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Warmer than normal weather beats 1986 record
Winter hasn’t hit Kodiak yet. Unusually warm weather took down a 27-year-old record on Thursday when temperatures reached 59 degrees. Measurements taken by the National Weather Service show Kodiak broke the record at 4:36 a.m., said Ray Miller with the National Weather Service in Kodiak. The previous record for Nov. 14 was 54 degrees set in 1986. The National Weather Service said to expect warmer than normal tempe...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Cold
Pat’snarluni - Cold Uksumi pat’snartaartuq. - It is always cold in the winter. The Kodiak Archipelago lies in a maritime environment. Despite the region’s northern latitude, encircling ocean waters and prevailing weather keep air temperatures mild by Alaska standards. At sea level, Kodiak’s temperatures typically range from 40° to 60° Fahrenheit (4.4°–15.6° Celsius) in summer and hover around freezing (32° Fahrenh...
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In the Courts: Nov. 15
Dismissals A charge of fourth-degree assault against Clayton Zeeder, 39, was dismissed Nov. 4. Assault • Marcus Benton, 23, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault. He was sentenced to 36 months in jail (28 months suspended), and was fined $5,000 ($4,000 suspended). Benton will be on probation for three years once he is released. • Christina Lloyd, 24, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 3...
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Get out and recycle for America Recycles Day
Friday is America Recycles Day. If you do not already recycle, this would be an auspicious day to start your program. Recycling saves resources, energy and pollution. Aluminum for example, an element, comes from bauxite. Although bauxite is plentiful, aluminum exists in it as particles. The bauxite must be extracted in tremendous volume (environment, energy, pollution), it has to be crushed to fine particles (ener...
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Tapestry: David Sharp gets ‘rush’ out of communication
Communication has come a long way since the days when Kodiak Islanders vociferously paddled their kayaks from village to village to relay an important message. Today cell phones, the Internet and other quick ways of getting the word out are becoming so common that we take them for granted. The Alutiiq couriers felt the urgency of the message in their arms as they rowed, and in their lungs as they caught their brea...
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Kodiak wrestling begins new season
The three-month wrestling season begins today for Kodiak. The Bears are partaking in the Peninsula Duals at Nikiski High School, an event the team placed second at a year ago. Many of the wrestlers from last year are back, which should not only set up for a good showing this weekend, but for the entire season. “We are looking pretty good region-wise,” third-year Kodiak coach Sean Costello said. “Even state-wise, I...
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Parks and Rec: Nov. 15-Nov. 22
KODIAK COMMUNITY POOL Friday, Nov. 15 Morning Lap  5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap  11 - 1 p.m. Home school  1 – 3 p.m. Evening Open  6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap  8 – 9 pm Saturday, Nov. 16 Lap/ Aerobics  9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open Swim  3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap  5 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 Family Swim  3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 Morning Lap  5 – 7 p.m. Noon ...
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Fisherman guilty of violating Lacey Act
A Washington man who fishes out of Kodiak was sentenced to five years of probation for four felony violations of the Lacey Act. Fifty-four-year-old Steven Carr, of Anacortes, Wash., was sentenced Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court in Anchorage for his conviction of falsifying records under fish and wildlife laws. The Lacey Act makes it illegal to make false fishing reports. Carr pleaded guilty to the four charges, and ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 15
Friday, Nov. 8 • At 2:02 a.m., a female driver on Hillary Lane was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 3:25 a.m., an officer investigated a broken-down vehicle on East Rezanof Drive. • At 8:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle in a ditch on Selief Lane after striking black ice. • At 10:15 a.m., an officer red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Murphy Way. • At 11:01 a.m., a caller reported loose dogs on Mallard ...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 15
Wells Fargo and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce host Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the downtown Wells Fargo. Enjoy door prizes, refreshments, and a split-the-pot drawing. Kodiak Senior Center's Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held at the senior center Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Booths with lots of handmade items will fill the center at 302 Erskine Ave. There will be gifts for every...
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