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Hocum shines in first season with Blaine Energy
Aaron Hocum’s rookie hockey campaign with Blaine Energy, a tier III club in Minnesota, was a learning experience for the Kodiak High School senior. The defensive specialist was named the team’s most improved player after finishing the 2015-16 season with 19 points — 14 assists and five goals — in 45 games. Hocum arrived in Minnesota without logging any minutes in a high school game — Kodiak does not field a hockey...
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Preliminary KIB budget adds $1.2 for salvaged timber
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a brief update on next year’s budget at a Thursday night work session. Changes made in the past few weeks include adding $1.2 million from a possible salvage of the trees damaged in the Twin Creeks Fire, removing almost $500,000 related to delay of a Killarney Hills properties sale, and adding almost $900,000 in contingencies. Also added were funds related to a possible ...
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UAA women advance to Final Four
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and the University of Alaska women’s basketball team is still dancing in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Seawovles advanced to the Final Four for the third time in school history with a resounding 80-55 victory over Francis Marion Tuesday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Second-seeded UAA (37-2) plays Grand Valley St. in a national semifinal game at 5:30 p.m. today in Sioux Falls. The g...
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Healthy Kodiak: ‘Kodiak crud’ a nasty form of common cold
There is an unexplained medical phenomenon unique to Kodiak which we all have experienced. It is called the “Kodiak crud” and seems to be the most tenacious, long-lasting cold we have ever had. Most people contract it shortly after moving here, and then proceed to have yearly bouts with it. Currently, I have the crud for the third time this year, and it is persistent. The symptoms usually consist of runny nose, co...
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Local Results: March 23
Kodiak Hockey League Pee Wee state tournament March 18-21 Mat-Su 7, Kodiak 5 Goals: Kodiak — Garrick Schauff 3, Savana Long, Audrey Lonheim. Assists: Kodiak — Dalton Horn Juneau 12, Kodiak 4 Goals: Kodiak — Dalton Horn 2, Savana Long, Garrick Schauff. Assists: Kodiak — Ivan Rodriguez, Daniel Powers, Audrey Lonheim. Kodiak 3, Tok 3 Goals: Kodiak — Garrick Schauff 2, Dalton Horn. Assists: Kodiak — Noah Baxter, Audre...
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Alaska Science Forum: Broken ice makes for worst breakup floods
For half the year, Alaska’s big rivers provide a somewhat flat surface, allowing travel by snowmachine, dog team, ski, bike, snowshoe and foot. For a few weeks during their spring transition to liquid water, those useful ribbons of ice become a threat to river communities. Massive ice-jam floods happen every few years on Alaska rivers. Some of them are large enough to cause damage more than $80 million, when offic...
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Assembly picks candidate to negotiate with for manager
After an executive session to discuss candidates for Kodiak Island Borough manager, the KIB Assembly voted 4-3 to begin negotiations with Michael Powers of California. Assembly members Kyle Crow, Larry LeDoux, Frank Peterson and Dan Rohrer voted to begin the negotiations during Thursday’s assembly meeting. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted no saying he believed checks into Powers’ background were needed. Assembly...
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Bentons indicted on federal drug, firearm charges
Two brothers now face federal charges in addition to state charges for alleged drug and firearm crimes. Mark Benton, 49, and David Benton, 55, face numerous state charges apiece for alleged drug violations. The two Bentons each face a single federal charge after being indicted by a grand jury, according to a Monday release. Mark Benton is charged with being a felon in and possessing ammunition. David Benton is cha...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 22
March 12 At 2:01 a.m., a person requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated woman in the 400 block of Mission Road. She was gone when police arrived. At 2:17 a.m., police were out with a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Hillside Drive. It was unoccupied. At 8:33 a.m., a man in the harbor area reported a former employee was making threatening comments to him. Police advised him of his options. At 9:16 a...
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CAPITOL REPORT: Time for House, Senate to reach agreement on budgeting details
Hello from Juneau. Less than a month remains until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17. There is a lot of work remaining before the gavel falls, and the coming weeks will be busy. The Senate did take a big step forward in our deliberations when it passed its version of the fiscal year 2017 budget bill on Monday, March 14, which is a few weeks earlier than normally occurs. Facing a $3.7 bill...
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