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Sexual harassment merits fast response
As a municipal attorney representing local governments across the state for over thirty years, I deal with complaints of sexual harassment and improper behavior. These cases are investigated post-haste. Sound judgment, if not the law, requires nothing less. Gov. Parnell’s four-year failure to take command of his Alaska National Guard subordinates’ sluggish response to dozens of rape and assault reports is inexcusa...
May 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Reach relaxed reds in saltwater
Is it too soon to start looking for red salmon? Run timing is variable from one year to the next, and I certainly can’t project with any certainty. My solution is to start looking for reds when the calendar page turns to May, with the likelihood of their arrival improving with each passing day. Consider my experiences over the last 40 years on Kodiak. The earliest I’ve seen red salmon in Kodiak rivers was May 6. A...
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Kodiak Elks Lodge host state convention
The first female president of the Alaska Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ended her reign over the weekend by welcoming about 130 members from the state’s 16 lodges to the organization’s annual convention, held this year in Kodiak. Janet Johnson, a Kodiak resident for 18 years, was also the first woman to serve as exalted ruler of the local lodge. For the past year she headed the efforts of about 5,700 Elks...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball takes conference game from Palmer
Kodiak split a baseball doubleheader Saturday against Palmer at Wasilla High School. The Bears won the Southcentral Conference game, 7-4, and dropped the nonconference game, 9-5. Kodiak improved its record to 3-1 in the conference, 6-6 overall. Sam Kirchenschlager drilled his second home run of the season in the conference game, while Jon LeVan pitched into the sixth inning to earn the win. Tyler Jester added a do...
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Kodiak softball splits with Soldotna
Kodiak snapped a season-opening four-game losing streak with a come-from-behind win on Friday at Soldotna. Down 1-0 and without a hit through four innings, the Bears broke through late for a 4-1 Northern Lights Conference softball win. Kodiak took the lead with three runs in the fifth, all coming with two outs. Sydney Hosier broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff single and scored two outs later on a Dannika Catt t...
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Thomet wins four events at Palmer Invitational
Levi Thomet led Kodiak’s boys track team to a runner-up finish at Friday’s Palmer Invitational. Thomet won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and ran the anchor leg of the winning 3,200 relay team as Kodiak racked up 92 points — 11.5 points behind champion Anchorage Christian. The Kodiak junior clocked a time of 2 minutes, 2.76 seconds in the 800, a 4:24.27 in the 1,600 and a 9:46.28 in the 3,200. Thomet’s 1,600 time is the...
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KEA: Kodiak at 99.4 percent renewable
As the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands becomes the world’s first landmass to power itself entirely on renewables, Kodiak Island is hovering close to the 100 percent renewables mark as well. Kodiak’s power portfolio currently holds at 99.3 percent. That’s up from 95.4 percent for full-year 2013. According to numbers like those, 100 percent hydro-electric should be right around the corner. Rig...
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Weather records smashed over weekend as mountain air warms
The brilliant sunshine and long daylight hours brought more than joy over the weekend for Kodiak. An 11-year weather record was obliterated on Friday afternoon when temperatures peaked at 66 degrees and temperature records fell all across Alaska. “There are at least 10 records broken,” said Christian Cassell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. Locally, Friday’s early heat surge broke a de...
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Fish Factor: Acidifcation endangers pinks’ food source
The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice payday for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters. Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar per pound compared to the same time last year. Fresh halibut has been moving smoothly and demand is steady since the fishery opened in early March, said a major Kodiak buyer, where dock prices were reported at $6 per pound for 10- to 20-pounders, $6.25 fo...
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Kodiakans mostly averse to pot legalization
If an informal sampling of opinions around town is any indicator, Kodiakans are almost dead-set against the stateʼs marijuana initiative that would make pot legal in November. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Measure is on the ballot on Nov. 4. If voters approve it, it will allow people age 21 and older to posses up to 1 ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It will also make the manufacture, sale, and possess...
May 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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