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Earthquake simulator spring gets speedy repair
A broken spring nearly sidelined one of the main attractions at the Kodiak Crab Festival on Friday, only to make a cast of hometown heroes by Saturday. The earthquake simulator, Quake Cottage, literally blew a spring on day two of CrabFest, shortly before its last ride of the night on May 22. “We heard a couple big bangs… They looked underneath and we had to shut down for the day,” said Jack Maker, an assistant pl...
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State bar seeks cures for drug woes
The Alaska Bar Association sees drug addiction and mental health issues as a “core” issue to local and statewide crime trends, which require out-of-the-box legal remedies. In Kodiak, that can mean finding new programs outside of traditional courts to deal with drugs, domestic violence, and other symptoms of Kodiak’s and Alaska’s social ills. “The court system not really about rehabilitation. They’re pretty good at...
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City raises sewer rates 25 pct over 5 years
The Kodiak City Council enacted a sewer rate hike of 5 percent per year for five years during its regular meeting Thursday. A study by the consulting firm CH2M Hill concluded “existing sewer fees are not sufficient to fund operation and maintenance and capital improvements for the sewer system into the future,” according to the ordinance. “It’s a complex collection system,” city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said. “It...
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Young Cordovan challenges Rep. Young
“I love policy,” Forrest Dunbar said during a campaign visit to Kodiak over Crab Festival. Dunbar is running as a Democrat for Alaska’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Last week I was endorsed by the party,” he said. But Dunbar doesn’t think Alaska’s right-leaning reputation will hurt his chances. “It’s not a red state; it’s a purple state,” he said, “For me it’s not about Democrats or Republicans...
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Thoughtless actions could start a fire
To the editor:   Recently, there has been numerous brush fires popping up throughout the state and I am concerned for Kodiak. I have observed many people throwing cigarettes out of their vehicles while driving down the road and I wonder if they have given thought to how their actions may start a fire contributing to the loss of a house, business or personal property. With the start of summer activities, we all nee...
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Garden Gate: Clematis and Rhododendrons
By Marion Owen If you’re a clematis or rhododendron, you’re showing your gratitude for a mild spring with showy, colorful blooms. I’d probably do the same thing if I were a flower. Clematis is a flower of the climbing kind. I purchased a plant several years ago from a nursery in Homer. It has been a test of patience though, as it takes several years for a clematis to mature and begin flowering profusely. “It’ll lo...
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Fish Factor: Marketers mull smaller cans for pinks
Salmon season is just getting under way, but seafood companies are still selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon — and it has prompted lots of creative thinking. “The challenge is to market all this fish and still maintain the value,” said Tyson Fick, communications director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. the state’s lone marketing arm. “It wouldn’t be any problem for the produce...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Change up lures, keep moving for Dollies
Fishing is starting to heat up, and it’s hard to get through any conversation without the topic veering to fish. Many folks are already on the water, and even more will be there soon. Before you know it, the elbows will be flying and the lines will be crossing as tempers flare on red salmon rivers. It sure appears that summer is arriving early this year. If you’re like me, though, it doesn’t take many folks within...
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Thomet wins four state track titles
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet celebrated his four state track titles the only way he knew how to — by running another race. A day after his historic performance at the state track and field championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Thomet laced up for Kodiak’s Pillar Mountain Race on Sunday and won it for the second straight year. So the question is, does the running star’s legs ever get tired? “Yeah, they do,” Tho...
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KHS softball clinches state berth with wild win
With a berth to the small-school state softball championships slipping away, Kodiak woke up just in time to save its season. In one of the most bazaar games of the season, Kodiak overcame a six-run deficit to knock off Homer, 13-9, Saturday afternoon in the Bears’ Northern Lights Conference finale at East Addition Park. With the wild win, Kodiak clinched one of the conference’s two berths to the small-school state...
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