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Trusty Tusty, Part 2: Design modifications
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a four-part series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. The ferry Tustumena is cracked and is showing its age. The Alaska Marine Highway System knows this. It knows something else, too. “The ship is safe. I...
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Byler asks for new trial
Through his attorney, the man convicted of illegal dumping of waste last year has requested a new trial. Darren Byler, owner of the crabber Wild Alaskan that was converted into a floating bar and grill and strip club, was convicted by a jury in December 2015 of illegally discharging sewage from t...
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Healthy Kodiak: Ulcers, gastritis: abdomenal arsonists
Gastritis and its associate, ulcers, are common causes of upper abdominal pain. In their early incarnations, they are frequently the culprits causing what is often described as “heartburn.” In more serious and advanced stages of both these diseases, severe illness and even death can occur. The co...
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GUEST OPINION: The end of wealth as worth
What I took away from Thursday’s borough assembly meeting is that our second-class borough form of government is not working well, nor is it likely to without significant overhaul. This despite having some very competent and caring assembly members, so having the wrong people on the assembly is n...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 24
July 17 At 12:53 a.m., a woman reported a man stole her gun and just recovered it from a specific male. Charges were forwarded for theft in the second degree. At 7:51 p.m., a person requested a welfare check on a very intoxicated man lying on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West Rezanof Drive. H...
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Island golf championship turns 30
The Kodiak Island Golf Championship is turning 30 and for the first time the event will not be held during Labor Day weekend. Organizers decided to shift the tournament a week before the three-day holiday weekend in hopes of drawing more interest in the island’s biggest golf tournament. “The turn...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Rugged geologists filled out map on horseback
Alfred Brooks was a geologist who traveled thousands of miles in Alaska and left his name on the state’s northernmost mountain range. Twenty years before his death in 1924, he also left behind a summary of what Alaska was like more than one century ago, when “large areas (were) still practically ...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Sabado back on the court
Maureen Sabado, a 2008 Kodiak High School graduate, played in the University of Alaska Anchorage alumni volleyball match Saturday. Sabado, who ended her UAA playing career in 2014, recorded four kills for the alumni team that lost all five sets to the current UAA team. Levi Fried, a sophomore at ...
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