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Leist has the right vision for Kodiak
To the Editor: Those of us who have committed to living in Kodiak know that there are many things that make living here a joy. Access to outdoor recreation and the friendliness of the community are high on the list. But, we also know that there are many things that make it hard to stay. The cost of living is very high, it is very difficult to find affordable housing, and our downtown is a desolate place that in no...
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Running in Port Lions
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell really enjoyed his trip to Port Lions on Saturday. The junior cross country runner had a breakout performance in the first Kodiak Island Borough Championships. Parnell finished fourth with a career-best 5-kilometer time of 17 minutes, 14 seconds — 35 seconds faster than his previous-best time set last season. “I was trying to get a 17:30, but apparently the kilometer times were off so I th...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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First woman to twice solo Pacific Crest Trail visits Kodiak
On Saturday, a former Kodiak fisherwoman, Alina Dudding, talked to local girl scouts and 4-H members about her experiences riding the Pacific Crest Trail. Dudding was born in Anchorage and spent summers fishing in Uganik Bay with her parents before they moved to Oregon and then California. The past two summers, Dudding rode the PCT on her horse, Valentino, riding the full length of the Mexico to Canada trail. The ...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bartlett, SoHi remain on top
Bartlett and Soldotna remained the top teams in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s high school football poll. The Golden Bears (6-0) continued their surprise season in the large-school classification with a 62-0 thrashing of Eagle River last week. South (5-1) and Lathrop (5-1) remained second and third in the large-school rankings. The Wolverines blasted West Anchorage, 55-9, while Lathrop edged Palmer, 28-2...
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Lindquists take Pentathlon titles
Kodiak’s Tahna and Talon Lindquist claimed SoHi Pentathlon titles Friday at Soldotna High School. Thana, a senior, won her third pentathlon title, while Talon, a freshman, grabbed his first. The event combined the times of five events — 100-yard individual medley, the 50 butterfly, the 50 backstroke, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle — that determined the winner. Thana finished with a winning time of 2 minu...
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Why are we allowing a 'Shadow Government?'
There exists today, for lack of a better term, a "Shadow Government" that owes allegiance to no one and is hiding in plain sight. It has been publicly exposed and admitted that the following agencies, public and private, have been, do and will continue to collect and archive information on us, the American people. This "Shadow Government" consists of the NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS, TSA, Threat Fusion Centers, Department o...
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Outdoors: The long season for silvers
Isn’t it great to have so many silver salmon at hand! This is the season we’ve all been waiting for. But in truth the luster has worn off a bit, hasn’t it? We’ve all caught lots by now, and the crowds have been a hassle. Is it time to think about moving on? That’s not a bad idea if you have another passion tugging at your heartstrings, but I wouldn’t be too hasty to put away your fishing tackle. As good as the fis...
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Work group decides on bycatch program issues
Last Friday, the Kodiak fisheries work group decided on what to include in a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding trawl bycatch reduction. Right now, NMPFC is working on researching ways to reduce bycatch through a cooperative management program. The council asked for Kodiak's input on aspects of the program, and the work group has been discussing what would go in a letter to ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 23
Charles Bryar Fowler was born at 8:09 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2014 to Charles and Megan Fowler. He weighed 8 pounds, 13.6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. The baby’s parents are from North Carolina and Savannah, Georgia and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Dr. Brett Bass, DDS and the baby’s father is in the United States Coast Guard. Grandparents are Charles Fowler and Patricia Thorpe from Sylva, North Car...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marine debris from Tugidak
Kodiak’s Island Trails Network and volunteers have spent 60 days over the last two summers cleaning up 16 miles of beaches on Tugidak Island, off the southern-most point of Kodiak Island. All the debris is kept at a fenced-in site on Coast Guard property a couple miles out on Anton Larsen Bay Road while ITN works on getting it disposed of. There are dozens of bags along with piles of debris like crab pots, tires, ...
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