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Contest begins for naming new ferries
Alaska students have the opportunity to help name two new ferries slated to begin Southeast service in the next few years, according to a release from Gov. Bill Walker’s office. Still under construction in Ketchikan, the two ferries are expected to be finished in 2018. In the meantime, sixth through 12th graders can submit a name and essay about what they think the ferries should be named. Names are limited by sta...
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Week in Words: Militating against management style
The year has begun with much conflict over governmental bureaucracy. I know. I know. Talking about governmental bureaucracy is not exactly, well, the sexiest of ways to begin a year. But I don’t make the news. I just reflect on it. But think about it: The Kodiak Island Borough is still trying to figure out what to do with the manager position, an armed militia has occupied a federal building in protest of bureaucr...
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Katelnikoff claims bowling title
Dmitri Katelnikoff rolled his way to the inaugural bowling ProBuild Youth Scholarship Tournament title over Christmas break at Tropic Lanes. Katelnikoff earned a $350 scholarship by defeating Jacque Bormuel in the championship match. Bormuel received a $200 scholarship. Lexi Gier claimed third place and a $100 scholarship by defeating Jaleshia Taboy. Taboy earned a $50 scholarship. Bowlers rolled four qualifying g...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 7
Nov. 10 At 1:24 a.m., police received a report of a man passed out on the sidewalk in the 500 block of Marine Way. He was up and walking when police arrived. At 1:40 a.m., someone reported a man in a building in the 200 block of Center Avenue and asked for help removing him. The man moved when police asked. At 1:49 a.m., police warned a driver in the 1000 block of Pine Crescent Loop for failing to stop at a stop s...
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LEPC reiterates class importance, looks to purchases, social media
Kodiak’s Local Emergency Planning Committee approved several purchases to improve awareness and communication, and reiterated the need for more people to take emergency operations center after a report was released following the Twin Creeks Fire. The LEPC approved spending some of their grant funds up to $2,000 on a local media advertising campaign to raise awareness about what to do during a disaster, up to $600 ...
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New map shows rainbow of resources
ANCHORAGE – The United States Geological Survey released a new digital geologic map of Alaska on Tuesday, providing land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation.  The map gives visual context to resources found throughout the state in a detailed and accessible format, according to a USGS news...
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AMHS fares increase
Most ferry fares increased five percent as of Jan. 1, according to a release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The increase will only apply to reservations made after Jan. 1. “Some fares will not increase,” according to the release. “Any fare that is disproportionately higher than the majority of AMHS fares will remain unchanged.” According to the release, the increases follow rec...
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Hearing continued in 2015 hit-and-run
The man charged with seriously injuring another man in a hit-and-run accident in early 2015 was scheduled for change of plea and sentencing Tuesday, but the court date was continued to Monday. Alexander Rice, 33, faces several charges after he allegedly hit Brent Watkins, a pedestrian, in February 2015 near Kodiak High School and caused serious injuries before leaving the scene. Police found the allegedly responsi...
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NLC Power Rankings: Teams travel Outside
Northern Lights Conference teams picked up a lot of frequent flyer miles over Christmas break. Last week, half of the 12 teams in the league traveled to Lower-48 tournaments — three went to California, while the others visited Oregon, Arizona and Florida. The six teams combined to go 12-8, and all produced at least one win. The Palmer boys represented Alaska the best, going 3-1 at the Santa Barbara Holiday Classic...
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Floyd tips off Thursday
The longest running high school basketball tournament in the state tips Thursday at Kodiak High School. The 49th edition of the Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament begins Thursday with a co-ed doubleheader between visiting schools Anchorage Christian and North Pole. The girls game begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the boys game. Kodiak, Service and Eagle River will join the fun on Frida...
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