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New ID system for CG base visitors coming on line Sept. 1
Civilians doing business at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will soon feel the impact of the new RAPIDGate security system from Sure ID Inc. The change aims to beef up security at the sprawling military installation. In promotional materials, the Sure ID says the program will make entry to the base “faster and more secure.” The change will impact all vendors and contractors, as well as anyone seeking a day pass. It will n...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Taking a break from alligators
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting was more casual and less focused than most. The weather outside was glorious, there were only a few members in the audience, and the meeting ended after only about an hour and a half — as opposed to its usual going full tilt for four hours until the mandatory 10:30 p.m. cutoff. And this coming Thursday is dark, with no assembly meeting scheduled. There were several eng...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Career diplomat: Foreign Service wants you
The U.S. Foreign Service needs all types of people from all walks of life. Former U.S. diplomat Eva Groening made a stop in Kodiak last weekend to deliver that message in a speech at Kodiak College about careers in diplomacy. “I think all too often the image people have of being a diplomat is somehow exotic and elite, and that keeps them from even attempting to do it,” she said. “I really would like to encourage p...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rates at dump jump to pay for wastewater
Changes in solid waste are coming. At its Thursday meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a 20 percent increase in the tonnage fees for solid waste delivered at the landfill. However, individual residential monthly garbage bills shouldn’t increase that much because a garbage bill is only partly determined by the tonnage rate. The tonnage rate at the landfill has now increased from $215 to $258 for mo...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: June 21
Karma Elizabeth Vaudrin was born at 10:14 a.m. on June 8, 2016, to Bethany and Ishmael Vaudrin. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her parents live in Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Leland Vaudrin. Grandparent is Fely Frani. Miya Lynn Abston-Yovino was born at 8:53 a.m. on June 10, 2016, to Trista Abston and Jesse Yovino. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. He...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 swept at home
After being shut out in its first two league games of the season, Kodiak Post 17’s offense broke out against Service. Unfortunately, Post 17 couldn’t sustain the production through the entire game. Kodiak scored nine runs in the first four innings and held a six-run lead twice, but ended up falling 14-10 in the first game of Saturday’s American Legion baseball league doubleheader at Baranof Field. Kodiak fell 9-2 ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Early pink salmon fight harder, taste better
We’ve had exciting times on our recent boat trips. Almost everywhere we’ve traveled, we saw pink salmon jumping. Why get so revved up about pink salmon? Because they can be so much fun. Go after them with tackle to match their small size, and fishing can be about as good as it gets. The best news is that with them appearing in such numbers in the bays and offshore, they’re also swirling in close to shore and withi...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiakans at Mayor’s Marathon
Four Kodiak runners tackled the Mayor’s Marathon and Half Marathon Saturday in Anchorage. Leading the contingent was Stephanie Grimes, who clocked a marathon time of 4 fours, 29 minutes, 8 seconds, good for 79th out of 303 females, 270th overall. She placed 10th in her age division of 40-44. Heather Burke placed 184th in the female standings with a time of 5:22:17, while Pancho Valladolid Jr. was 336th in the men’...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowdfunding to help Uyak lodge with recovery
A crowdfunding effort aims to raise money for recovery costs at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge on Uyak Bay. The fire that broke out on June 2 in the lodge bunkhouse destroyed six buildings at the site before it could be extinguished, according to Shelbee Davis, daughter of Spirit of Alaska owner Steele Davis. Losses include the main bunkhouse, a meat house where fish and venison were processed, s...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Herring finding way back to US menus
There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest Herring Week as a way to re-introduce the tasty, health fish to the dining scene. “There’s more herring eaten all over the world than you can imagine. Some years there’s as much as 4 million tons harvested in the world. You can have a year when the herring fis...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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