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An archaeologist’s field guide to coffee cans
The year is 1905. You are a prospector in Alaska relaxing in your cabin after a chilly day of working the tailings pile. Craving a cup, you pull a tin of coffee off the shelf. Though you can’t imagine it, that distinctive red can, the one you will later use for your precious supply of nails, will long outlive you. And it will give an archaeologist a good idea of when you made a home in Alaska. The coffee was Hills...
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Stutes wins District 32 nod
Louise Stutes won the House District 32 primary over Carol Austerman and Richard Walker to go up against Democrat Jerry McCune at the general election on November 4, according to the unofficial results. Stutes had 796 votes and 44.64 percent, while Walker had 507 votes or 28.44 percent. Austerman had 480 votes or 26.92 percent. McCune, the sole Democrat candidate on the primary ticket for House District 32, had 79...
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Man allegedly assaults Tusty captain
An Anchorage man was arrested when the ferry Tustumena arrived in Kodiak Friday after he allegedly assaulted the vessel’s captain while en route from Ouzinkie. Tustumena crew members notified Alaska State Troopers at about 10:15 a.m. that they had detained 57-year-old passenger Thomas Scofic, according to a trooper report. An investigation indicated Scofic was intoxicated and had caused a disturbance during which ...
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Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call. "We knew this would be very tight," said former state Rep. Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, who appeared in debates urging Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure No. 1. Polling from ...
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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee who can appeal to key constituents, such as one of Alaska's biggest voting blocs: military personnel. Newly-nominated GOP challenger Dan Sullivan, Alaska's former attorney general and a Marine lieutenant colonel, pos...
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Decision on golf course could come soon
The final decision on the future of Bear Valley Golf Course — a Coast Guard-owned facility — could come as soon as next week. “We are finalizing a decision, that is all I can say,” Kodiak Coast Guard base’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation director Joe Bower told the Daily Mirror on Tuesday. In Tuesday’s Daily Mirror, MWR posted a help wanted ad for a Bear Valley Golf Course greens manager for the 2015 golf seaso...
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Expect delays for blasting
Traffic on the Chiniak Highway may be held up this evening as blasting connected with the runway safety extension project at Kodiak’s Benny Benson State Airport continues. Interruptions may occur up to a few times per week during this phase of the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities project, said Jeff Daly, a project engineer with contractor Kiewit Corp. “It’s not going to be every day,” he sa...
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Letter to the editor: Glyphosate is harmful for humans and wildlife
To the Editor, Gallon after gallon of Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is being sprayed in Chiniak to aide in the replanting process. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is proven to be toxic to humans and wildlife. Including the fish and deer that the people of Kodiak rely on. Glyphosate causes numerous health problems including genetic mutations, destruction of red blood cells, ...
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MMA event a hit in Kodiak
Moments after Waylon Soptick won his professional mixed martial arts fight at “Rumble on the Rock” he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Taylor Decker. She said “yes,” and the two celebrated the engagement with a hug and a kiss in front of nearly 1,000 people packed inside the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds pavilion. “First I wanted to do it in the cage, but I didn’t think I would get the...
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Osowksi wins at Nikiski Class Races
Kodiak’s Keith Osowksi won the boys’ freshman/sophomore race at the Nikiski Class Races Monday on the Kenai Peninsula. The sophomore covered the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 14 seconds. Kodiak’s boys claimed four of the top 10 spots to win the team title. Melissa De Guzman finished second in the girls freshman/sophomore race in 22:37. The meet featured Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski. Kodiak is at the Colo...
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