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Alaska’s largest employer continues to add more jobs to its roster
Commercial fishing jobs grew last year to a level not seen since 2000, according to the state Department of Labor. Driven primarily by an increased salmon harvest, notably from the record run of pinks, fishing jobs grew by nearly 2.5 percent last year. That brought the annual monthly average to 8...
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Assembly approves new contract with lobbyist
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly unanimously approved a new two-year contract with its legislative lobbyist Thursday and, after considering inflationary adjustments, decided to increase his fee by $5,000 per year. Hickey and Associates has represented the borough for almost 14 years and the inc...
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Borough assigns committees, honors Ouzinkie School student
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved fire and rescue mutual aid agreements and honored an Ouzinkie senior as student of the month. The assembly approved two mutual-aid agreements, specifying that the City of Kodiak and the borough’s Bayside Fire Station and Womens Bay Fire Station will hel...
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Beans in your batter make breakfast better
On a gray Sunday morning, I sauntered into the kitchen and poured a cup of coffee. While stirring in some honey, I looked at the whitecaps in the channel and then focused on the window glass. It was textured with strips of moss and fat raindrops, deposited by 40-knot winds. This was going to be a...
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Drama club to “cut footloose”
The Kodiak High School Drama Club will “tear up this town” tonight and all weekend in a production of “Footloose.” The musical is about a high school student from the city adjusting to life in a small town when he decides to challenge the town’s law against dancing. This is the third drama club p...
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Lindquist, Hughes form historic combo
The first time Tahna Lindquist met Ila Hughes was on a soccer pitch. The two were in fifth grade, and Hughes had just moved from Phoenix, Arizona to the Emerald Isle. “They had the ugliest uniforms you have ever seen in your life,” said Tahna’s dad and coach, John. “I remember that, watching them...
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State troopers identify remains of missing kayaker
It didn’t take long for the Alaska State Troopers to link two items: A kayak and some gear were found in June and remains were found on a beach in September. In a press statement Wednesday, the state police agency identified the remains as Francois Guenot, 35, a French national from Maiche, Franc...
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Marine Highway makes changes to minors traveling
The Alaska Marine Highway System has changed its minor travel policy, now requiring most children under 18 to be accompanied on board by a parent, guardian or someone with a notarized authorization, according to a statement sent on Wednesday. The new restriction does not apply to those under 18 w...
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