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Derby winner counts blessings
Large fish were in short supply, so the grand prize winner of the 2016 Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators King Salmon Derby was a 28 1/2-inch fish. Because no fish more than 45 pounds were entered, the three top prizes were awarded by drawing, and Mike Olsen walked away with $5,000. “I k...
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Guest Opinion: Why put in lights you don’t turn on?
Thursday’s borough assembly meeting left one wondering whether he indeed heard what he thought he heard, or merely is suffering from a neurologic disorder. The meeting began with status report (via telephone) from our lobbyist in Washington, D.C. To no one’s surprise, one can expect federal fundi...
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Chiniak replant vote Thursday
What to do with burned land in Chiniak has been the topic of much discussion by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, which will vote on a contract for the purchase of seedlings at Thursday’s meeting. The proposed sole-source contract for just more than $120,000 would purchase 300,000 spruce tree s...
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Supporting Relay for Life
The year the Relay for Life began in Kodiak was the year Jessica Swain beat breast cancer. Triumphantly, she walked in that first event in 2008, and she has walked every year since. All these years later, she still tears up when she talks about her battle with the disease. Despite the difficulty,...
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Booster gets a boost
Joining only Explore Fairbanks among Alaska tourism bureaus, Discover Kodiak has earned accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program of the Destination Marketing Association International. “DMAP’s globally recognized accreditation serves as a visible industry distinction tha...
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Walton, Rockenbach earn Legion accolades
Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton and Seth Rockenbach earned American Legion baseball all-state honors during last week’s state and Matson tournaments. Both rising juniors were honorable mentions on the Team of Excellence All-State team. Walton earned the nod as a starting pitcher and utility player ...
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KHS dance team qualifies for nationals
Five members of the Kodiak High School dance team spent an eventful two weeks in Washington state attending summer camp. And they returned to the island with a ticket to Nationals in February in Orlando, Florida. The group qualified for the big dance by earning a first-place finish for their home...
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Alaska Science Forum: Tight evidence for what killed St. Paul mammoths
Using the tiniest of clues, scientists have determined what probably killed the mammoths of St. Paul Island — thirst. “It looks like climate did them in,” said Matthew Wooller, the UAF scientist who in 2013 went to St. Paul as part of a diverse team and brought back lake cores for analysis. “The ...
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