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Rocket blown up shortly after launch - updated photos
A rocket launched around 12:29 a.m. today (Aug. 25, 2014) from the Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape exploded shortly into its flight. The three-stage rocket was intended to boost an experimental weapon into the upper atmosphere in a test for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. “Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after lift-off to ensure public safety,” Departmen...
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Narrow Cape Area will be closed beyond KLC until further notice.
Below is the official release from Alaska Aerospace Corporation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alaska Aerospace Corporation Announces Test Failure August 25, 2014, Anchorage, AK – A test failure occurred at AAC's Kodiak Launch Complex. No one was injured. The Narrow Cape Area will be closed beyond KLC until further notice.
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Rain doesn't slow down horse competition
Although the rain started pouring almost the same second as the event started, 18 kids and adults went ahead with the Kodiak Baptist Mission’s horse obstacle competition on Saturday. “I thought for a minute we were going to get out without rain and then right when we started, it started,” said Johnny Walker, who helped organize the competition. A variety of obstacles from a tarp on the ground to a gate made from p...
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Students, facult navigate school construction
Kodiak High School principal Chris Aguirre looks forward to moving operations into the new four-story facility going up next to the current classrooms. “That’s an incredible building,” he said Friday afternoon as corridors quieted down after the first two days of classes. “For an educational space, I can’t imagine anything better.” During the transition the high school’s faculty, staff and about 750 students must ...
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Kodiak holds off Homer
Isagani Galindez doesn’t look like a fullback, but that didn’t stop him from playing like one on Saturday. The 5-foot-2, 160-pound senior rumbled through Homer’s defense for a pair of touchdowns while leading Kodiak to a nail-biting, 22-20, rain-soaked Northern Lights Conference football victory at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Galindez tied the game at 20-20 with a 3-yard touchdown run and then put his team up for g...
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Alutiiq Museum’s fall lectures begin
The Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday night with “Angyaq: Art of the Alutiiq Open Boat,” a talk by former museum director Sven Haakanson. “He’ll be talking about traditional boating,” Alutiiq museum communications director Brian Fraley said. Haakanson, a 2007 MacArthurt Foundation “genius grant” award winner, left the museum just over a year ago. Of the following museum lectures, two wi...
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Garden Gate: Getting rid of slugs
When the weather forecast called for drizzle and rain, I thought, “Uh, oh, time to go on a slug defensive.” I started by walking around the garden, looking for potential hiding spots where slugs might be lurking. It didn’t take me long to find the mother of all slug hangouts: inside a garden ornament. Years ago, a friend gave me a saucepan-sized cluster of large, white barnacles. The top openings measured 2 inches...
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Fish Factor: Finding the reason behind the decline of Chinook salmon
More than 100 researchers and three-dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a state-backed five-year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative that includes 12 major river systems from Southeast Alaska to the Yukon. And while it will be years before the project yields definitive data, the scientist...
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Thomet begins season with win
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet started the 2014 cross country season with a comfortable victory at the Tsalteshi Invitational on Saturday at Skyview Middle School. The senior standout covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 41.4 seconds — 12 seconds faster than runner-up finisher Ty Jordan of Chugiak. Thomet’s victory — his 12th straight on Alaska soil — wasn’t enough to push Kodiak to the team title, as the Bears fin...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 25
August 27 • At 12:01 a.m., a 911 caller from Hemlock Street reported his vehicle was stolen. Police found it later that day, and there was no visible damage. • At 2:03 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was yelling at several other men in the Center Avenue and Mission Road area. Police gave him a no more bars advisement, and the man left when they asked. • At 5:01 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 5...
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