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Champions again!
A coach’s decision paved the way for Kodiak’s girls to repeat as state swimming champions. Before the start of Saturday’s state championships at the Bartlett High School pool, John Lindquist rearranged Kodiak’s relays to give his team a chance at a second straight title. In doing so, he traded a potential first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay for a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 and 400 freestyl...
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ACES needs fixing
ConocoPhillips is proud to have been a partner with the state of Alaska in developing Alaska’s oil and gas resources for more than 50 years. Today, ConocoPhillips employs more than 1,000 Alaskans directly and supports thousands of other Alaska jobs through our contractors. Working in partnership with the state and its citizens, we hope to continue to operate in Alaska for many more decades. However, high taxes on ...
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Election 2012: Pier project vies for ballot attention
Candidates aren't the only items on Tuesday’s ballot. Kodiak's Pier 3 project depends on the passing of Bonding Proposition A, which asks voters to decide if the state should issue general obligation bonds for state transportation projects. Projects include harbor upgrades, dock replacements, and road and rail extensions. If approved, Kodiak will receive $15 million to complete the funding for the Pier 3 replaceme...
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Salmon value highest since 1995
Kodiak salmon fishermen brought in the most valuable catch in almost two decades this year, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Area management biologist James Jackson revealed the new figures Friday during a meeting of the Kodiak Regional Planning Team, a multiagency group that coordinates salmon research and hatchery work in the Kodiak archipelago. The news wasn’t all positive, ...
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Kodiak finishes third at conference tournament
In the end, too many energy-draining matches were too much for Kodiak to overcome.  Kodiak followed its state-clinching Thursday night upset over No. 1 seed Palmer by losing a pair of nail-biting games to Soldotna and Palmer in the Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament in Kodiak.  In Kodiak’s final seven sets of the tournament, four went beyond 25 points and five were decided by two points.  “Those were...
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Lynch voted borough's deputy presiding officer
Kodiak Island Borough Assemblywoman Chris Lynch was voted the No. 2 official on the assembly during a Thursday meeting, just weeks after a contract dispute that involved her employment by the borough. In a 4-3 vote, Lynch was approved as the borough’s deputy presiding officer, defeating Louise Stutes. The deputy’s role is akin to that of vice president; Lynch will sit in for Mayor Jerome Selby if he is absent from...
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Kodiak falls short in upset bid over No. 2 Soldotna
A night after knocking off No. 1 Palmer, Kodiak nearly upset No. 2 Soldotna. But, in the end the Stars made enough plays to advance into Saturday's Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament championship match with a pulsating 24-26, 26-24, 28-26, 25-21 victory over the hometown team Friday evening in Kodiak. No. 4 Kodiak (6-7) falls into Saturday's third-place match at noon against Palmer. The winner of tha...
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Tapestry: Rancher Bill Burton was a good neighbor to all
Fences don't necessarily make good neighbors, contended Robert Frost in his poem, The Mending Wall. Bill Burton built lots of fences, and he was one of the finest neighbors one could ask for. Bill's fences didn't keep out people; they kept bears away and they kept his cattle from roaming into territory that wasn't theirs. When Bill died on Saturday, his family and community grieved the loss of a husband, father, g...
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Chefs in training visit Kodiak
Their instruments come in tailored black cases, and each day their work goes on display before hundreds of people. These aren’t musicians, they’re chefs. Or, at least, they soon will be. For the past three months, the Kodiak Inn has hosted three students from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute as they complete externships, the final step before each receives an associate degree from the institute. Sara Webster, E...
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In the Courts: Nov. 2
Charges dismissed • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Brittney Camp, 21, was dismissed Sept. 21. • A charge of fourth-degree escape against Matthew Stutes, 33, was dismissed Oct. 5 for lack of probable cause. • A charge of fourth-degree assault against Michael Haight, 43, was dismissed Oct. 7. Criminal Mischief Zachary Aga, 22, was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 days suspended) after pleading guilty to f...
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