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Assembly approves one road contract
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved a contract for road maintenance and snow removal in the Womens Bay Service Area and failed to approve a contract for similar work on borough grounds. Staff had recommended that both contracts be awarded to MK Enterprises. Five bids were received for the contract for borough grounds work, and at the beginning of the Thursday assembly meeting during public comment, represe...
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Assembly approves metals removal, postpones subsistence support again
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a memorandum of agreement for the removal of metals from villages, postponed a resolution in support of the Subsistence Access Management Act for the second time, and authorized a contract for recycling services. The memorandum of agreement is with Kodiak Island Housing Authority for KIHA to manage the project of removing scrap metals from villages in the borough. So far...
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Grand jury indicts Coast Guard man formerly assigned in Kodiak
A grand jury in Massachusetts has indicted a Coast Guard man accused of shooting and killing a Coast Guard woman and injuring her wife and a police officer back in February. The shooter and his two female victims had previously been stationed in Kodiak. The grand jury in Barnstable County on Wednesday indicted 31-year-old Adrian Loya of Virginia on 30 counts in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Lis...
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Coast Guard locates 6 missing mariners
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew located six people aboard a vessel and assisted in their rescue in Kuskokwim Bay Sunday, a news release said. The Hercules crew relayed the vessel's position to an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and good Samaritan vessels that provided assistance. The crew of the 22-foot aluminum boat reported that they ran out of fuel while travellin...
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First Amendment also protects minority opinion
If we allow emotion instead of reason, mob rule instead of our Constitution to dictate our actions, we are no better than every other failed state that has come before us. If we don't stand for principle, we will fall for anything. And fall we will, indeed. The killings that took place in South Carolina are horrific beyond words. However, the knee-jerk, emotional reaction to ban a flag is nothing less than the ban...
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Fried, Himelbloom claim Fourth of July victories
Wearing bib No. 4, it was only fitting that Arielle Himelbloom topped the women’s field in Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10-Kilometer Run and Walk. Himelbloom, a rising Kodiak High School junior, chopped six minutes off of her time from last year in winning in 48 minutes, 45 seconds. She finished just over a minute ahead of runner-up finisher Kathleen Dunbar, a five-time champion of the race. Recent KHS graduate ...
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Kodiak Little Leaguers fall in opener
Kodiak’s intermediate Little League all-star team fell to Dimond-West, 10-1, in its opening baseball game at the District I Tournament on Monday in Knik. Kodiak has today off and will resume pool play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Abbott-O-Rabbitt. This is Kodiak’s first time competing in the intermediate tournament, which is for 11-through 13-year-olds. Nathan James collected Kodiak’s only a hit, a single that s...
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Garden Gate: Summertime and the hawkweed is blooming
There’s a reason why hawkweed is known devil’s paintbrush. (Such names aren’t given to angelic plants, right?). Hawkweed is now listed as one of Top Ten noxious weeds in the U.S. and is reported in all by 15 states. Hawkweed has managed to find its way to many exotic places. Mount Rainier National Park is coping with yellow hawkweed, a close cousin to orange hawkweed, is threatening to take over the wildflower mea...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Camping in the rain
How was your Fourth of July weekend? If you were camping, you got a firsthand look at Kodiak’s rainy weather. Camping in the rain is challenging, especially when you mix in a good dose of wind. Season your adventure with energetic young kids, and a rainy day camp can be a little too memorable at times. After the heavy rain Friday night, we saw a steady stream campers headed for home on Saturday. With relief so clo...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 7
Allen Kody Espanola was born at 8:46 a.m. on June 24, 2015, to Allen and Karen Espanola. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. The baby’s mother stays at home, and the baby’s father works at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming him to the family is Bianca Isabel Espanola. Niquolas Jesus Rojas-Diesta was born at 6:32 p.m. on June 25, 2015, to Dawn Diesta and Luis Rojas. He weighed 6 po...
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