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GETTING CLOSER TO HER DREAM: Bitanga becomes Kodiak’s first Gates Millennium scholar
Deborah Bitanga trembled as she tried to check the mailbox during the weekend. Bitanga was nervous and emotional, so the 18-year-old Kodiak High School student told her younger brother, Rafael, to do it instead. “I was scared of a rejection envelope,” Bitanga said. Then her mom cried. “She cried ...
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ON THE MARK: Schools converge for archery tournament
“Are you guys ready to make history?” Russ Scotter asked an eager bunch of students armed with bows half their size. Moments later the first arrow hissed through the air and thudded into the target five meters away. History was officially made and a smile gleamed from Scotter. That smile remained...
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Many beds left at community garden
Last fall and late summer, volunteers spent hours screwing boards together into beds, stapling landscape fabric to the bottom of the beds and filling the beds with dirt. Now, the first season of using the new community garden located off Larch Street is about to begin. So far, just eight beds hav...
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Assembly forwards boat, mobile home tax changes
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward the elimination of the personal property tax on boats and changes to how mobile home are levied. At a recent work session, borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly that the tax on boats, $1 per foot, doesn’t bring in enough money to cover th...
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Jerry L. Burns
Long-time Alaska resident Jerry L. Burns, 68, passed away at home on March 6, 2015, following a five-year battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Jan. 27, 1947, and grew up in West Virginia near Mason and the Big Bend country and was proud to be called a “hillbilly.” He joined the...
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Alumni update: Horn drops playoff game
Former Kodiak star Alysa Horn scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough to help Osnabruck in its semifinal opener in Germany. Top-seeded Osnabruck fell to second-seeded Veilchen, 69-65, in Game 1 of a Bundesliga second division women’s basketball semifinal playoff game. Horn played 30 minutes...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Jig, mooch for kings without downriggers
I’m among the legions who love king salmon, both on the line and on the table. I’ve fished for them for over 50 years now, and they continue to fascinate me. In recent years downriggers have become standard equipment for saltwater fishing. They certainly make it easier to catch kings when they’re...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 21
April 5 At 2:21 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on Shelikof Street. A man was taken into protective custody. At 3:09 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault in the Willow Street and Center Avenue area. A man was arrested for a warrant, and another man was arrested on suspicion of assault ...
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