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Kodiak girls return bulk of roster from record-setting team
Expectations are high for a Kodiak girls basketball team that is coming off one of the best seasons in school history. The Bears finished fourth in the state with a 22-8 record, including a program-best 17-0 start. The bulk of that record-setting team is back to make another try for the school’s second girls basketball state championship. The season begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Eagle River in the Lady T-Bi...
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Gulf pollock quota vaults upward in 2014
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is giving Kodiak fishermen an early Christmas present. At the council's December meeting, which ended Monday in Anchorage, councilors approved a 52,000 metric ton increase in the pollock quota for the Gulf of Alaska. The 2014 pollock quota for much of the Gulf will 162,351 metric tons, compared to 110,272 metric tons this year. The news out of the NPFMC isn't all good f...
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School board approves money for computers and iPads
The Kodiak Island Borough school board has approved half a million dollars for new Apple computers and iPads. The $506,483 approved by the board during a Monday meeting will replace 325 iPads and 352 MacBook Pros owned by the school district. The district had budged $500,000 in the fiscal year 2014 general fund for the replacement of aged instructional devices. At that time, the school board requested the district...
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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 18
Monday, Dec. 16 • At 7:57 a.m., a caller reported bear tracks in his yard on the 1400 block of Selief Lane that were not there Sunday night. Officers did not find the bear. • At 10:19 a.m., a woman was arrested for a warrant. • At 10:41 a.m., a caller reported being in a two-vehicle accident. There were no injuries and both parties exchanged information. • At 11:15 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on a sle...
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Obamacare is a good start
To the Editor: I for one am for a single-payer health care system, but for the time being, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a good start, especially in regard to Alaska Natives. Let’s remember that programs like the Indian Health Service are funded by the federal government and came about because of treaties and agreements that were signed many years ago. Many independent economists and think tanks now agree...
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Don't get distracted while driving
To the Editor: On Nov. 30, 2013, celebrity Paul Walker and Roger Rodas had a fatal car accident. Reports hinted that the cause of the fiery crash was due to speeding or a drag race that ended badly. People should learn from this tragic event in order to be more alert and responsible drivers. Here in Kodiak, speeding and racing is not a huge problem, but distracted drivers sure are. I work at Kodiak’s McDonalds and...
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Earth’s coldest spot is not in Alaska
SAN FRANCISCO — Last July, while we Alaskans enjoyed another warm day, the surface temperature dropped to minus 135.3 degrees Fahrenheit in an icy trough on a south-facing ridge in western Antarctica. According to the man who noticed the temperature, Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., that and another day during Antarctica’s polar night are the coldest surface temperatures yet ...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 18
Fish and Game committee meets The Kodiak Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss proposals for the Board of Game’s January meeting in Kodiak. Planning committee meets The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will include a discussion of the borough code...
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Rules must keep pace with school tech
To the Editor: I recently saw an article talking about changing the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s modes of technology and it intrigued me. In a synthesis essay, I've written about technology integrated into society, about its pros and cons. I began to wonder and think about the past experiences I've had as a student. When I was enrolled at St. Mary's School several years ago, we were introduced to keyboa...
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