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Local candidate preview: Dave Kaplan
Incumbent Dave Kaplan is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, saying he wants to finish what he started, mentioning the capital improvement projects list as a big thing he’s helped complete, and the high school and landfill expansions as things he wants to see finished. As for other priorities, Kaplan said. “I have always had a strong platform of education, fisheries, nonprofits, and economic viability for ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age?
During our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent — from the Arctic Ocean to the Missouri River — slept under a blanket of white. Alaska was different. Anchorage and the rest of Southcentral, Southeast, and the Alaska Peninsula were under i...
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LeDoux has the qualities to serve Kodiak
To the Editor, It's that time again where we as citizens are given the responsibility and opportunity to cast a ballot for our local and state leaders. This year happens to be a fantastic year for voters, we've been blessed with some fresh new candidates running for seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Each candidate brings new insight, knowledge, and leadership skills to the table. Larry LeDoux is one of ...
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Zoning hearings begin
Today, a series of public hearings on updated planning and zoning regulations begin. The borough is currently in the process of updating Title 16: Subdivisions, Title 17: Zoning and Title 18: Borough Lands of the borough code of ordinances. This is the first plan for a comprehensive update of the code in over 50 years. The proposed changes address some types of land use that need updating or are not mentioned in t...
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Kodiak tops Houston, 26-12
Kodiak’s football team didn’t get any help from the Homer Mariners on Saturday. The Bears needed a Homer victory over Kenai to stay alive for a postseason berth, and didn’t get it as the Kardinals won, 41-6. Kenai clinched the final Northern Lights Conference berth into the medium-school playoffs, while Kodiak and Homer were eliminated from playoff consideration. “We may have not gotten the results this season tha...
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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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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 30
Toby Charles Lantz was born at 8:53 a.m. on September 17, 2014 to Matthew and Breanna Lantz. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. His parents are originally from Caddo Gap, Arkansas and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a stay-at-home mom, and the baby’s father works on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Also welcoming him to the family is Matthew Lantz Jr. and Joshua Lantz....
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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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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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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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