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Mat-Su Borough tries to sell $80 million unused ferry
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Mat-Su Borough’s fast ferry is going up for sale. The $80 million ferry Susitna was supposed to transport commuters from Anchorage to the Valley, but that never happened. In fact, the Anchorage Daily News says the ferry has never docked at the borough or sailed in Cook Inlet. And, Anchorage and the borough do not have the special docks needed for a ferry that could carry vehicles. In the meant...
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Approaching ice temporarily forces Shell drill teams away from Arctic site
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell on Monday was moving its drill ship off a prospect in the Chukchi Sea, a day after drilling began 70 miles off the Alaska coast because sea ice was moving toward the vessel. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that drilling was stopped for safety reasons. “As a precautionary measure and in accordance with our approved Chukchi Sea Ice Management Plan, Sh...
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Distracted driver crashes car into Anchorage liquor store
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A driver apparently got distracted and crashed her car into the side of an Anchorage liquor store. KTUU-TV says before the driver on Sunday crashed into the side of the Anchorage Wine House in south Anchorage, she took out a stop sign and a street sign. Store owner Talbot Chang says no employees were in the store at the time of the crash. He says one refrigerator and numerous bottles of alcohol we...
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Leftover money causes conflict in parks board
Tension was in the air at the Thursday night Parks and Recreation meeting as the advisory board discussed how to use $1.9 million allocated by the Alaska Legislature for the Baranof Park Improvements Project. Much of the Legislature’s grant has been spent, but almost $2 million remains to make improvements. The board was tasked with making a recommendation to the Kodiak City Council, and after a heated debate, the...
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Troopers arrest man for meth possession and weapons misconduct
A 30-year-old Kodiak man was arrested on suspicion of drugs misconduct on Wednesday. Jeremy Smith was arraigned Thursday and charged with two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, one count of fifth-degree drug misconduct, one count of third-degree weapons misconduct and two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor. The incident started when an Alaska State Trooper went to the house where Sm...
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Garden Gate: Potatoes do the trick for nutritious meals
When not fried, dressed with bacon or swimming in butter and sour cream, the lowly spud is a high-fiber and high-potassium health food. This may come as a surprise to you considering the recent low-carb craze, when potatoes are often lumped together with other starchy outcasts like pasta and white bread. Yet potatoes are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber — fiber that helps us digest them slowly. On average, Ame...
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Kodiak hospital unveils innovative emergency water system
In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina brought the full force of its winds down on New Orleans, the lights went out at Memorial Medical Center. As temperatures skyrocketed, there was no fresh water. When rescuers reached the hospital after the disaster, they carried away 45 corpses. On Thursday night, Stan Thompson, facilities director at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, told the Kodiak City Council how the ...
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Student-athletes need to be considerate when riding ferry
To the Editor: Yesterday I rode the ferry from Kodiak to Homer. I have ridden state ferries three previous times, enjoying each of those trips. This trip was different. I was sitting quietly in one of the lounges, and a group of Kodiak student-athletes came into that area and started wrestling and next thing I know I get hit in the head with a tennis shoe! It got quiet, I heard some snickers, waited for someone to...
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Kodiak snaps skid on final play
Fredy Sorto is becoming a big-play receiver.  The senior wide receiver hauled in a 21-yard touchdown reception with no time left on the clock, ending Kodiak’s two-game losing skid with a stunning 20-19 come-from-behind Northern Lights Conference football victory at Kenai. It was Sorto’s fourth touchdown catch of the season, and it pushed Kodiak to 2-0 in the NLC, 3-2 overall.   “We just believed, at least I believ...
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Sweeping aside the Kards
Hannah Wandersee is known for her play at the net, but on Friday she left the court smiling over a different part of her game.  Kodiak’s middle hitter dished out a career-high three assists in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-12 Northern Lights Conference volleyball sweep of visiting Kenai in the Kodiak High School gym.  After each assist, the junior couldn’t help but flash a smile in the direction of Kodiak coach Amy Willis.  ...
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