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Kemp, Parnell talk Tustumena
The Tustumena is still on course for an Oct. 1 return, and the state of Alaska is pledging its support for the elderly ship’s replacement. Gov. Sean Parnell and Department of Transportation commissioner updated Rep. Alan Austerman, Sen. Gary Stevens, city Mayor Pat Branson and borough Mayor Jerome Selby on the status of the 49-year-old Tustumena during a 25-minute teleconference Tuesday. “My concern is making sure...
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Two groups receive grants from National Park Service
Two Native groups in Kodiak have been awarded historic preservation grants from the National Park Service for survey projects. On Aug. 6, the National Park Service announced more than $645,000 in historic preservation grants had been awarded to 17 American Indian tribes, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian organizations, including two groups in Kodiak. The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak will receive a $40,000 grant and Ko...
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Coast Guardsman competes for spot on elite softball squad
When Timothy Fellows received orders to transfer to Kodiak, one of the first things he looked into was adult slowpitch softball. He was pleasantly surprised to find when he arrived here in June that the co-ed softball league had been resurrected and that Anchorage offered several tournaments during the summer. Fellows won’t make any of those tournaments this summer. That is because the 25-year-old from Arkansas ha...
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UA’s students are motivated to finish faster
As chair of the University of Alaska’s Board of Regents, I hear a lot of stories from our students. Often these stories come from students who face down enormous challenges, stick with it, work hard and earn that certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. For most of them, the payoff of a better job, increased earnings and more skills and opportunities is well worth it. Not all of our students are the ...
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Antoinette Delores Trenier Burnette
Antoinette Delores Trenier Burnette, 91, of Tacoma, Wash., passed away Aug. 3, 2013. She was born in November 1921 in Mobile, Ala. to Dennis and Olivia Trenier. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Woods Burnette. Antoinette is survived by her brother, Milton Trenier; sister, Justina Trenier; daughters, Marcia Hebblethwaite, Terrie Johnson and Bedez Carter; and sons, Harry Burnette and Cliff Burnette. An...
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Obamacare mess
To the Editor: When the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was making its way through Congress, language was included that required members of Congress and their aides to be under the same program as the rest of us. Last week, the President negated that part of the legislation by authorizing subsidies of up to 75 percent of their healthcare insurance premiums. Congressional aides can earn up to $170,000 per year,...
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Alaska Science Forum: Rain graces the Alaska landscape
In warm Alaska summers like this, in which Fairbanks has set a record for most 80-degree Fahrenheit days and Anchorage has exceeded 70 with similar frequency, rainfall has been a phenomenon many people have not missed. But even though we are a species that scurries when water falls from the sky, rain is more essential to our survival than pleasant, dry breezes. Rain is, after all, the free distribution of a substa...
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Pure Adornment creates custom jewelry
Every piece of jewelry Danielle Ringer owns, she created herself. Ringer is the owner of Pure Adornment, a business that offers custom jewelry in Kodiak. Ringer was born and raised in Homer. She started making jewelry when she was 12 years old after attending a jewelry-making class with her mother. Ringer enjoyed the class so much she continued learning new techniques and making jewelry on her own. “I kept going w...
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Board of Fish sets Kodiak agenda
Alaskans have 367 ideas to improve the state’s fisheries. Over the next year, the Alaska Board of Fish will decide if any of them are good ideas. This week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the proposal book for the six board meetings scheduled between October 2013 and March 2014. The meetings will be critical to Kodiak’s state waters fisheries, and the proposal book reflects that. Of the 367 propos...
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KHS football gets first-week bye
It’s official. Kodiak High School’s football team will have no opponent during the first week of the season. KHS activities director Bryan Ferris said Tuesday the team was unable to find a Week 1 opponent after Voznesenka, a new team in the Greatland Conference, backed out because it did not have enough eligible players. Kodiak was scheduled to play at Vozneskenka on the Kenai Peninsula on Saturday. When Voznesken...
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