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Borough manager to retire next year
The Kodiak Island Borough manager is retiring from the position next year, and the borough is beginning the process to find another manager. Manager Bud Cassidy’s contract ends in mid-January 2016, but he has offered the assembly the option to extend the contract until the end of June 2016 to provide overlap with a new manager. The assembly disagreed on whether to have borough staff begin advertising for a manager...
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Gold is insurance for currency collapse
PART 5 Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” During the Cold War West Germany wisely stored its gold in the U.S., England and France fearing an invasion from the Soviet Union. In 2012 Germany asked for the repatriation of 300 tons out of 1,500 tons of gold held by the Federal Reserve. Two years later only 5 tons had been delivered. This minuscule amount that was eve...
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Fish Factor: Longliners could snag on missing pots
A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage. “It appears that some tug boats passed back and forth across where the gear was set, and now we have no idea where it is,” said Maria Wessel, a groundfish biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office at Cordova. The pots are part of an ongoing taggin...
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Kodiak blows past West Valley
Brandan Pickett entered Saturday’s contest against West Valley with only four innings pitched in his entire Kodiak baseball career. The senior surpassed that with a brilliant performance at a drizzly Baranof Field. Pickett twirled a one-hit shutout to power Kodiak to a 12-0 nonconference victory over West Valley. Kodiak swept the two-game series — Friday’s game was washed out because of wind and rain — and improve...
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Barcelon, Thomet grab Pentathlon titles
Who knew Levi Thomet could high jump? The nationally ranked distance runner showed his diversity on the track in claiming his second straight Invincible Pentathlon boys title on a blustery and rainy Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. His path to the crown started Wednesday when he cleared 5 feet in the high jump to finish second. “I had a lot of fun with that this year,” said Thomet in referencing the high jump....
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Public Safety Blotter: April 20
April 4 At 5:01 a.m., police gave a driver on Marine Way a driving advisement. At 9:17 a.m., a caller reported an annoying animal on Wilton White Way. The owner will stop the barking. At 11:09 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on West Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 11:59 a.m., a caller reported an annoying animal on Rezanof Drive East. It was a second warning for a barking dog and the next ti...
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Community events: April 20
Today 6:30 p.m. — Kodiak Electric Association annual membership meeting, Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. 6:30 p.m. — “Downton Abbey” night, Kodiak Public Library. 7 p.m. — KIBSD Board of Education regular meeting, borough assembly chambers. Tuesday, April 21 12:30 p.m. — Food distribution, Food Bank. 7:30 p.m. — City council work session, Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. Wednesday, April 22 1 p.m. — Senio...
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Controlling the dollar's catastrophic collapse
PART 4 Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of the six-part “How safe is your money?” I realize the dollar has strengthened recently, but that is only in comparison to other fiat currencies, which are also being debased. It's basically a race to see who can debase or destroy the value of their currency the fastest. The Chinese and Russians aren't stupid. They realize they will never be paid back in full. ...
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Pickett powers Kodiak past West Valley
Brandan Pickett twirled a one-hit shutout to power Kodiak to a 12-0 nonconference baseball victory over West Valley on Saturday at Baranof Field. Pickett retired the side in order in the first three innings before giving up a leadoff liner to center from Caleb Moretz in the fourth. The lengthy right struck out four, walked three and tossed 72 pitches in five innings — the game ended in the fifth due to the 10-run ...
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Tusty sailings canceled due to work
The M/V Tustumena will have 10 days of sailings canceled because “necessary additional work” turned up during the ferry’s annual overhaul, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation. The release said the ferry will now be returning to service on May 12, which means the May 2-11 sailings are canceled. “The canceled sailings include the first Aleutian Chain run for the summer 2015 schedule,”...
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