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Stage and Screen: Hero or villain? — Your Choice!
A catastrophic mechanical failure causes a commercial airliner to dive uncontrollably toward the ground from 18,000 feet. All efforts to regain control of the plummeting aircraft go for naught. Control surfaces do not respond to hydraulic or manual commands. The ground is closing in on the airplane and nothing can be done to raise the nose of the plane to achieve more lift from the failing engines. ‘Whip’ Whitaker...
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Kodiak High School's art students to appear on iTunes
The work of Kodiak High School’s art students will appear on iTunes later this month as part of an innovative new project. At this month’s Alaska School Board conference in Anchorage, students from four Alaska communities were invited to contribute chapters to a digital book entitled “We are Alaska.” To represent Kodiak as one of the four communities, students from the high school’s art class wrote a story, drafte...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 15
Friday, Nov. 9 At approximately 11:58 p.m., the Ouzinkie village public safety officer found a vehicle stuck in the ditch along a village road. Investigation revealed a 40-year-old Eagle River resident was intoxicated. He was investigated for DUI, and was arrested. He was transported to the Kodiak City Jail and remanded on one charge of DUI. Bail was set at $500. Sat., Nov. 10 • At 5:10 a.m., the Ouzinkie village ...
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Five rescued after tug and barge ground near Cold Bay
Five tugboat crewmen are safe today after an accident on the Alaska Peninsula that has left about 1.5 million pounds of frozen seafood on the shores of uninhabited Ukolnoi Island. According to Coast Guard reports, the 78-foot tugboat Polar Wind sent out a distress call just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, reporting that it had run aground on Ukolnoi Island about 20 miles east of Cold Bay and was taking on water. The Coast ...
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Small off to strong start
Kodiak’s Jay-Ar Small is following in teammate Andrew Caballa’s path. As a sophomore last season, Caballa gave up basketball to focus on wrestling. The result was a state title. This season, Small is hoping the same decision will land him on top of the state podium in February. “It would be amazing if I did,” the 120-pound sophomore said. Small is off to a good start. He went 5-0 during Kodiak’s opening weekend at...
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Coast Guardsmen finish sixth at national competition
For two Kodiak Coast Guardsmen, sixth place was as good as first at the 2012 International Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Ga. Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Bowes and Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Harris returned Friday from a 19-day East Coast adventure that included a stop at one of the world’s toughest shooting competitions. “I’m happy with how we did,” Bowes said. “There's nowhere else on Earth that we ...
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Heavy metal unlikely to be a problem for composting plant
Concerns about heavy metal contamination are dogging a project to convert city waste into compost, but experts say heavy metals are unlikely to be a problem in Kodiak. “We’re really not expecting to see any metals issues in this at all, other than the typical background metals in concentration,” said Lori Aldrich, who is overseeing certification of the composting project for the Alaska Department of Environmental ...
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Kodiak fortunate to have Threshold Services
To the Editor: I recently returned from a vacation during which I was reminded how much a part of daily life recycling is for most of the country. Flight attendants on the planes I was on separated in-flight trash into plastics, paper and cans for recycling. Aboard ship were containers for recyclables. From shopping centers to residential neighborhoods, recycling is a way of life. It is a normal part of responsibl...
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Kodiak keeps halibut title belt
Kodiak is still the No. 1 port in America for halibut. One year after retaking the halibut title from Homer, Kodiak is again on top in the commercial tally with 5 million pounds landed as of Tuesday morning, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. With the season over on Nov. 7, Homer is in second place with 4.4 million pounds landed. No other port has more than 2.6 million pounds landed. Homer — which...
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Michigan man's new book includes details of Kodiak Island bear attack
A Michigan man's new book documents a near-death experience he had with a bear on Kodiak Island in 2003. Kent Kaiser's book "Hard Way Back" was released in September. The autobiography chronicles Kaiser's outdoor adventures, struggles with the U.S. and New Zealand governments, and the bear attack. Kaiser grew up in Fairbanks and started coming to Kodiak to hunt for Sitka blacktail deer. In November 2003, he went o...
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