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Capitol Report: E-cig youth restriction gets hearing
Greetings from Juneau. This year’s legislative session has passed the halfway point, and while much work is ahead of us before our scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, I think we are on pace to finish on time. As you can imagine, the FY 2017 budget continues to dominate the discussions in the Capitol. The Senate will receive the House’s version of the budget this week, and it should come to the Senate floor ...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 9
March 4 At 12:17 a.m., a caller requested police assistance in removing a man from the 300 block of Center Avenue who was causing problems and refusing to leave. He left when police asked. At 6:19 a.m., a person reported lots of trash and refuse on Near Island in the 100 block of Alimaq Drive. Patrolling officers were advised. At 8:19 a.m., a woman requested police help with people blocking the door to her busines...
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Coffee to Coffee Run results
Coffee to Coffee Run March 5 3.3. miles 1. Michael Parnell, 18 minutes, 50 seconds; 2. Sawyer Olsen, 20:03; 3. Brenden Thompson, 20:16; 4. Anthony Maghupoy, 21:14; 5. Marcus Dunbar, 21:14; 6. Richie McKinney, 21:23; 7. Camrin Yturbe, 21:26; 8. Cory Thompson, 22:14; 9. Youji Seto, 22:16; 10. Jen Foster, 23:12; 11. Arieele Himelbloom, 23:16; 12. Kathryn Symmes, 23:44; 13. Howard Valley, 26:01; 14. Malina Fagan, 28:1...
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Alaska Science Forum: Barrow’s extreme spring of one year ago
For a town of its size (4,300 people), Barrow receives more visits by scientists than anyplace in America. The northernmost community in the U.S. has hosted researchers since Army Lt. P. Henry Ray built a polar observatory there in 1882. This different-than-anywhere-else place with fewer people than a one-stoplight town in Texas has attracted scientists from all over the globe. Why? Because Barrow has housing, ele...
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Local Results: March 9
Kodiak Hockey League March 5 Midgets/Bantams Blue 7, Gold 0 Goals: Blue — Evan Dano (2), Aaron Hocum (2), Matt Schaff (2) and Carly Glover. Assists: Blue — Tyson Duboc and Aaron Hocum. Peewee Gold 6, Blue 5 Goals: Gold — Daniel Powers (3), Dalton Horn (2) and Gavin Baxter; Blue — Garrick Schauff (3) and Savana Long (2). Squirt Gold 4, Blue 2 Goals: Gold — Alex Holland (2), Simon Grimes and Isaac Beaver; Blue —Max ...
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Sea Stories: Baranov, Yankee trader team up on otters
In the summer of 1792, Alexander Baranov, the 45-year-old manager of the Russia’s Kodiak colony, chanced upon the British ship Phoenix in Prince William Sound, commanded by Hugh Moore and his first mate Joseph O’Cain, an Irish Bostonian. The three men hit it off immediately, using German to communicate and Boston rum to lubricate their new friendship. From Moore and O’Cain, Baranov learned that American and Britis...
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Old Harbor student takes on radioactive gas
Old Harbor — Few people in our villages know what radon is. Yet, it is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco, in smokers. It is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lungs. This silent killer is produced from the natural decay of ...
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Kids spring into arts offerings
The Kodiak Arts Council is providing art classes for children over spring break. This year is the first time for the spring classes, offered during the week of March 14 through 18. The classes are similar to what the council has traditionally provided during the summer Sum’Arts program. “With kids out of school, we knew folks would be looking for fun meaningful ideas for their children,” said council executive dir...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 8
Maximilian Ludwig Rieger was born at 8:42 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2016, to Jade Jiang-Rieger and Ronald Jan Philip Rieger. He weighed 8 pounds, 0.6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Wisconsin and now live in Port Lions. The baby’s father works for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Grandparents are Pinjun Jiang and Xiu Xiang Peng from China and Udo and Carole Rieger from Wisconsin. ...
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Windfall hurting power lines, highway
To the editor: It was good to hear the borough assembly had a meeting in Chiniak regarding more logging in the Chiniak area. I’m sure they saw all the downed trees which came across the Chiniak Highway near Mile 36 a few weeks ago due to narrow buffer areas of trees around the highway. Electricity just went out again a couple days ago, again with trees hitting the power lines. A-1 Timber continues to cut too close...
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