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Rohrer alone in run for mayor
Lifelong Kodiakan and local Subway restaurant owner Dan Rohrer is the lone candidate running for Kodiak Island Borough mayor, and he hopes to lead the borough through rough days ahead. “I see myself as providing leadership to create an environment where the other seven assembly members can debate and make decisions and come to a consensus to set the direction to pursue after,” Rohrer said. “That’s something I enjo...
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Achievers: Sept. 30
Anelise Zimmer of Kodiak, a recent graduate of Willamette University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Malaysia to teach English from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Zimmer will be lecturing at a rural Malaysian high school as part of the English Teaching Assistantship program. Zimmer is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach, condu...
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Otmeloi too costly for now
To the editor: On the Oct. 4 ballot, residents of Service District 1 will be asked whether it should be altered to include additional properties currently outside the boundary to allow the borough to take ownership of Otmeloi Way. Otmeloi Way is currently a state road, and if the borough takes ownership, the taxpayers of Service Area No. 1 will assume the tax burden of upkeep and maintenance of this roadway. It is...
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Thanks for library support
To the editor:  The Chiniak Public Library Association would like to thank the citizens of Kodiak and city employees for their kind support and generous donations. We were recently gifted a plethora of retired furniture from the city library. These wonderful contributions puts us a tremendous step forward and is very appreciated. Chiniak Public Library Association
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Tapestry: Retreat invigorating for the body, mind and soul
Henry David Thoreau hiked to Walden Pond; presidents fly to Camp David and the team at Arc ’N’ Spark Welding skiffed to Alderwood in Kupreanof Strait. Why? To find rest, relaxation and refreshment for the mind and soul. I see these getaways or retreats as a temporary withdrawal from the workaday world with a permanent purpose of making us stronger, more peaceful and joyful citizens in our environment. Everyone nee...
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Guest Opinion: Opt out for affordable option
Recently, Kodiak Borough Assembly member Crow proposed an alternative ordinance that would keep the 2012 residential building code, but allow a person to opt out, and be allowed to build their own homes without having to comply with the borough’s residential building codes. He thinks the borough should encourage people to build to code and inform them that a house built to code is probably safer, insurance costs m...
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Auction supports Santa program
On Nov. 2, 1986, almost 30 years ago, a Coast Guard HH-3 helicopter (No. 1473) and its crew of six were flying to Akhiok to medevac a man with a head injury. The weather was horrible: strong winds and heavy rain. Air Station Kodiak lost contact with the helicopter at about 9:30 p.m. The helicopter had crashed in the side of a mountain, killing all six people. I thought about this tragedy recently when two voluntee...
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Osowski leads Kodiak into the state championship meet
A day after helping Kodiak capture a state track and field title, Keith Osowski wasted little time in preparing for his final cross country season. Even though the season was three months away, the senior runner was pounding the Kodiak pavement hours before morning commuters headed to work. Matt Neagley, a teacher at the high school, was also on the roadway that spring morning and caught a glimpse of Osowski’s ded...
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Fact check Part 3: Tracking cost of union choice vote
Teamsters Local 959 and the city of Kodiak have run advertisements on Proposition 1, a collective bargaining initiative on the city ballot. This is the last in a series of articles about statements in those advertisements. If passed, the ballot measure would give city employees the right to unionize for the purpose of collective bargaining. According to a Teamsters Local 959 ad, a yes vote of Proposition 1 would h...
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Stay in step with heart
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 As I read this scripture today a word flashed on my mind’s eye: “faux pas.” Faux pas is a French word meaning false step. As I understand it the word came from the French court at a time when etiquette in the ballroom held high exp...
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