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Hocum to play junior hockey in Minn.
Kodiak High School does not have a hockey team, but that isn’t stopping Aaron Hocum from playing. Over the summer, the senior inked a contract with Minnesota’s Blaine Energy, a Tier III Junior team that is part of the United States Premier Hockey League. You may be wondering how a team from Minnesota noticed a kid from Kodiak, whose only playing experience comes from the Kodiak Hockey League and adult pick-up game...
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Gravel pits leave a legacy of scars
To the Editor, I am so disheartened to hear that the Near Island gravel pit was granted a conditional use permit, even though it has been in violation of Borough code. For goodness sake, gravel pits have become the most prominent visual features of our supposedly beautiful city. Moreover, the local construction companies that use the gravel cannot quiet my concern over the irreparably damaged south point of Near I...
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Troy Butler
Troy Butler born Aug. 4, 1960 gone from us Aug. 18, 2015. Long time Kodiak resident loved sport fishing, camping, riding four-wheelers and cruising his Harley. He loved just being outdoors with his Kodiak family Sam and Jeana Bryant. Troy worked construction on the island for many years. Always a smile on his face. A friend to many. He was a character, always joking. You had to laugh being around him. Troy, you wi...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: A float down the Tanana River
This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it seems close. I'm on a family trip down the wide brown river, starting where it arcs from the mountains to Fairbanks. Wife, daughter, dog and I will float the river 150 miles to the town of Manley Hot Springs, where our...
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This is not who we are, Kodiak
“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” - Maximilien Robespierre Last week in these pages my very good friend Andy Lundquist raised the call for a cohesive community, as in citizen, effort to stop the rampant drug-related crime wave that has engulfed our community. I'm here today to echo that call and add my two cents worth. Now, being a good liv...
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Launch complex dedicates control center in Kodiak to chief engineer
The Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska on Monday dedicated its Launch Operations Control Center in Kodiak in honor of Ed Allen, who was part of the early development team for the launch facility. Allen started working at the Kodiak Launch Complex in 1998. His leadership and more than 50 years expertise in the rocket launch business proved critical in resolving challenging problems with building a complex rocket la...
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Rang is Wrangell Medical Center’s new CEO
Robert Rang, administrator of Providence-Chiniak Bay Elder House in Kodiak, has been offered a contract for the position of chief executive officer at Wrangell Medical Center, WMC board President Terri Henson said. Henson said Rang has accepted the contract and will start working at WMC on Oct. 12. The board made the offer to Rang after “a very tough final few hours of deliberating,” Henson said. Henson said the b...
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Baranov hosts class on making berry jams
Making jam might seem difficult, but it’s not that complicated. Baranov Museum director Tiffany Brunson taught two groups of people on Saturday how to make blueberry and salmonberry jam as part of the museum’s monthly Arts and Crafts days. “We try and do things that are traditional, that are related to Kodiak’s history,” Brunson said about the event. “We have so many great berries, not just the salmon berries and ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Fly fishing for silvers — offshore
The incredible offshore silver salmon isn’t news to anyone with a boat. It promises great fishing onshore in the very near future. Offshore fishing is so good, in fact, that you can catch all the fish you want in short order, leaving the rest of the day in need of excitement. In fact, the silver fishing can be so good it gets downright routine. We have most certainly found a way to put lots more excitement into a ...
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Oil tax reforms wrongly left out of fiscal proposals
I appreciate vibrant discussion on public policy. But some are proposing revenue plans that notably ask individuals to pay, and leave Alaska's three major oil companies, who profit handsomely even at low oil prices in Alaska, out of plans to address our fiscal gap. That's a recipe for a public backlash. It's good to put everything on the table for people to debate, so policymakers can listen. It's wrong to write o...
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