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Award helps women live their dreams
To the editor: The name Soroptimist is coined from the Latin words meaning “best for women” and that is what our organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women be their best. It is a global volunteer organization that, for over 90 years, has ins...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear Valley Golf Course turns 30
Art Bors came to Kodiak in 1969 to be a rancher. It took him one summer to realize the job wasn’t for him. “After three months I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to work,” Bors said. The man from Ohio decided to remain on the island, and it is a good thing he did. For nearly two decades, Bors ran ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football takes on West Valley
Kodiak and West Valley will meet for the first time on the gridiron Friday in Fairbanks. The nonconference game kicks off at 6 p.m. at West Valley High School. West Valley is a large school that plays in the Railbelt Conference. The Wolf Pack are 2-4 this season, netting victories over small-scho...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words:
I received a special request this week to research a word: “clap. My kids and I attended the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert this Sunday (sponsored by Kodiak Arts Council), and it was spectacular. It was loud. Raucous. Jaw-dropping at the level of talent these musicians have. And after every set, an...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather sensor back on line after vandalism
A repaired weather station in Kodiak is back on line after being vandalized last spring. The weather station on Gull Island in Chiniak Bay at one end of the St. Herman Harbor breakwater provides weather information to boaters. “It’s all real-time weather data useful to mariners and tied into the ...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fresh perspective vs. experience
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will welcome one new face after the Oct. 4 municipal election, as Rick Kniaziowski has decided not to run for re-election. Candidates Kelly Bell and Julie Hill are vying for that space on the board, and they will meet Thursday to answer...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kriss D. Swoboda
Kriss D. Swoboda passed away Sept. 13, 2016, after a lengthy and inspiring battle with cancer. Kriss was born on Kodiak Island on Oct. 8, 1965, to Don and Mary Mack. She grew up in Kodiak and started commercial fishing at an early age. She moved to College Station, Texas, in 1997. While there she...
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GUEST OPINION: Upkeep for Otmeloi worth some thought
Disclaimer: the author resides in Service Area No. 1 and has driven Otmeloi Way daily for the past two decades. On Oct. 4 Kodiak will hold a municipal election. One item to be voted on by the residents of Service Area No. 1 and those on Otmeloi Way is a question of whether to redesign and pave Ot...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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