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Track team runs into conflict about snow removal
High school track and field season officially started this week, and while the Baranof Park track was clear at the start of the week, it is now blanketed in snow. This year, that’s a problem. In the past, clearing snow and ice from the track hasn’t been an issue. Students, community members and coaches converged on the track after each snow, shoveling slush and chipping ice with shovels. At first, Kodiak’s expensi...
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Kodiak moves on with 19-point victory
Kodiak’s boys inched closer to the 4A state basketball tournament Thursday afternoon. Led by the sharp-shooting Austin Frick, Kodiak sprung past Kenai 76-57 on the first day of the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School. Frick sank five 3-pointers and scored all of his game-high 24 points in the first three quarters as Kodiak (16-9) rolled to its seventh consecutive victory and came four ...
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Schools could face sticker shock
A proposal to make older cars’ registration permanent could cost Kodiak Schools more than $100,000 thanks to an obscure provision in borough code. If accepted by the Alaska Legislature, House Bill 19 would allow owners of cars eight or more years old to buy a permanent registration sticker. In Kodiak, the local share of car registration taxes goes to schools. If permanent registration becomes available, estimates ...
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Federal Subsistence Boards looks for comments
To the Editor: The Federal Subsistence Board is seeking comments on rural determinations process. This is a matter of incredible importance to folks in Kodiak, as close to 95 percent of our community harvests or shares natural resources. This notice was placed in the Federal Register on Dec. 31. That’s an information source I expect few of us ever read; I learned about it a few days ago. Please read and reflect on...
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Support mental health care funding
To the Editor: The State House of Representative Finance Committee took comments from many different communities on Wednesday of this week. As I sat in the LIO I listened to heart wrenching testimony about Health and Human Services and Education. The need for mental health care in our state is vast. The funds they currently receive are insufficient to meet the needs of these fragile lives. The testimony, concernin...
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Pastor Frank Gardner
A memorial service for Pastor Frank Gardner will be held 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Kodiak Bible Chapel. Friends are invited to celebrate Pastor Frank’s life. For more information, contact Joan Burnett at 486-7666 or 539-7666.
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Lent
Pustaaq : Lent Pustaartaartut Paas’karpailata. : They always have Lent before Easter. In Alutiiq communities, the Lenten season covers the forty days preceding Orthodox Easter. The two or three weeks before Lent are often a time of celebration, in preparation for the fasting and quiet lifestyle expected in the days leading up to Easter. Before Lent, Alutiiqs eat lots of good food, hold dances, and play games that ...
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Around Kodiak: March 8
Rep. Alan Austerman will meet with constituents in Kodiak today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Borough Assembly Chambers. Stop by to speak with him about the current session, hear legislative priorities for the district and ask questions. Tony’s Bar hosts a fundraiser for the Rock Island Rollers roller derby team at 7 p.m. tonight. Meet roller derby players, bid on a silent auction, and enjoy free sweets and great ...
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Mayor's complaint against assemblyman generates fiery borough meeting
The biggest item of discussion during Thursday night's borough assembly meeting was an item that received only one line on the agenda. Two hours before the regular meeting convened, the Alaska Public Offices Commission released a staff report clearing assemblyman Mel Stephens of a complaint filed against him by borough Mayor Jerome Selby. The complaint alleged Stephens, an attorney, failed to follow financial disc...
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Tapestry: Peregrinos made many friends in Kodiak
A friendship is just a snapshot away. In 1979, while I was a Kadiak Times reporter writing a feature on Main Elementary teacher Jim Heikes, I thought it would be a good idea to photograph him with students on the playground. In one of those shots Jim was on a swing, holding a somewhat shy-looking girl on his lap. A few days after the story was printed, I picked up my mail in the post office where a friendly Filipi...
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