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'The more we recycle, the more we save'
To the editor, No matter where you come down on the question of dumpsters vs. roll carts it's obvious that, as a business owner, you save a lot of money going to roll carts. The way to do that is to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and cans with Threshold Services. You can drop them off yourself, or set up a pick up. The cost is nominal and more than offset by the savings. In addition you can do the righ...
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Ordinance would turn Borough meetings into Sunday school
In the July 3 Borough Assembly meeting, Ordinance NO. FY2014-20, a measure to abridge the freedom of speech in assembly meetings was discussed. Under the guise of “proper decorum,” the Borough Assembly proposes to disfranchise any expression of opinion that is inconsistent with speech that is “appropriate, proper behavior in society.” (To illustrate decorum, my dictionary has a picture of an eight- or ten-year-old...
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Public comments on controversial decorum ordinance
Kodiak residents spoke out on Thursday against a meeting decorum ordinance recently passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. The ordinance was introduced at the June 19 meeting and was passed on July 3, 5-1, after a public hearing in which no one spoke on the issue. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted against it. Since then, chatter in local Facebook groups has mostly gone against the ordinance with a few for ...
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In the Courts: July 11
Patrick M Reilly Jr pleaded guilty to Fish & Game charges. Reilly Jr was fined $250 and placed on probation for one year. Marlon R. Inga pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the fourth degree. Inga was sentenced to 90 days in jail (60 suspended) and fined $1,500 ($1,250 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol or substance abuse and mental health, domestic violence, or anger management and plac...
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Tapestry: Wounded Warriors open up about their injuries
When John and Maureen Eaton first started hosting men and women of Wounded Warriors, they danced around the uncomfortable topic of their injuries. It wasn’t pity that kept them from talking about it, but a feeling of awkwardness, said Maureen. Maureen reports she and her husband discovered that the Warriors were willing to talk about their injuries. “We found out quickly that they don’t mind telling you about thei...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Naut'staat - Plants
Naut'staat - Plants Ilait naut'staat yaatutaartut. - Some plants are poisonous. Kodiak Island is often called Alaska's Emerald Isle, a nickname that reflects its thick carpet of green summer plants. Abundant rain, mild temperatures, and long summer days combine to make the region's mountains and meadows exceptionally productive for plant growth. There are about 650 known species of vascular plants in the archipela...
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Little League all-star games postponed
Both the Kodiak Major and Junior all-star squads got an unexpected day off Thursday. Both teams’ District I pool play games in Anchorage were canceled because of unplayable field conditions. That makes two consecutive days without games for the Majors, Kodiak’s 11- and 12-year-old all-star team. Kodiak was supposed to play Anchorage-Military. The Majors stand at 1-1 and in third-place in the five-team pool. Knik i...
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Cliff fall survivor may be discharged next week
A Kodiak teen injured in a fall from a cliff near White Sands Beach is on the mend in Anchorage and may return home to Kodiak soon. Brenda Finley reports that her son Nathan, 14, slipped on a mossy trail heading towards a beach near White Sands on July 5, resulting in a significant fall. Estimates of the fall were between 20 and 30 feet. “He lost his footing on the moss… He slipped and he fell and he went sliding....
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Post 17 finishes home season against Bartlett
Kodiak Post 17 concludes its home season with a four-game series against Bartlett beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Baranof Field. Today’s and Sunday’s series finale at 11 a.m. are both nonleague games. Saturday’s doubleheader that begins at 12:30 p.m. consists of two league games. Kodiak stands at 5-5 in the league play (7-10 overall) and is in sixth-place in the National Division with 25 points. Bartlett is 8-3 in...
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Dock may see temporary closure due repairs
The Anton Larsen Bay dock may be closed for business temporarily Sunday and Monday because of a geotechnical investigation. Matt Gandel, project manager for the Kodiak Island Borough, explained that engineers will be “drilling to see what the soil is like under the water.” Borough planners still have yet to determine whether the dock piles will be drilled or driven. Also, a drill rig will be brought out to the doc...
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