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Local candidate preview: Larry LeDoux
At the Sept. 23 debate, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Larry LeDoux said some of the things he cares about are fiscal responsibility, transparency, protecting and using natural resources, supporting quality schools and preparing for the future. “We need to be transparent so people own their taxes; they understand where the monies are going, they understand the priorities,” LeDoux said. “Every issue that'...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 30
Aug. 19 • At 12:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported a fight on Marine Way West. The fight dispersed before police arrived. • At 12:35 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road to fix a headlight. • At 12:59 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Von Scheele Way and Mill Bay Road area. • At 2:55 a.m., police conducted a welfare check in the Shelikof Street and Marine Way area. The person did not meet protectiv...
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South regains spot on top of polls
The South Anchorage Wolverines are back on top of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South, the top-ranked large-school team earlier in the season, is No. 1 again after thumping Service, 35-0, in Week 7. Bartlett, last week’s top team, fell to fourth in this week’s rankings following a 35-32 loss to West Anchorage, which moved up a spot to No. 3. Lathrop moved up a spot to No. 2 with...
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Borough approves NPFMC letter at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council with analysis recommendations. NPFMC is working on creating a program to deal with trawl bycatch, and the letter tells NPFMC what Kodiak aspects of the program NPFMC’s analysis should focus on. The assembly agreed that the letter was representative of Kodiak, and it will be sent on to NPFMC since the city...
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Port Lions qualifies two runners for state meet
A lunch with one of Alaska’s greatest runners helped a pair of Port Lions students qualify for the 1/2/3A state cross country championships. On the eve of the Region II Cross Country Championships, the Kings’ Chandra Christiansen and Cody Robustellini received an education on running from Trevor Dunbar, a former Kodiak and University of Oregon star and current professional runner for Nike. The two soaked it all up...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season dollies
My fishing partner paused in putting on his waders and pointed downstream. I could here it too. Several fishermen were laughing and cheering over splashing that was obviously a silver salmon. I nodded and pointed upstream. He grinned at me and pointed to the edge of the river. A fresh bear pile stood between us and our fishing destination. We must be in Kodiak! We were headed up a local river into areas little vis...
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Thomet leads Kodiak’s boys to 13th straight region crown
As Kodiak’s Levi Thomet was putting a bow on his third consecutive Region III cross country title, he pumped his right arm for the fans lined up to see one of the nation’s fastest runners. The senior earned the right to celebrate. Thomet broke free from the other 41 runners early and raced to the finish in a course-record time of 16 minutes, 3 seconds, Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. He was proud of his a...
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Ostrander wins fourth region title
There was no mystery to who was going to win the Region III Cross Country Championships girls 4A race. The only question was how big of a margin would Kenai’s Allie Ostrander win by? The answer: 2 minutes, 4 seconds. In a brutal driving rain and a soggy terrain, Ostrander never broke from her picturesque stride in cruising to her fourth regional title in a course record of 17:48, Saturday at Bear Valley Golf Cours...
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Will Troyer
A bear wrangler, who pioneered live-capture of brown bears on Kodiak, has gone to rest. Will Troyer, 88, peacefully passed away at his Cooper Landing home on Sept. 21, 2014. His last days were spent surrounded by friends and family. In addition to being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Will created a rich history steeped in Alaska wilderness. He was a bear biologist and wrote two books from those exper...
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Council approves NPFMC letter, declares fire prevention week
At the Kodiak City Council's work session and meeting on Sept. 25, the council approved a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The letter is the result of meetings of the joint city and Kodiak Island Borough fisheries work group where testimony from citizens was heard and a fisheries analyst provided information. The letter, which tells NPFMC what aspects of trawl bycatch management NPFMC's an...
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