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Floyd tips off Thursday
The longest running high school basketball tournament in the state tips Thursday at Kodiak High School. The 49th edition of the Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament begins Thursday with a co-ed doubleheader between visiting schools Anchorage Christian and North Pole. The girls game begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the boys game. Kodiak, Service and Eagle River will join the fun on Frida...
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Alaska Science Forum: Impressions of a place far from everywhere
ST. MATTHEW ISLAND — I’m resting on a mattress of tundra plants that are growing more than 200 miles from the nearest Alaska village. While I have snuck away here to my own private ridgetop, eight other people, all scientists, are somewhere on this 30-mile-long wedge of tundra, rocky beaches, lakes and bird cliffs in the central Bering Sea. We nine make up the entire human population of the island. On our 25-hour ...
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Report: Chiniak fire response fast, lacked depth
Local and state emergency personnel “performed very well” in the response to the Twin Creeks Fire last summer, although long hours revealed a need for more people trained for relief shifts, according to an after-action report/improvement plan from the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The Twin Creeks Fire blackened about 5,000 acres near Chiniak and destroyed several structures, includ...
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Burglars targeting empty homes
Burglaries in Kodiak, some involving the theft of firearms, have increased in the past couple months, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Robert Casey with the troopers in Kodiak said he did not have exact numbers, but, “There has been an increase from what is the typical normal flow, and there has been an increase in firearm related burglaries.” In recent weeks, numerous burglaries have been reported in the t...
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Burglaries, firearm burglaries increase say troopers
Burglaries in Kodiak, including burglaries involving the theft of firearms, have increased in the past couple months, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Robert Casey with the Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak said he did not have exact numbers for how burglaries have increased, but said, “There has been an increase from what is the typical normal flow, and there has been an increase in firearm related burglarie...
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Alaska Aerospace Corp. seeks to privatize
JUNEAU — The president and CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corp. said Monday that the board of the state-owned corporation has recommended it pursue becoming a private company. Craig Campbell said the recommendation has been delivered to Gov. Bill Walker, who has not yet said how he would like to proceed. State law would have to be changed to allow for the shift, Campbell said. “Our intention and what we’re working on...
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Assembly talks federal lease, manager hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed options for leasing the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, the building occupied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and a quicker timeline for hiring a new borough manager. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said the federal entity is seeking to save money and create a new lease and occupy a smaller area although the current lease doesn't expire until 2018. Am...
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Trees blow down, damage cemetery
About 20 trees blew down in the City Cemetery on Rezanof Drive during last week’s high winds. Corey Gronn, director of the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation department, said Parks and Rec personnel and Public Works personnel took three to four days to remove the trees. For one of the larger trees, they had to hire an outside professional vendor. While observing the last tree being felled, Gronn said he expected ...
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Reporter's Notebook: Plunge into new life, year
In May, I packed my Corolla with only what I considered necessities and left West Virginia, the only place I had ever lived, to traverse the 4,500 miles to a new home in Kodiak. To many, a move to Alaska seemed extreme, but to me it was an opportunity to live life with no regrets. I had created a bucket list of things I wanted to experience years before, and it was sitting with far too few checkmarks. It was time ...
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Trump, Putin right on Mideast policy
To the editor: Donald Trump recently cancelled a trip to Israel stating that he will only go after he is elected president. I take this as a possible good sign. Trump also made a reference to the need for addressing the issue of an ally country which is supporting terrorists. According to the Ron Paul Institute, Israel has openly acknowledged support for the al Qaeda affiliate the al-Nusra Front. TV crews have fil...
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