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Another Day in Paradise: The Mold Of Sin
My wife and I are in Angoon this week as part of a six-member team that is clearing out some buildings in preparation for a contractor to arrive and assess for repairs. This has been a most interesting week. Our weather has been typical Kodiak weather. One day it began overcast, turned windy, rained, hailed, snowed several times, and closed clear and calm. The buildings have been vacant and without heat since 2004...
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Amazing Nature: Spring is coming to the ocean
Winter still holds its grip on Kodiak this week. Ponds and lakes are covered in sheets of ice, and on my walk around Lake Gertrude at Abercrombie Park today I watched the water from the little creeks that feed and drain the lake trickle under glassy covers of ice. Nonetheless, spring is coming to the ocean. A plankton sample we collected on Monday had many little nauplii in it. A nauplius is the first larval stage...
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Rhythm and blues band makes Kodiak debut at the Rendezvous
The band Salem blends funk, hip-hop, jazz and Caribbean rhythms together to create socially conscious songs with a lively beat. Over the last seven years, Salem has toured Alaska 15 times, but tonight at the Rendezvous is its Kodiak debut. “I’ve been wanting to come over there for a long time,” said Todd Anders Johnson, drummer, singer, and founder of the band. “This time I made a point of it.” Johnson formed Sale...
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Trident Seafoods manipulated the system
Borough assemblyman Tuck Bonney called it “an extremely well thought out and organized fish grab.” Assemblyman Aaron Griffin called it “tantamount to stealing fish.” We call it a wakeup call. Early this spring, Trident Seafoods orchestrated the most blatant manipulation of Alaska’s fisheries in recent memory. It broke no laws, but this multimillion-dollar corporation robbed Kodiak workers of working hours they nee...
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Tracksters eye school records
Records are meant to be broken, and Kodiak High School track and field coach Marcus Dunbar likes to remind his athletes of that. Plastered on a wall inside the foyer of KHS are two giant billboards displaying Kodiak’s records. “The whole reason I put it up there is for them to look at it,” Dunbar said. Several records might be in jeopardy this track and field season. • Senior Marley Wilkins already has the fifth-f...
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Local Results: April 12
Kodiak Island Dart Association Wednesday, April 3 Flying Tacos 13, Shark Attack 2; Nightflights 12, Villains 3; Elders 10, Oo Chuks 5, Darty Minds 10, Coyote Pak 5; 3 in a Bed 8, Bar Pros 7; Dart Vaders 10, Ah-Shucks 5; Banditos 13, Rondy II 2; River Rats 15, Dart’in Divas 0. High tons: Nick Alokli, 180; Billy Zimmerman, 180; Randy Bishop, 140; Paddy O’Donnell, 140; Robert Mee, 133; John Wolfen, 133; Kevin Cornett...
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Playbook: April 12
Today Track: Kodiak at the Pro/Whit Indoor Championships at The Dome in Anchorage, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 Track: Kodiak at the Pro/Whit Indoor Championships at The Dome in Anchorage, 8 a.m.
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New city salary system will cost $504,000 more per year
The Kodiak City Council is considering changing public employees’ pay grades for the first time in 10 years as it takes up debate on a new salary system during tonight’s city council meeting. The new system revises employees’ job descriptions and duties and pegs pay rates to market standards. If accepted, the new system will cost the city an additional $504,000 per year — $389,000 in higher salaries and $115,000 i...
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Kodiak herring season will be a busy one
Sitka’s loss could mean a big gain for Kodiak herring fishermen. After Alaska’s first big herring fishery came in below expectations, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting a big turnout when Kodiak’s herring sac roe harvest begins April 15. “It looks like we're going to have a bit more interest this year,” said James Jackson, the top salmon and herring biologist in Fish and Game’s Kodiak office. “Thi...
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Kodiak Little League officials push to revive softball
Little League softball in Kodiak has been nearly extinct for four years, and barring a late push in registrations, East Addition Field will again remain empty this summer. As of Wednesday evening, only nine girls age 9 through 12 have signed up to play softball, well short of the 24 girls needed to form two teams, Kodiak Little League secretary Candice Griswold said. Saturday is the last day to register for Little...
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