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State hoops: Colony girls defeat Wasilla
Wasilla topped Colony three times prior to the state tournament, but it was the Knights who won when it mattered the most. Behind a 19-point second quarter, Colony edged Wasilla, 45-42, in the opening round of the girls’ 4A state basketball tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Last year’s state runners-up advance to play undefeated West Valley in a semifinal at 3:30 p.m. today. The Wolfpack (25-0) c...
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Parks and Rec
Aquatics April Fools Challenge Be the first to swim 40 miles in the month of April and get a free month pass. Everyone that swims 40 miles in April will receive a free week. Stop by for details or to sign up. Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, March 20 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21 Lap/Aerobi...
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What glacier change might mean for future of salmon fishery
Frozen bodies of ice cover about 10 percent of Alaska, but the influence of glaciers and ice on the environment and fisheries, among other important Alaska relources, is rarely discussed, researchers say. But a new article published this week in the journal BioScience has sparked a conversation and offers a view on glacier impacts on surface-water hydrology and its potential influence to aquatic ecology and robust...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 19
March 14 At 6:47 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about an assault in Old Harbor. The troopers contacted both the female complainant and the man who allegedly assaulted her earlier that morning. The man said he had been drinking and was on conditions of release that prohibited drinking. The man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree involving domestic violence and violating conditions...
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Website, Pier III, study of old library and fire station funds up for approval
The Kodiak City Council has a full agenda for today’s special meeting with website design, pre-design of a new fire station and assessment of the old library, and additional funds for the Pier Three replacement project up for approval. The city’s website, according to a memo in the meeting information packet from manager Aimée Kniaziowski and clerk Debra Marlar, is out of date and not user friendly. The city has a...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 19
March 13 At 12:59 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 1:27 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 5:24 a.m., police cited a driver on Shelikof Street for operating as a vehicle for hire without a chauffeur’s license. At 10:02 a.m., police warned a driver on Shelikof Street for driving without a license. At 10:05 a.m., a caller reported an abandone...
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Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward with Young at helm
Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters off Alaska’s shores and took anything and everything in their reach. Ask anyone familiar with the times, deck lights of foreign vessels — dozens if not more — could be seen just miles off the coast of Kodiak and other coastal communities. Recognizing the need for...
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4A state begins today
Kodiak’s reign as the defending 4A girls basketball state champions is about to come to an end. With the Bears not qualifying for this year’s state tournament, a new champion will be crowned Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Eight teams will take aim to grab that crown when the opening round begins today. Leading the way is undefeated West Valley (24-0), which opens against Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. The Wo...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo dances into March Madness
I never thought the day would come when Gizmo would turn down a doggie treat. But after three intense days of picking March Madness games, Gizmo is drunk on biscuits. Who knew the pooch could only fit so many bacons into his 10-pound frame? Certainly not me — I’ve seen how he inhales his dinner, and it isn’t pretty. Being induced into a food coma was well worth it, as Gizmo joined the madness that is the NCAA Divi...
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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earlier this evening, we approved the use of grant funds to expand the projects through Alaska Teach, which is our homeschoo...
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