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Power outage cause by snow buildup
Sunday night’s power outage was caused by snow buildup on transmission lines from Terror Lake, KEA CEO Darron Scott confirmed Monday. “At times, one of the wires gets too close to one of the other wires, and that causes it to shut down,” he said. The snow was automatically cleared during the shutdown, but because Terror Lake was supplying Kodiak’s electricity at the time, the entire Kodiak electrical grid lost pow...
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Alaska takes its anti-Frankenfish campaign to Canada
An Anchorage lawmaker has taken the state’s anti-Frankenfish campaign to tiny Prince Edward Island on Canada’s Atlantic Coast. On Thursday, Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) met with Robert Ghiz, Premier of Canada’s smallest province. Her goal: persuade Ghiz to oppose AquaBounty Technologies’ plan to grow genetically modified salmon eggs in the province. AquaBounty is the company developing the AquAdvantage fish, a hy...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 23
Wednesday, April 17 • At 2:17 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 2:47 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:20 a.m., a man was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 12:42 p.m., an officer removed a muffler from the roadway. • At 1:44 p.m., someone brought in proof of insurance to correct a citation. • At 1:44 p.m., a caller reported shoplifting. It is und...
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Coast Guardsman receives top awards from police academy
A Coast Guardsman from Kodiak received top awards after graduating from police training at the United States Army Civilian Police Academy in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. ME2 Joe Lovette went through a nine-week training period at the academy and took home two top honors, the leadership award and the academic award. The academy trains more than 20,000 people from all branches of U.S. law enforcement each year. Lovette wa...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Spring snow teaches us to be prepared when hiking
A glance out the window revealed a scattering of low dark clouds beneath a higher gray layer. The brush was moving a little and there was a light chop on the water. In the corner of the window the thermometer reported 34 degrees. Hmmph … Not too bad on the Kodiak weather scale. Time for a quick walk? After too many indoor hours I couldn’t resist it. Donning gloves and hat and a suitable coat, I paused over my choi...
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Births: April 23
• Eva Rose Mochkatel was born at 8:14 a.m. April 13, 2013 to Scott and Lindsay Mochkatel. She weighed 8 pounds, 1.4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Orange County, Calif. and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works for North Star Elementary and her father works at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Merrik Scott Mochkatel. Proud grandparent...
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Club wrestlers place at tourney
Kodiak’s Kid Wrestling Club didn’t get any titles at the Chugack Eagles Freestyle Tournament, but it scored plenty of placers Saturday in Eagle River. Earning runner-up finishes in the round-robin tournament were Sawyer Stevens (Bantam, 61-63 pound), Gage Lorring (Intermediate, 63-64), Khyler Kane (Schoolboy/girl, 65-71), Nicholas Doerksen (Intermediate, 65-71) and Kevin Lepola Sr. (Open, 172-178). Placing third w...
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Alumni update: Anthony comes up short in 10,000
University of Alaska Anchorage’s Dylan Anthony failed to finish his only race at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday in Walnut, Calif. The Kodiak product did not finish his 10,000-meter race that featured a field full of NCAA Division I runners.
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Snowstorm causes power outage
An April snowstorm broke records as it dropped more than four inches of heavy, wet snow on the island’s road system Sunday, briefly knocking out power to the Kodiak Electric Association grid. Shortly before 1 p.m., KEA’s main power line from Terror Lake stopped delivering power to Kodiak. In KEA’s operations center, power dispatchers and crews checked the power grid and put the electric cooperative’s backup diesel...
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Legislature pressures Alaska Aerospace to launch
On Sunday afternoon, a rocket soared to orbit from a launch pad on Virginia, a successful launch that may mean good news for the Kodiak Launch Complex 4,000 miles away. This spring, the Alaska Legislature voted to cut 1 percent (about $80,000) from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s FY2014 funding. Hidden within the funding for Alaska Aerospace — which operates the Kodiak Launch Complex — is a catch. If Alaska Aer...
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