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Forestry: Downed power line set Chiniak ablaze
The Twin Creeks Fire, often referred to as the Chiniak fire, was caused by trees falling onto a downed power line, according to the official Twin Creeks Fire Investigation Report. The fire began the evening of Aug. 27 and burned 4,862 acres, according to the report. Three structures including a residence and the Chiniak Library were destroyed. Investigator Daniel Govoni of the Alaska Division of Forestry concluded...
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City faces high legal fees
Legal spending for the city of Kodiak has jumped to more than double the amount usually allotted for an entire year. The city’s budgeted allocation for legal expenses for one year is typically $50,000. It is unusual for the city to exceed this amount, city manager Amiée Kniaziowski said. In the first six months of the fiscal year, from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, the city’s legal tab was already over $120,100. A...
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Researchers create school seafood guide
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers, including one from Kodiak, created a guide to help Alaska schools feed their students with local seafood. Seafood marketing specialist Quentin Fong with Alaska Sea Grant at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, research assistant Jennifer Nu and associate professor Andrea Bersamin, both with with the UAF Center for Alaska Native Health Research, created the guide...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Lindquist caps first college swim season
When Tahna Lindquist started her swimming career at the University of Hawaii in August, she traded an indoor pool for an outdoor pool. It took some time for the 2015 Kodiak High School graduate to get used to her new home facility. “Being a backstroker, when you are indoors you have a ceiling to look at, so you are able to swim a lot straighter,” said Lindquist Monday afternoon via phone from Hawaii. “Outdoor pool...
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GUEST OPINION: Time again to trot out the corporate media mouthpiece
The largest export from the U.S. is debt, denominated in U.S. treasuries. In exchange for this debt other countries like China send us actual stuff. Most of these countries understand that these treasuries are nothing more than IOUs that will never be paid back. This is why, in the last year, countries from around the world have begun to dump U.S. treasuries at an ever increasing rate, which forces the Federal Res...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: How a hot mug of joe can stop the shakes
If you think fishing tackle can suffer in storage, reach i\nto your gun rack for your favorite rifle and shoulder it. Hold a while as you peer through the scope. Are things getting shakier than you remember, and sooner? As much as our outdoor gear can suffer from neglect, it’s nothing compared to what happens to bodies and reflexes when neglected. With the deer season still six months away, you might be tempted to...
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Local Results: Feb. 23
City League Basketball Sunday, Feb. 21 Trailblazers 60, Water of Life (B) 49 Darren Luzano 19 points, Corey Gronn 13, Brian Parnell 11, Bill McGuire 8, Jo Putnam 5 and Josh Desmaras 4 for Trailblazers. Nick Lloyd 17 points, Chris Caguing 10, Jordan Davis 8, Julian Hiner 7, Caleb Pruitt 4 and Isabelle Hiner 3 for Water of Life. Golden Grizzlies 89, Island Espresso 73 Ken Caldejon 20 points, Sam Galindo 19, Joshua N...
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Assembly forwards opt out ordinance
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed in the first reading an ordinance to opt out of commercial marijuana establishments, but will likely add a sunset clause before a public hearing and final approval at its next regular meeting. The assembly has had much discussion at recent work sessions and at Thursday’s meeting over whether to prohibit commercial establishments for six months to a year to give the borough...
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Hospital auxiliary improves patient care
Since its inception, Kodiak’s Hospital Auxiliary has operated with the goals of improving healthcare in Kodiak, supporting community healthcare workers and creating better quality of life for patients and their families. In the past, the auxiliary provided items like waiting room chairs, curtains or other items to the hospital that may not have been provided for in hospital funding, according to auxiliary member S...
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GARDEN GATE: Relative of berry came from China
When I was little, growing up in the rainy Pacific Northwest, spring and summer couldn’t come too quickly. Tagging along with my mother on grocery shopping trips provided a little sunshine in the form of bright red oranges. As we wheeled the cart by the larger-than-life bins in the produce section, she’d motion for me to pick out an orange. Orange in hand, I’d peel the skin off, stack them on a loaf or bread in th...
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