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AAC looks to rebuild complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. wants to get back into the rocket business without asking the state for more money, following a launch mishap that damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday. “Our intent is to rebuild a launch complex out at Kodiak,” AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell said at a meeting of the corporation’s board Thursday. “That’s our goal — to get back to everything the way it was before ...
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Kodiak travels to Kenai for football showdown
Kodiak has a chance to improve its football playoff odds Saturday in Kenai. The Bears and Kardinals collide at 3 p.m. in a Northern Lights Conference contest that has major postseason implications. “This is a big week — it is huge,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. Kodiak picked up an important 22-20 NLC victory over Homer last week that pushed its conference mark to 1-0. With only three conference games this season...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
July 31 • At 12:32 a.m., a caller reported an assault on Hemlock Street. Charges of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree were forwarded. • At 2:12 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 6:39 a.m., a 911 caller from Trident Way reported larceny from an aircraft. It’s under investigation. • At 6:55 a.m., a caller reported vehicles with loud mufflers speeding through town frequently and would lik...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 29
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (Cook Inlet RCAC) will hold its council meeting at the Kodiak Best Western Hotel (236 W. Rezanof Drive) in Kodiak beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, please call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-283-7222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the meeting.
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry
Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry Muuguat amlerpianitut maani, allrani kesiinikuutaartukut, piturnirtut. - There are not many watermelon berries around here, but sometimes we find them, and they’re delicious. The watermelon berry (Streptopus amplexifolius) is a slender, tall, leafy shrub. It grows to about three feet tall and can be found in woods, alder thickets, and meadows across the southern half of Alaska. A member...
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Pigskin picks: Madden 15 keeps football fans occupied
For football fans, Tuesday was a holiday with the release of Madden 15. I picked up my copy before work and stared at coverboy Richard Sherman the entire day — not much work got done that day. Since a Seahawk graced the cover, I thought about leaving the game in the package, but I thought better of it and ripped off the plastic and stuck the disc into the Xbox as soon as I got home from work. I was not disappointe...
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Amazing Nature: Limiting factors decide what grows in the ocean
The last entry in my dive logbook was on August first, 1997. This August, seventeen years later, I signed up for a Scuba refresher class and I am looking forward to getting my face wet again. Diving is the only way to truly appreciate marine life in its natural habitat. Besides, I really missed the feel of suspension in space while floating weightless through the underwater scenery with all sound blocked or muffle...
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Thomet and Ostrander aiming to break course records
A pair of records could be in jeopardy tonight in a highly-anticipated high school cross country meet at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The state’s top two runners — Kodiak’s Levi Thomet and Kenai’s Allie Ostrander — will both be gunning to break Fort Abercrombie course records. Thomet is shooting for former Kodiak star Trevor Dunbar’s boys record of 15 minutes, 20 seconds set in 2008, while Ostrander is ...
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In the courts: Aug. 29
Theresa A. Carlson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Carlson was sentenced to 120 days in jail (114 suspended) and fined $4,000 ($2,500 suspended) and had her license revoked for 90 days and was ordered to use an ignition interlock device after regaining the privilege to drive and was ordered to comply with any recommendations for alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for three yea...
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Fair and rodeo kicks off on Saturday
Horse riding, cupcake wars, fair exhibits, pony rides and games are all in store this weekend at the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair, along with new entertainment, a man who does pistol tricks. Deke Rivers calls himself “The Pistolero” and does fancy gun handling. He’ll be performing during both days of the rodeo. “I’d seen him at a big rodeo in Anchorage at the Sullivan Arena and it was really cool,” said fair board ...
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