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Public Safety Blotter: April 13
March 24 At 12:05 a.m., a person requested police patrol the 900 block of Stellar Way for an unknown man that had been leaning on his house. Police were unable to find the man described. At 1:35 a.m., police cited a driver in the 600 block of Thorsheim Street for having no proof of insurance. At 2:49 a.m., police contacted a man in the Selief and Mylark lanes area due to the recent reports of thefts from cars. Eve...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: The giant wave of Icy Bay
A landslide last fall caused a giant wave of the type not seen in Alaska since the storied 1958 event in Lituya Bay. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier collapsed into a fiord of Icy Bay on Oct. 17, 2015. The displaced water generated a wave that sheared alders more than 500 feet up on a hillside across from the slide. To put that in perspective, the 2011 tsunami in Japan reached abo...
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Kennicott fills in for Tusty at Crab Festival
For the second year in a row, the state ferry Tustumena will stay longer in overhaul due to issues discovered during the process. The annual maintenance and certification that normally takes about two months for the Tusty has now been extended by 11 days. Sailings from May 15 through May 26 are canceled. Jeremy Woodrow, spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said “discovery work” ...
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KHS hosts Alaskan student leaders
High school students from across the state visited Kodiak over the weekend to take part in the Alaska Association of Student Governments spring conference. The two-and-a-half day event began Friday and offered 302 students from 39 schools the opportunity to explore Kodiak, learn critical skills in workshops and participate in dance classes and a movie night. Students groups toured the Coast Guard base, checked out...
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Pasion conquers Spenard tourney
It’s a good thing Rhubie Pasion didn’t realize that her second to last shot was the deciding factor in the sixth Spenard Builders Supply Pro-Build Championship Tournament. It would have definitely made her more nervous than she already was. Pasion calmed her nerves long enough to convert a 6-10 spare in the 10th frame to secure a 203-191 (handicap score) victory over Brett Olson in the championship bowling match S...
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Juneau Update: Amendment aims at charters
Hello from Juneau! The second session of the 29th Legislature will soon be ending and hopefully I’ll be packing up to head back to Kodiak for the interim. I’m predicting we will go into special session, but the questions of where that will occur and for how long are still up in the air. Legislators and staffers must be out of the Capitol building by early May due to continued remodeling and construction scheduled ...
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Alcaide, Barcelon tagged as track’s most versatile athletes
Billy Alcaide displayed his sprinting speed to bring home the boy’s title in the F/V Invincible Pentathlon Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Kodiak High School senior passed Micah Burnett down the homestretch of the 800-meter run to secure his first pentathlon title with 3,053 points. Senior Raen Barcelon captured her second consecutive girl’s title with 2,948 points, 443 points better than last year’s wi...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 12
March 23 At 1:47 a.m., police arrested a woman in the 1500 block of Ismailov Street on suspicion of driving under the influence – drugs and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. At 8:07 a.m., a person reported possible domestic violence in Saint Paul Harbor. Charges were forwarded. At 11:08 a.m., police red-tagged a vehicle in the 200 block of Ole Johnson Avenue. At 11:41 a.m., police r...
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SEA STORIES: Capt. Cook’s third and final voyage, 1778
In April 1778, the two ships of Capt. James Cook’s third voyage of discovery, Resolution and Discovery, left Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and sailed north in search of the Northwest Passage, the fabled and perhaps imaginary sea route between Europe and the Orient. Over the next few weeks they would explore Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, sail past Kodiak Island on their way to the Bering Sea, and reject ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Window opens for hikes with clear views
Spring is my favorite season for hiking on Kodiak. It’s certainly not spring yet, but with the lack of snow this winter the biggest impediment is removed for putting miles on your boots. I try to time my first spring hikes to the moment the mountain passes clear of snow, providing clear passage to the country beyond the first mountain range back from the road system. The sooner my way is clear through those passes...
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