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Coast Guard aids boat near Afognak Island
The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helped a fishing vessel that was taking on water from a possible punctured bow on Thursday. According to a news release from the Coast Guard, the F/V Alaskan Pride was taking on water in Izhut Bay on the east side of Afognak Island. The vessel’s crew originally ...
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GUEST COLUMN: Can ‘Tarzan’ save the world?
This winter I have spent nearly every night on stage, or in the choral pod, jumping, walking on my knuckles, grooming nits from my ape children —in short, being an ape. My two youngest sons, along with a cast of about 40, and I are in the local production of “Tarzan.” These weeks of rehearsal, IS...
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Senate Bill 1 infringes on private property rights
My wife and I own two bars — one smoking and the other nonsmoking — in Kodiak. Senate Bill 1 is a personal mission for Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. He is using his position to stop people from smoking by banning smoking in any place with employees. That includes almost everywhere, even nonsmo...
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We need knowledgeable people serving residents
The person that the Borough Mayor recommended for the Planning and Zoning Commission is the best candidate. He is an honest and hardworking man. He also was on the Borough Assembly at one time. His wife was born and raised in Kodiak and they are both longtime residents. And for someone who says h...
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SEW MUCH HELP: Local guild supports girls — one stitch at a time
Kodiak’s local quilting guild spent a day sewing feminine hygiene products for girls in developing countries in an effort to keep girls in school. The Bear Paw Quilters are sewing kits that contain washable and reusable feminine hygiene products for the nonprofit organization Days for Girls, whic...
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Local joining service and music group
A former Kodiak student is joining Up With People, an organization that joins community service with performing arts. Aaron Polasky plays guitar, sings, has a little bit of theatre experience and graduated from Kodiak High School last May. He applied to join the nonprofit Up With People on the ad...
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Senate passes bill to turn off daylight saving time in Alaska
The Alaska Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to eliminate daylight saving time in the state. The bill from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, an Eagle River Republican, passed 16-4 and now goes to the House. The bill would stop the state from springing forward by setting clocks to an hour later, beginning ...
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St. Mary’s students show science skills
For some students at St. Mary’s Catholic School, science projects offer a chance to explore something of interest to them in their own life. Those students got that chance Tuesday at a science fair. One student chose to assess whether chewing gum helped students concentrate while taking tests bec...
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