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AMAZING NATURE: Embracing coastal resilience
Resilience is the ability of a community to bounce back after a natural or manmade disaster. These or similar words were the opening of many of the presentations students from 16 high school teams from around Alaska prepared for the 19th annual Alaska Tsunami National Ocean Science Bowl. The competition consists of three parts: a research paper the students had to submit by December, the presentation given during ...
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Kodiak ESS hoops finishes season
Ross Elvehjem wanted his Kodiak ESS boys basketball team to win two games at the Peninsula Conference Championships. The coach’s goal went unfulfilled as the Ravens were bounced out of the tournament with a tough 49-42 loss to Lumen Christi Thursday afternoon at Homer High School. ESS finished its season with a 2-10 record. “It was a good season,” Elvehjem said. “It was a learning season. I didn’t expect to win th...
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Local Results: March 4
City League Basketball Tuesday, March 1 Tune Squad 113, Local Electric 93 David Diocares 38 points, Randy Diocares 20, Mikel Garner 19, Peter Inttharong 16, Mark Galindo 11, Germain Jimenez 5 and Matt Amor 4 for Tune Squad. Don Hill 19 points, Geoff Spalinger 16, Gabniel Vinanvera 14, Rony Arden Jr. 13, Tim Fellows 12, Bill Rogers 10 and Dan Foster 9 for Local Electric. PKIMC 83, Water Of Life 79 Curtis Mortenson ...
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Assembly set to vote on marijuana sales ban
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly considers today whether to opt out of commercial marijuana facilities in the borough, with a public hearing before the vote. Added to the meeting information packet Wednesday was a substituted version of the ordinance that would make opting out only effective through Feb. 28, 2017. It also references the creation of a marijuana task force. Assembly member Dan Rohrer said at the F...
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2 charged after dime bags found
A Kodiak man is in jail and a woman free on bail after troopers allegedly found them in a residence with drug paraphernalia on Feb. 25. Troopers responded to a tip that Bryce Beltran, wanted on charges of violating conditions of probation, was seen at the residence of Hannah Clark. After receiving a warrant, troopers allegedly found Beltran, 20, hiding in a crawlspace and observed drug paraphernalia in that space....
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Alaska State Troopers: March 3
Feb. 17 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 48-year-old Homer man after he made two commercial Pacific cod deliveries that exceeded the five percent skate bycatch limit. Investigation revealed he landed a 225 percent overage on his first delivery and a 270 percent overage on his second delivery. The man was issued two citations for commercially-caught skate in excess of the allowable 5 percent skate bycatc...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 3
Feb. 27 At 12:19 a.m., a person reported a man lying in the middle of the road in the Selief Lane and Mozart Circle area. When the caller got out of his vehicle to check on the man, he got up and walked away. The man was gone when police arrived. At 4:31 a.m., a woman reported her neighbors fighting and hearing a woman yelling no and banging sounds in the 1200 block of Larch Street. The female was gone when police...
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KIHA hosts first Housing Fair
The Kodiak Island Housing Authority will be hosting its first Housing Fair this Friday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., community members can stop into Emerald Heights Apartments on Near Island to learn more about programs and housing assistance offered by KIHA, or to receive information on available housing at Harborview, Cliffwood and Emerald Heights 55+ Apartments. “This is about awareness,” KIHA housing director Mindy...
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Local poll turnout breaks record
Kodiak Republicans turned out in record numbers for Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Poll. While 361 voters may not seem like a lot, it represents a 51 percent increase over 2012 PPP participation, when 239 Kodiak Republicans voted. It is a 53 percent increase over 2008. The total includes 101 new Republicans who registered at the polling place. Prior to 2008, Alaska Republicans made selections by straw poll rath...
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Week in Words: Afflicted with the good old days
Make America Great Again.” “Reclaim America.” “Make America Whole Again.” These political slogans and sayings are a common rhetorical strategy, harkening to a better time, delivered with the promise that we can, once again, return to those days. Nostalgia. It’s a sickness. No, really. It is. Arriving in 1770, “nostalgia” is a relatively new entry into the English language. The word was invented by a doctor, Johann...
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