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Threshold a boon for local businesses
To the editor: It’s great to finally have a figure to cite for the amount local recyclers save the community with the help of Threshold Services. This is a perfect example of the utility nonprofits bring for the small investments they require. $166,000 is no small amount of savings and I can only imagine how that could multiply if recycling were to be adopted by a majority of local organizations, businesses and ho...
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Kodiak Coast Guard aids in missing boater search
The Kodiak-based Coast Guard searched Bristol Bay for a missing mariner last week before suspending the search on Saturday, according to Coast Guard releases. Multiple HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews aided in the search along with the Cutter Munro crew and it’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew searched for Roland Briggs, who did not arrive in Egegik from Ugashik when he was expected on Wed...
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Elementary students receive wristband trackers
Providence Health and Services Alaska has begun distributing tracking wristbands to students at two Kodiak elementary schools. The kid-proof activity trackers, called Sqords, combine a wrist tracker, online games, and a kid-safe social media app. The wristband is designed to encourage more active, physical playtime among children. A Sqord is one of the first wearables, which is designed just for children and is si...
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Unemployment rate at 6.4 percent in September
JUNEAU — Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in September, down slightly from August’s 6.6 percent. The comparable national rate was 5.1 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has not shown a clear, sustained trend up or down in 2015. Despite looming economic challenges, the rate does not indicate that the broader economy had been noticeably affected through September. Alaska...
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Kodiakans honored at AFN
Dr. Elise Pletnikoff and Andrew Teuber became President’s Award honorees of the Alaska Federation of Natives this weekend during its annual convention this year held in Anchorage. Though born in Sand Point, Pletnikoff was raised in Kodiak where she attended school while spending her summers fishing in Sand Point and Chignik. Pletnifoff noted she had become interested in science when she was seven and decided then ...
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OPINION: Remembering McCord of Alaska
McCord of Kodiak! Jack McCord! “Man of the North” as best-selling author Rex Beach called him. McCord came to Alaska straight out of high school, drawn north after reading about the exploits of fame gunman Jack Dalton and his Dalton Trail out of Haines. But, by 1907, McCord was hungry and looking for work. He got on with the Alaska Syndicate building a railroad line at the port of Katalla. The railway was in compe...
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Kodiak boys take Palmer Invite
Backed by a dominant performance from sophomore Talon Lindquist, the Kodiak boys breezed to the Palmer Invitational swimming and diving title on Saturday. Lindquist, a two-time state champion last year, won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly with the fastest times recorded in the state this season. He clocked a 1-minute, 54.44-second 200 free style time and went 51.93 in the 100 butterfly, which ranks ninth ...
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GARDEN GATE: Perfect year, season for soil composting
When the United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of the Soils, it wanted to raise the profile of this humble but essential resource — Earth’s own earth. Our (yes, our) soil is at the very heart of successful growing. Yet, while the importance of healthy soil is a truth that’s now universally accepted, it’s often overlooked. I realized this hiccup of understanding when I began teaching organic garden...
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SoHi, Eielson win football titles
Leading Kenai 13-12 at the start of the fourth quarter, Soldotna reeled off three straight touchdowns to seal the medium-school football championship game on Saturday in Anchorage. Meanwhile, in the first game of the day at Dimond Alumni Field, Eielson routed Nikiski, 49-14, in the small-school state championship game. For the Stars, it is their fourth straight medium-school title and 39th consecutive win — 10th t...
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FISH FACTOR: Fish pirates stealing big chunks of catch
Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing accounts for one-fifth of global catches, according to the Global Ocean Commission, valued at $10 billion to $25 billion each year. Last month, at its annual Intergovernmental Consultative Committee meeting held in Portland, Oregon, and after years...
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