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Alaska Science Forum: Digging up Augustine's top-heavy legacy
Augustine Volcano sits alone, a 4,000-foot pyramid on its own island in Cook Inlet. Like many volcanoes, it has a tendency to become top heavy. When gravity acts on Augustine's oversteepened dome, rockslides spill into the ocean. A scientist recently found new evidence for an Augustine-generated tsunami from a time when Egyptian pharaohs built their own pyramids. Zebulon Maharrey's record of a tsunami deposit from...
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Local Results: Feb. 4
City League Basketball Jan. 29 Water of Life A 100, Golden AK Excavating 68  Tony Will 28 points, Michael Manifo 21, Austin Cowley 19, Mikel Garner 15, Elijah Hiner 13 and Daniel Wooley 4 for Water of Life. Jeff Ryser 28 points, JR Valladolid 15, Zach Keplinger 13, Rob Plentikoff 6, Julian Hiner 4 and Joey Rauwolf 2 for Golden AK. Midtown Auto 69, Olson’s Bookkeeping 59 Ishmael Cortez 28 points, Erick Fangonilo 12...
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NLC Power Rankings: Winning not mandatory
David Anderson reminded me this past weekend that winning isn’t mandatory during the regular season of high school athletics in Alaska. The Kodiak boys’ basketball coach is right. Look no further than his 2011 team that went 1-9 during the Northern Lights Conference regular season and somehow turned things around and earned a place at state by finishing second in the conference tournament. I didn’t have time to sk...
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The day the President caught a dolly at the Buskin
In the late afternoon of August 7, 1944, in the middle of World War II, if you had been standing on Brooklyn Avenue, which ran about where the back of Sutliifs Hardware is now, you could have waved to President Franklin Roosevelt as he drove by in a station wagon. It was Roosevelt’s first visit to an Alaskan town, and the only visit by a sitting president to Kodiak. A few weeks earlier, Roosevelt had boarded the h...
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Outdoor Kodiak: We live in rain country
Kodiak is wet. That isn’t news to anyone who has lived here even a little while, but the details might surprise even the crusty among us. Before writing this week’s column I went online to dig through the weather statistics for 2014, and I learned a few things that surprised even me. Kodiak’s average annual precipitation is 77 inches. If 2014 seemed especially wet, you’re right. Last year from January 1 through De...
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Assembly gets code revision, budget updates
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has agreed to nix the current process to update three sections of borough code dealing with land use. “I think we need to send a clear message to the public that this process is being killed, it’s done,” assembly member Frank Peterson said at Thursday’s work session. “All of the hard work that planning and zoning has done isn’t going to go away,” Peterson said. “It’s still going ...
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Official says borough inspectors face death threats
“There are people out there saying things like, ‘Shoot them in the face. Shoot them, just kill them, click, click, boom, boom.’” Speaking at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session on Thursday, borough assessor Bill Roberts described the intimidating atmosphere he and his staff face when carrying out their mandated duties. Social media posts in recent months have included threats against borough staff if t...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 3
Kodiak Fish & Game Advisory Committee meeting There will be a meeting of the Kodiak Fish & Game Advisory Committee at 1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 4 at the new Fish & Game building. The department will give a report on the 2014 fishery and predictions for the 2015 commercial salmon fishery. The committee will tackle the vacant committee seat and replacement of the Large Boat Crab seat holder for non-attendence of meeting...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 3
Jan. 5 Around 12:19 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 8:35 a.m., police asked a person to leave the Marine Way area. They did so. At 9:05 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mission Road. At 9:24 a.m., a caller reported a traffic offense on Shelikof Street. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. At 9:26 a.m., police gave a driving advisement to a driver on Mill Bay Road. At 10:54 a.m., pol...
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Teeing Off: Seahawks lost Super Bowl long before final call
One yard. Three feet. Thirty-six inches. One-and-a-half Gizmos. That’s the distance Seattle came from repeating as Super Bowl champions. While all the 12s in the world are blaming Seattle coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel for the Seahawks’ 28-24 debacle of a loss to New England in Super Bowl XLIX, I’m not putting the crushing defeat solely on those two. To all the 12s, I am partly to blame...
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