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Study: 18 percent of Kodiak is military
Eighteen percent of Kodiak’s population is employed by the military or a military dependent, according to a new study by the Alaska Department of Labor. The study, reported in this month’s issue of Alaska Economic Trends magazine, identifies the Kodiak Island Borough as the No. 3 borough in Alaska in terms of military employment. Just under 23 percent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is military, while 21.9 per...
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Local Results: Dec. 26
City League Basketball Christmas Tournament Monday, Dec. 23 Francisco Taxi 56, Associated Island Brokers 50 Germain Jimenez 23, Darren Luzano 16, Melvin Javier 8, Nicolas Kionasala 5 and Lourenz Francisco 4 points for Francisco Taxi. Leo Pastor 21, Marco Pastor 6, Jerry Sevilla 6, Amir Arevalo 6, Eric Alas 5, Hector Acosta 3 and Alfie Arevalo 3 points for Associated Island Brokers. Island Espresso 68, St. Herman’s...
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Basketball alumni take the floor
Kodiak’s current basketball players will battle the school’s past stars tonight at Kodiak High School. The girls begin the alumni co-ed doubleheader at 6 p.m. The boys follow at 7:30 p.m. The alumni game is an annual holiday tradition for Kodiak’s hoops teams. The event serves as a scrimmage for the current squads and lets the alumni dust their shoes off. Kodiak’s boys beat last year’s alumni squad, while the Kodi...
Dec 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GCI to buy more Alaska TV stations
Cable company GCI is buying more Alaska television broadcasters. This month, GCI announced plans to buy all three CBS affiliates in Southeast Alaska: KTNL in Sitka, KXLJ in Juneau, and KUBD in Ketchikan. If the purchase is approved by the Federal Communications Commission, GCI will own most of the commercial television stations in Southeast Alaska. Earlier this year, GCI finalized the purchase of three other Alask...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: High-and-dry log points to great Alaska tsunamis
As Gary Carver stepped through the grasses of a treeless Alaska island with an archaeologist friend, he spotted a bleached driftwood log. The log rested on sand about a half mile from the beach and 50 feet above sea level. Carver, on the island searching out Aleutian mummies for a Discovery Channel program, is an expert on tsunamis. He suspected that only a giant wave could have delivered a 30-foot log that high o...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday outings
The gifts are all open and your dinner is a fond holiday memory. What a great Christmas! But there’s a problem looming: You have a house full of guests and the kids are staying home for another week. How in the world will you follow up on such a memorable Christmas day? Houses get small in a hurry when days stretch between Christmas and New Year’s. As my mom is fond of saying, “Too much togetherness requires breat...
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Ticket prices have lasting effects on community
To the Editor, In this season of gratitude and sharing, it has been our experience that both of these qualities are made better through understanding. It is often easier to share if you understand how your money is being used. The recent local production of the Nutcracker was successful not only because expenses for the show, which totaled over $20,000, were met, but also because the expenses were an investment in...
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Births: Dec. 24
Emberly Rose Rastopsoff was born at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 12, 2013, to Kara Darling and Richard Rastopsoff. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Akhiok and Anchorage and now live in Larsen Bay. Her mother works for Larsen Bay Tribal and her father works for the City of Larsen Bay. Proud grandparents are Jeannie Inga from Akhiok and Florence Darling from Larsen Bay.
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Powers comes up just short of All-American honors
Kodiak’s Kerry Powers came up just short of becoming the school’s third All-American wrestler Saturday in Nevada. The 195-pound junior rolled to a 5-2 record at the two-day Reno Tournament of Champions, an event billed as the toughest tournament in the country. Powers lost his opening-round match, but picked up five consecutive wins before falling one victory shy of reaching the seventh-place match. The top-eight ...
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Museum holds poster contest for earthquake art
What comes to mind when you think about the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami? The Baranov Museum wants people to put their memories and impressions of the event on paper for a poster contest honoring the 50th anniversary of the event. “It’s a cool way to get the word out, since March 27 is the 50th anniversary,” museum executive director Tiffany Brunson said. Brunson said the contest goes hand in hand with ...
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