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Putting a face on the loss of a home
To echo Jamie Fagan’s excellent editorial about the apparent ambivalence of the community to the plight of those in the Jackson neighborhood: it is true that the homeowners there face a crisis that is less dramatic perhaps than a tsunami, but their suffering is no less tragic. I will share a personal story. I grew up in a high-dollar area on the western slope of Colorado, but my family wasn’t wealthy. We were dirt...
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Joseph Hok Jr.
Joseph Hok Jr, 59 of Kodiak, passed away quietly at Pine Ridge Convelesant home in San Rafeal, CA on Saturday, May 23, after a long struggle with his health. Joe was born in Medford, OR on January 10, 1956 to the proud parents of Joseph Hok Sr and Ella Mae Hok. His siblings are Michelle Hok-Demott of San Rafael, Deborah Hok-Harrend (Dene) of Petaluma and Mathew Hok of San Rafael. Having spent much of his childhood...
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Softball draws Hutch
Kodiak’s softball team will face Hutchison for the third time this season when the small-school state softball championships begin Friday in Fairbanks. The two squads open the two-day, double-elimination tournament at 1 p.m. The winner advances to play Southeast Conference champion Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m., while the loser falls to a loser-out contest at 6 p.m. Kodiak, the runner-up in the Northern Lights Conference...
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Kodiak state troopers will not be affected by layoffs
As about 10,000 state employees were expected to get layoff notices due to the legislative gridlock over the state’s spending plan, the Department of Public Safety announced Monday that two trooper posts will be closed and 27 trooper positions will be lost. The good news: State troopers in Kodiak will not be affected by layoffs, DPS spokesman Timothy Despain said. “The troopers that are already there won’t be affe...
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Council passes nonprofit funding change
The Kodiak City Council has approved a resolution that changes a funding requirement for nonprofits. The council decided it was unfair to existing nonprofits. The ordinance removed the cap that restricted nonprofits from receiving more than a 10 percent increase over their previous grant. With this requirement, nonprofits that had never applied before could potentially apply for the full amount available, while a ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dolly Varden in the ocean
Recent days have felt like summer. In fact, this is the first time in years our lawn has required mowing in May. But surely I don’t have to resort to the lawnmower just yet. It’s time for my favorite activity on lazy summer days, even if it’s not really summer quite yet. Kodiak’s shoreline now teems with sea run Dolly Varden. Yesterday afternoon we returned to shore in our boat, spooking such a large school of Dol...
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Playbook: June 2
Thursday, June 4 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Chugiak at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 Baseball: Kodiak at at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, Softball: Kodiak vs. Hutchison at the small-school state championships in Fairbanks, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 Baseball: Kodiak at at the state championships at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage, Softball: Kodiak at the sm...
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Kodiak fishermen, tribal leaders protest Alaska military plans
Carrying signs and placards opposing planned military exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, commercial fishermen and tribal leaders staged their protest by lining up more than 20 boats and skiffs in front of the city dock Saturday. Spectators crowded the docks at Pier 2 and several kayakers also joined the protest. Boats and spectators carried signs with slogans such as, “Our livelihood is not a game” and “No war games...
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Kodiak boys win state track title
Jemuel Mangalus stepped off a Ravn Alaska airplane at the Kodiak Benny Benson State airport late Saturday night with a smile on his face and a trophy in his hands. He walked through a teammate-formed tunnel before entering the terminal to a steady round of applause — the kind of applause only champions receive. Hours before the Kodiak boys claimed their third state title since 2007 — first since 2013 — in dominati...
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Fish Factor: State workers brace for layoffs
Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget. More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30 day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1. The timing couldn’t be worse for Alaska’s salmon managers who are nearing the peak of a season that could set new records. “There is some budget, about 27 percent of our n...
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