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The new Borough code, Bob Pederson, and Agenda 21 are what we need

There are tons of hippie malcontents and right-wing “patriots” saying we need further examination of the proposed code. We don’t! This is why people like Bob Pederson are hired anyway. He can read it and decide what’s best for us and our land use. This is why we have a government. They know what they are doing. If they think it’s best to take some of our land for “green space,” they probably have good reason. If ...
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Set net ban initiative based on conservation
The initiative to ban set nets in urban areas of Alaska is an environmental issue. It is about protecting fish stocks and other sea animals from an outdated, harmful type of fishing gear. Set nets are simply a wall of death. Eight other states have voted to eliminate or enacted stringent limitations on these set nets after witnessing the environmental and ecological damage these nets cause. Set nets are notorious ...
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Tapestry: Fond memories stoke the fires of Christmas
Some of the greatest Christmas gifts are the memories that glow in our hearts like the embers of a fire that can never be extinguished. LOIS STOVER REMEMBERS A COLD CHRISTMAS In the frigid Arctic region of the Kuskokwim River, dogs are indispensable, especially during the winter. Lois Stover, who grew up in the village of Takotna, was reminded of the value of dogs one Christmas season when her father, Timothy Twit...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 26
Dec. 17 At 2:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit and run. A 2004 Ford Explorer had received moderate damage to the driver’s side quarter panel and the front bumper while the vehicle was parked unattended at the victim’s residence in Cove Trailer Park. Damage was estimated at $2,500. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the troopers at 1-877-486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. Dec...
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In the Courts: Dec. 26
Gerald Wayne Vonscheele pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Vonscheele was sentenced to 10 days in jail (10 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Erik James Kawika Benton pleaded guilty to resisting or interfering with an arrested. Benton was sentenced to 40 days in jail. Ricardo Cruz pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release. Cruz was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and ordered t...
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Teeing Off: Wilson deserves Pro Bowl slot
Russell Wilson not being selected to the Pro Bowl is like having a Christmas without Santa Claus. Tough to digest. One of the most exciting players in the National Football League was omitted off the 2015 Pro Bowl roster, a list of players compiled by coaches, players and fans that was released earlier this week. Serious? What fan doesn’t want to watch Wilson? As a Seahawks fan, I get the pleasure to watch the 5-f...
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Parks and Rec: Dec. 26-Jan. 2
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Winter Youth Swim Lessons are separated by skill level and students must be at least four years old to participate. They will be held Monday through Wednesday, starting at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Dec 22-31. Friday, Dec. 26 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 Lap/Ae...
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Playbook: Dec. 26
Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. KHS alumni at KHS gym, 7:30 p.m.
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State troopers, wildlife biologist release Kodiak bear caught in snare
A brown bear was caught in a snare near Lake Rose Teade on Kodiak, but state troopers used tranquilizer darts and released it, a news release from Alaska State Troopers said Thursday. The release said the bear was in two feet of water and snared around its lower jaw near Pasagshak River. Alaska wildlife troopers and a wildlife biologist from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game responded to the scene on Monday. ...
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Nuns help in recovery of monks’ stolen Archangel
A small boat named Archangel, used to transport Orthodox Christian monks living on Spruce Island near Kodiak, was stolen Saturday, but two nuns living on a nearby islet spotted the vessel and gave a description of the suspects, state troopers said Thursday. State troopers launched an investigation after a monk reported the theft of the 21-foot aluminum boat. The boat has a 140-horsepower Suzuki outboard engine, ac...
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