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Letter to the Editor: Austerman will work for Kodiak
To the Editor, Carol Austerman is my friend and my candidate for State House. Carol has earned my support by demonstrating a positive commitment to our diverse community, strong leadership, and the willingness to work with others toward consensus on difficult issues. She is easily approachable, a good listener, and always willing to explain her position on issues, as well as rethink her position on issues. Carol h...
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Opinion: Understanding ballot measure 1
Ballot measure 1 is a divisive and complex issue. Much confusion has been generated and I’ve been asked by many friends, “How am I supposed to vote?” It’s really not for me to tell you how to vote but I’m glad to tell you how I’m going to vote. I’m going to vote YES and I hope you will consider doing the same, though many of my colleagues and people I greatly respect don’t agree. I think this vote is going to be a...
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Farmers market draws vendors new and old
The Kodiak Farmer’s Market has been happening all summer, but for one vendor, it was her first time there. Cynthia Harden was selling many different items: soaps, body scrubs, jewelry, incense and key chains. “It’s my first time here, and I learned a lot about how to present items,” Harden said. Her body scrubs were contained in small plastic containers decorated with lace and some beads. “Now these are nice, but ...
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Stephens leaves borough work session over police presence
Assemblyman Mel Stephens walked out of Thursday’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session at the beginning of the meeting because a police officer was in attendance. Last week, at least two assembly members, Dave Kaplan and Chris Lynch, said they received threatening phone calls over a controversial ordinance regarding decorum at meetings. The ordinance reads, in part, “Every person shall avoid the use of prof...
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Garden Gate: Late summer brings lovely colors
During the month of August, we will lose 2 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. Does that mean that summer, this wonderfully warm and blessed summer, is almost over? It’s easy to throw your hands up and slip into the mental rut that this year’s gardening season is already behind us. But even though plants (domestic and wild) have matured much more quickly than normal because of the unusually dry conditions, it’s bett...
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Coast Guard medevacs woman from Saltery Cove
The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 50-year-old woman on Friday after an ATV accident in Saltery Cove. The accident was reported to the Kodiak Police Department, but “due to the nature of the injuries and the remote location of the accident,” the police department asked for assistance from the Coast Guard, the report said. The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew to the scene. The helicopte...
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Philippine Consulate General outreach helps Kodiak residents with legal documents
Kodiak’s Filipino population spent the weekend getting their legal affairs in order with the help of the Philippine Consulate General’s office of San Francisco. Consulate officials visited the city at the behest of and worked in conjunction with the Filipino American Association of Kodiak to help residents with legal documents such as passport renewals, dual citizenship paperwork, affidavits, power of attorney iss...
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Dunbar cashes in
After a successful professional running debut in Europe, Kodiak's Trevor Dunbar returned to the states and cashed in with a pair of top finishes. On Friday, Dunbar finished third in the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a time of 4 minutes, 4 seconds. Dunbar won $1,500 for his third-place showing. The 2009 Kodiak High School graduate led for most of the road race and was passed at the end...
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Fish Factor: Permits may not be required to clean fishing decks
Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief from harvesters across the nation and kudos to a rare show of bipartisanship by coastal lawmakers, notably Senators Mark Begich of Alaska and Marco Rubio of Florida. “The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act extends a moratorium that was already granted to the commercial fishi...
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Celebrating the Coast Guard's birthday
Greetings from the men and women of Air Station Kodiak on the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard! It is an honor for each one of us to serve and live in such a beautiful and inclusive community. Thank you for your continued support of Coast Guard members and families in Kodiak. Our unit remains busy with fixed wing and rotary wing flights in support of Coast Guard missions throughout Alaska. I especia...
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