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Thomet named Gatorade Alaska cross country runner of the year
Kodiak High School cross country runner Levi Thomet poses with his trophy and banner for being named the Gatorade Alaska boys cross country runner of the year for the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, Feb. 7 at KHS. Thomet, a sophomore, won the boys 4A individual cross country title in October. Thomet was also the Region III champion and won seven of his nine races this season. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said Tho...
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Guest Opinion: Cruise ship science panel's mission finishes as DEC's work continues
The Department of Environmental Conservation’s mission is to protect human health and the environment – including keeping Alaska’s waters healthy. We accomplish this by setting water quality standards to protect marine and other life. We use these standards and other protective measures to develop permits we issue for operators that discharge treated wastewater, such as treatment plants run by local governments an...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 14
Tuesday, Feb. 5 • Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault that occurred in Larsen Bay. Troopers located the 25-year-old suspect who had fled to Kodiak. He was arrested for assaulting a family member and possessing marijuana. He was taken to the Kodiak Jail where he was held with no bail pending arraignment. • Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault in Old Harbor. Investigation revealed a 38-yea...
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Guest Opinion: Is BP Cutting Production To Blackmail Alaska?
The San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that BP's tankers sometimes return to Valdez with millions of gallons of Alaskan oil on board. They top off and return to West Coast refineries too full to receive their load. BP's West Coast, refining, and retail capacity is maxed. Their Valdez holding tanks are 90 percent full. BP is using tankers for on-time as-neede...
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Jeff Kiefer tops the field in city bowling tourney
Jeff Kiefer had been struggling before the start of Kodiak’s biggest bowling tournament.  He figured things out during the two-week KIUSBC Annual City Championships that concluded Sunday at Tropic Lanes.  Kiefer squeaked by his father, Rod, to claim the most prestigious tournament title — all-events scratch champion.  “I was surprised when I saw the results,” Kiefer said. “It caught me off guard. There were a lot ...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Feb. 15
Feb. 7 Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request for a medevac Feb. 7 from Health Force Partners for a 29-year-old Sudanese man exhibiting symptoms of malaria aboard the fishing vessel Ocean Rover 75 miles northwest of Cold Bay. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon was consulted and recommended the Ocean Rover make way to Dutch Harbor to have patient transferred to commercial service...
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With new center, Kodiak gets improved weapon to fight child abuse
A new facility in Kodiak is working to make abuse investigations less traumatic for children and their families. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center held an open house on Monday to show Kodiak what the process is like from a child’s point of view. Before the center opened in August, suspected abuse victims were often interviewed multiple times at different locations, and some were even flown to Anchorage for exams. “...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls fall in rankings
A week after soaring to second in the state, Kodiak’s girls fell one spot in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. The Bears (18-1) dropped to third in the 4A rankings after losing their first game of the season to Dimond at the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament last Friday. Previous No. 3 Dimond moved to No. 2 in this week’s rankings, released Wednesday. Wasilla (19-0) remained the top 4A team aft...
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Coast Guard cutter Munro stops in Adak on Bering Sea trip
Spirits were high in the distant Adreanof Islands village of Adak Saturday afternoon as students, teachers and parents filled the mess deck of the visiting Kodiak-based Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Munro’s crew provided a cinematic treat that Adak’s children seldom get to experience, complete with candy, popcorn and beverages. Thirty viewers — almost 10 percent of Adak’s population — enjoyed a movie as the Munro visi...
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Comment period extended on Frankenfish issue
Opponents of genetically engineered salmon got a bit of good news on Wednesday after the Food and Drug Administration announced it will allow more comments on a study that found modified salmon pose no significant environmental impact. The delay means more time for opponents to rally behind a collection of bills proposed by Alaska’s Congressional delegation to block the sale of the world’s first commercially avail...
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