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New owners at local businesses
Spring is a time of change and some local businesses in Kodiak have also changed hands and locations. Sara Bruce took over as the new owner of Kodiak Canvas Company, located at 2414 Mill Bay Road. She runs the business part-time and also works as a school counselor at Main Elementary part-time. This is Bruce’s first business, and she said the company was a good fit for her because it combined her interests. “I was...
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Alaska Science Forum: Cook Inlet earthquake
Red and blue waves triggered by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake rippled outward from the Anchorage area and fizzled out after 45 seconds. Except in Cook Inlet basin, where the waves were trapped for another half-minute, bouncing back and forth, up and down, within the 7.5-kilometer-thick sedimentary basin. “It’s like throwing a rock in the pond. Except water is a homogeneous material. In the solid earth you have basins...
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Alumni update: Anthony debuts in steeplechase
Dylan Anthony tested his legs in a new event at the Occidental Invitational on Saturday in California. The University of Alaska Anchorage sophomore competed in his first 3,000-meter steeplechase and finished fourth with a time of 9 minutes, 22.87 seconds — just shy of an NCAA Division II provisional mark. The steeplechase is a 3,000-meter obstacle course featuring hurdles and a water pit. Teammate Jaymi Bethea pla...
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Playbook: Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday, May 8 Soccer: Kodiak High soccer club vs. Homer JV at Homer High School. Thursday, May 9 Softball: Kodiak vs. Bartlett in Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity vs. West Anchorage, 5:45 p.m.
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Oil leak into Lilly Lake stumps officials, residents
The origin of an oil leak on Lilly Lake has state and local officials puzzled. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has been receiving reports about a sheen on the lake intermittently for the past month and sent someone to Kodiak to investigate last weekend. Jade Gamble of the DEC spent all day Friday investigating the sheen. She interviewed neighbors and walked the shoreline from Kodiak Municipal A...
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Portillo sentenced to five years in jail for street racing incident
The second man involved in the street racing incident that led to the death of Kodiak teen Austin Van Long was sentenced to five years in jail on Monday, bringing closure to a case that rocked Kodiak. Markryan Portillo, 22, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a class B felony, and third-degree assault, a class C felony, in January. He was formally sentenced and taken into custody Monday afternoon. The...
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City proposes cutting budget by 6 percent
The Kodiak City Council got its first glimpse of the proposed 2014 budget on Saturday as city manager Aimee Kniaziowski and finance director Mary Munk presented a $37 million citywide proposal, down $2.2 million from fiscal year 2013. While the budget’s first draft shows higher costs for employee wages, benefits and utilities, those rises were offset by a slowdown in spending on big new projects. “Overall, I think...
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Kodiak softball finishes third at Sitka Invite
Kodiak’s softball team went 2-4 to finish third at the Sitka Invitational over the weekend. Despite the third-place finish in the four-team round-robin tournament, the Bears picked up the biggest win in coach Sam Catt’s three years — a 9-5 victory over last year’s small-school state champion Sitka. That was Sitka’s only loss during the tournament, as the Wolves finished first, Homer second and Thunder Mountain fou...
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KHS baseball games on Peninsula canceled
Kodiak’s four-game baseball trip to the Kenai Peninsula turned into a night at the movies. After Friday and Saturday’s doubleheaders were canceled, the Kodiak team used their downtime to eat pizza and watch “Iron Man 3” before returning to the island Saturday. The trip was cut short because of unplayable field conditions on the Peninsula. No more than 15 minutes into Thursday’s ferry trip to Homer, Kodiak baseball...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 7
Thursday, May 2 • At 1:13 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:16 a.m., a man received a citation for no insurance. • At 2:28 a.m., officers checked a suspicious vehicle and found no violations. • At 2:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:55 a.m., a loose dog was impounded. • At 10:51 a.m., an officer helped push a disabled vehicle off the roadway. • At 1:15 p.m., an of...
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