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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Feb. 12 At 1:59 a.m., police received a report of a man in the 200 block of Kashevaroff Avenue who said he was going to kill himself. He was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. At 5:16 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. At 8:50 a.m., animal control impounded a loose dog in the Rezanof Drive and Melnitsa Lane area. At 9:03 a.m., a business owner asked police to remove sev...
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Loggers have responsibility for falling trees
To the editor: A few weeks ago we had winds over 60 mph. Due to narrow buffer zones near the Chiniak Highway about two dozen trees fell on and across the highway. Can you imagine what would have happened if someone had been traveling that section of road when those trees fell? Those trees are so heavy you wouldn’t stand a chance. Also, when you’re almost to the Roslyn River, look up at the cliff right next to the ...
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NLC Power Rankings: Record-setting performances
Ever since featuring Rob Foster’s incredible 61-point performance for the Kodiak High School boys basketball team in this space a few week ago, I’ve been curious what the record is for most points scored in a game. I had time to look it up earlier this week on the National Federation of State High School Associations website, and discovered that Danny Heater of Burnsville, West Virginia poured in a record 135 poin...
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Ice worms: enigmas of the north
Recent research on the ice worm has shone some light on the tiny creature that appears when the sun sets on warmish glaciers. Few people have seen ice worms, but they are not mythical. Wispy and less than one inch long, ice worms live on glaciers, wriggling to the surface at night and sometimes lingering in meltwater pools during the day. They seem to be dormant during the winter. No one knows how long they live, ...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 17
QUESTION: What round did the Los Angeles Dodgers draft Kodiak’s Cliff Anderson in the 1992 MLB June Amateur Draft? WEDNESDAY’S ANSWER: Katie Strong, a 2011 Port Lions graduate, won four state titles. In her senior year, she won the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 25.86 seconds) and the 3,200 (11:48.00) at the 1/2/3A state track and field championships. She was also a member of the Kings’ girls basketball team that won 1...
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Local Results: Feb. 17
City League Basketball Thursday, Feb.11 Trailblazers 66, Island Espresso 59 Darren Luzano 21 points, Marco Pattitucci 16, Jo Putnam 14, Bryan Parnell 8, Charlie Russell 3, Bill Mcguire 2 and Corey Gronn 2 for Trailblazers. Juan Ruiz 27 points, Brandan Pickett 12, Lexxan Data 11, Brandon Jensen 4, Andre Mandapat 3 and Leonard Pickett 2 for Island Espresso. Water of Life (B) 47, Nets Systems 43 Nick Lloyd 11 points,...
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Playbook: Feb. 17
Friday, Feb. 19 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Palmer. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Kodiak High School. C squad, 10 a.m.; junior varsity, 11:30 a.m.; varsity, 1 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Palmer. Junior varsity, 12:30 p....
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Bowe gets more charges for shooting
The man accused of shooting and killing another man on a boat earlier this month has been indicted on additional charges. Originally charged with murder in the first degree, Matt Bowe, 28, now faces a murder in the second degree charge and three assault in the third degree charges as well. Witnesses to the incident that left Welton “Dan” Albers, 25, dead on Feb. 7 said the alleged shooter argued with Albers and ca...
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All alternatives on the table
As the North Pacific Fishery Management Council continues to figure out a way forward with bycatch management, the four alternatives before the council remained up for consideration after their February meeting, which ended last week. According to the council’s newsletter, they hope to have a draft environmental impact statement for review late this year. “Based on public comments, and the council’s discussion, st...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: James reaches swimming milestone
For five years, Blake James has been chasing a goal, and he achieved it Saturday at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships in Federal Way, Washington state. For the first time in his career, James, a freshman at Whitworth University (Washington state) dipped under a minute in the 100-yard breaststroke — a milestone for swimmers — with a preliminary-round time of 59.57 seconds. And for good measure, he wen...
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