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Yakutsk mayor clarifies Spruce Island statements
On Tuesday, Aysen Nikolayev, mayor of Yakutsk, Russia, clarified recent statements about returning Kodiak’s Spruce Island to the Russian Orthodox Church. He emphasized the need to have “a restoration of rights” of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning Spruce Island. He denied that he or any Russian officials are calling for returning Spruce to Russia, but instead called for discussion of special visa allowances f...
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Schools look at rosier budget numbers
Kodiak Island School District officials have started looking at new numbers for the fiscal year 2015 budget following the passage Friday of a bill by the state Senate that allocates $75 million more to schools than in the current funding formula. “It’s safe to say that we’re far from the worst-case scenario,” superintendent Stewart McDonald told the Kodiak Island Borough School District board at its regular meetin...
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Sophomores lead girls squad into track season
Hit hard by graduation, longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar will rely on sophomores Richelle Walker and Zoe Bigley to anchor Kodiak’s girls track and field team through the beginning of the season. The 5-foot-10 Walker displayed her versatility in the team’s blue and gold meet Friday by pulling off a rare feat with wins in the shot put, the discus, the high jump and the 100-meter run. “She is just very athletic,” ...
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Public Safety Blotter for April 2
Friday, March 28 • Around 12:55 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:36 a.m., a driver on Powell/Mill Bay was warned for not stopping at a stop sign. • At 2:37 a.m., a caller on Selief Lane requested a subject removal. • At 12:05 p.m., a loose dog on Shearwater Way was impounded. • At 1:43 p.m., an officer red-tagged a vehicle on Larch Street. • At 2:04 p.m., an officer warned a driver on Mill Bay...
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Alaska Science Forum: Trees awaken from winter's nap
POKER CREEK — On this south-facing hillside bathed in spring sunshine, trees are swelling like hot dogs. "They're all a little thicker than they were last week," Jessie Young says of the birch, aspen and occasional spruce in this pleasant open forest about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. Despite the penetrating warmth of the sun at spring equinox, the woods here in the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed are as q...
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Shipper opens new Kodiak terminal
American Fast Freight opened a terminal at 2430 Beaver Lake Drive to help improve the freight forwarding company’s Kodiak operations. “We’ve been serving Kodiak for a long time and this is the first time that we’ve been able to put our own building in Kodiak with our own dedicated equipment. This is going to allow us to have a higher quality service to the people of Kodiak and be able to better manage our delivery...
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Local cable companies could lose popular stations
Some cable television subscribers in Kodiak and across the country may temporarily lose access to popular channels due to a contract dispute between content provider Viacom and smaller companies including GCI. GCI’s contract to carry 26 Viacom cable networks expired Monday, and the media giant is “demanding an unfair increase for their channels, much higher than other programming agreements,” according to the GCI ...
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Prosecutors opened Coast Guard shooting trial -Updated- with details, quotes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The attorney for the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications facility offered a medical explanation Tuesday for his client's whereabouts during the shooting. Federal defender Rich Curtner said complications from gall bladder surgery left James Michael Wells suffering from intestinal issues. On his way to work on the morning of the deaths, Curtn...
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Alumni update: Strong competes for New Mexico State
Former Port Lions running star Katie Strong competed at the Bobcat Invitational Thursday in San Marcos, Texas. The New Mexico State University junior placed 14th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 3.5 seconds and 21st in the 1,500 with a time of 5:05.53. This is Strong’s first season running for New Mexico State University. After graduating from Port Lions in 2011, she spent her first two collegiate...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 1
Thursday, March 27 • At 1:22 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Rezanof Drive. The male left upon request. • At 1:38 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Marine Way. The male left upon request. • Around 2:12 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:01 p.m., a driver on Kouskov Street was given a warning for speeding. • At 1:49 p.m., somebody stopped at the station and reques...
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