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Fish Tech, KIB manager hire on agenda
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has a work session today to discuss solid waste, a lease extension for the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center and the timeline for hiring a manager. The assembly will discuss the Solid Waste Advisory Board recommendations for the solid waste contract. The borough’...
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Thorvold L. Olsen
Thorvold L. Olsen, age 80, of Kodiak, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 24, 2015. Thorvold was delivered by a midwife on Kodiak Island, Aug. 23, 1935, to Hans and Gladys Olsen. He grew up in the village of Afognak Island near Port Bailey, where his father helped build the dock for Port Bailey. Tho...
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Threat to PFD needs real discussion
To the editor: With the idea of the state taking our PFD or part of it, there should be a good public discussion, not just words, like, “I think the public sees it my way,” or a vote on the matter. How about when the oil prices come back to where they were, the PFD goes back to the people as Gov....
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 29
Gabriella Grace Santiago was born at 9:47 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2015, to Annie and Felix Santiago. She weighed 7 pounds, 7.8 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Elliya Mariana Vásquez McGuire was born at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2015, to Nievecitas and William McGuire. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Caballa enjoys life at MSU-N
For those following the wrestling career of Andrew Caballa, you might have noticed the former Kodiak High School star is now going by Mhar Caballa. Caballa went back to his birth name so he would not get confused with his first Montana State University Northern roommate, who was also named Andrew...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Accentuate positive for effective change
I’m not one for big life-changing resolutions with the turn of a calendar page to another year. Or at least, I’m not very good at keeping punitive resolutions to change some glaring problem with my life. My embrace of a new year is more optimistic than that. I certainly take a glimpse at the year...
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40-year Baranov archivist retires
The Baranov Museum’s longtime archivist is retiring after 40 years as a volunteer and staff member. Alice Ryser came to Kodiak in 1963 on vacation to attend Crab Festival. While here, a fire burned the hotel in Cordova she had been living in with her three children, so they moved to Kodiak, where...
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GARDEN GATE: Resolutions for garden, life in 2016
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the nearly 60 years I’ve walked on this earth, if I don’t have a goal to shoot for — even a small one — I’m more likely to miss the target. “And if you don’t try, the answer is always no,” my Mom would say. So as you lean into 2016, think of a goal you’d like ...
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