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Horn erupts for 25 points
Alysa Horn came up big for the University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball team on the first day of the AT&T Hoops Classic. The Kodiak High School product erupted for 25 points in UAA's 100-68 shellacking of Brigham Young-Hawaii University Monday evening at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex in Anchorage. Horn scored 17 of her 25 points in the first half to reach the quarter-century mark for the third time in he...
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Coast Guard cutter keeps mascot tradition running on four paws
Dogs, like many other types of domestic animals, have been a part of the armed forces for centuries as companions and mascots. In the Coast Guard, the most famous of these is the mixed-breed canine Sinbad, who was adopted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cambell in 1937. While working dogs inspect boats for drugs, mascots usually can be found at small-boat stations or other land based Coast Guard units. Lt. C...
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DHS adds new immigration fee
New immigrants to the United States will soon find permanent residency costing a little bit more. On Feb. 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — a division of the Department of Homeland Security — will begin charging a fee of $165 on immigrant visa packages. The new fee is in addition to the State Department’s existing visa application processing fee. State Department fees range between $405 and $220, depe...
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Alumni update: Eggemeyer fourth at Reno Tournament
Jimmy Eggemeyer escaped several close matches to finish fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions Sunday in Reno, Nev. The Southern Oregon University senior won five matches by either one or two points in the 149-pound bracket. Eggemeyer, the NAIA’s top-ranked 149-pounder, worked his way to the quarterfinals, before absorbing a 3-1 loss to Tommy Grantt of NCAA Division I N.C. State. Eggemeyer then won three match...
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Garden Gate: Celebrating the return of light
This summer, when Heather Johnson wanted to grow basil in her hoophouse, she knew there was plenty of sunlight to make the tender herb happy, but what she really needed to do was provide extra heat, especially around the roots. So she took Christmas rope lights (the non-LED kind) and tucked them into the soil, a few inches down. “The only place it came up was over the lights. Really showed me that it does make a d...
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Cassidy begins negotiations to become borough manager
The Kodiak Island Borough will have a familiar name in its top job. On Thursday night, the borough assembly held a special meeting to declare interim borough manager Bud Cassidy its choice for borough manager. The assembly voted unanimously to order borough staff to begin contract negotiations with Cassidy, who will take the interim title off his role. If negotiations are settled quickly, it would be an unexpected...
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Diving in
A Kodiak Kingfisher stands on a swimming block during the first Kingfisher swim meet of the season Saturday at the Kodiak Community Pool. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Boys hoops: East stops Kodiak from starting 3-0
East Anchorage finally got its revenge on Kodiak. In a rematch of the 2001 4A boys basketball state championship game, East Anchorage pulled away from Kodiak in the second half to register a 58-51 victory in the championship game of the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in Soldotna. The Thunderbirds, out of the Cook Inlet Conference, denied the Bears a chance to start back-to-back years with a 3-0 rec...
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Temporary solution found for city's 'fecal cliff'
Kodiak’s fecal future is now in the hands of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. On Thursday night, borough solid waste manager Mike Patterson and city public works director Mark Kozak told the borough assembly that they have found a temporary solution to the city’s “fecal cliff.” Saturday was the last day that sewage sludge — the leavings of the city’s water treatment plant — could be dumped into the Kodiak Islan...
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Kodiak gets educated on new observer program
The National Marine Fisheries Service brought its observer roadshow to Kodiak on Friday as it hosted an outreach workshop about the new federal fisheries observer program that begins Jan. 1. An overflow crowd of more than 70 fishermen, processor representatives and community leaders filled the upstairs meeting room at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center as observer chief Martin Loefflad shared the n...
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