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PREP FOOTBALL: Week 2 scores
Wednesday North Pole 39, Juneau 0 Friday West 48, Service 6 Chugiak 36, Bartlett 35 Palmer 35, Lathrop 19 East 20, Wasilla 7 Soldotna 45, Colony 20 West Valley 26, Thunder Mt. 9 Saturday Kodiak 20, Eagle River 0 Dimond 47, South 21 Nikiski 42, Barrow 12 Eielson 61, Homer 18 Houston 45, Seward 12 Monroe 52, Voznesenka 0
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FISH FACTOR: Chinook salmon becomes casualty of budget issues
By LAINE WELCH One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007. A five year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative launched in 2013 included more than 100 researchers focused on three dozen projects in 12 major river systems from Southeast to the Yukon. Now the ambitious effort has been cut to j...
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Time for Alaskans to Pull Together
This past week has been a tough one for Alaskans. On Tuesday, we learned that heavy rainfall had triggered six landslides in Sitka, and three men—beloved residents—were missing. The next morning, I headed to Sitka. The devastation was staggering. Family members and friends were on-site, hoping for a miracle and fearing the worst. I listened. I wished I could do more to ease their pain. I felt some of the same emot...
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NOAA declares whale deaths an unusual mortality event
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the deaths of 30 whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event. More than half of the whales were found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago beginning in May. “(The declaration of a UME) brings with it some access to additional resources, both physical resources and some financial resources, and a lot of attention and collaboratio...
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P&Z approves permit for out-of-bounds quarry
After an hour and a half of public comment, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for part of the quarry at St. Herman Harbor on Near Island. The City of Kodiak failed to obtain the required permit when it began that part of the excavation five years ago. The city originally began the quarry on land-zoned industrial, where gravel extraction is a permitted use. N...
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AAC, Garvey Spacecraft deliver first rocket motor to Kodiak
Alaska Aerospace Corporation has achieved “an important milestone” in its collaborative venture with an aerospace company that focuses on the development of advanced space technologies and launch vehicle systems, a company news release said. AAC’s long-term strategic goal in its venture with Garvey Spacecraft Corporation is the development and operation of a commercially viable nanosat launch vehicle at AAC’s Paci...
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Looking at the world of words in the world of news
In town, the news word of the week is “burglar.” A slate of home robberies, punctuated by the break-in at Wild Traders and theft of 17 guns, brings this English word to the front pages. “Burglar,” first noted around the 1540s, is a shortened form of the word “burglator,” a hybrid Anglo-Latin noun from the 13th century. It has its roots in the Latin burgator, which is the noun form of the verb “burgare” and, surpri...
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Cross country preview: Boys stocked for another title run, Bigley leads girls
When standout runner Levi Thomet left the island this summer, Richie McKinney turned to Marcus Dunbar and told him that it is time for the current crop of Kodiak runners to make a bit of history of their own. “I go, that is very well put Richie,” said Dunbar, Kodiak High School’s veteran cross country coach. The path to a repeat state championship begins Saturday, as the Bears open the 2015 season at the Tsalteshi...
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P&Z approves mobile home park's expansion, code changes
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved the expansion of Rasmussen’s Mobile Home Park and code changes to relax laws surrounding mobile home parks. The Rasmussen’s park administrators applied for a conditional use permit to allow 29 additional spaces on two lots adjacent to the current park. It is expected that some of the homes in Jackson Mobile Home Park, which will close in May 2016, w...
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Until God is enough: Dealing with food
I ate a McDonald's Egg McMuffin in front of Lindsay today. Yes, THAT Lindsay. Gym trainer Lindsay, who probably eats puffed grass for breakfast with fat-free soymilk. Five percent body fat Lindsay. (I don't really know if these things are true, except the gym trainer part; all the rest of the stuff is just my inner fit person being projected onto Lindsay). Yes, I carried my McDonald's bag into a public place, and ...
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