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Week in Words: Colonies formed United States of Vespuccia
This week we celebrated the anniversary of the day that the original thirteen colonies declared independence from England. It’s more of an existential birthday, though. The U.S. didn’t achieve true political independence until the Treaty of Paris, signed on Sept. 3, 1783. Kind of like how we cele...
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Nonprofits, KIB face ‘domino effect’ in social services
As local nonprofit organizations face budget uncertainty, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly prepares to trim its budget further. The assembly hasn’t yet determined how to divide funding, but the nonprofit allocation was reduced 40 percent. For the Kodiak Womens Resource and Crisis Center, a 40 p...
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City union petition filed for fall ballot
A group of city employees filed an application Tuesday to place unionization on the municipal ballot. If the city clerk certifies the application, the option to reverse the exemption from the State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act will go before voters in the city’s Oct. 4 election as Pr...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 6
May 12 At 4 p.m., police received a report of a loose dog that appeared injured in the 300 block of Maple Avenue. There were no injuries, it was just old, and it was impounded. At 4:53 p.m., police cited several vehicles in the 500 block of Alimaq Drive for parking in a no parking zone. At 11:36 ...
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Parnell places 10th in Mt. Marathon junior race
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell had an impressive showing in his inaugural Mount Marathon Race. The recent graduate of Kodiak High School placed 10th in the junior boys race Monday in Seward. After going out with the leaders, Parnell fell back and clocked a time of 31 minutes, 57 seconds to finish ahead...
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Alaska Science Forum: Moose hard to locate on Tanana River
LOWER TANANA RIVER — On a day like this 121 years ago, a hungry U.S. Army explorer passed here at the mouth of Fish Creek, where clear water collides with the cloudy Tanana. Henry Allen did not stop to fish. He had food, and further exploration, on his mind as he and his party paddled by in a ski...
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Fake IRS scam targets Kodiak phone numbers
The Kodiak Police Department is warning citizens about a phone scam in which callers impersonate the Internal Revenue Service to get money. Lt. DJ Clumpner at KPD said the department gets around two calls per month from people who received the scam calls. “The main thing for folks to know is the ...
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Morin begins Teen Masters in Florida
Josh Morin’s debut at Teen Master’s, America’s premier youth bowling tournament, couldn’t have started any better. The Kodiak youth rolled a 201 to begin his journey in the tournament that requires bowlers to use polyester and urethane bowling balls. The lanes have not been kind to Morin after th...
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