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Threat to PFD needs real discussion
To the editor: With the idea of the state taking our PFD or part of it, there should be a good public discussion, not just words, like, “I think the public sees it my way,” or a vote on the matter. How about when the oil prices come back to where they were, the PFD goes back to the people as Gov. Hammond wanted. Fancy words are being used by the state to get at it. Anyone want a salary cut in Juneau? To help? Bill...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 29
Gabriella Grace Santiago was born at 9:47 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2015, to Annie and Felix Santiago. She weighed 7 pounds, 7.8 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Elliya Mariana Vásquez McGuire was born at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2015, to Nievecitas and William McGuire. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long. Her parents are originally from New Mexico and Montana and now live in Kodiak. Her mother is...
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Alumni Spotlight: Caballa enjoys life at MSU-N
For those following the wrestling career of Andrew Caballa, you might have noticed the former Kodiak High School star is now going by Mhar Caballa. Caballa went back to his birth name so he would not get confused with his first Montana State University Northern roommate, who was also named Andrew. “Since I was little my parents always called me Andrew, but my closest friends called me Mhar,” said Caballa, who is i...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Accentuate positive for effective change
I’m not one for big life-changing resolutions with the turn of a calendar page to another year. Or at least, I’m not very good at keeping punitive resolutions to change some glaring problem with my life. My embrace of a new year is more optimistic than that. I certainly take a glimpse at the year behind me, but my New Year’s is more about looking ahead for new opportunities to have fun and enjoy life, especially i...
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40-year Baranov archivist retires
The Baranov Museum’s longtime archivist is retiring after 40 years as a volunteer and staff member. Alice Ryser came to Kodiak in 1963 on vacation to attend Crab Festival. While here, a fire burned the hotel in Cordova she had been living in with her three children, so they moved to Kodiak, where Ryser’s mother lived. She began working as a volunteer at the museum around 1975. Back then, the keys were kept at the ...
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Borough: Landfill, school still under budget
At a Dec. 17 meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly received updates on two major projects, both getting close to completion, and so far under budget. The high school project has been in the works since spring 2013. Eight phases of the nine-phase project were completed as of Dec. 17. The ninth phase is set for completion on Dec. 18, according to project manager/inspector Matt Gandel. Other work continues with...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 28
Nov. 7 At 3:49 a.m., police received a report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave in the 500 block of West Marine Way. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:45 a.m., police arrested a man in the 300 block of Center Avenue for two warrants. At 7:43 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1300 block of Mill Bay Road for poor driving. At 9:05 a.m., police arrested a man in the 800 block of West Marine Way on susp...
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FISH FACTOR: Groundfish stocks up for coming season
Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the new year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska’s harvest poundage, and 67 percent of the nation’s total groundfish harvests. Those numbers could increase due to boosts in several catch quotas in both the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea for the next two yea...
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GARDEN GATE: Resolutions for garden, life in 2016
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the nearly 60 years I’ve walked on this earth, if I don’t have a goal to shoot for — even a small one — I’m more likely to miss the target. “And if you don’t try, the answer is always no,” my Mom would say. So as you lean into 2016, think of a goal you’d like to accomplish and give it your best. As far as gardening goes, here’s a polite list of resolutions that, as loyal reader...
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Today’s children don’t understand values, self-worth
To the editor: Roughly 50 years ago when I graduated from high school we had no teachers aids unless they were final year teaching students doing their student teacher requirements. I had 30 to 40 students in each high school class. We seldom had people in the principal’s office and the principals or administration staff never substituted for teachers. As a country we had the highest number of graduates from high ...
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