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Students prepare for tsunami bowl
Five students from Kodiak High School are holding quiz sessions with local scientists to prepare for the 17th annual Tsunami Bowl competition. The Tsunami Bowl, an annual regional ocean sciences contest, will be held in Seward from Feb. 28 to March 2 as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Kodiak High School is one of 20 teams attending this year. A Kodiak team attended last year and took 12th place out of 25...
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Capitol Report: Jan. 27
Hello again from Juneau, where lawmakers have gathered for the second session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature following our nine-month interim. The interim was busy time and included many personal and professional highlights, the top among them being the arrival of my first grandchild, Isadora, in September. During the interim, I completed my term as the national chairman of the Council of State Governments. ...
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When a ferry becomes an aircraft carrier
The ferry Tustumena is an aircraft carrier. On Wednesday afternoon, James Jackson and Jay Wattum wheeled one of the most unusual vehicles to ever travel aboard a state ferry across City Pier 1 and onto the Tustumena’s cargo lift. Jackson’s four-seat Aeronica Sedan, an airplane built in 1948, is bound for a maintenance shop in Talkeetna. “They do it pretty cheap up there,” Jackson said of having the plane resurface...
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KEA will spend $200,000 to research renewable energy projects
Six wind turbines spin on Pillar Mountain. Three hydroelectric turbines rumble at Terror Lake. It isn't enough. On Thursday, the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors voted unanimously to spend $200,000 to research additional renewable energy projects for Kodiak. Throughout the KEA grid, electrical use fell by 1 percent in 2013, mirroring nationwide trends. According to the Energy Information Administrati...
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Wandersee returns after successful eye surgery
Nolan Wandersee’s wrestling season almost ended in a blur. Two months after being diagnosed with a detached retina, Wandersee made his junior season debut last week, two weeks before the Northern Lights Conference Championships. Wandersee went 2-2, and that was without getting a good look at his opponents. “All I could see were blurs, really,” he said. Wandersee is still recovering from eye surgery and hasn’t been...
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Lois Stover is unofficial ‘ambassador’ for her culture
If the Sami have a goodwill ambassador, it is Lois Stover. Wearing a traditional ghaki, Lois loves to tell about the Scandinavian aborigines of Finmark, who emigrated to Alaska in the twilight of the 19th century. Thursday, Feb. 6, is Sami National Day, but for Lois, a fourth-generation Alaska Sami, any day of the year will do for a celebration. As she talks about this part of her ancestry (she is also Yup’ik and ...
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Firefighters evacuate clinic after doctors smell fumes
Kodiak Island Medical Associates (KIMA) shut down for four hours Wednesday as firefighters looked for the source of an odd smell. The Kodiak Fire Department received a call from KIMA employees just before 8 a.m. reporting a strong odor. “We had an odor in our clinic yesterday that was determined to be a volatile organic compound, and we called the fire department to find out where it came from,” KIMA director Dr. ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 24
Saturday, Jan. 18 • At 12:47 a.m., officers removed debris from the roadway. • At 1:42 a.m., a man was cited for no insurance. • At 4:13 a.m., a called reported that someone had thrown a rock through his windshield. • At 2:02 p.m., a man came in to speak to an officer about harassing calls and texts he’s been receiving. An officer told him of his options. • At 2:40 p.m., an intoxicated man left a property when an ...
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Charge filed for gun in auditorium
A Kodiak woman is facing a misdemeanor charge for taking a gun into the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium in November. It’s been two months since the incident occurred, but the case was held up due to case law research, police chief Ronda Wallace said. According to court documents, Suzan Hailey, 45, is facing one count of fourth-degree weapons misconduct for allegedly bringing a gun into a school on Nov. 19. Hailey is t...
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Kodiak boys finding success with only eight players
Members of Kodiak’s boys basketball team have no reason to complain about not getting enough playing time. The Bears only have eight varsity players. It’s not uncommon for a 1A school to have such a small roster, but it is almost unheard of at the 4A level. Juneau, Kodiak’s latest opponent, has 13 players, while Lathrop has 15 players. Even 3A Monroe has a 12-player roster. The small roster is by design, a strateg...
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