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Lindquist sparkles in debut
Talon Lindquist admitted he was nervous before his first high school swimming meet for Kodiak. He shouldn’t have been. The Bears’ nationally ranked freshman looked like a seasoned swimmer, squashing a pair of school records in a dual meet against Soldotna on Friday at the Kodiak Community Pool. Lindquist broke school records in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200 individual medley, and came close to breaking two m...
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Food for thought
Dear Editor, With the institution of credit, long ago, when people decided they really didn’t want to wait for their own home, car, airplane or whatever; they originated the loan business as a way of providing money so they did not have to wait. All they would need to do is pay the person who has money a user fee (interest) as well as return the money by a given date according to the contract. If they did this the...
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North slope ravens force researcher to go incognito
Some biologists hang from ropes to study birds. Many rise painfully early in the morning. Stacia Backensto disguised herself as a man. At the time, Backensto worked in the oilfields on Alaska’s North Slope. Her study subject was ravens, and she took to wearing a moustache because they seemed to recognize her as she roamed the industrial landscape. “All of the adults I’ve tagged remember me,” Backensto, now a biolo...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 3
Aug. 2 • At 12:02 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated pedestrian on Center Avenue. The person was gone when police arrived. • Around 12:21 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 12:31 a.m., officers gave an open container warning on Center Avenue. • At 12:31 a.m., police responded to an assault on Center Avenue. It was verbal only and the parties separated. • Around 12:43 a.m., police conducted fi...
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Fossil Beach still off limits following rocket explosion
Fossil Beach, a popular recreation area at Pasagshak Bay, is still off limits in the aftermath of the Aug. 25 rocket explosion at the Kodiak Launch Complex, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A road closure remains in effect while Department of Defense and Alaska Aerospace Corp. personnel investigate the accident that left several structures at the complex damaged. The clos...
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Pigskin Pick'em contest
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Fire destroys DOT building
Fire destroyed a highway maintenance shed near Chiniak and damaged some equipment Saturday morning. The Kalsin Bay Maintenance Station of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities stood near where the pavement ends on the Chiniak Highway, past the turnoff to Pasagshak. The building was outside any local fire department’s district. Dale Rice, fire chief at Womens Bay Volunteer Fire Department, t...
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Ostrander sets new mark at Fort Abercrombie
The morning before every cross country meet, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander eats a bowl of Wheaties. For extra flavor, she adds a banana. “Probably any old cereal would do, but I like the box. It says ‘breakfast of champions’ — it puts me in the race zone,” she said. Ostrander must have had an extra bowl of Wheaties Friday morning, because she was locked in as she zoomed through Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park at ...
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Kodiak stumbles at Kenai
Kodiak’s chances at qualifying for the medium-school football playoffs dwindled Saturday on the Kenai Peninsula. Kenai routed Kodiak, 56-8, in an important Northern Lights Conference game at Ed Hollier Field. The loss dropped the Bears to 1-1 in the NLC (1-2 overall) and made it harder for Kodiak to advance to the postseason for the third consecutive season. Kodiak is not eliminated, but will most likely have to b...
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Decorum ordinance, school update discussed at borough work session
At their Thursday work session, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members put repeal of the decorum in debate ordinance on the agenda for their Sept. 4 meeting. The assembly passed the ordinance July 3, sparking objections from members of the public. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said various assembly members were interested in rescinding or revising the ordinance, and his staff was looking for direction. Borough clerk...
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