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Lindquist, Hughes set for final swimming season
Kodiak High School’s girls swimming program has been blessed to have the top two swimmers in the state the past three seasons. Seniors Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes are determined to give their school one more season to remember as the 2014 schedule kicks into gear with Friday and Saturday home meets against Soldotna. Friday’s meet begins at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Community Pool, while Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m. ...
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Opinion: Rockets must go up from somewhere
Less than one week ago, an experimental American rocket blew up shortly after launch. No one near the Texas launch site was injured, but SpaceX, the commercial space travel company, suffered a setback to its reusable booster program. A few days later, night owls in Kodiak saw the flash and heard the kaboom when a rocket carrying an experimental Army weapon blew up over Narrow Cape. Both these failures go to show, ...
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Aftermath ~ Patches of discolored ground at Launch complex
Aircraft are prohibited from flying closely over the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape in the aftermath of Monday’s failed launch for an experimental weapon test by the U.S. Army. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on Tuesday morning defining a circle with a radius of two nautical miles around the launch pad where unauthorized aircraft are prohibited below 2,000 feet. The rest...
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Governor candidates to debate fisheries on Thursday
Thursday will see an influx of politicians as Sean Parnell, Bill Walker and Byron Mallott come to Kodiak for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial debate. Sean Parnell is the incumbent Republican governor. Byron Mallott is the Democrat candidate, and Bill Walker is the Independent candidate. “It should be pretty lively,” said Laine Welch, the debate organizer. There will be questions chosen ahead of time,...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 27
August 29 • At 12:19 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:19 a.m., police warned a driver on West Rezanof Drive for speeding. • At 11:49 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Zentner Street. It was red-tagged. • At 3:40 p.m., a caller reported shoplifting on Mill Bay Road. Charges for a man and a woman for theft in the fourth degree were forwarded. • At 3:49 p.m., a caller reported a loose...
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Submarine donated for student ocean experience
A Kodiak man has donated a yellow submarine to the Explorers Club for youth learning experiences. Richard Waddell, a boat captain and former salvage worker, donated his submarine to the Ocean Explorers group of the Alaska chapter of the Explorers Club, an international organization promoting scientific exploration. Originally, Waddell planned to sell the sub. “For our educational explorer program, we felt that we ...
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Alaska Pacific University skiers entertain students
“Everybody take your marks, get set, go.” With those words from Alaska Pacific University skier Taylor Kornfield, more than 30 East Elementary School students took off on an obstacle course adventure through the school’s gravel yard on a sun-filled Tuesday afternoon. Students navigated hula-hoops, crawled through tunnels and jumped over small hurdles. Some students zipped through the course in less than a minute, ...
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Why don’t hibernating bears get osteoporosis?
Bears have the right idea. Don’t fight the cold; just shut ‘er down for six months and emerge when it’s warmer. Why didn’t we think of that? For one thing, our bones would wither. We’d all get osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become more fragile. Bears don’t get osteoporosis, even though they hibernate for more than half the year in Alaska. What might we learn from this? Seth Donahue of Michigan Tech Univers...
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Alaska Aerospace downplays failed launch
Alaska Aerospace Corporation officials are downplaying the consequences of Monday’s failed rocket launch, but the road to the Kodiak Launch Complex remains closed as an investigation gets under way. “There isn’t a whole lot of damage to anything,” AAC senior vice president and COO Mark Greby said from the site. "I’ve seen worse-looking after a hurricane.” At about 12:15 a.m. Monday, a three-stage solid fuel booste...
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Kodiak remains out of football rankings
Earning its first victory of the season wasn’t enough to propel Kodiak into the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly high school football rankings. The win was thrilling — a 22-20 Northern Lights Conference decision over Homer. Kodiak went ahead on a two-point conversion with under nine minutes left in the contest and then swatted away Homer on a pair of trips inside the red zone that preserved the Bears’ f...
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