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Warming up Barrow
Sending more than 100 warm winter coats for children without adequate winter gear in Barrow took the coordination of Rotary clubs across Alaska. With a mild winter so far in Kodiak, many students go to school in jackets or sweatshirts, but in Barrow, having a warm winter coat is required to go to school, said Sandy Solenberger, who recently moved back to Kodiak with her husband, Tom, after living in Barrow. In Bar...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 2
Jan. 4 At 12:01 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 12:30 p.m., a caller reported larceny on Rezanof Drive East. A man was arrested on suspicion of theft in the fourth degree. At 3:14 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Father Herman Street. It was gone when police arrived. At 4:40 p.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Larch Street. Around 4:41 p.m., police chalked tire...
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Enough is enough: Obama violated the letter and spirit of Statehood Compact
Like many Alaskans, I remember the excitement in the air when Alaska became the 49th state in the Union in 1959. We had achieved our long-held dream of self-governance. Since that time, we have worked to become increasingly self-reliant, and to steward our resources for the long-term benefit of our people. The Alaska Statehood Compact established the conditions for our entry. Through the compact, Alaska was grante...
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Garden Gate: Seedlings require more light than mature plants
For today’s column, I want you to think like a seedling, much like I tell my photography students to think like a camera. First, let’s talk a little about how life can seem overly complicated and busy, even in the middle of an Alaskan winter, and then I’ll share how it relates to seed-starting. Sometimes it feels like we try to squeeze as many tasks as possible into a limited span of time and, by doing so, we’ve a...
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Improvements coming to two trails; P&Z commissioner’s resignation confirmed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a contract with Island Trails Network for improvements to the Saltery Cove and Portage Bay trails. During a special meeting Thursday, the assembly also declared the Planning and Zoning Commission seat previously held by Jennifer Richcreek as vacant. The borough received a grant for just more than $200,000 as part of the Coastal Impacts Assistance Program, said boroug...
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Remember Lola Harvey, the Grand Dame of Kodiak
Lola Harvey was Kodiak; is Kodiak; will forever be Kodiak to me. They say that once you visit Alaska you can truly never fully leave. I can certainly say that Kodiak has had affect on me — and I knew it would be my pleasant fate the moment I was introduced to Lola Harvey. I met her soon after coming on board as the KICVB’s new executive director in 1987. Physically I towered over the feisty, diminutive, kamlaika-c...
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Fried, Small best in the NLC
Kodiak wrestlers Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried stood atop the podium at the conclusion of the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Soldotna. Small, a senior, won his first conference title by outlasting Colony’s Caleb Hopkins, 6-1, in the 126-pound championship match. “It was a closer match than that,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “He did a good job in staying in the match and never lossing focus....
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Bears fall at home
What a difference a season makes. Last year, Kodiak’s boys basketball team shocked Colony on its homecourt three times en route to claiming the program’s first Northern Lights Conference title in more than a decade. This year, the Knights got their revenge. Third-ranked Colony swept Kodiak on its homecourt, taking Friday’s game 57-48 and Saturday’s contest 59-30 in a pair of NLC games. “It was unfortunate that we ...
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Colony girls sweep Kodiak
The rematch of last year’s 4A state championship girls basketball game went the other way this time. Colony swept Kodiak in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games over the weekend in the Mat-Su Valley, almost a year after the Bears downed the Knights for the state title. Colony won 50-27 on Friday and 48-40 on Saturday. “Colony’s a very strong team,” Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. “They have a very athletic s...
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Earthquakes hit Bering Sea; no tsunami threats expected, NOAA says
The U.S. Geological Survey says there have been a series of Alaska earthquakes in the Bering Sea. There was a magnitude-5.3 temblor Saturday morning centered about 6 miles under the Bering Sea. It was about 57 miles southeast of the City of Saint Paul and about 752 miles southwest of Anchorage. Geophysicist John Bellini says the remote area has seen four earthquakes of various sizes in the last 24 hours. There hav...
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