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Report proves trawl fishing’s importance in Kodiak economy
The May 6 KDM editorial, “Study will have to prove value,” missed the point of the 77-page economic study by the McDowell Group that the city and borough of Kodiak recently commissioned, which confirms the economic importance of the year-round seafood industry to Kodiak. Focusing as it does on th...
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Southcentral Conference drops 2 at state
The Southcentral Conference had a rough opening day at the state baseball tournament. Both Wasilla and Soldotna lost in blowouts to Southeast teams Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Warriors, the conference champions, fell 11-1 to Southeast runner-up Ketchikan. Ketchikan outhit Wasill...
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Mountain Views: Best reader helped with ‘marshmellows’
Less than two weeks ago, I lost my No. 1 Mountain Views reader: my mom. My mom passed away after a sudden illness and I was right alongside during her final months and days. Over the years, my mom always cheered me on from the sidelines about my writing. As the saying goes, “she had my back.” She...
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Smiley gets nod for assembly vacancy
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s newest member is Scott Smiley. Applicants Smiley and Monique Lewis were nominated by assembly members before the members voted by secret ballot during Thursday’s regular meeting. The vote tied 3-3 and was broken by Mayor Jerrol Friend. Lewis and Smiley along w...
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CHICK PRIEST: No easy answers for homeless, impaired
Sitting in the Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. this time, reflectinga on my last couple of weeks at St. Matthew’s in Fairbanks. I am temporarily occupying the footsteps of the former rector here, the Rev. Scott Fisher, known as “Father Scott” by many of the community. He is held in high esteem by chur...
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Rural grads set sights on college
While the graduation of 166 students at Kodiak High School may have drawn the biggest crowd, five smaller high school graduation ceremonies in the school district brought just as much excitement and promise. In total, eight students graduated from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural...
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Burglary suspects out on bail
In hearings on Tuesday, suspects in a series of burglaries last month were released on bond, pending preliminary hearings on June 10. Kodiak Superior Court Judge Steve Cole set bonds for Desiree Heglin and Richard Knagin at $5,000 each. They are ordered to have no contact with each other. Alaska ...
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Week in Words: Band banished by bureaucratic bungle
One of my daughters, an incoming freshman at Kodiak High School, told me she is glad she is not in middle school band anymore. This shocked me. She plays the clarinet, and played it consistently well. Well enough for her to earn Mr. Lhotka’s coveted Director’s Award this year for dedication and c...
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