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PRESSING THE COMPETITION: Fortaliza sets new standard
Some sports records are deemed unbreakable, like Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak, Brett Favre’s 321 consecutive starts and UCLA men’s basketball team’s 88-game winning streak. You can add another one to that list. On Saturday, Kodiak resident Jurey Fortaliza pumped his way to a record-setting performance in the men’s body weight division during the eighth Ron Sears Memorial KMXT Bench Press Competition at the Ko...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 16
March 9 At 3:12 a.m., community policing at Hillside Park. At 3:42 a.m., bar check, 300 block of Shelikof Street. At 3:58 a.m., community policing at East Addition Park. At 8:55 a.m., a citizen found a needle and a knife on the ground on Marine Way. Officers retrieved and disposed of properly. At 9:19 a.m., A citizen found a bag with items inside on Mission Road. Gone on arrival. At 9:38 a.m., a paper was served i...
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Alaska Science Forum: Coyotes show up here, there, everywhere
Last Friday, an email popped up in all the mailboxes of people with the Geophysical Institute: Someone saw what might have been a wolf on the trails north of the UAF campus. “Please be cautious if skiing in the area.” A few people responded, saying they had seen one or two coyotes roaming the 1,000-plus acres of trails and frozen wetlands just north of campus buildings and roads. UAF ski trail groomer Jason Garron...
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Time has come to reinstate income tax
To the editor: I have great concerns about the fiscal health of our states future and the decisions our representatives are making on behalf of their constituents. Some of the proposed cuts include important organizations like public radio, services such as Internet access at remote libraries and cuts to benefits of state employees. To have these basic yet critical benefits cut is not acceptable by any stretch of ...
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Delay can only worsen budget woes
Alaskans, it’s time to make some hard decisions. As you’ve probably heard, our state is facing a perfect fiscal storm. Mainly due to a sharp drop in oil prices, state revenue has fallen by almost 90 percent in just two years. We’re earning less than half of what we need to cover our budget, and that’s after four years of spending cuts. When you’re facing hard decisions, the human impulse is to procrastinate. We ge...
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Doug Dawson
Memorial services for long-time Kodiak resident Doug Dawson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Community Baptist Church, with a repast following in the church basement. Mr. Dawson, a beloved teacher in the community, died at the home of his niece Roberta and her husband Ronald Blondin on Jan. 17, 2016. A graveside service was held for Mr. Dawson, but the family decided to delay the community memoria...
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Discs fly against cigarettes
Discs of green, yellow and red flew threw the air at the Kodiak Island Raceway Saturday at the Muddy Fingers Disc Golf Tournament to promote smoking cessation. Children and adults participated in the tournament, while others came out just to have a good time and play without entering the competition. The event, sponsored by the Kodiak Island Native Association and Kodiak Alaska Revolution Against Tobacco, was plan...
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Smaller scenario for responders this year
Kodiak firefighters and police will take part in an emergency response exercise Thursday, part of the regular Alaska Shield. “It’s a pretty big exercise,” said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesperson for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. But even with Kodiak and 13 other Alaska communities involved, this year’s exercise will be “much, much smaller” than the last one, Zidek said. In April 2014...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Finishing winter with spring in your step
Many of us can measure winter in inches and pounds. Girth added to our waistlines and pounds to the scale. Even if you manage to avoid the winter spread, odds are good that muscle tone and endurance will crash over the winter. However you manage it, now is the time to start reversing the trend. Spring is just around the corner. Put off the conditioning too long, and you’ll start your favorite seasons without the c...
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Levi Fried earns All-American honors at NCAA Division II Indoor Championships
It didn’t take long for Levi Fried to make an impact at Black Hills State University. The freshman trackster earned All-American accolades by helping the Yellow Jackets’ distance medley relay team finish third at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday in Pittsburgh, Kansas. “It is amazing, especially as a freshman,” said Fried Monday afternoon via phone from South Dakota. “The relay had a...
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