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At National Guard reunion, veterans reminisce, swap stories

...haven't seen him in years," he said, giving the man sitting next to him at a table, State Command Chaplain Lt. Col. Rick Koch, a friendly pat on the back. "It's good to see my comrades again."Thursday evening was the fourth annual Alaska...
Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings

...Borough Assembly and the Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seldovia and Seward city councils by Sept. 10.Kenai City Manager Rick Koch, who attended the 2014 fish board meetings in Anchorage, said he invited the board to return to the Kenai Peninsula...
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...cares about and understands the local impacts of its decisions," Joint Resolution No. 1 reads.Kenai City Manager Rick Koch notes that 80 percent of the proposals taken up by the fish board during an Upper Cook Inlet meeting deal with Kenai Peninsula...
Kenai council nixes library fee the fee as a way to generate more revenue for the city without burdening city taxpayers, Kenai City Manager Rick Koch said.The anticipated $50,000 had been included in the next budget, which will now have to be changed to account...
Kenai Chamber of Commerce pitches new electronic sign"Since the chamber is turning 60 this year I could not think of a better gift," Braun said.Kenai City Manager Rick Koch said if the city pays for the sign then it would own it.Porter said the sign would be a benefit to the city by promoting...
Iditarod restart heads north to Fairbanks

...south of the Alaska Range. "It's the correct decision in light of the present circumstances," Iditarod president Rick Koch said of the unprecedented detour from the historic restart site in Wasilla. "It will provide a safe race trail for dog...
Iditarod allows banned musher back in race

...unanimous vote came in late October with Riley in attendance. ``The door wasn't flung wide open,'' board President Rick Koch said Tuesday. ``It's open enough for Jerry to participate and prove he can do what's right.'' ``Right now...
Iditarod sets special meeting to decide about blind musher

...Rachael Scdoris herself will attend the session, "but I think there will be some representation (for her)," said Rick Koch, Iditarod board chairman. Scdoris, of Redmond, Ore., has congenital achromatopsia, a retinal condition that impairs...
Iditarod turns down bid from blind teen

...same conditions, the plan said. Instead the board postponed a decision on proposed rule 63, written by board president Rick Koch, to accommodate any disabled competitor. Scdoris has congenital achromatopsia, a retinal condition that impairs her...
Bears killed in Kenai

...bear-resistant containers. The city will even haul it away at no cost if residents can't do it themselves, according to Rick Koch, Kenai city manager. "We're just trying to pass on there is an emergency with this," he said. "It seems to be...


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