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Week in Words: What WWII soldiers and animal docs share
In its noun form, “vet” is a great word. It’s short for “veterinarian,” without whom, no doubt, my cat would be a lot fatter than she is right now and probably suffering from feline diabetes. It’s also short for “veteran,” which describes my father (with his 25-year long Air Force career) and my ...
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Proposed rebate aims to boost home starts
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has their first vote tonight on code changes aimed at boosting development of land sold by the borough. Developed by the Borough Lands Committee, the proposed changes would give buyers a 10 percent rebate if a home is built and lived in on the land within three ...
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Shirley Lorraine (Ray) Thiel
Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother Shirley Lorraine (Ray) Thiel passed away from a short, but bravely fought battle with cancer on June 19, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. Born in 1947, Mom was a force to be reckoned with, as everyone who knew her was well aware. She was a widow with five chi...
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KHS, Juneau football game to be live streamed
Kodiak High School’s upcoming football game at Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday will be viewable via live stream for those unable to make the trip to Alaska’s capital city. The Juneau Empire, in partnership with Archipelago Webcasting and the University of Alaska Southeast, will broadcast the...
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Community Archaeology turns up house
Ending the fourth year of digging at a site next to Salonie Creek, the Alutiiq Museum found a house at the bottom of the dig, changing how the Alutiiq people are thought to have lived thousands of years ago. “People were a lot more settled than we thought,” said museum archaeologist Patrick Salto...
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GUEST OPINION: Citizens to help school smorgasbord
The school board meeting of Aug. 8 was a delight to attend. The high school principal, Mr. Chris Aguirre, took the floor for about two hours, during which time he enthusiastically provided an overview of the high school’s educational programs, both in overview and in detail. But more importantly,...
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Burnett’s turnaround takes him to college
It could be said that running kept Micah Burnett on the right path. After spending 18 months in rehab conquering drug and alcohol addictions, he joined Kodiak High School’s cross country and track teams as a senior and prospered. The two sports gave him a new life and kept him from falling back t...
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Harbor may hike rates to cover $1.4M gap
If rates and fees remain unchanged, Kodiak’s harbor fund could have a net annual deficit of nearly $1.4 million in fiscal year 2017, according to city finance director Kelly Mayes. Under current rates, this deficit would fall to $766,000 in fiscal year 2018 before steadily increasing each year to...
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