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At city-borough meeting, complaints about compost
A plan to turn Kodiak’s sewage leftovers into compost hit a literal bump in the road on Tuesday as the neighbor of the planned composting plant told a joint city-borough work session that he has problems with the proposal. Todd Hiner owns more than 80 acres of land in Middle Bay that wrap around the 5-acre parcel Quayanna Development Corporation purchased this week. The only road to the QDC land runs through Hiner...
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Kodiak opens NLC Volleyball Tournament at home Thursday against Wasilla
Kodiak is hoping for some home-court magic when the Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Tournament begins Thursday. No. 4 Kodiak opens the tournament against No. 5 Wasilla at 1 p.m. at Kodiak High School. The home team is usually slotted for an evening match, but the new tournament format has Kodiak playing in the first of a possible 11 matches over three days. “We got to win, so we could pack the house at 6 o’c...
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Counceller appointed to new state language council
A Kodiak woman will put her language skills to work on the governor's new Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council. Gov. Sean Parnell recently appointed April Laktonen Counceller, assistant professor of Alutiiq language and culture at Kodiak College and language manager at the Alutiiq Museum, to the council. "It's an honor, but also it's more of an opportunity to do more work," Counceller said. "We...
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To avoid bears, head downtown to find treats
Halloween’s a night of scares, but downtown businesses and police are hoping this year’s frights won’t involve bears. Both groups are asking trick-or-treaters to stick to the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat beginning at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. The event began almost a decade ago with MainStreet Kodiak. While that organization has gone defunct, the Halloween event lives on. “It was really elaborate in the early ye...
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Date set for rockfish lawsuit hearing
U.S. District Court judge Marsha Pechman has announced that a long-awaited hearing on the fate of the new Kodiak rockfish catch share plan will take place Nov. 19. Pechman, the chief judge in the district court for western Washington, will hear the case that pits Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty, Westward Seafoods and North Pacific Seafoods against the federal government. The processors contend that the rockfish pro...
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Alaska Science Forum: Lake stars and windshield cracks now forming over Alaska
As Alaska’s billion lakes become colder and harder, some of them will sport mysterious, spidery cracks extending from small holes in the ice. This phenomenon inspired a geophysicist to figure out what he calls “lake stars.” “I thought something so pretty and relatively commonly observed should be understandable, so I pursued it,” said Victor Tsai, who wrote perhaps the only paper in existence on lake stars. Tsai, ...
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Business spotlight: Massage therapist helps heal people
Getting a massage is about more than relaxation, or so says Blanca Claypool, a licensed massage therapist who has opened a practice in Kodiak. Claypool is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which last week held the 16th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. Claypool held special massage events in Kodiak and provided information about the benefits of massage therapy during massage sessi...
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Local results: Oct. 31
Little Dribblers Tuesday, Oct. 23 Family Pride 17, Subway 2 Keith Bruce 6 points, Joshua Barnett 5, Dylan Morzo 5 and Joshua Miguel 1 for Family Pride. Jhesus LeVick 2 points for Subway. Coastal Contracting 28, Grizzlies 12 Sam Galindo 16 points, Petaia Misi 8 and AJ Barton 2 for Coastal Contracting. Elijah Caldejon 4 points, Jaxon Mims 4 and Elizandre Valdez 4 for Grizzlies. Eagles 22, Bear Paw 20 Edgee Ocampo 12...
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Thomet continues winning ways at Pillar Run
Winning is becoming the norm for Levi Thomet. On a picturesque day in Kodiak, Thomet turned the Orion’s Mountain Sports Reverse Pillar Mountain Run into a Saturday morning jaunt. The talented Kodiak High School sophomore runner made the trip up and down the mountain look easy by winning the men’s division in a cool 1 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds. He was exactly nine minutes ahead of runner-up finisher Rian Bareuther...
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City's main water pump house is falling apart
On a sunny day, Monashka Reservoir is serene. Shielded from wind, its billion gallons of fresh water reflect hills and woods locked away from hunters and hikers by chain link fencing. A few feet away from the earthen dam that pens the reservoir’s water is a small concrete building. Open the steel doors of that building, and the reservoir’s serenity is broken by an enormous din. This small building is the reservoir...
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