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AMSEA offers additional workshop
High demand for a marine safety training has led the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to schedule an extra workshop in Kodiak. The May 29-30 class reached maximum enrollment, so a second class has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 30 and 8:30 a.m.-noon May 31. The training will cover...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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From fishing to hamster balls
Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last week to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. “I’ve sold my boat and I’m turning into a rancher. I’ve been a fisherman for 30 years. I’m no longer going to be a fishe...
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Earthquake simulator spring gets speedy repair
A broken spring nearly sidelined one of the main attractions at the Kodiak Crab Festival on Friday, only to make a cast of hometown heroes by Saturday. The earthquake simulator, Quake Cottage, literally blew a spring on day two of CrabFest, shortly before its last ride of the night on May 22. “We...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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State bar seeks cures for drug woes
The Alaska Bar Association sees drug addiction and mental health issues as a “core” issue to local and statewide crime trends, which require out-of-the-box legal remedies. In Kodiak, that can mean finding new programs outside of traditional courts to deal with drugs, domestic violence, and other ...
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City raises sewer rates 25 pct over 5 years
The Kodiak City Council enacted a sewer rate hike of 5 percent per year for five years during its regular meeting Thursday. A study by the consulting firm CH2M Hill concluded “existing sewer fees are not sufficient to fund operation and maintenance and capital improvements for the sewer system in...
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Young Cordovan challenges Rep. Young
“I love policy,” Forrest Dunbar said during a campaign visit to Kodiak over Crab Festival. Dunbar is running as a Democrat for Alaska’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Last week I was endorsed by the party,” he said. But Dunbar doesn’t think Alaska’s right-leaning reputation will...
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Thoughtless actions could start a fire
To the editor:   Recently, there has been numerous brush fires popping up throughout the state and I am concerned for Kodiak. I have observed many people throwing cigarettes out of their vehicles while driving down the road and I wonder if they have given thought to how their actions may start a ...
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Garden Gate: Clematis and Rhododendrons
By Marion Owen If you’re a clematis or rhododendron, you’re showing your gratitude for a mild spring with showy, colorful blooms. I’d probably do the same thing if I were a flower. Clematis is a flower of the climbing kind. I purchased a plant several years ago from a nursery in Homer. It has bee...
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