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City-owned boatyard rebranded as shipyard
The city-owned Kodiak Boatyard is now officially the Kodiak Shipyard. The name change comes after 10 years of planning, two years of construction and three years of operation. "The distinction between a boatyard and shipyard is hard to pin down, but after three years of operation it's obvious to me that our yard is in the shipyard class," said Kodiak Harbormaster Marty Owen in a release. Shipyard operations manage...
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Obama is doomed to defeat
To the editor: While walking my dog the other day, a very capable, intelligent raven whispered to me let the people know, that there will be a landslide victory in favor of Romney and Ryan. They will get 320 electoral votes to sweep the election in November. Obama can start packing, and all the Marxist, socialist radicals can leave with him. The American people have had enough of the lies and coverups. We have Fas...
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Alumni update: Dunbar fifth at Pre Nationals
Trevor Dunbar produced a top-five finish in his second cross country meet of the season. The University of Oregon senior finished fifth at the Pre Nationals meet at “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Dunbar led Oregon’s third-place attack by covering the 8-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 20.5 seconds. University of Texas at El Paso’s Anthony Roitch won the men’s race in 23:01. Oregon finished third, behind...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Remote deer dreams don’t have to be a nightmare
Before you know it, the road system deer season will be closed for the year. Anyone still hoping for sweet venison on the table will have to travel to find it. As a matter of fact deer hunts to remote parts of the island are annual traditions for many families. The hunting can be terrific and just as important for many of us, we’re unlikely to encounter other hunters. The reduced deer population due to last year’s...
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CG inspection deadline today
The deadline for a mandatory Coast Guard safety inspection is today. Any fishing boat that uses federal waters — either for transit to Bristol Bay or for actual fishing — is required to undergo inspection. Inspections examine what the Coast Guard calls the “Big 8”: a working life raft, survival suits, rescue beacon, fire extinguishers, life rings, flooding alarms, stability instructions and safety drills. Inspecti...
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Thomet runs well in Oregon
Kodiak state cross country champion Levi Thomet showcased his talents in Oregon on Saturday. The sophomore Thomet placed seventh in the Adidas Cross Country Classic at Fern Hill Park in Portland, Ore. Thomet covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 26.3 seconds, 41 seconds behind champion Andrew Gardner of Mead High School (Ore.). Thomet was the second sophomore to finish in the varsity elite race, while the ...
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Palmer takes two from Kodiak
Following a three-set loss to Palmer, Kodiak spent a little extra time in the locker room trying to figure out what went wrong during Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference volleyball match. The Bears had plenty to talk about after Palmer easily rolled to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-14 win in Kodiak’s regular-season home finale. “I give them my little speech about what I see and what I would like us to work on and I gave th...
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Borough picks new manager
Erick Strahl will be the next manager of the Kodiak Island borough. In its regularly scheduled work session, the borough assembly considered a draft version of its contract with the former Menominee, Mich. city manager, who is scheduled to start his job as the borough’s top unelected official on Jan. 15. The contract is not yet signed, but significant negotiations have concluded, and only moving expenses remain to...
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Library unveils handmade quilt
A new piece of artwork in the children's section of the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library encourages kids to read, dream and learn. On Saturday, the library unveiled the handmade quilt donated by the Kodiak Teachers Association. Last year the Kodiak Teachers Association approached librarian Ellie Werbe about doing a project for the library. Werbe suggested donating a piece of artwork, and the association came up ...
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Garden Gate: Pumpkins carve niche in society
Pumpkins are rolling into the stores. I’m excited, because I love to carve those shapely squashes into funny-faced characters, and later, to freeze the pulp and pressure-can it in jars. So with Halloween around the corner, I figured it’s time to highlight this many-splendored vegetable and take a look at the many ways it has carved a niche in our society. The pumpkin speaks of fall, harvest moons and for some peop...
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