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Runway extension complete
The extension of the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is finished, with new land extending into the sea for a safety measure. Airports typically lengthen the runway to provide extra space for overruns, but some airports like Kodiak’s, with a mountain on one end and ocean on the other, don’t have...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Births 7/26/2016
Ketzia Jill Barzaga was born at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2016, to Marie Fe F. Barzaga. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father work at International Seafoods of Alaska. Also welco...
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Outdoor Kodiak: World-class trout hide among humpies
Aug. 1 is an important day for hunters, because it marks the opening of Kodiak’s deer season. I certainly hunt, but I also fish, and Aug. 1 is a big day on the water, too. Starting then, and for the next six weeks, the upriver sections of most road system rivers close to salmon fishing. For me th...
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Green wins out in energy game
Children and their families gathered atop Pillar Mountain Saturday to learn more about sustainable resources for power, part of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center’s Happy Trails program. “We’re here to talk about energy today,” said Jerusha Turner, a student conservation associate...
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First use of new dock
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena tied up at the new Pier 1 dock in downtown Kodiak for the first time, Friday. Destruction of the old dock began in November 2014, but was stalled due to a permitting issue because of sea lions too close to the work area. Destruction and constructio...
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Letter: Borough brings little to talk of merger with city
To the editor: Consolidation? Really? At a time when our state is $4.5 billion dollars in the hole and the Legislature is too focused on personal agendas to actually work for its citizens, except to cut funds to local communities? I find it incredible that the borough assembly we elected to work ...
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Ketchikan hands Post 17 tough times
Kodiak Post 17 finished the American Legion baseball regular season with a tough 3-2 eight-inning loss to Ketchikan Saturday at Bartlett. The Kings, who secured the No. 8 seed to next week’s state tournament with the win, took the first game of the doubleheader 15-5. Kodiak (1-17 league, 3-22 ove...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Explorers learn ways of the isle
Kodiak kids are putting away their smartphones and videogame controllers and lacing up hiking boots each week as the Explore the Rock program makes a comeback. Explore the Rock is a Kodiak Area Native Association program funded by methamphetamine and suicide prevention grants. It’s for students e...
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