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Betty Williams
Our beloved Betty Williams passed away on Kodiak Island on Jan. 3, 2015. She joins her husband Victor, son James, granddaughters Jamie and Jem, her son-in-law John Wheeler and many other loved ones. Betty was born in Germany, one of four sisters and three brothers, on Jan. 17, 1923, and lived through the many horrors of Nazi Germany and WWII. Betty met the love of her life, her hero, her Victor, in 1948 when the A...
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: West Valley girls shooting for undefeated season
Could there be another undefeated season in Alaska high school basketball? The West Valley girls sure hope so. After cruising to the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout title Saturday at Dimond High School, the Wolfpack stands at 15-0 with a little over a month left in the season. Last year, Kodiak’s girls went 27-0 en route to a state title. The Lady Lynx Shootout — a tournament with 16 teams — is a prestigious trophy to gra...
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Officials: Deer, fish doing well in Kodiak
Presenters at the start of a two-day Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council reported increases in the deer population and high sockeye runs in the Buskin River. An aerial deer survey the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge has been conducting since 2012 on the southern part of Kodiak Island showed increasing deer populations during the past two years. “We found that deer densities increased approximate...
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Losing incinerator impacts cremation services
To the Editor, As some of you may have heard, Kodiak will be losing its incineration services at the end of February. This will affect our community in many ways. One of the ways we will be impacted is in our ability to offer on-island cremation services. The Kodiak Veterinary Clinic currently utilizes the incinerator on island to aide with our group and individual cremations. When we became aware that the inciner...
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Concerned about pedestrian safety
I do not reside in the City of Kodiak, but I’m a frequent visitor as I have family members who have been living there several years. My concern is that of the safety of pedestrians and in particular children. Most cities in America have laws regarding the safety of the pedestrian and those driving vehicles who do not regard those laws but drive in a manner that would endanger someone walking would be severely pros...
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Alaska Science Forum: The continued mystery of the Denali Gap
North America's highest mountain should be a volcano. Denali sits about 60 miles above where the Pacific Plate grinds beneath the North American plate, as do Iliamna, Redoubt and Augustine. If you draw a line from the Aleutians to volcanic features in interior Alaska, the curve goes over Denali's summit. Like its neighbors in the Alaska Range, the big mountain shows no signs of having erupted. But seismologists re...
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Local Results: Feb. 11
City League Basketball Feb. 9 Water of Life A 88, Airstation 66 Michael Manifo 26 points, Elijah Hiner 20, Tony Will 15, Mikel Garner 13, Austin Cowley 9 and Daniel Wooley 5 for Water of Life. Matthew Williams 22 points, Clark Patterson 16, Charles Fowler 12 and Scott Mockhatel 12 for Airstation. Water of Life B 75,Strangers 54 Nick Floyd 27 points, Jordan Davis 15, Michael Manifo 13, Nick Kesling 12, Todd Hiner 6...
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Kodiak girls play at home for final time
The Kodiak High School girls basketball team will play at home one final time this season. The Bears are hosting a Blue vs. “Old” game that begins at 6:30 p.m. today at KHS. The Old team will feature KHS alumni, coaches, teachers and community members. The event costs $5, with all proceeds going to the basketball program.
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Suspect, 2 women shot were stationed in Kodiak
The Coast Guard man arrested as a suspect and the two Coast Guard petty officers he allegedly shot at a condominium complex in Bourne, Massachusetts, were stationed in Kodiak in 2012, the Cape Cod Times said Monday. Lisa Trubnikova was killed in Thursday’s shooting in Bourne, an hour’s drive south of Boston. Her spouse, Anna Trubnikova, was wounded and was hospitalized in stable condition. Another Coast Guard memb...
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Kodiak blizzard dumps 10 inches of snow
Jeff Brubaker received an early wake-up call Sunday morning. He didn’t mind since it was the first time it had happened this winter. As general manager of Kodiak Lawn Care, Brubaker and his crew were up at 3 a.m. prepping for the island’s first major snowfall since 2013. They didn’t get done clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots until 6:30 p.m. “It was a good day. Long day, but good day,” Brubaker said. B...
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