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A tour of the new Kodiak High School
Sophomore Michael Ramos calls the new Kodiak High School building beautiful. “I like it because everything is covered,” he said. He was talking about the roof. In the northern Philippine school where he came from five years ago, he said, the basketball court had no roof. KHS started the spring semester Tuesday with a brand new look — classrooms, a library and workspaces. The sparkling new tower is part of the $80 ...
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Write a new story – Alaska’s fiscal sustainability
As Alaskans we pride ourselves on our rugged individuality. In certain unfortunate situations, that individuality manifests as an inability to compromise, or worse yet, to form partnerships and find solutions. With the recent and steady advent of lower oil prices, we find ourselves in the unusual position of agreeing that the State of Alaska, and all Alaskans, have a huge fiscal problem. Just as quickly as we agre...
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Kodiakans must speak loudly about borough code replacement
There are those who think the Kodiak Island Borough Code is old and outdated. If you are one of them, then move to where you have the restriction that is best suited for you. Currently this is still a semi-free country. So, instead of trying to make me — and my friends — live in your type of society, you are free to move into that Utopian society that you are looking for. The borough elements go to a think-tank in...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 7
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. is holding a regular Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Kodiak Senior Center in the multi-purpose room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call the Kodiak Senior Center 486-6181.
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Alaska Science Forum: 1946 tsunami survivor shares her story
On April 1, 1946, the sea floor ruptured just south of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Seawater displaced by the giant earthquake sent a 100-foot wave into the Scotch Cape lighthouse on Unimak, destroying the concrete structure and killing the five men inside. They never knew what hit them in the 2 a.m. darkness. The residents of Hilo, on Hawaii’s big island, were also unaware of the danger surging across t...
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Teeing Off: Johnson should go in as a Mariner
To me, Randy Johnson is the greatest baseball player ever to wear a Seattle Mariners uniform. Yes, there was Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner and Ichiro. But, nobody sported a better mullet than the Big Unit. That is why he gets my vote. There must have been nothing scarier to a hitter than a 6-foot-10 pitcher, with hair flowing from the cap, starring you down. Just ask John Kruk, who got a look at John...
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NLC RANKINGS: 3A tops the state
The 3A boys basketball classification reigned supreme last season, and it appears that will be the cream of the crop this season. All the 3A hype is centered on Barrow — the early-season media darlings. The Whalers, with all-world freshman Kamaka Hepa, is 4-1 against 4A schools. The only loss was against Service (60-55) in the championship game of the Doc Larson Roundball Classic. However, Barrow is probably not t...
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From the Sea: The wreck of the Eclipse on Sanak Island in 1807
In September 1807, a new American sailing ship, the Eclipse, wrecked on Sanak Island, twenty five miles southwest of Unimak Island. Aboard was a young Scotsman, Archibald Campbell, whose account of the wreck follows here. But while Mr. Campbell’s take is a quite riveting sea story, it also holds interest as a part of a much larger narrative- the three-cornered trade route imagined and implemented by Alexander Bara...
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NEW DIGS: Kodiak wrestling moves back into the high school
After spending a season and a half practicing at an elementary school, Kodiak High School’s wrestling team is finally back at home. It was worth the wait. The Bears stepped into their new mat room at the high school over Christmas break, and on Monday the wrestlers were enjoying their new digs as music played in the background from the crystal-clear sound system. “I think it is really nice,” said senior Nolan Wand...
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Here's one to tweet about: Kodiak birders count in record numbers
Kodiak birders participating in the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count turned out in record numbers and saw an Alaska-high number of bird species on Dec. 14. Eighty-five people, a Kodiak high, observed 13,560 birds in 81 species on Dec. 14. An additional six species were seen during count week, the three days immediately preceding count day and the three days immediately afterward. Kodiak currently holds ...
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