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Smiley gets nod for assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s newest member is Scott Smiley. Applicants Smiley and Monique Lewis were nominated by assembly members before the members voted by secret ballot during Thursday’s regular meeting. The vote tied 3-3 and was broken by Mayor Jerrol Friend. Lewis and Smiley along with Jeffrey Stewart applied for the vacancy, but Stewart withdrew his name earlier this week, citing an irregular schedu...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural grads set sights on college
While the graduation of 166 students at Kodiak High School may have drawn the biggest crowd, five smaller high school graduation ceremonies in the school district brought just as much excitement and promise. In total, eight students graduated from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools, including two each from Akhiok, Ouzinkie, and Larsen Bay schools, and one each from Old Harbor and Danger Bay ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burglary suspects out on bail
In hearings on Tuesday, suspects in a series of burglaries last month were released on bond, pending preliminary hearings on June 10. Kodiak Superior Court Judge Steve Cole set bonds for Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin at $5,000 each. They are ordered to have no contact with each other. Alaska State Troopers arrested the pair May 20 on a trail near Beaver Lake Road. According to the trooper report, Heglin and Kn...
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Week in Words: Band banished by bureaucratic bungle
One of my daughters, an incoming freshman at Kodiak High School, told me she is glad she is not in middle school band anymore. This shocked me. She plays the clarinet, and played it consistently well. Well enough for her to earn Mr. Lhotka’s coveted Director’s Award this year for dedication and conducting when he was unable to. She worked hard at it and seemed to enjoy the music they played this year. The word “ba...
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Stewart withdraws assembly application
Jeffrey Stewart has withdrawn from consideration for appointment to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, leaving two candidates for the vacancy left by the resignation of Mel Stephens. In a Tuesday letter to the borough clerk’s office dated, Stewart wrote that since he applied, “Events have transpired that may require my being absent from Kodiak on an unscheduled basis such that my attendance at regular borough mee...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zimmerman, Fried tackle Pillar
Compared to her normal training sessions, running up and down Pillar Mountain was a breeze for Sue Zimmerman. In only her third attempt at the mountain that overlooks Kodiak city, the 35-year-old mother of two won her first Pillar Mountain Run women’s title in a cool 1 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds on a chamber of commerce Sunday afternoon. “I have never been strong doing the uphill, and this is the strongest that ...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blood drive sets record
The Kodiak community came out in force for the Annual Kodiak Blood Drive during Crab Festival, shattering the record set at last year’s event. According to Blood Bank of Alaska community coordinator Troy Palmer, 233 people registered to give blood this year, including 110 new donors. Not all who register are deemed able to donate, but 171 units were collected. While the BBA records date back only to 2006, Palmer s...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: ‘Moose flies’ drink up juicy mammal meals
While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party. “With the failure of a little breeze and the overcasting of the sky, the weather grows oppressively sultry and a swarm of horse-flies, or moose-flies as they are called in these parts, makes appearance ...
Jun 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthy Kodiak: Helmet essential for four-wheeling fun
Last week I had my first experience with four-wheeling. I had no idea that driving a vehicle through mud puddles, over rocks, and trailblazing could be so exhilarating. One of my kids was screaming with joy the whole ride. I must admit that I only wore a helmet on my first ride, and on my second ride without a helmet I realized it was easier to see, hear and communicate with my friends. Why are helmets so importan...
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Edible event showcases Kodiak eats
The local food movement is growing in Kodiak, and a first-time event featuring local fish, produce and foraged items showcased the possibilities. “There’s a growing interest to know who and how your food was harvested and to support the local fishers and farmers around the island and around the state,” said Theresa Peterson, Kodiak outreach coordinator for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. “We’re an island r...
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