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CG opens 20 new housing units on Base Kodiak
The Coast Guard officially opened 10 new duplexes on Base Kodiak, marking the end of a two-year, $19.5 million project. Families have already moved into nine of the 20 units. The rest will fill as more service members with dependents move to Kodiak as transfer season comes to a close and families in other housing grow. The addition of housing on base doesn’t correspond to an increase in personnel in Kodiak. “With ...
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Letter: Hill good for school board, homeowners
To the editor: Elect Julie Cain Hill for school board. I have known Julie for over 35 years as a loyal family friend, wonderful mother of three (all graduates of Kodiak High), a 44-year resident of Kodiak and homeowner. In particular, as a previous school board member myself, I knew Julie as a 34-year school teacher, now retired, who was specially dedicated to her school children, those children’s parents and the ...
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Garden Gate: Carrots can keep if you know the trick
Carrots might be considered the world’s most versatile vegetable, but they haven’t always enjoyed such a charmed reputation. Today we’re going to talk about carrots: How they became orange, how to store and how to eat carrots in ways you might not have considered. In the beginning, carrots were cultivated for their medicinal qualities, which is not surprising, since they were quite bitter. Then in the seventh cent...
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Soldotna ups winning streak to 45 games with 42-0 win over Kodiak
Midway through the third quarter, Kodiak’s Kaleb Finley danced off the field and yelled to his defensive coordinator, “That is another stop.” The Bears’ defense did an admirable job against high-powered Soldotna, but it wasn’t enough as Kodiak fell 42-0 in a Northern Lights Conference football game Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Stars, which were stopped twice on fourth downs and forced to punt twice, ...
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Kodiak netters earn 2 victories
All Kodiak volleyball needed was a trip to Southeast Alaska to right the ship. The Bears swept Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe on Friday and finished its first trip to Sitka since 2013 with a perfect 4-0 record. Kodiak upped its season record to 4-6. A day after needing five sets to dispose of Mt. Edgecumbe, the Bears earned a 26-24, 25-9, 25-23 victory over the 3A school. Senior Ryana Recustodio powered down nine kills a...
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Main break muddies water
A major water main break is responsible for discolored water reported in some Kodiak households. The break happened in the early morning hours Sept. 9, said city public works director Mark Kozak, who was on vacation at the time. The break from an 8-inch main caused water to gush from the site at a rate of 4,000 gallons per minute. Communitywide water flow skyrocketed from 4,300 to 8,300 gallons per minute, Kozak s...
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Saving Maya: Fire departments rescue dog on Labor Day
Disclaimer: This is not a sports column, but one that all animal lovers will like. I’m a sucker for dog stories. While doing my nightly scroll of Facebook, I came across a post that caught my attention, and Gizmo’s and Pepper Jack’s, too. It read: “Big shout out to my girl Betsy and all the firefighters and friends that came out today to help rescue my dog, Maya. She ran down part of a cliff and fell the rest of t...
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KDM EDITORIAL: Prop 1 sides engage with a flourish
In any contested election campaign we expect the opposing sides to use spin, rhetorical flourishes and selective detail, even when the charge of outright falsification doesn’t apply. The sides on city Proposition 1, asking voters whether to allow city workers the right to unionize, both have added some flourishes that merit a good look from a neutral, literal perspective. On the side of a yes vote, Teamsters Local...
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Kodiak football faces Soldotna
A few weeks ago, Kodiak football coach Bill McGuire was rooting for Soldotna to beat East Anchorage. Kind of odd, considering Kodiak and Soldotna play in the same conference, but the second-year coach got his wish when the Stars punched in a late-game two-point conversion to win 22-21. The Kenai-Peninsula powerhouse added a win against Palmer last week and heads to the island riding a state-best 44-game winning st...
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Burglary suspects change plea in exchange for reduced charges
Two men charged with multiple counts of burglary in February changed their pleas for reduced charges Thursday. Justin Isadore, 19, and Shay Monkiewicz, 21, both pleaded guilty to a single charge of burglary in the first degree, a consolidated charge that includes burglaries of nine residences. During their change of plea hearings at the Kodiak courthouse, Judge Steve Cole went over some of the terms in the propose...
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