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Ranney making push for local senior games
Cecil Ranney is in the beginning stages of organizing a local senior games. The longtime Kodiak resident is holding an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kodiak Senior Center. He hopes to generate enough interest within the over 50 crowd to put on a senior games in the fall. “I feel that a little friendly competition, organized, is good incentive for folks to get out and work out,” Ranney said. Rann...
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Coast Guard releases Kulluk grounding results
More than 15 months after a towing accident that left an oil rig grounded on Sitkalidik Island, the U.S. Coast Guard has released the results of a marine casualty investigation blaming “inadequate assessment and management of risks associated with a complex vessel movement” during an Alaska winter. The parting of the towline connecting the tug Aiviq to the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk led to a dramatic re...
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Alumni update: Dunbar debuts in 10K
Trevor Dunbar ran his first 10,000-meter race in a University of Oregon uniform Friday at the Stanford Invitational in California. The Oregon senior finished 23rd with a time of 28 minutes, 52.39 seconds. Dunbar ran a controlled race with his teammates Edward Cheserek and Parker Stinson, who both finished a second ahead of him in 21st and 22nd place. All three were under the region automatic qualifying time of 29:...
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Walker running for state House
With the official declaration last week by Kodiak City Council member Richard Walker, the field of candidates to represent Kodiak in the Alaska House of Representatives rose to three. Kodiak Island Borough assembly member Carol Austerman and former assembly member Louise Stutes announced their bids for the seat for District 32 in March. Kodiak’s current representative, Alan Austerman, has not announced a re-electi...
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Fish Factor: Seiners to test waters for pollock
Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that type of gear in the Gulf. Except for a small jig fishery, the only pollock fishery operating in state waters (out to three miles) is at Prince William Sound where trawlers this year have an 8.5 million pound catch. “Th...
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Obituary: Evelyn Carlough
Lifelong resident of Kodiak Evelyn Carlough passed away after a long illness on March 6, 2014. Services were held on March 10.
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Debate on retroactive pay hike postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has stalled an ordinance calling for retroactive pay hikes and other compensation and personnel-related issues for borough employees pending further review. The three-part proposal, calling for adopting and implementing a new employee classification and compensation plan, revising the borough’s personnel manual and updating position descriptions was introduced at the assembly on ...
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Thomet zooms into new season
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet zoomed into the 2014 track and field season with a career-best time in the 3,200-meters at the Big C Relays at the Dome in Anchorage. The junior clocked a 9-minute, 9.96-second time to win Friday’s eight-lap event by 40 seconds. Thomet’s previous-best time was 9:11.30. Thomet, last year’s 1,600 and 3,200 state champion, joined forces with Levi Fried, Andrew Caballa and Anthony Rubina to claim ...
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Assembly OKs land sales
Sighs of controlled elation and relief punctuated the air Thursday as the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a much-sought land sale. “All right -- we have a land sale!” Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend proclaimed after a truncated assembly voted 5-0 to approve the proposal, with a few alterations. The assembly overcame restrictive language on one tract and took a few lots off the auction block because of sewer issu...
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Student backs Farm to School program
My name is Dylan Wallace and I am 16. I am a youth delegate for Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA). The Farm to school Program budget item under this legislature’s consideration needs to be approved because it provides the opportunity for children to learn about farming and creates a healthy future for generations to come. The program provides grants to Alaskan schools to visit farms and learn about wher...
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