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BACK IN THE STATES: Thomet to run at Junior Outdoor Championships
Levi Thomet isn’t wasting any time in jumping back into the state’s running circuit. The former Kodiak High School standout, fresh off a 10-month foreign exchange program in Germany, is competing Friday at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Clovis, California. Thomet is part of a 23-runner field in the 10,000-meter run at 7:25 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. The top two finishers earn a trip to the...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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City flushing water system; discolored water still safe
Between June 27 and July 15 the city of Kodiak Public Works Department will flush water mains, according to a city announcement. Flushing activities will encompass the entire water system. This activity is designed to remove the sediment from the water mains, which accumulates over time. Customers may experience discolored water. All water used in the flushing program and all water in the mains is treated, disinfe...
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KIBSD head to leave next year
Kodiak Island Borough School District’s superintendent will leave the position at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Stewart McDonald, who has held the job for eight years, said at Monday night’s school board meeting that he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires next summer. He believes that upon his exit, he’ll have spent one of the longest stints as superintendent of the Kodiak. Yet, “I don’t thi...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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New ID system for CG base visitors coming on line Sept. 1
Civilians doing business at Coast Guard Base Kodiak will soon feel the impact of the new RAPIDGate security system from Sure ID Inc. The change aims to beef up security at the sprawling military installation. In promotional materials, the Sure ID says the program will make entry to the base “faster and more secure.” The change will impact all vendors and contractors, as well as anyone seeking a day pass. It will n...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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GUEST OPINION: Taking a break from alligators
This past Thursday’s borough assembly meeting was more casual and less focused than most. The weather outside was glorious, there were only a few members in the audience, and the meeting ended after only about an hour and a half — as opposed to its usual going full tilt for four hours until the mandatory 10:30 p.m. cutoff. And this coming Thursday is dark, with no assembly meeting scheduled. There were several eng...
Jun 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rates at dump jump to pay for wastewater
Changes in solid waste are coming. At its Thursday meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a 20 percent increase in the tonnage fees for solid waste delivered at the landfill. However, individual residential monthly garbage bills shouldn’t increase that much because a garbage bill is only partly determined by the tonnage rate. The tonnage rate at the landfill has now increased from $215 to $258 for mo...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Career diplomat: Foreign Service wants you
The U.S. Foreign Service needs all types of people from all walks of life. Former U.S. diplomat Eva Groening made a stop in Kodiak last weekend to deliver that message in a speech at Kodiak College about careers in diplomacy. “I think all too often the image people have of being a diplomat is somehow exotic and elite, and that keeps them from even attempting to do it,” she said. “I really would like to encourage p...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: June 21
Karma Elizabeth Vaudrin was born at 10:14 a.m. on June 8, 2016, to Bethany and Ishmael Vaudrin. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her parents live in Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Leland Vaudrin. Grandparent is Fely Frani. Miya Lynn Abston-Yovino was born at 8:53 a.m. on June 10, 2016, to Trista Abston and Jesse Yovino. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. He...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Early pink salmon fight harder, taste better
We’ve had exciting times on our recent boat trips. Almost everywhere we’ve traveled, we saw pink salmon jumping. Why get so revved up about pink salmon? Because they can be so much fun. Go after them with tackle to match their small size, and fishing can be about as good as it gets. The best news is that with them appearing in such numbers in the bays and offshore, they’re also swirling in close to shore and withi...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 swept at home
After being shut out in its first two league games of the season, Kodiak Post 17’s offense broke out against Service. Unfortunately, Post 17 couldn’t sustain the production through the entire game. Kodiak scored nine runs in the first four innings and held a six-run lead twice, but ended up falling 14-10 in the first game of Saturday’s American Legion baseball league doubleheader at Baranof Field. Kodiak fell 9-2 ...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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