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Navy SEALS request use of state land
The U.S. Navy is planning to land on Kodiak Island. According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Navy’s special warfare center at Spruce Cape has requested permission to conduct brief training exercises on state land throughout the Kodiak road system. “The sites will be used for Navy SEAL training purposes up to six times per year,” the request form states. The Navy has long mounted training missio...
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Aleutian Homes project cheaper than anticipated
A project to replace water and sewer piping in the Aleutian Homes district is turning out to be cheaper than originally estimated, and the city of Kodiak is benefiting. On Tuesday night, the Kodiak City Council heard a proposal to enlarge the fifth phase of the project replacing 50-year-old water and sewer piping in Aleutian Homes. Bids for the project came in almost $400,000 below budget earlier this year, and in...
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Earth Day Triathlon registration ends Thursday
Time is running out to sign up for Saturday’s Earth Day Triathlon. The last day to register for Kodiak’s only triathlon is Thursday. The triathlon has been a Kodiak tradition since 1985. Participants have to navigate a 1 kilometer swim at the Kodiak Community Pool (22 laps), a 5-kilometer run and a 20-kilometer bike ride. The race begins at 10 a.m. The running course is being changed this year because of the const...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 8
Friday, May 3 • At 12:14 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 1:25 a.m., an intoxicated man was given a disorderly complaint warning. • At 2:15 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Trident Basin Road. • At 2:49 a.m., a man received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 3:37 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 3:45 a.m., a man received a citation for driving witho...
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Local groups receive recognition for recycling efforts
Island Trails Network and Main Elementary have been honored by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling for their recycling efforts. ITN received ALPAR’s most prestigious award, the 2012 Joe Gulley President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is named for longtime ALPAR supporter and president Joe Gulley, who passed away in 2008, and is awarded to an organization or individual for outstanding servic...
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Billions of cicadas will take over the East Coast
WASHINGTON (AP) — Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more. Scientists even have a horror-movie name for the infestation: Brood II. But as ominous as that sounds, the insects are harml...
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New owners at local businesses
Spring is a time of change and some local businesses in Kodiak have also changed hands and locations. Sara Bruce took over as the new owner of Kodiak Canvas Company, located at 2414 Mill Bay Road. She runs the business part-time and also works as a school counselor at Main Elementary part-time. This is Bruce’s first business, and she said the company was a good fit for her because it combined her interests. “I was...
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Alaska Science Forum: Cook Inlet earthquake
Red and blue waves triggered by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake rippled outward from the Anchorage area and fizzled out after 45 seconds. Except in Cook Inlet basin, where the waves were trapped for another half-minute, bouncing back and forth, up and down, within the 7.5-kilometer-thick sedimentary basin. “It’s like throwing a rock in the pond. Except water is a homogeneous material. In the solid earth you have basins...
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Alumni update: Anthony debuts in steeplechase
Dylan Anthony tested his legs in a new event at the Occidental Invitational on Saturday in California. The University of Alaska Anchorage sophomore competed in his first 3,000-meter steeplechase and finished fourth with a time of 9 minutes, 22.87 seconds — just shy of an NCAA Division II provisional mark. The steeplechase is a 3,000-meter obstacle course featuring hurdles and a water pit. Teammate Jaymi Bethea pla...
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Playbook: Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday, May 8 Soccer: Kodiak High soccer club vs. Homer JV at Homer High School. Thursday, May 9 Softball: Kodiak vs. Bartlett in Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity vs. West Anchorage, 5:45 p.m.
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