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You will be missed, Ron Sears
The Clarkston house was pretty somber the past two days. Just when life was getting back to normal after the Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss, I woke up Tuesday to the sad news that a good friend had taken his last breath on Earth. Even though I knew it was coming, it still took my breath away. I couldn...
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KODIAK ISLAND SHIPWRECKS
Part 4 Continued from Feb. 6, 2015 issue, Page 15 EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island residents. Captain Warren Good’s original lis...
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Kalakala demolition crew saving souvenirs of iconic ferry
TACOMA, Wash. — Amid demolition, crews scrapping the ferry Kalakala are saving bolts, pieces of distressed metal with rivets, some railing. The brass trim of windows. Maybe the pistons and connecting rods from the big engine. And they can use it, considering that the office phone at Rhine Demolit...
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Alaska Aerospace Corp. floats idea of privatization
JUNEAU — The president and CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corp. said Wednesday that the state-owned corporation would like to become a private company. Craig Campbell told the Senate Finance Committee he does not believe shutting down the corporation and the Kodiak Launch Complex that it owns and operat...
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Red West
Red West was born Donald Neil West in Winchester, Indiana, Jan. 20, 1955. Red was one of 14 children living in a one-bathroom house in the small town of Lynn, Indiana. Red enjoyed good times with his brothers and sisters and he really loved his mom. He spent 12 of his 20 years in the Coast Guard ...
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Subsistence office looking to change rural determination process
The Office of Subsistence Management is working on changing how Alaska communities are determined as rural or non-rural as it relates to subsistence harvest of fish and game. Only communities classified as rural are allowed to harvest animals under federal subsistence rules on federal public land...
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Try new approaches to community problems
I thought the outcome of Thursday’s P&Z meeting was as it should be, and I thought Scott Arndt did a good job of running the meeting. Dozens upon dozens of speakers spoke during the 4 1/2-hour meeting, which included some witty and salient observations. One person noted that Kodiak consists of tw...
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Another Kodiak ship sank in 1993
I noticed you missed a shipwreck that occurred in January 1993; “The Massacre Bay.” The Daily Mirror article was published on Jan. 18, 1993. This was a big one. They had to lease the High School auditorium because there were so many mourners. (About 700 mourners attended) — Karen Lee
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