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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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