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AMAZING NATURE: Same and different on North Sea island
Summertime is often a time to travel. I just returned from a trip to my native country, Germany. After many days of visiting family and friends and eating bread and cheese, locally grown fresh asparagus and fresh strawberries, I was ready for a little adventure on my own. Linking the trip to more...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City walks back harbor fee hike by two thirds
The Kodiak City Council rolled back plans to implement an 18.5 percent increase in harbor rates and fees in July, opting instead for a more palatable 6 percent increase. The change comes in response to council concern that the larger increase — after just one week between the vote and bills being...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Sun sets annual record with late sunset
This week we celebrated yet another glorious summer solstice. The sky was clear, the breeze was light, and the sunlight lasted forever. Or so it seemed, at least. The word “solstice” comes from the 13th century Old French word of the same spelling, though, of course, pronounced a little different...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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CG Exchanges drop some weapons after Orlando
All Coast Guard Exchange stores in the U.S., including Kodiak and Ketchikan, that sell firearms have stopped selling “assault-style” weapons. John Riley, chief operating officer for exchanges for the Coast Guard, said the recent Orlando, Florida, shooting on June 12, in which 49 were killed and m...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes, Stevens differ on special session issue
The work of Kodiak’s elected state officials is not yet complete. Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes are back in town following the special session adjournment over the weekend, but not for long. A proclamation from Gov. Bill Walker Sunday called legislators back to Juneau for another speci...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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BACK IN THE STATES: Thomet to run at Junior Outdoor Championships
Levi Thomet isn’t wasting any time in jumping back into the state’s running circuit. The former Kodiak High School standout, fresh off a 10-month foreign exchange program in Germany, is competing Friday at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Clovis, California. Thomet is part ...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City flushing water system; discolored water still safe
Between June 27 and July 15 the city of Kodiak Public Works Department will flush water mains, according to a city announcement. Flushing activities will encompass the entire water system. This activity is designed to remove the sediment from the water mains, which accumulates over time. Customer...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD head to leave next year
Kodiak Island Borough School District’s superintendent will leave the position at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Stewart McDonald, who has held the job for eight years, said at Monday night’s school board meeting that he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires next summer. He be...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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