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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 | 35 35 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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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New ID system for CG base visitors coming on line Sept. 1
Civilians doing business at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will soon feel the impact of the new RAPIDGate security system from Sure ID Inc. The change aims to beef up security at the sprawling military installation. In promotional materials, the Sure ID says the program will make entry to the base “fast...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Taking a break from alligators
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting was more casual and less focused than most. The weather outside was glorious, there were only a few members in the audience, and the meeting ended after only about an hour and a half — as opposed to its usual going full tilt for four hours until the m...
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Career diplomat: Foreign Service wants you
The U.S. Foreign Service needs all types of people from all walks of life. Former U.S. diplomat Eva Groening made a stop in Kodiak last weekend to deliver that message in a speech at Kodiak College about careers in diplomacy. “I think all too often the image people have of being a diplomat is som...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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