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Knowledge is precious
To the Editor, Has anyone else noticed that our salmon berries look deformed? A friend mentioned this. In fact, the last time I picked enough for a snack, I wondered, “Is this the last time?” At our annual picnic, a fisherman from Quzinke, said that about 80 percent of the salmon berries looked like that. He said that the fish have sores, with patches and chunks missing. Also there are crecos cleaning our beaches....
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Election time brings out the best in people
To Editor: Thank you. First for printing the letters. It’s like old times again. With elections coming up, words will be full of fire. That’s the way it should be for a Free American. Freedom of speech. Article No. 1 also gives people ideas they have not thought about plus opinions. The opinions are important in our culture. It stops intimidation by the bullying type of people and stops cliques from taking over on...
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Legislators weigh in on oil tax referendum
The discussion around oil tax reform and Ballot Measure 1 has benefitted from many informed and passionate voices from across the state. As women who serve in the Legislature and who voted for the bill that created our new tax policy, we want to lend a unique perspective on why we voted to pass Senate Bill 21 and why we will vote NO on 1 this August. The Alaska State Legislature is currently blessed with more wome...
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Austerman values all people
To the Editor: I was born and raised in Kodiak and Afognak. I am the eldest of eight children of the late Pete and Nina Olsen, six of us still reside in Kodiak along with our children and grandchildren. Our extended family is in Cordova. I’m writing this letter in support of Carol Austerman who is running for State House of Representatives. I have known Carol since she was a young child. When Carol was the busines...
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Begich visits Kodiak and opens temporary office
Senator Mark Begich, who is running for re-election, visited Kodiak on Wednesday to meet with local groups and open a campaign office that will stay for the rest of the election season. The office, located on 202 Center Avenue, has two small rooms, and more than 40 people crowded into it to hear Begich officially open the office and make a short speech. Begich mentioned veteran’s affairs, the re-authorization of t...
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Troopers and police chase down stolen vehicle
A woman stole a running vehicle and took off with police and troopers chasing on Wednesday morning. A Facebook post from a joint account with the name Dottie N Curtis Howell said the truck belonged to Curtis Howell and he had left it running while dropping their daughters off at the Kodiak Baptist Mission. “I was dropping my daughters off at daycare, and I walked in to sign them in and turned around and some lady ...
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State legion champs begin regional play
South Anchorage Post 4 got into the Alaska State American Legion baseball tournament by beating Kodiak Post 17 on the final day of the regular season. As the No. 8 seed, South went undefeated at the state tournament and won the title with a 6-0 victory over Dimond. Today, Post 4 represents Alaska at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. South opens the double-elimination, five-day tournament at 4 p....
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C.G. Cutter MUNRO returns to Kodiak
Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO recently returned to Kodiak following a 103 day deployment in which the ship travelled over 10,000 miles. MUNRO departed Kodiak in mid-April to embark on a Central Pacific patrol, an intensive training period, and a maintenance period in Honolulu, Hawaii. Working for Coast Guard District 14, MUNRO conducted fisheries enforcement efforts in the vast Central Pacific waters, a region that see...
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Coast Guard may downsize Kodiak COMMSTA
The Coast Guard’s Kodiak communication station may be downsizing next summer in an effort to save money, but services will remain the same. “There is a proposed downsizing,” said Lieutenant Commander Paul Salerno, COMMSTA’s commanding officer. “It is not for certain, nothing’s been signed officially yet.” Currently, 53 people work at COMMSTA, and the proposed downsizing would cut 20 of those. Salerno said the posi...
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Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon set for Saturday
One of Kodiak Island’s most unique endurance events takes places this Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The 18th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at 11:30 a.m., and is a fundraiser for Kodiak High School’s cross country team. The event begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim, a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War entrance. At the VFW, competitors compete in a ...
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