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As the economy slumps into another recession, the fishing industry continues to be monopolized at an increasing rate driving fish prices into the ground, the price of oil plumbs new lows, state and federal money spigots continue to dry up, Jackson Trailer Park closes, other low-rent options are either being bought and demolished or ratcheted out of existence by the borough code, and the borough refuses to open new...
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Kodiak softball drops 2
Kodiak softball opened the 2016 season with a pair of nonconference losses to Sitka, the defending small-school state champions. The Wolves swept the doubleheader, winning 25-0 and 25-17 Thursday at Moller Field in Sitka. The Bears, last year’s Northern Lights Conference runner-up, were stymied in the first game by Sitka pitcher Megan Way, who hurled a three-inning shutout — the game was shortened due to the 15-ru...
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Achievers: April 15
Anastasia Skonberg, a Kodiak High School senior, received a Spirit of Youth Award in the category of cultural pursuits for her work teaching Alutiiq to seven elementary school classes. Skonberg has taken Alutiiq classes, studied tribal resources and attended culture camps. She plans to study anthropology and Alaska Native studies at University of Alaska Southeast in the fall. John Dunlop, Anna McDonald, Levi Purdy...
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Kodiak track hosts all-comers meet
Have you ever dreamed of competing against a defending state championship track team? If so, your dreams will be answered Saturday when the Kodiak High School track team hosts the inaugural all-comers meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The meet begins at 10 a.m. with the 3,200. The field events start at 10:30 a.m., followed by running events at 11:30 a.m. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar developed the meet to fill an op...
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AMAZING NATURE: Dilution not solution to pollution
Today I was asked a question that I continue to ponder. Someone was looking for a speaker to explain to a class why pollution is a problem in the ocean environment. At first it seemed like this was so obvious that it hardly needs discussing, but as I thought about it more and more, it became clear that there are a number of issues that could be considered here. Pollution is a big topic and has many ugly heads. Nam...
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Rockin' Out: Inspiration from Eire
Enya was born on May 17, 1961, in Ireland. She has won four Grammy Awards and has become one of the most successful female vocalists in the world. Enya is very popular and has sold over 75 million albums. Her music is peaceful and I like her voice. It is inspiring and beautiful. I listen to her songs a lot. It would be nice to go to her concert. On Monday I will play her songs “Only Time” and “Book of Days.” Chris...
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Volunteers make library work
Preparing the Kodiak Library’s acquisitions for circulation requires a precise touch to put protective coverings on books and DVD cases. Fortunately, a special volunteer has the knack and the will. “My kids are all grown,” Patty Heyes said. “Now I have lots of free time.” Last fall she joined the team of about 40 other Kodiakans on the library’s extra unpaid staff. They carry out a range of tasks including process...
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No good way to test pot on island
A city attorney told council members that, without a testing facility, she is not sure how marijuana cultivation, manufacturing or retail businesses could operate in Kodiak or other areas off the road system. “This is very important because I am very perplexed as to how communities that are off the road system are going to engage in the marijuana industry without having a testing facility on the ground,” said Holl...
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Group looks for Fish Tech funding
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group wants to keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center operating by finding funding from outside the system. The facility’s future is up in the air as the University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks to cut its budget in light of the state’s tight fiscal situation. “We’re looking for ways to keep applied fisheries research within the university budget,” said Larry LeDoux, a member of th...
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Kodiak tops Dimond with 10-run first inning
After sitting through a two-hour delay, Kodiak High School’s baseball team came out blazing in its 2016 season opener. The Bears erupted for 10 runs in the first inning and posted a 10-5 nonconference victory over Dimond on the first day of the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament Wednesday evening at Baranof Field. Heading into the season, fourth-year coach James Arnold said the defense would will the team...
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