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Parnell announces third-highest PFD
Alaskans will receive a $1,884 Permanent Fund Dividend this fall, Governor Sean Parnell announced this morning. It’s higher this year then it’s been in a while, and it’s the third-highest ever. The highest was $2,069 in 2008 and the second highest was $1,963.86 in 2000. Alaskans will begin receiving their PFD on October 2, when it will be direct deposited into bank accounts and checks will be mailed. Through the P...
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Kodiak runners compete in Anchorage meet today
The long layoff for Kodiak’s cross country team will come to an end today. The Bears are competing in the New Balance Urban XC Classic today on the Park Strip in Anchorage. The race was added to the schedule after inclement weather kept Kodiak from flying to last Saturday’s Seward Invitational. Today’s meet — a 3-kilometer race — will be Kodiak’s first since the Kodiak Invitational on Aug. 29. Kodiak coach Marcus ...
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Soldotna, Bartlett remain on top
Soldotna flexed its muscle over Kodiak on Saturday and kept its top spot in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s high school football poll. The Stars defeated the Bears, 48-0, for their 24th straight victory and remained No. 1 in the medium-small school rankings. Soldotna coach Galen Brantley Jr. was glad to get the win after his team endured a long and rocky ferry ride to Kodiak. It was the Stars’ first North...
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Cathy Jean Stevens
Cathy Jean Stevens passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sept. 9, 2014 in Parkland, Florida, after a long fought battle with cancer. Cathy was born on July 4, 1956 to Pat and William McDonald in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The delivering doctor promptly announced she was a fire cracker without the fuse and she managed to live up to that pronouncement. Cathy spent her early years in Florida, where she was ac...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 17
Port and Harbor meeting The Port and Harbor Advisory Board meets at noon today in Fisherman’s Hall. For more information, contact the Harbormaster’s office at 486-8080.
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Alaska Science Forum: Maverick red aspens in a world of gold
Will Lentz, a reader from Fairbanks, asks a question that flares every fall: why do some aspens turn red? A few scientists from Fort Collins, Colorado, pondered that subject in the late 1970s. Curious about red aspen trees people had noticed for half a century, they studied why these existed amid those with the more common leaf color, yellow. Before getting to the scientists' results, a quick refresher on why tree...
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Official primary results
The official results for the Aug. 19 primary election gives Republican State House District 32 candidate Louise Stutes the win by over 300 votes, and opponent Carol Austerman moving from third to second above candidate Rich Walker. On election night and for several days afterward, Stutes had the most votes followed by Walker and then Austerman. However, subsequent counting, which included almost 700 absentee ballo...
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Road striping to start soon
Several roads in Kodiak have been repaved over the summer — months ago for some — and the striping should be starting today. “They’ve just been waiting on the weather,” said Louis Rocheleau, the project manager for Brechan Enterprises, the paving company, “They’ve been in town since the weekend.” Some sections have been paved for most of the summer, without striping. Rocheleau said that was because the state was t...
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Kodiak rescue swimmer receives highest honor
It takes a lot to stand out when you and your coworkers spend every day as professional heroes, but the Association for Rescue At Sea found such a stand-out in Petty Officer 1st Class Rachid Arnick. A rescue swimmer based at Air Station Kodiak, Arnick received the association’s highest honor, the Vice Adm. Thomas Sargent III Gold Medal, on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C. It recognizes his effort in a Sept. 21, 2013, r...
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Kodiak swimming displays its depth against Homer
Not too long ago Kodiak and Homer battled in the pool for Region III supremacy. That hasn’t been the case lately, and it was never more apparent that the two programs have gone in different directions than this weekend when they met for a pair of dual meets at the Kodiak Community Pool. Using its depth and talent, Kodiak blitzed Homer. On Friday, the boys won 189-80, while the girls grabbed a 171-46 victory. On Sa...
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