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Troopers investigating burglary at gym
The Alaska State Troopers are investigating the theft of money and iPods and a break-in at a local gym last weekend, according to a trooper report. Troopers were notified by the owner of Kodiak Athletic Club shortly before 6 a.m. on Sept. 5 that someone had illegally entered the building. “Subsequent investigation revealed a man on a bicycle rode up to the building at about (3 a.m.), forced the door open, and stol...
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School Board supports reopening Danger Bay School
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education unanimously supported the reopening of Danger Bay School, a small rural school located at a logging camp on Afognak Island, for the 2015-2016 school year. According to KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald, the logging camp says enough students will enroll to meet the 10-student minimum required for a public school to open. Currently, 8 students are enro...
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Currier holds off Kalil for golf title
Mike Currier missed last year’s Kodiak Island Golf Championships because he was acclimating his family to their new home. He sure made his presence known in this year’s edition. The Kodiak-based Coast Guardsman used a magnificent short game to win the 29th Kodiak Island Golf Championships with a six-over-par, 36-hole total of 150, Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “I’m ecstatic to win this one in my first tim...
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Senior Life: September is Senior Center Month
Each September the National Council on Aging declares Senior Center Month and the Kodiak Senior Center always participates. This year’s theme is: “LIFE- Learning, Independence, Friends and Energy.” And you can find all that at the Kodiak Senior Center every month. This month Golden Tones are back practicing each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Whippersnappers have also returned to play music each Friday at 1 p.m. exerci...
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Prep Poll: Chugiak grabs top spot
The merry-go-round atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network large-school football poll continued this week. For the fourth time in as many weeks, a new No. 1 was crowned by the state’s voting media. That spot went to Chugiak. The Mustangs took down last week’s No. 1 West Anchorage, 28-21, and became the newest Cook Inlet Conference team to be declared the top large-school team. South Anchorage, Bartlett and Wes...
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Alaska Science Forum: HAARP again open for business
Instead of falling to the dozer blade, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has new life. In mid-August, U.S. Air Force General Tom Masiello shook hands with UAF's Brian Rogers and Bob McCoy, transferring the powerful upper-atmosphere research facility from the military to the university. You may have heard of HAARP. Nick Begich wrote a book about it. Jesse Ventura tried to bully his way past the Gak...
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High-level talks on Air Force One
I was not quite a teenager when I had my first interaction with the federal government. In 1963, I was awarded the janitorial contract for the Valdez post office. Every day for an hour before school, I cleaned the building. I was excited because it meant income for my family as we struggled to put food on the table. Then a postal inspector learned the janitor was a 12-year-old boy. He said he would revoke my contr...
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Fish meetings to address bycatch, gather input set for this week
The Kodiak Fish Work Group is hosting a series of presentations and meetings to gather and distribute information on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch this week. Tonight is the first with a presentation providing information on Gulf trawl fishery management, bycatch control, harvest cooperatives, catch shares and more. “From 7 to 9, we will have a catch share presentation held right here in the assembly chambers by two...
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Osowski picks up first XC win
For the past two seasons, Keith Osowski watched from behind as teammate Levi Thomet repeatedly crossed the finish line first. On Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, with Thomet graduated and in Germany, it was Osowski’s turn to grab the victory flag. The junior outkicked teammate Michael Parnell to capture his inaugural prep cross country victory during the boys race at the Fort Abercrombie Invitatio...
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Borough gets update on lawsuit
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received an update on a lawsuit made up of three cases currently against the borough regarding the denial of a senior exemption on property tax. Borough attorney Joe Levesque said the plaintiff, Jerry Markham, did not provide the required documentation proving residency and is arguing he shouldn’t have to. “The state uses the Permanent Fund Dividend as proof that somebody has bee...
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