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TEEING OFF: Piling up the trophies
What comes to mind when you hear the words Kodiak track and field? Dominating. The Dunbars. Levi Thomet. Distance dynasty. Today, the boys start their chase for a repeat state title, if successful, it would be the first back-to-back championship in Kodiak’s glorious track and field history. The Bears have a bevy of streaks on the line heading into the two-day meet at Dimond High School. The most impressive being f...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Reggae hits high tide
The Paragons were a reggae and rocksteady group from Kingston, Jamaica. They began in the late 1960s. The band had four members and released albums from into the 1980s. They released 10 albums total. This music makes me feel fantastic. It is a feel-good sound and makes me want to dance. The Paragons’ music is outta this world. Their most famous track was “The Tide is High,” written by band member John Holt. You ca...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers selling Kodiak-based patrol vessel
Anyone in the market for a 121-foot law-enforcement vessel? The Kodiak-based Woldstad, used by Alaska Wildlife Troopers to patrol the ocean for violations, is being decommissioned and sold. “Us not being on the water, there will be more violations that go undetected,” said AWT division director Steve Bear. “There’s no doubt about that.” He said the state is getting rid of the vessel due to budget cuts and hopes to...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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City employees making another run at unionization
A petition to put Kodiak city employee unionization on the Oct. 4 ballot can begin circulating next week. The State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act asserts rights of collective bargaining for public employees, including at borough and municipal levels. In 1988, the city of Kodiak adopted an ordinance exempting itself from those regulations. The petition will call for an amendment to the ordinance stating...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival not the place for bikes, dogs
The Kodiak Police Department advises that bikes, skateboards and dogs are not allowed at Crab festival. “For the safety of all festival attendees, there is a “no wheels” policy,” according to a Wednesday announcement from the department. Attendees can rent space to store their wheels in a bike corral just inside the festival entrance. Dogs should not be brought to the area. “Crowded conditions expose dogs to unexp...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth-seeded Bears look to make noise at region tournament
Kodiak baseball enters today’s Southcentral Conference Championships in an unfamiliar spot — the No. 4 seed. “To be honest with you, I have not looked at it as an underdog role,” fourth-year Kodiak skipper James Arnold said. “I’m viewing it more as an opportunity to move into their No. 1 spot.” The their he is referring to is the Warriors of Wasilla, the team Kodiak plays at 10 a.m. today in the opening round at O...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Rolling the dice for a crabby fun time
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means. Crab Festival. Sure, maybe the name “Crab Festival” is a little anachronistic, since crab has not been king in Kodiak for quite some time now. But, who cares? It’s more about what the name connotes, right? Fun. Friends. Food that’s way too bad for you. And a carnival on the spit. But what does “crab” mean? Pretty much the opposite of “Crab Festival.” “Crab” ...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers tweaking head tax
In a move that would affect funds received by the city of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough, some state lawmakers want to halt distribution to port communities of revenue from a tax levied on cruise ship passengers. At a May 12 conference committee hearing in Juneau, four lawmakers voted to approve an operating budget provision related to the distribution of Commercial Passenger Vessel funds to port communities ser...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Neff doubles up at Ididarock
During last year’s inaugural Ididarock — Kodiak’s off-road challenge event — John Neff was leading the race when his four-wheeler lost a wheel. His vehicle, with only three wheels, and connected to his teammate’s rig with a winch, ended up limping across the finish line in third place. Because of that, the 27-year-old Kodiak resident was out for redemption on Saturday. And boy did he ever redeem himself. Neff doub...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three asking for assembly appointment
Three candidates filed for a Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seat in hopes of appointment to fill a vacancy until after the fall election. Monique Lewis, Scott Smiley and Jeffrey Stewart applied for the seat left vacant when former assembly member Mel Stephens resigned. Monique Lewis, a resident of Chiniak, said she has lived in Kodiak for a year and a half, and she’s a consultant and small business owner. She list...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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