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Begich and Sullivan debate fisheries
Senator Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and his Republican opponent Dan Sullivan debated fisheries for Begich’s hotly contested senate seat on Wednesday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Begich frequently mentioned his position as chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries and the Coast Guard throughout the hour-long debate, while Sullivan talked about his work as an assistant secretary of state, which he said would ...
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Bears finish season tonight at Voznesenka
A season that started in mid-July will come to end sometime tonight on the Kenai Peninsula. Kodiak High’s football team finishes the 2014 season at Voznesenka in a nonconference game that starts at 4 p.m. After starting the season 1-3, the Bears are looking to finish at .500. “It wouldn’t make up for those early loses but we definitely want to finish the season on a high note,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “It w...
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Playbook: Oct. 2
Thursday, Oct. 2 Football: Kodiak at Voznesenka, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 2
Sept. 19 • Around 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver in the Willow and Birch streets area for having no proof of insurance. • At 12:14 a.m., police cited a driver on Woody Way for having no proof of insurance. • At 4:59 a.m., a cab driver was unable to wake up his passenger. Police woke him up and got the go-to address. • At 7:28 a.m., a found wallet was turned in. • At 8:49 a.m., police warned a driver on East Rez...
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Alaska State Troopers: Oct. 2
Sept. 26 • At 10:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were advised that two people were overdue from a deer-hunting trip in the Saltery Cove trail area. Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a quick search and found the vehicle used by the hunters near Ugak Bay. State troopers contacted the Coast Guard and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue to help with the search. At 4:36 p.m., a Coast Guard helicopter found the hunters. The...
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Local candidate preview: Tuck Bonney
Incumbent Tuck Bonney is running for the second time for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wanting to help Kodiak through the serious issues he sees coming. Bonney talked about the high cost of living as a concern several times throughout the Sept. 23 debate. “A lot of retirees that want to stay and live here simply can’t afford it because the cost of living is so high,” Bonney said. “That’s one of the things we mus...
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Local candidate preview: David Haught
If he’s elected to the Kodiak City Council, David Haught feels he can help the community work together to solve the issues. “Overseeing the city council and borough assembly meetings from the live broadcasts through KMXT as we are now, I became well aware of issues in the community,” Haught said. “And I decided that I would really like to help the citizens and the city council to work together if I was given the o...
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Local candidate preview: Brenda Schwantes
Brenda Schwantes, a candidate for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, wants fiscal responsibility and accountability, and for Kodiak to be a place people want to come and stay. “What I don’t like to see is people who love Kodiak leave Kodiak because they can’t afford to stay here or because things draw them out of the community,” Schwantes said. “I believe our community has great potential, a lot more potential for to...
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Local play opens tonight
The Fairwind Players production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” opens tonight, with a cast of excellent actors. The play centers on a husband and wife who fight and humiliate each other in front of their guests. The play was written in the early 1960s, and attempted to shed light on the truth beneath a happy perfect image of marriage. Director Jenny Stevens called it “absurdist theatre. There are no answers, t...
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Achievers: Oct. 2
Rotary students of the month for September Sixth grade Boys The sixth-grade teachers at Kodiak Middle School have selected Frankie Edra as the Rotary student for September. Edra is being recognized for this award because he is a caring person that is always looking out for others. He'll stop what he's doing in order to make someone feel better or give them a hand. He actively looks for ways that he can help his pe...
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