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City council considers solutions to taxicab trouble
The Kodiak City Council took the first steps Tuesday night toward a solution for the brewing crisis among Kodiak's taxicabs. According to city figures, sales tax revenue generated by taxi service has plunged by 40 percent in the past year despite a 1 percent sales tax increase. Simultaneously, re...
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School board approves resolution addressing Tustumena
The loss of the ferry Tustumena, which is out of service indefinitely as it undergoes repairs, is now affecting students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Each fall, nearly one-third of the students at Kodiak High School participate in fall sports including football, cross country, sw...
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Kodiak High football is back
The return of rain to the Emerald Isle means football is back. On Monday evening, Kodiak High School football players were greeted by persistent drizzle on the first official day of practice at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The wet weather kept the players from overheating as they ran through a hand...
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Alaska Science Forum: An aurora detector in Petersburg
On cold winter nights long ago, Harvey Gilliland of Petersburg sometimes woke to the buzz of an alarm mounted on the wall of his kitchen. He kicked off the blanket, got dressed, pulled on his rubber boots, and strolled three city blocks to the building in which he worked. After Gilliland, an elec...
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Insect enforcer is sole guard against pests large and small in Kodiak
When Robert “BJ” Johnson knocks on your door, it’s either good news or very, very bad. Johnson is Kodiak’s sole licensed pest expert and the bane of bedbugs, bats, rats, roaches, mice and other critters that burrow into homes and buildings to escape the archipelago’s inclement weather. “This time...
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Kodiak bowhunting begins with a course in the classroom
It’s not easy to hunt bear in Kodiak. After you beat the odds in the drawing for a permit, you have to fight the conditions and roadless distances of Kodiak Island to get in position for your shot. Miss, and you won’t get another chance for at least four years. If that sounds like a pressure-pack...
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Rex Edward Mata’utia
Rex Edward Mata’utia, 13, of 1522 Ismailov Street, Kodiak AK 99615, passed away July 23, 2013. Born August 17, 1999 in Kodiak, he was an upcoming student at Kodiak High School. Rex is survived by his loving parents, Mr. Lafaele Mata’utia and Mrs. Fuamatala Wright-Mata’utia; brother, Raphael Pasel...
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Deaths spur reminders about drowning’s signs
Drowning doesn’t look like it does in Hollywood. There’s not always splashing and screams. Often, drowning signs are so subtle they go undetected. “Sometimes people perceive it as someone thrashing and being able to scream and yell, water flying everywhere,” Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen ...
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