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TV show causes mermaid frenzy
Mermaids, dragons and mystic monsters — they all inspire our fantasies. Who has not looked upon the ocean and wondered what might live in its depths that we don’t know about. Who has never stood looking out at the crests of waves, a sudden splash, or a dark shape quickly moving away under water and wondered what it was that we saw but could not quite put a name to? Lucky are those who have felt the excitement of s...
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Another Day in Paradise: Bearing our pains
As we have been moving boxes and furniture around, the old aches and pains reappear. Bruises that run up and down my arms, my back, shoulders and knees remind me that I’m not 18 anymore. I have increased my daily portion of anti-inflammatory and aspirin and have moaned greatly. I have been reminded twice this week that I have nothing to complain about. As we continue this packing experience, our dogs continue to b...
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Assembly passes budget with smaller tax hike for Service Area No. 1
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a $34.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. The budget raises taxes only in Road Service Area No. 1. There, members of the service area's advisory board requested a rise in the area's property tax mill rate from 0.5 mills to 2.0 mills. The assembly, citing the scale of the increase, approved a smaller increase, to 1.5 mills. "I am adamantly oppo...
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Dunbar, Thomet compete in Oregon
A pair of Kodiak runners will compete at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon on Saturday. Kodiak High School rising junior Levi Thomet is competing in the high school boys invitational mile at 6:56 Alaska time. Before that, Kodiak graduate and current University of Oregon star Trevor Dunbar will make his 2013 track season debut. Dunbar was sidelined during the collegiate track and field season with an injury. La...
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Run for Rescue Saturday
The second Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run that promotes awareness of human trafficking begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Banglades...
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‘Puppy season’ arrives at Kodak Animal Shelter
Old Harbor likes puppies a bit too much. Since January, three litters of puppies from Old Harbor have been dropped off at the Kodiak Animal Shelter, highlighting the peak of ‘puppy season’ at Kodiak’s sole animal shelter. “Old Harbor is our village of the year for puppies,” said shelter director Jean Lilly. Each year, spring and early summer in Kodiak bring a fresh batch of new puppies. They’re not always from Old...
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Kodiak man receives 28 months in prison for embezzlement scheme
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline sentenced Jeremy Smith, 31, for two counts of wire fraud. Smith helped embezzle $128,400 from Trident Seafoods by cashing 16 fraudulent checks during the three-year scheme. He took a br...
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Port Lions grad to run for New Mexico State
Growing up in Port Lions, Katie Strong never thought much about being a college athlete. That changed after a successful high school career that included two state track and field titles and a pair of top-10 finishes at the cross country championships. She quickly found herself running for Everett Community College (Wash.). Now, after two record-breaking seasons at Everett, she has landed a full-ride athletic scho...
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Coast Walk cleanup this weekend
It’s just a coincidence that Island Trails Network scheduled its Coast Walk cleanup campaign on World Oceans Day, but it’s a fitting time for an event that will drive Kodiak residents to pick up ocean-thrown trash. This Saturday and Sunday, people will head out road system beaches to clean. ITN has identified 81 stretches of coast that people or organizations can sign up to clean during this event. Tom Pogson, dir...
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School district hears results of walking and biking study
Kodiak’s kids are fat, and being driven to school isn’t helping matters. On Monday night, Michelle LeBeau, a consultant for the Island Trails Network, presented the results of 18 months of work with the Safe Routes to Schools program, an effort to get students to safely walk and bike to class. “A lot of kids aren't getting the recommended 60 minutes of activity per day,” LeBeau told the school board, and by biking...
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