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Port Lions roars strong 50 years after move from Afognak
Port Lions celebrated 50 years this weekend, the final celebration in a string during the past year, remembering its history since the village moved from its original Afognak location. “We’re trying to make everything focused on people learning about and celebrating and remembering the history of Port Lions,” said Dorinda Kewan, a member of the organizing committee, a few days before the event. City of Port Lions ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 8
November 20 At 1:39 a.m., a caller reported a bear sighting in the 1200 block of Larch Street. It was gone when police arrived. At 2:26 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2:36 a.m., a man on West Marine Way was warned for urinating in public. At 2:45 a.m., police warned a driver on Mission Road about a brake light out. At 3:05 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Alimaq Drive. The driver ...
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Pacific halibut stocks rising
The Pacific halibut stock appears to be rising from the ashes and that bodes well for catches in some fishing regions net year. It would turn the tide of a decades-long decline that has caused halibut catches to be slashed by more than 70 percent in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Three Alaska areas showed improvement in the annual stock surveys that range from Oregon to the Bering Sea, and could ...
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Thomet qualifies for Foot Locker Nationals
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet is headed back to the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships. The star senior punched his return trip to San Diego, California by placing seventh in Saturday’s seeded boys race at the Foot Locker West Regional in Walnut, California. Thomet, ranked 13th in the nation on dyestat.com, is the first high school runner from Alaska to qualify for the prestigious race twice. He went as a jun...
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Valdez, Wandersee place second at North/South
Kodiak’s Joel Valdez and Nolan Wandersee picked up a pair of runner-up finishes at the North/South Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Wasilla High School. Valdez lost to Soldotna’s Seth Hutchison, 10-4, in the 120-pound championship bout, while Wandersee fell to East Anchorage’s Keahi Queja, 3-2, in the 220-pound title match. The pair led a skeleton crew to a ninth-place finish with 44 points. This was Kodiak’s firs...
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Mayor Branson receives award
Kodiak Mayor Pat Branson was awarded the Vic Fischer Local Government Leadership Award at the Alaska Municipal League Annual Awards Banquet during the 64th Annual Local Government Conference in November. She was chosen for the award for her significant statewide contributions to improve local government and communities in Alaska. Since the 1980s she has diligently worked to improve programs and services for Alaska...
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Kodiak fire chief replaced, job status unclear
Deputy chief Mullican takes over, city officials mum on reasons
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Boat-based strip club in Kodiak still in business, owner says
‘Wild Alaskan’ to appeal revocation of vessel’s liquor license
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Full weekend of events ahead
Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s a bunch of activities going on around Kodiak kicking off the month of December. Friday night is the monthly First Friday art walk by the Kodiak Arts Council from 5 to 7 p.m. The Alutiiq Museum, Baranov Museum, Harborside Fly By, The Frame Shop, Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center and Kodiak Public Library are all hosting artists with mediums ranging from jewelry to photog...
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ACS sells wireless service to GCI
Alaska Communications announced plans Thursday to sell its wireless subscriber base, wireless assets and one-third share of the Alaska Wireless Network to Global Communications Inc. The company commonly referred to as ACS issued two statements Thursday, one announcing GCI’s purchase of Alaska Communications’ subscriber base and interest in AWN and the other announcing the sale of the wireless assets. GCI will pay ...
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