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Ostrander breaks Fort Abercrombie record
Kenai's Allie Ostrander pulverized a 28-year-old record on Friday at the Kodiak Invitational. The nationally ranked senior covered the 5-kilometer course in a blistering time of 17 minutes, 34 seconds, breaking Kodiak's Kristi (Klinnert) Waythomas' time of 18:43 set in 1986. Kodiak's Levi Thomet won the boys race in 15:23, three seconds shy of Trevor Dunbar's course record set in 2008. Thomet's time is the second ...
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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
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AAC looks to rebuild complex
Alaska Aerospace Corp. wants to get back into the rocket business without asking the state for more money, following a launch mishap that damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex early Monday. “Our intent is to rebuild a launch complex out at Kodiak,” AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell said at a meeting of the corporation’s board Thursday. “That’s our goal — to get back to everything the way it was before ...
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Pigskin picks: Madden 15 keeps football fans occupied
For football fans, Tuesday was a holiday with the release of Madden 15. I picked up my copy before work and stared at coverboy Richard Sherman the entire day — not much work got done that day. Since a Seahawk graced the cover, I thought about leaving the game in the package, but I thought better of it and ripped off the plastic and stuck the disc into the Xbox as soon as I got home from work. I was not disappointe...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
July 31 • At 12:32 a.m., a caller reported an assault on Hemlock Street. Charges of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree were forwarded. • At 2:12 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 6:39 a.m., a 911 caller from Trident Way reported larceny from an aircraft. It’s under investigation. • At 6:55 a.m., a caller reported vehicles with loud mufflers speeding through town frequently and would lik...
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In the courts: Aug. 29
Theresa A. Carlson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Carlson was sentenced to 120 days in jail (114 suspended) and fined $4,000 ($2,500 suspended) and had her license revoked for 90 days and was ordered to use an ignition interlock device after regaining the privilege to drive and was ordered to comply with any recommendations for alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for three yea...
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Thomet and Ostrander aiming to break course records
A pair of records could be in jeopardy tonight in a highly-anticipated high school cross country meet at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The state’s top two runners — Kodiak’s Levi Thomet and Kenai’s Allie Ostrander — will both be gunning to break Fort Abercrombie course records. Thomet is shooting for former Kodiak star Trevor Dunbar’s boys record of 15 minutes, 20 seconds set in 2008, while Ostrander is ...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 29
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (Cook Inlet RCAC) will hold its council meeting at the Kodiak Best Western Hotel (236 W. Rezanof Drive) in Kodiak beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, please call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-283-7222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the meeting.
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry
Muuguaq - Watermellon Berry Muuguat amlerpianitut maani, allrani kesiinikuutaartukut, piturnirtut. - There are not many watermelon berries around here, but sometimes we find them, and they’re delicious. The watermelon berry (Streptopus amplexifolius) is a slender, tall, leafy shrub. It grows to about three feet tall and can be found in woods, alder thickets, and meadows across the southern half of Alaska. A member...
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