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Troopers: Dead man found on Shuyak Island, suspect arrested
Responding to a request for a welfare check on Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers found a man shot to death on Shuyak Island, and police arrested a suspect in Anchorage early Thursday, according to a trooper report. Troopers discovered the 56-year-old male victim outside a bunkhouse at Port William Wilderness Lodge on the south shore of Shuyak Island. A preliminary investigation by the Alaska Bureau of Investigations ...
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Coast Guard adds another Munro
The Coast Guard cutter Munro stationed in Kodiak isn’t the only cutter by that name anymore. On Nov. 14, a new cutter Munro was christened in Missouri. The new Munro is part of a new class of cutters – it’s a national security cutter while the Kodiak-based Munro is a high endurance cutter. The NSC Munro is a little longer at 418 feet to the HEC Munro’s 378 feet. Both Munros are named after the only Coast Guardsman...
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Senate committee approves Terror Lake expansion
The Senate Energy and Natural Resource’s committee approved the expansion of Kodiak Electric Association’s Terror Lake hydroelectric project in Kodiak on Thursday. SB 1583, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would amend the project’s special-use permit to allow “the construction, operation, and maintenance of a tunnel and associated facilities and activities for the Upper Hidden Basin Diversion.” The bill...
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TAPESTRY: Helping others is his delight
There are real victims in this world. A vast majority live beyond our shores. Christians beheaded by ISIS in the Middle East. Chinese and North Koreans suffering under the brutal yoke of Communist governments. Countless homeless refugees, displaced by war and the whims of nature: famine, earthquakes, drought, floods, typhoons. High winds and torrential rains are annual catastrophes in parts of the Philippines, sai...
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Thomet signs with University of Oregon
One of Alaska’s all-time top high school runners is headed to the running capital of the world. Levi Thomet signed his national letter of intent to run for the University of Oregon next year. He announced his destination via a Nov. 12 Twitter post, “Proud to be a Duck today! #signed.” Oregon track and field coach Robert Johnson welcomed his new recruit with a Twitter post on Thursday. Thomet graduated from Kodiak ...
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AMHS to hold meeting about ferry budget
Kodiakans will have a chance to talk to Alaska Marine Highway System staff next month about budget challenges to the ferry system. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday a series of six community engagement meetings in coastal communities including a Dec. 8 meeting in Kodiak. “The goal of the public meetings is to lead a constructive dialogue around the fiscal challenges t...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo outpicks the experts
The dog got the best of me last week. Check that, the dog got the best of everybody last week. While the entire world population struggled picking NFL games in Week 10, Gizmo prospered. The Chin, who spends his days on the couch watching sports, gobbled his way to a 10-win week. How did I do? I got two right. Yes, two lousy games. I could have used the method of tossing darts at a dartboard and gotten more than tw...
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ESS volleyball in search of inaugural state berth
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For most teenagers, moving from North Pole to Larsen Bay would be the end of the world. Not for senior Liam Bogardus. “It’s not really that much of a difference,” he said. “My father was military, so we moved a lot. Transitioning was not that different.” Bogardus has lived in five states — Alaska, Texas, Montana, North Carolina and New York — and has traveled to every state but Haw...
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In the Court: Nov. 20
Andresito Bautista Jr. pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Bautista Jr. was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to complete 25 hours of community work service. Gerie E. Botz pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Botz was sentenced to 60 days in jail (59 suspended) and fined $750 and had their license revoked for 30 days and was placed on probation fo...
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If you try sometimes you get Thanksgiving
Have you found that your default mood these days is dissatisfaction? Do you find yourself wishing you had someone else’s life? And do you realize that you break the commandment all the time: “Thou shalt not envy”? If you answered any of these yes, don’t feel bad. You’re getting a lot of support, even encouragement, to feel this way. Our culture, or at least our economy which needs us to keep spending, needs even m...
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