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Alaska's unemployment rate reaches lowest since 2007
Alaska’s unemployment rate has dipped to the lowest level since spring 2007, according to new statistics from the state department of labor and workforce development. According to statistics released Thursday, Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 5.9 percent in May. That figure is preliminary, the department cautioned, and may be revised before the end of the year. The nationwide unemployment rat...
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Alutiiq Museum looks for art
The Alutiiq Museum is seeking contemporary artwork to add to its permanent collection. Thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation’s Art Acquisition program, the museum will be able to purchase pieces that reflect the culture, history and environment of the Alutiiq people. The Art Acquisition Fund, which began in 2003, gives Alaska museums the opportunity to purchase current work from Alaskan artists. Each muse...
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Daniel Stephen O’Neill
Daniel Stephen O’Neill, 48 passed away June 6, 2013 in Anchorage due to a work-related injury. He was transported to Alaska Native Medical Center and died that afternoon. Dan was born May 3, 1965 in Kodiak, where he was raised and graduated from high school in 1984. Dan also lived in Oklahoma, Oregon and finally settled in Anchorage in 1991. His daughter, Madison Rae O’Neill was born to Shannon O’Neill on July 29,...
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Robert Dale Soughers
Robert Dale Soughers, former owner of The Glass Cache Inc., died Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. After a nine-year struggle, he succumbed to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. For 25 years, Dale owned and operated his glass business on Kodiak. It had long been his dream to own his own glass and glazing business, and he was happy to serve the community of Kodiak. He enjoyed learning the unique skills requi...
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Kodiak's farmer's market has fresh homegrown produce
To the Editor: Saturday, June 1 was our first Farmers’ Market. More and more vendors are participating; the more the better and merrier. There are jellies, butters, homemade Amish-recipe breads, delicious baked goods, and, of course, produce. The produce is homegrown and couldn't be any more local or fresher. There are vegetables that aren't sold in our grocery stores, and that goes for some unusual varieties too....
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Coast Guard Blotter: June 24
June 14 • A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 60-year-old man from Old Harbor to Kodiak. The village community health aide contacted Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders requesting the medevac of a man from the purse seiner Carla Rea C reportedly suffering symptoms of a heart attack. The duty flight surgeon recommended the medevac and the Coast Guard helicop...
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Kodiak Post 17 sweeps doubleheader
Kodiak Post 17 exploded on Saturday to sweep aside Service in an American Legion A division baseball doubleheader at Kosinski Fields in Anchorage. The Bears won 18-5 in the opener and 15-5 in the nightcap. Both league games went six innings. On Friday, Post 17 broke a four-game losing skid with a forfeit victory over Bartlett, who only showed up with seven players. Kodiak’s three- game winning streak puts them at ...
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Garden Gate: Watering plants is about paying attention
I once heard about a guy who worked summers in a high-end garden center. For the first two weeks on the job, he did nothing but water plants. Now the owner had good reason for starting his employees out this way: by teaching his staff how to properly water a plant, he was ensuring the health of his inventory. He also used this initiation period to find his best employees: people who paid attention. There are no ha...
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Fundraising drive turns over $500,000 to library project
The Kodiak library encourages readers to check out books. On Thursday, it took a check in. In a brief ceremony, the city of Kodiak accepted a $500,000 contribution from the Kodiak Public Library Association, which is paying for furniture, equipment and fixtures in the new $12.5 million library under construction on Borough Hill. “I’m just astonished,” librarian Joe D’Elia said about the success of KPLA’s fundraisi...
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Island Flavor: Amen to the pie at the Olds River Inn
We had the perfect combination of (a) no place we had to be, and (b) a sunny day with (c) plenty of daylight left in it. So my husband and I took a trip to the end of the road. Not the end of the road, as in the end of all the maintained, drivable passageways in Kodiak, but the end, as in the point at which one must decide whether to go left to Chiniak or right to Pasagshak. We made another choice: to present ours...
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