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Around Kodiak: May 13
The Kodiak GIS Users Group will hold a meeting at noon Tuesday in the Kodiak Island Borough conference room in the borough building. Terri Morganson, ESRI Inc.’s state and local government account manager, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is a chance for those who use ESRI products to ask questions and find answers to questions.
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Kodiak officer receives statewide Elks award
Kodiak Police Department school resource officer Jeffrey Holden has received a statewide Elks award for his work with drug awareness and prevention in Kodiak. The Elks Drug Awareness Program Enrique S. Camarena Award is given to a law enforcement officer who is a positive role model committed to a healthy lifestyle, has made a contribution to drug awareness and prevention and has gone above and beyond normal dutie...
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Kodiak baseball goes 2-2 on road trip
Kodiak’s baseball team had a mixed bag of results on its four-game swing through the Mat-Su Valley. The Bears went 2-2 during the two-day trip, which puts them at 3-2 in the Southcentral Conference, 4-2 overall. On Friday, Kodiak earned a pair of decisive victories, beating Homer 12-5 and Wasilla 16-4. Kodiak lost both Saturday games on walk-offs. Kenai completed a come-from-behind 6-5 win with a bases-loaded walk...
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Fish Factor: International currency variations affect seafood markets
Between 60 and 70 percent of Alaska’s seafood is exported to customers around the globe, and the strength of foreign currencies against the US dollar plays a big role in annual sales. Tracking by the Juneau-based McDowell Group for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute shows mid-year ups and downs for Alaska’s biggest seafood buyers. On the downside: The Japanese yen has taken a 20 percent drop versus the dollar ...
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May is ALS awareness month
To the Editor: Why May? Google Kevin Packman of Miami, Fla., and discover his crusade for his father, Bruce. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the U.S. In other parts of the world, it is known as motor neuron diseases (MND), of which ALS is the most common. If only the upper motor neurons (from the brain) are damaged, it is called primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). If onl...
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Garden Gate: Preparing for summer’s garden
Long days are here, thank goodness, and it won’t be long before warmer days follow, beckoning us outdoors. Getting your garden in order early will help make the summer a little less hectic. Clear raised beds, containers and landscapes I know, I know. Cleaning up winter’s poor housekeeping skills feels like scooping poop at the end of the parade. Still, it’s important to get outside, even to do a general tidy up to...
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Study: Borough pay rates on target
A new study by Fox Lawson & Associates has found Kodiak borough employees’ pay is on target with market averages — except among the borough’s highest-paid positions. During the borough assembly’s Thursday night work session, Lori Messer of Fox Lawson presented the results of a $40,000 study begun in August. The study’s goal: Answer whether the borough’s 47 full-time employees are underpaid, overpaid or paid correc...
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Track and field: Kodiak boys win eighth Region III title
Eight was Kodiak’s lucky number at the Region III Track and Field Championships.  The Bears boys won eight events that paved the path to their eighth consecutive region title Saturday at Nikiski High School.  Kodiak tallied 168 points to top runner-up Colony by 45 points. The 400-meter run was the only event that did not yield points for the Bears.  “It never gets old. We are thrilled,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar ...
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Peninsula earthquake rattles Kodiak
A mild earthquake Saturday night on the Alaska Peninsula rattled dishes in Kodiak, but that was the extent of the magnitude 4.4 tremblor here. According to the US Geological Survey, the shaker was centered 60 miles beneath Fourpeaked Mountain on the peninsula, or about 70 miles northwest of Kodiak city. The earthquake was felt across the Kodiak archipelago and in Homer and Seldovia, but no damage was reported. In ...
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Boskofsky wins two Region II track titles
Port Lions made a statement at its first Region II Track and Field Championships Saturday at Su Valley High School.  The Kings’ two girls — Raissa Boskofsky and Emma Nelson — tied Kenny Lake for fourth out of 11 teams. The duo accounted for 40 points and only came eight points shy of placing in the top three.  Boskofsky romped to victory in both the 300 hurdles and the high jump.  She won the high jump with a mark...
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