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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 19
Twenty years ago: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council approved the purchase of Shuyak Island from the Kodiak Island Borough for $42,000 for use as a state park.The Kodiak High School Advisory Group for a discussion titles “Drugs, Peer Pressure, and Reclaiming our Kids.” Ten years ago: The U.S. Coast Guard announced the 230-foot cutter Storis would be decommissioned after 63 years in service, starting as a N...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 19
Nov. 15 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a woman at the Anton Larsen boat ramp and found she didn’t validate her harvest tag after taking a deer. She was cited for failing to validate harvest tag.
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New taxi takes to the seas
People seeking quick deliveries or a ride around the island have another option. New local business Kodiak Water Taxi and Transport offers shipping all around Kodiak Island and will add passenger service starting in January. The 33-foot catamaran Tiger Cape carries about 5,000 pounds and up to six passengers, said co-owner and operator Tyler Randolph. The vessel travels about 20 to 25 mph. A trip to nearby Ouzinki...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural students look to the future
Students from the villages on Kodiak Island a few from the road system spent several days last week attending a scholarship fair and doing activities to help them prepare for life after high school. The 28 rural students, including Chiniak and Danger Bay, arrived Wednesday and along with the seven Kodiak students, attended a reception and participated in a cultural activity. Over the next three days, the students ...
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Former KHS wrestler competes tonight at AFC 118
Three years removed from high school and Charlie Johnson hasn’t lost a step. The former Kodiak High School wrestling and football standout is making waves in a different sport — mixed martial arts fighting. He debuted in May and today is competing in his second bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The 2012 KHS graduate is facing Colten Goracke, a state champion wrestler from Soldotna, in a welterweight ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 18
Oct. 29 At 1:07 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of East Marine Way for having no proof of insurance then arrested her for driving with a revoked license. At 6:44 a.m., police received a request for assistance in removing a vehicle in the 500 block of Thorsheim Street because the owner refused to move it. It was being moved when police arrived. At 7:10 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1200 ...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Weird world of northern dinosaurs coming into focus
During Patrick Druckenmiller's not-so-restful sabbatical year, he is flying to museums around the world. In Alberta a few weeks ago and London now, the University of Alaska Museum’s curator of earth science is looking at bones of dinosaurs similar to ones found in northern Alaska. The more he squints at them and chats with experts, the more he thinks far-north dinosaurs are like Alaskans compared to other American...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 18
Twenty years ago: Ahead of December board elections for Koniag Inc., a group called the Koniag Shareholder Committee advocated moving the corporate offices from Anchorage to Kodiak to foster “local and regional Native leadership development. Ten years ago: Kodiak City Council members criticized engineering firms working on Alder Lane and Natalia Way improvements because of a $400,000 change order.
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Convention a roaring good time
A sea of purple T-shirts and gold vests flooded Kodiak Thursday through Sunday for the 2015 Lions Clubs District 49-A Mid-Winter Conference. In addition to the local chapter’s 70 members, the convention drew more than 120 Lions from off-island, according to district governor and Kodiakan Mike Brown. He called the annual event, which rotates back to Kodiak every five years, a “smashing success,” thanks to the organ...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small boat infrastructure back on agendas
The Fisheries Work Group discussed small boat issues such as the need for a crane, cold storage and an ice house at last week’s meeting after some fishermen asked in public comments for some attention. Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee chair Nick Szabo attended the meeting and said small boat issues have come up a few times during his two decades on the board. “We’ve listened to the ideas, but like a lot of oth...
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