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Events ramp up in anticipation of Relay for Life
Last weekend saw an event for cancer survivors and two fundraisers for Relay for Life, which starts on July 25 at 6 p.m. and ends on July 26 at 6 p.m. On Friday evening, cancer survivors were honored and celebrated at a luau at the Elks Lodge. On Saturday evening, bartenders at the Tropics Lounge and Kodiak Island Brewery donated the tips they made to Relay for Life. On Saturday morning, members of the Work in Pro...
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Assembly may revisit fireworks legislation
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed revisiting an ordinance banning fireworks outside of June 15 and July 15 and December 26 to July 1.. The panel also funding for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the new high school at the July 10 work session. There have been some concerns expressed by the borough’s bond attorney regarding language in FY2010-03, the ordinance authorizing the borough to issue bonds ...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 14
June 27 • At 1:54 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:10 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 2:15 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive. • At 3:39 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:54 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. It was a man camping in his vehicle who left when police asked. • At 11:40 a.m., po...
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Majors advance to District I Finals
For the first time since 2012, Kodiak’s Major Little League baseball all-star team is headed to the District I Finals. Kodiak punched its ticket to the next round by beating Anchorage Military, 4-3, and Palmer, 9-6, in pool play over the weekend in Anchorage. Kodiak finished second in the five-team pool with a 3-1 record. The team opens the District I Finals double-elimination tournament at 6:45 p.m. today against...
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Fish Factor: Tracking melting glaciers
Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound. “It’s been hugely successful. We’ve flown these things all over inside and outside of Prince William Sound, we’ve had great control over them, we’ve been able to move them to exactly where we want them to be. They are making thousands of measurements ...
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Garden Gate: Strawberries and radishes join forces
I love it when a plan comes together, even if I didn’t plan it that way. In the garden, we have strawberries and radishes maturing at the same time, strawberries in containers on the deck (to keep them out of slug-harm’s way) and radishes in a raised bed next to the white, Hakurei turnips. Now you’d think they are dissimilar edibles, never to cohabit the same bowl. But with both brimming with red right now, I thou...
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KEA posts warning about unscrupulous callers
Kodiak Electric Association posted a warning Friday alerting Kodiakans that members of the community are being called by imposters claiming to be from KEA. “It has come to our attention that members of our community are being called by scammers misrepresenting themselves as KEA staff in attempts to collect personal information and illegitimate payments,” KEA said in a statement posted to its blog. KEA added that i...
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Natives leadership teams finalizes absentee in-person voting for villages
A Native leadership team said on Friday it completed the final list of absentee in-person and early voting sites in rural areas in Alaska. The Native leadership team said it completed its work and signed up 128 villages in 11 business days. The program was organized by the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Regional Association, and Get Out The Native Vote. The parties agreed on ...
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Safeway closes due to reported fire
Safeway closed Sunday as a result of a reported fire. The Kodiak Police Department issued a Nixle warning Sunday afternoon that Safeway would be closed until further notice due to an emergency. Observers on the scene said that they saw fire trucks at Safeway and chatter on Facebook indicated that smells of fire and smoke were apparent in the store. The Kodiak Police Department and the Kodiak Fire Department were u...
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Dunbar sets another state record
Trevor Dunbar’s professional career couldn’t have started any better. A few days after clocking a sub-4 minute mile, the Kodiak High School graduate recorded the fastest 3,000-meter time in Alaska history at the Morton Games in Dublin, Ireland. Dunbar finished second in the 20-man field with a time of 7 minutes, 45.09 seconds — personal-best by six seconds. Dunbar’s time topped Don Clary’s 1982 time of 7:46.2. Dun...
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