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City council approves first reading of park hours ordinance
With little comment, the Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of a proposal to implement closed hours at the city's public parks. If approved at a second reading during the city's next city council meeting, Ordinance 1313 will close the city's parks from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., May through August. From September through April, parks will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Until the ordinance is passed, city par...
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Third hydro turbine on track for November startup
A project to bring more water power to Kodiak is almost complete. A third turbine at the Terror Lake hydroelectric project is still on schedule for startup next month, Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott told the KEA board of directors on Thursday. “We’re starting to wrap up getting toward the end,” he said. “We’re looking at having it in and on and spinning by the end of November.” Starting up the $4.6 m...
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Kodiak swimmer finds thrills outside of the pool
River Hanson will try anything once. That is how he found spearfishing and longboarding. “He is my adventure boy,” Kodiak High School swimming coach John Lindquist said. Of course, Lindquist limits Hanson’s in-season adventures; he doesn’t want an injury to derail the junior’s season like it has the past two years. For the most part, Hanson obliges to his coach’s request and so far considers this season to be a su...
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Ballot-approved Proposition 1 is in effect
Proposition 1, approved by Kodiak voters this month, is now in effect. Kodiak Island Borough clerk Nova Javier said Wednesday that the ballot measure banning contracts with sitting borough assembly members became effective when the assembly approved the results of the Oct. 1 municipal election. “The provision in Alaska statute says it goes in place upon certification of election,” Javier said. While the measure do...
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Prep picks: Four teams battle for two titles
The final week of high school football is here. Last week, Nikiski claimed the state small-schools crown, and this week the four remaining teams playing will battle for a pair of state titles on Saturday at the Anchorage Football Stadium. Juneau and Soldotna tangle in the medium-schools game at noon, followed by the large-schools game that features West Anchorage and Service at 4 p.m. I correctly picked all four o...
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Thomet takes on world’s largest cross country invitational
The last time Levi Thomet raced, he became the fastest Kodiak cross country runner ever. Now, he will tackle the 66th annual Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational Saturday in Walnut, Calif. The Mt. Sac Invitational is billed as the world’s largest cross country invitational as more than 25,000 competitors compete in over 80 races across three days — a race starts every eight minutes. Thomet, a Kodiak High School juni...
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Health care glitches will be ironed-out
To the Editor: These days the news media is expending exhaustive political infotainment on difficulties being experienced with implementation of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” (a.k.a. “Obama-Care”). So what if there are start-up glitches? For most of us, this is largely irrelevant as over the next weeks and months the major glitches likely will be ironed-out and life will go on. Besides, ...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 25
Holiday market comes to town The Holiday Market opens from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Check out original paintings, glasswork, pottery and more at the art show featuring all Alaskan artists. Haunted house at high school Kodiak High School will hold a haunted house on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Entry is $5 per person or a can of nonperishable food. The entrance i...
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In the Courts:
Dismissals • Charges of sixth-degree drugs misconduct and third-degree theft against Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, were dismissed Sept. 26. Assault • Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 300 days in jail (190 days suspended) and will receive credit for time served. He was fined $2,500 ($2,000 suspended), and will be on probation for three years. • Nancy Lind, 41, pleaded gui...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Wolf
Kaganaq - Wolf Kaganat yaksigtut maaken. - The wolves are far from here. Wolves (Canis lupus) occur throughout mainland Alaska, from the rainforests of Southeast to Unimak Island in the Aleutians and as far north as the Arctic coast of the Beaufort Sea. This huge range, nearly 85 percent of Alaska, illustrates the animals’ great adaptability. Like people, wolves can exist in many different habitats. Although wolve...
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