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Alumni update: Horn finishes regular season
Alysa Horn helped move Osnabruck into first place in the Northern Division standings of the Bundesliga second division women’s basketball league in Germany on Sunday. The former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage star scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in her team’s 65-50 victory over Lichterfelde in the final regular season game of the season. The victory moved Osnabruck (18-4) ahead of Veilchen (1...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking stick proves worth on hillsides
The calendar may claim it’s spring, but on Kodiak the claim always seems to precede the fact by a couple of months. Rather than March, our spring always comes sometime in May. This year is nonetheless an anomaly. We’ve certainly had more than our fair share of rain, but you have to climb high into the hills to find much snow at all. For me that means an early start on spring in at least one regard. I don’t have to...
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Boat, trailer home taxation to be reconsidered
The Kodiak Island Borough gave the assessing department permission to move forward with drafting an ordinance to exempt boats from taxation, and the assessing department is also working on changing how trailer houses are taxed. Borough assessor Bill Roberts told the assembly during a presentation at the Thursday meeting that taxing boats is costing more money than it brings to the borough. Commercial fishing and c...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly hears about homelessness, awards two contracts
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a report on homelessness by the Brother Francis Shelter executive director and approved two contracts for dock and culvert installation. Monte Hawver told the assembly that the amount of people the shelter has been helping has risen considerably during the past decade and a half. In addition to sheltering homeless people, the shelter also has a homeless prevention progra...
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Tsunami siren test set for Wednesday
If you hear the tsunami warning siren sounding on Wednesday morning, don’t be alarmed. According to a Kodiak Island Borough news release, residents may hear the siren between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Tsunami warning broadcasts may also appear on television and over the radio during that time. The test is “to make sure that the tsunami warning system works from one end to the other,” the release said. Offici...
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Robert Norman Holt
Robert Norman Holt, 56, passed away unexpectedly at home in Talkeetna, Alaska, on Feb. 18, 2015. Rob was born on Aug. 29, 1958, to Jerry and Norma Holt of Kodiak, Alaska. During his early years, Rob lived with his family in various West Coast locations as well as Taiwan, where his father, a naval officer, was stationed for two years. Rob came to Kodiak in 1967 when his dad was assigned to the naval base. They move...
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In favor of legislation prohibiting smoking in public spaces
To the Editor, I smoked many years ago and I make no judgments of people who smoke. I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies. That being said, I also believe no one has the right to make a decision for themselves that affects my body or anyone else’s body. I have asthma. It’s gotten a lot worse over the years and cigarette smoke is one of my major triggers. I appreciated several y...
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Bowlers compete in Juneau
Joyce Gregory and Ruth Hentges led a contingent of Kodiak ladies at the 55th Alaska State Women’s Bowling Association Tournament. The two combined for five individual top-10 finishes in the tournament that concluded earlier this month in Juneau. Gregory placed fourth in Division II singles (799 handicap score), sixth in doubles with Jimmie Wilson (1,494) and seventh in all-events handicap (2,269). Hentges was four...
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Questioning some of allegations leveled against Father Paisius
To the Editor, I was astonished to read Sam Dank’s comments in the March 23, 2015 article in the Kodiak Daily Mirror (Father Paisius deposed, defrocked as priest.) With a tone of supposed authority he said that Fr. Paisius is not coming back to Alaska. How can he be sure? There are a lot of people in Kodiak, the villages of Kodiak Island and in other parts of the state who want to see him and his family stay. I fi...
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Crab Fest gets Xtratuf as sponsor, announces new logo
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce released the logo for the 2015 Crab Fest and announced a big-name sponsor last week. The logo has a crab holding a pair of Xtratufs, the ubiquitous brown rubber boots, and Xtratuf has signed on as a sponsor for Saturday, May 23, dubbed “Xtratuf Day.” The logo was designed by born-and-raised Kodiakan Veronica Samaniego, who works at the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, who ...
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