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Contractor suing KIB over costs for new high school
The company that built the new Kodiak High School is suing the Kodiak Island Borough over change orders the borough denied and problems with the plans. In a complaint filed in the Anchorage courthouse on July 29, Watterson Construction alleges they are owed $252,000 for denied claims of proposed change orders and unspecified damages to be determined during a trial. During the course of construction, Watterson aske...
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Alaska Science Forum: Flood control project saving Fairbanks heaps
MOOSE CREEK DAM — For the 13th consecutive day, four plates of steel in a framework of concrete have quietly saved Fairbanks. Heavy rains in the basin of the Chena River, the waterway that spawned Fairbanks, have swelled the river to where motorboats can’t squeeze beneath downtown bridges. Dam-tenders here have responded by lowering steel gates into the river. The gates skim river water, backing it into an immense...
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FISH FACTOR: Sockeyes, pinks tell season story
Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: sockeyes save the day and colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster catches of other salmon species, notably, those hard-to-predict pinks. “I think if you’re a Bristol Bay fisherman, you’re probably pretty happy, and if you fished anywhere else ...
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HEALTHY KODIAK: Beware the burp that never comes to be
A few weeks ago, our topic was a review of some common causes of upper abdominal pain. There are several things that can cause pain of the upper abdomen. One of those things is the gallbladder. The gallbladder is what I’d like to share information with you about today. The gallbladder is an organ we usually don’t think about unless it’s causing problems. It lives in the upper right side of the abdomen, often almos...
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Alumni Run Results
Boys Alumni 22, Kodiak 39 1. Michael Parnell, Alum, 16 57 seconds; 2. Levi Fried, Alum, 17:03; 3. Jack Hannah, Kod, 17:52; 4. Micah Burnett, Alum, 18:16; 5. Chad Pysher, Alum, 19:02; 6. Julian McCarthy, Alum, 19:15; 7. Gabe Nummer, Kod, 19:25; 8. Brenden Thompson, Kod, 19:33; 9. Hayden Foster, Alum, 19:41; 10. Anthony Maghupoy, Kod, 19:58; 11. Seth Burnett, Kod, 20:10; 12. Richie McKinney, 20:32; 13. Camrin Yturbe...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Bigger pinks call for bigger tackle
Are you having a hard time finding and catching pink salmon or humpies this year? You’re not alone! A smaller pink salmon run was expected this year, but in all my years on Kodiak, I’ve never seen so few pinks. More have been appearing in the last few days, but so far this year the big roving schools of salmon simply haven’t materialized. The good news is that most of them are lots bigger than last year. When you ...
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Burnside shines in first karate tournament
There was a reason why Samantha Burnside felt uneasy while sitting in her seat inside the Wells Fargo Arena on July 31. The 15-year-old Kodiak resident was seconds away from competing in her first karate tournament. Nervous? You betcha. She had nothing to worry about. The four-year karate student shined at the 2016 Alaska Friendship Karate Invitational, held on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Burnside t...
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Widows of CG shooting sue US govt
The widows of two men shot dead at the Coast Guard Communications Station in 2012 are suing the United States of America for wrongful death. Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and civilian employee Richard Belisle, a retired member of the Coast Guard, were killed by their co-worker, civilian employee James Wells on April 12, 2012. Wells was found guilty of the murders in April 2014, and is currently serving fou...
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Karluk chapel seeks to improve roof
The Russian Orthodox chapel in Karluk is on the list of the 10 most endangered historic properties in Alaska for 2016 in hopes of raising awareness and potentially funding for it’s damaged roof. The Ascension of our Lord Chapel in Karluk has made the Alaska Association of Historic Properties list five times, according to Allegra Hamer, administrator with AAHP. “It has to do with its roof, that the roof failed insp...
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Launch test could happen this fall
A new launch vehicle-development company has announced it will launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska as soon as this fall. Vector Space Systems CEO Jim Cantrell confirmed the start-up company will perform a test launch from Kodiak’s PSCA, calling it “as definite as things get definite.” Kodiak’s PSCA complex is “pretty key to our plans,” he said. The launch is part of a 21 launch agreement between Vecto...
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