put out by a bucket brigade. Now, the department has 13 firefighters on staff and responds to more th...
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Low volunteer numbers plague volunteer departments
Kodiak’s volunteer fire departments are shorthanded, with one at half the ideal complement of firefighters. The two fire stations in the Kodiak Island Borough serve Womens Bay and the Monashka and Spruce Cape areas, the main areas of large populations on the road system outside city limits. Bayside Fire Station, serving Fire Protection Area No. 1, mainly the road system to the north and east of the city limits, ha...
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