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Guest Opinion: Shell should be commended
Royal Dutch Shell deserves to be commended and congratulated for its handling of the aftermath of the Kulluk grounding. I am very impressed with them because they do listen and they do care, something that can’t always be said about companies of their size. Shell is also safety oriented. After observing their handling of this situation, I’m convinced that safety and protection of the environment is on top the list...
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Stage and Screen: Epiphanies aren't only religious anymore
A new genre of film has appeared on my radar screen — the “epiphany flick.” While these films have been around for a long time, epiphany flick has not been a term that I have used to describe a film that examines an allegorical experience which transforms a person from one philosophical, religious or political position to another. That all changed with “Promised Land” (2012). I have used the patronizing term “chic...
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Where is all the snow?
Last winter, Kodiak was buried in snow. This winter, flakes are few and far between at sea level. According to the National Weather Service office in Kodiak, there is more than a 67-inch difference in the snowfall when comparing last year’s piles to this year’s flakes. “This year we haven’t broken any records or come close to any type of record,” said Cameron Betts of the weather service. Kodiak had 27.7 inches of...
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School bus pulled from ditch
The First Student school bus that rolled into a ditch on Chiniak Highway on Monday has been recovered, and the cause of the incident is under investigation. When the bus rolled around 4:30 p.m., the only person on board was the driver, who was wearing his seatbelt and only suffered from a minor cut on his head. The driver had completely finished his route and was returning to Kodiak with the bus. “No children were...
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Applications accepted for two big fisheries boards
Nominations are being sought to fill openings on two of the boards most important to fisheries management in Alaska. On the same day the International Pacific Halibut Commission reopened its application process, state board of fish member Bill Brown resigned with almost a year and a half remaining in his term. Brown told KTOO-FM in Juneau that “personal reasons” and “personalities” played into his decision but dec...
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Kodiak boys aim to win first tournament
Kodiak gets one final chance to win a regular-season tournament when it begins play at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament today. The Bears finished second at both the Al Howard/Powerade Tournament and the Joe Floyd Tournament. This is Kodiak’s final regular-season tournament. Kodiak will see all three Mid-Alaska Conference teams during the next three days in Fairbanks. The Bears play West Valley today at 4:3...
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Alumni update: Horn grabs career-high 26 points
Alysa Horn's stellar senior season continued Thursday. Horn netted a career-high 26 points, but that wasn't enough as the University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team fell 70-60 to Western Washington University in Anchorage. This was UAA’s first Great Northwest Athletic Conference home loss in nearly two years. Horn shot 9 of 18 from the field, 3 of 5 on threes and 5 of 5 at the free-throw line to go wit...
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Local Results: Jan. 10
City league basketball Sunday, Jan. 6 Flying Tacos 64, St. Herman's 53 Juan Ruiz 34 points, Aaron Parker 20, Albert Monge 8 and Gerson Monge 2 for Flying Tacos. Jason Issac 29 points, Jason Chocknok 11, Leomty Wassillie 4, Kristine Larson 3, Preston Paine 2, Frank Barton 2 and Darlene Askoak 2 for St. Herman's. Inspiration 66, Nets Systems 59 Phil Fogle 19 points, Lisa Frick 12, Andy Schroder 10, Amy Fogle 8, Tim ...
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Playbook: Jan. 10
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 4:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. North Pole at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament at Lathrop High School, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at the Joe...
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Guest Opinion: Elks Club involved in youth activities
I am writing to make you aware of some things that are going on in your town that you and your neighbors may know nothing about. Something that makes your town a better place in which to live and raise a family. It is that Elks Lodge down the street that goes, for the most part, unnoticed. That Lodge is one of approximately 2,000 across the United States and 17 in Alaska. The one in your town may have 50 members o...
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