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Gardeners make case for community plot
Kodiak's gardeners made their case for a community garden on Tuesday night as they asked the Kodiak City Council for use of a plot of land on Larch Street. While the council was receptive to the proposal, they and Mayor Pat Branson said details including liability and insurance need to be worked out before the garden is approved. Presenting the request was Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District manager Joe Di...
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Arts Council needs affordable ticket pricing
To the Editor: This past weekend was the Christmas performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet in the high school auditorium. Since its first complete performance in the United States in 1944, the ballet has burgeoned into a Christmas tradition in the United States and perhaps more so here in Kodiak, given Kodiak’s history of settlement by Russia. When the ballet was first performed in 1892 in Russia, Alaska had only b...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 11
Saturday, Dec. 6 • At 10:53 a.m., a caller reported being told her belongings were stolen. She said she would go to the police station to fill out a report. • At 3:30 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Hillside Drive. • At 5:56 p.m., a business gave police trespass information about a man. • At 6:26 p.m., a caller reported her daughter hit a deer but it ran off up a hill. Patrol was advised. • At 6:57...
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Alaska Science Forum: Grinding fish heads for the goodness within
NIKISKI — In a chilly building across Cook Inlet from the white pyramid of Mount Redoubt rest a few dozen plastic-lined cardboard totes filled to the brim with an amber liquid. Each chest-high cube holds about a ton of fish oil extracted this summer from the heads of salmon. It’s a product that would have been lost to the Kenai River if Pat Simpson had not recovered it. Simpson, 49, is a fisherman-turned-entrepren...
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Wash your hands this winter
To the Editor: The season is upon us when holiday cheer isn’t the only thing in the air — I’m referring to germs, and the sickness that often accompanies them. Earlier this week I was running errands that included the usual trip to the post office. As I was making my way towards the door, the person in front of me suddenly stopped and commenced purging their sinus — sans tissue. After a quick wipe on their leg, th...
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Does secrecy in the government keep us safe?
To the Editor: Secrecy in the government and/or media is an argument that has been going on forever. The argument is does secrecy keep us safe or not? As we watch the news, we tend to see a lot about the latest celebrity drama or gossip. Perhaps society doesn’t want to hear that —maybe they want to know what is happening in the government or with our troops overseas, or maybe they do like the drama and gossip. I s...
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PHAB talks transient float replacement
Kodiak’s channel transient float on Near Island Channel is more than 60 years old and needs to be replaced. The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the issue during a Tuesday meeting. “It’s amazing how long it’s held up, but it’s going to need to be replaced,” shipyard operations manager Lon White said. Harbormaster Marty Owen said the replacement project could be eligible for partial funding through ...
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Sun’aq appoints new officers
On Sunday, the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak appointed new officers and board members during its annual meeting at the Sun’aq Tribal Center. Two three-year seats were up for election with four people vying to fill them. Frank Peterson and Sophie Frets took the most votes and were elected to the Sun’aq Tribal Council. Peterson received 97 votes and Frets received 93 votes. The Sun’aq Tribe has more than 1,600 members. Peo...
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Local Results: Dec. 11
City League Basketball Monday, Dec. 9 ISA 102, Camai 84 Geoff Spalinger 23, Tim Fellows 23, Adam Kilborn 14, Nick Billings 14, Kevin Van Hatten 12, Brian Gregory 7, Jaron Steele 7 and Andrew Gregory 2 points for ISA. Randy Diocares 27, Karl McLaughlin 20, Marvin Baloran 15, Rex Boado 11, Tommy Johnson 6 and Eli Deardruff 5 points for Camai. Associated Island Brokers 54, Francisco Taxi 38 Eric Alas 11, Bong Ocampo ...
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New Kodiak Public Library opens to acclaim
“I think it’s congratulations to just about everybody here,” Kodiak Public Library Association treasurer Erin Harrington said. By the end of the evening, everyone believed it. In a ceremony short in length but long on thanks and praise, the city of Kodiak opened the doors of its new public library to the general public. The building replaces the A. Holmes Johnson Public Library, an aging structure built in the yea...
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