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Student input in real life
This past Thursday was the first assembly meeting with our new city [sic] manager, Michael Powers. And going into the building, I had a chance to exchange a couple of comments with a senior member of borough staff whose opinion I respect. And he noted that Michael “was the real deal” in his opini...
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GUEST OPINION: Let NPFMC know your preference
It has been a long and grueling campaign, and now only three candidates remain. No, not those three. The three alternatives to replace the failing system that manages the unintentional catch of halibut and salmon in trawl fisheries conducted in the Gulf of Alaska. The mighty North Pacific Fishery...
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Healthy Kodiak: Helmet essential for four-wheeling fun
Last week I had my first experience with four-wheeling. I had no idea that driving a vehicle through mud puddles, over rocks, and trailblazing could be so exhilarating. One of my kids was screaming with joy the whole ride. I must admit that I only wore a helmet on my first ride, and on my second ...
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Edible event showcases Kodiak eats
The local food movement is growing in Kodiak, and a first-time event featuring local fish, produce and foraged items showcased the possibilities. “There’s a growing interest to know who and how your food was harvested and to support the local fishers and farmers around the island and around the s...
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Boys repeat as 4A champions; Pillans voted athlete of meet
After finishing the 1,600-meter relay — the final event of the 4A state track and field championships — Kodiak’s Billy Alcaide collapsed on the ground with baton in hand. He earned the right to relax. The boy was spent. Running the anchor leg, Alcaide secured the Kodiak boys second straight team ...
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Garden Gate: Thank mild winter for rat explosion
It was beyond embarrassing. Years ago, during the summer garden tour, I was talking to a guest about growing celery (or was it poppies?), when suddenly she looked away from me and then lowered her voice. “Marion, an R-A-T just ran across your lawn.” After three years of non-winters, reports of ra...
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Horn brings hoops camp to the Rock
One of the most successful athletes to come from Kodiak is bringing something back to her hometown. Alysa Horn, a 2008 Kodiak High School graduate and current assistant coach for the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team, is spearheading a three-day Seawolves on the Rock basketba...
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Agreement between city and Sun’aq Tribe could bring Shelikof Street improvements
The Kodiak City Council authorized a cooperative agreement with Sun’aq Tribe that could bring in federal funding for Shelikof Street improvements. Kathy Drabek, Sun’aq’s tribal transportation program manager, approached the city seeking authorization to include Shelikof Street on the tribe’s road...
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