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Museum ship left out of CG reauthorization bill
Congress is close to approving a new Coast Guard funding bill, but one long-awaited Alaska project hasn’t made the final cut. The Coast Guard Cutter Storis, lingering in America’s mothball fleet, was scheduled to be transferred to the nonprofit Storis Museum, which hopes to transform the cutter into a Juneau museum ship. While that transfer appeared in early versions of the Coast Guard bill, it was dropped from th...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 12
• From 10 a.m. to noon in Fishermen’s Hall, learn about soil sampling techniques for your garden and hoophouse, and what's the newest commercial crop for Alaska growers. From noon to 2 p.m., hone your GPS skills with an instructional workshop for tips and tricks to get the most from your device. Both workshops will will be conducted by Steve Brown of the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service. For more...
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Reft displays marksmanship during rifle season
David Reft was not surprised when he shot a perfect score during Kodiak’s rural schools air rifle season. It didn’t even faze him when he added two more perfect rounds to end his season. “It wasn’t really that hard,” the Karluk sophomore said. “Since I live in a village, I shoot quite a bit.” Reft is the definition of a sharpshooter. To record a perfect score, all 50 of Reft’s shots found the bullseye portion — on...
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Kodiakans to learn about GPS
GPS can save your life, but only if you know how to use it. Kodiakans are invited to learn the hidden tips and tricks behind GPS at a free class today in Fishermen's Hall. The class will be taught by Stephen Brown, assistant professor for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, who has a background in GPS. He teaches 30 to 40 GPS workshops across the state each year. In 2003, Brown was as...
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After 'fecal cliff', city faces 'snow cliff'
For the past few months, the city of Kodiak has struggled to address a looming "fecal cliff." Now, it will have to tackle a "snow cliff" as well. On Tuesday night, city public works director Mark Kozak told the city council that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has asked the city to stop plowing snow into the ocean. "We're looking at adding days to snow removal," Kozak said. "Maybe what we get d...
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IG cites NOAA for lack of response
The Commerce Department Inspector General’s annual report for 2012 spotlights a “growth of complaints” made via the agency’s hotline “related to NOAA,” mostly involving “mismanagement or minor misconduct,” and implies clearly that NOAA officials are showing insufficient interest in resolving these problems. Not all the problems alluded to involve NOAA, but complaints about NOAA increased faster than any other agen...
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Local results: Dec. 12
City league basketball Tuesday, Dec. 4 ERA 70, Loose Cannons 69 Lexxan Data 26 points, Tim Filburn 16, Boyet Jutie 14, Brandon Jensen 8, Kristian Lloyd 2, J.R. Sabangan 2 and Charles Bona 2 for ERA. Brad Blondin 22 points, Greg Pruitt 13, Ricky Vahl 12, Jason Blondin 10, Corey Gronn 7, Chris Pagsolingan 3 and Andrew King 2 for Loose Cannons. RC Enterprise 68, Subway 66 Randy Diocares 35 points, T.J. Agmata 12, Tys...
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Business spotlight: Task-Are-Us working to make lives easier
When it’s cold outside, activities like shoveling the porch or picking up groceries seem unappealing. Task-Are-Us of Kodiak is working to make people’s lives easier by taking care of the little tasks they don’t have the time or energy to do. David Thomas started Task-Are-Us around a year ago and said it really took off about three months later. Task-Are-Us completes small tasks to help make life easier for people ...
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Playbook: Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 13 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School, 3 p.m.
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Shooting hoops
Maricael Mangrobang shoots during Saturday’s Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at Kodiak Middle School. The event, organized by Kodiak’s Elks Club, was free for youths. Each participant shoot 25 free throws. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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