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Senior life: Holiday activities reminders
Lots of holiday activities at the center and elsewhere are going on for people 60 and older and we want to remind people of those. At noon Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Chief Petty Officers Association at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will sponsor a lunch for seniors at the Golden Anchor. This very popular event is wonderful way to have a great meal and socialize with many older adults as well as the members of CPOA. There wi...
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PHAB asks council for shipyard building
The Ports and Harbors Advisory Board wants the City of Kodiak to work toward constructing a large building to house boats that are being worked on at the shipyard on Near Island. Four members of PHAB spoke with the city council at Tuesday’s work session asking the city to set up a separate fund for a building and funding it with a portion of ports-related sales tax to be matched with donations. “This has become on...
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AMHS chief: Ferry future looks gloomy
The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System painted a dim picture of next year’s operating budget, saying he expects a $5 million cut on top of the cuts made over the past two fiscal years. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Mike Neussl made the statement during a two-hour community engagement meeting, Wednesday in Kodiak. Neussl said the ferry system made an estimated $53.5 mi...
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Mountain Views: The fun of fouling out
The buzzer goes off, reverberating throughout the North Star gym. The sound takes me back to the basketball part of my youth in a way that a Rusted Root song takes me back to my Ithaca college days. My twin sister, Ella, sits next to me and her mere presence is calming; I’m glad she was able to come watch Stuey’s first basketball game with me. My son Stuey’s Little Dribblers coach is Pete Danelski; he is a tall, s...
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Week in Words: Trumping the radicals
The nation has been talking about radicalization a lot this week as we’ve reflected on the act of terror in San Bernardino. “Radical” has a variety of uses. The origin of the word goes back to the Late Latin “radicalis,” which means “of or having roots.” Our word “root” is derived from the similar Latin word “radix.” As you can guess, the word was used to talk about plants. We began to think about “radical” more b...
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Cheap oil means tighter belts
As most Alaskans know, a sharp drop in the price of oil over the last year and a half blew a gaping hole in the state’s budget. This year, revenues are expected to cover just 40 percent of our costs. When your family’s income suddenly drops by more than half, you cut spending. That’s exactly what we did. Working with the Legislature, we cut state general fund spending by 19 percent in a single year. It’s not easy,...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 9
Oct. 8 At 2:13 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of several personal checks stolen from a residence while the person was out of state. The checks had been forged and then cashed for $900. A suspect was identified and the investigation continues. A man pleaded guilty to operating Dungeness pot gear without required Alaska Department of Fish and Game numbers. He was fined $2,000. Nov. 30 Alaska Wildlife ...
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City Public Works projects updates
The Kodiak City Council received an update on the four largest projects the city is working on at Tuesday’s work session. Public Works director Mark Kozak said the compost facility project has gone well, except for a delay in electrical work. He said the city would be accepting the first delivery of biosolids at the facility today. Engineer Glenn Melvin gave what he described as an “upbeat” Pier 3 replacement upda...
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Dog Bay infrastructure past expected lifespan
Due to wear since original construction in 1982, the city-owned infrastructure in St. Herman Harbor, including pilings and electric cabinets, needs urgent work. “We may have some fairly significant costs just to keep the harbor running before we ultimately replace it,” harbormaster Lon White reported to the Port and Harbor Advisory Board on Tuesday. He said it would cost about $1.7 million to replace the worn and ...
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Lindquist competes at Speedo Winter Junior Nationals
When Talon Lindquist entered high school he picked swimming over basketball. It appears he made the right decision. The Kodiak High School sophomore has won four state titles — all in different events — and this week is competing in his second Speedo Winter Junior Championships. The four-day event begins Thursday in Austin, Texas. “I knew it was going to be a hard decision to pick one, but I knew I had to pick one...
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