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Alaska Science Forum: White River ash made its way across the globe
The White River Ash, blasted from giant eruptions somewhere in today’s Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains, drifted as far away as Ireland and Germany, said experts who attended the December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held in San Francisco. Ash from the White River eruptions, possibly from 15,638-foot Mount Churchill or at least close to it, left an easy-to-see mark on eastern Alaska and northwe...
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Fred Chernikoff Sr.
Fred Chernikoff Sr., 86, passed away in Anchorage on the morning of Jan. 19, 2013. Fred was born in Ouzinkie, the only child of Jenny (Torsen) and Mike Chernikoff. He grew up in Ouzinkie and attended school there. Fred was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army during the Aleutian campaign 1945-1947. Upon honorable discharge, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Esther Carlsen, on Nov. 2, 1947. They w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 18 • At 1:44 a.m., a door was found ajar; all was OK. • At 2:39 a.m., an officer assisted a driver with battery problems. • At 3:18 a.m., a woman was cited for driving without a valid license and no insurance. • At 3:46 a.m., a man was arrested for a bench warrant. • At 8:29 a.m., a man was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct. • At 10:55 a.m., 10:56 a.m., 10:57 a.m. and 10:59 a.m., abandoned vehicle...
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Man arrested for threatening someone with shovel
A Kodiak man faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting three different people and threatening two of them with a shovel. Marcus Benton, 22, faces two counts of third-degree assault, one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and three counts of fourth-degree assault. The third-degree assault charges are class C felonies, and each count is punishable by a maximum of five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. Ac...
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Still no decision on Deadman's Curve bike path
Kodiak's streets are free of snow, but plans for a 1.3-mile bike path to Deadman's Curve remain stuck in financial slush. During a Tuesday night work session, the Kodiak City Council met to discuss a letter from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities answering outstanding questions about the project. The letter left the council with almost as many questions as answers, however, and the counc...
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Kodiak borough's population rising faster than forecast
The population of the Kodiak Island Borough is growing faster than projected by the state’s demographers last year. According to figures released last week by the Alaska Department of Labor, the Kodiak Island Borough has gained 449 residents, or almost 3.2 percent, since the 2010 census pegged the borough’s population at 13,592. The state estimates that as of July 2012, the Kodiak Island Borough had 14,041 full-ti...
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School board discusses high school project
The Kodiak Island Borough will hold a sit-down meeting with bidders this Thursday as planning moves ahead rapidly for the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. The meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., was one of the first items of discussion during Monday evening’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. Tony Yorba, the project’s architect, said high school planning remains on course. “From every ind...
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Local Results: Jan. 23
City league basketball Tuesday, Jan. 15 Net Systems 86, Kodiak Island Storage 46 Austin Cowley 32 points, Joey Madrid 23, Zack Keplinger 11, Monte Wilson 8, Ben Watkins 6, Sam Gainer 4 and Ryan Gabor 2 for Nets Systems. Andrew Gregory 15 points, Karl McLaughlin 14, Jeff Sanford 10, Charlie Jerling 5 and Rob Nelson 2 for Kodiak Island Storage. Lazy Bay 69, Steve’s Team 51 Myrgel Obas 22 points, Bryan Knagin 13, Adr...
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No reports of crab trouble from Kulluk
Three weeks after it ran aground near Sitkalidak Island, the drilling rig Kulluk is still moored in Kodiak waters with no timeline for removal. While Tanner crab fishing boats are now working near the Kulluk, moored in Kiliuda Bay, no conflicts have been reported to the unified command monitoring the rig. On Monday, ship tracking services showed the Kulluk surrounded by an entourage of nine ships. “There are calls...
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Kodiak High graduate creates logo for new field
David Anderson never played on Joe Floyd Track and Field’s new artificial turf, but the former Kodiak football player has left his mark on the multimillion-dollar field. Anderson, a 2012 Kodiak High School graduate, is the artist behind the bear logo that covers the middle of the field. When he designed the logo during his senior year, he didn’t realize it would end up on Kodiak’s new playing surface. “It was a co...
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