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Anchorage resident enjoys The Rock
Harlow Robinson has a good excuse to spend the rest of his family vacation in Kodiak relaxing in a camping chair. The 47-year-old from Anchorage spent the first part of his Emerald Isle getaway sightseeing on foot by competing in the Crab Festival Marathon and the Pillar Mountain Run. Yes, you read that correctly. Robinson put his body through the gauntlet with a 26.1-mile run followed shortly by a 9.2-mile cool-d...
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Alaska Science Forum: Woods of Alaska stir after long winter slumber
It’s late May, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. The season has changed since February, the last time I wrote about walking through the North Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The North Campus is a rectangle of more than 1,000 acres that begins a few steps south of my door and ends at the university’s multistory research buildings. The spruce-dominated forest, bordered on all s...
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In the courts: May 28
Dismissals • One count of violating conditions of release against Billy Yovino, 31, was dismissed. • One count each of criminal mischief with property damage, resisting or interfering with arrest by force and disorderly conduct creating a hazard condition against Billy William Yovino Jr., 31, were dismissed. • One count of violating conditions of release against Marlon R. Inga, 41, was dismissed. • One count of dr...
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Clear-cutting wrong path for Kodiak
To the editor, I am writing in response to the interview with Leisnoi’s top officials. I returned to Kodiak last summer to salmon seine after a three-year hiatus. I was devastated to see the clear-cut logging taking place. Chiniak still has a chance to avoid the resource degradation that has permanently marred the Pacific Northwest. Salmon streams here are pitiful compared to what they were, and the once-forested ...
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KHS baseball opens conference tourney against Palmer
Kodiak’s baseball team opens the Southcentral Conference Championship Thursday against Palmer. The first-round game begins at 1 p.m. in Soldotna. The winner advances to play in a semifinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday against either Colony or Kenai. Kodiak won the South Division with a 9-1 record, while Palmer is the fourth-seed out of the North Division. The Bears went 1-1 against the Moose this season, winning the co...
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AMSEA offers additional workshop
High demand for a marine safety training has led the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to schedule an extra workshop in Kodiak. The May 29-30 class reached maximum enrollment, so a second class has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 30 and 8:30 a.m.-noon May 31. The training will cover cold water survival skills, life rafts, emergency drills, EPIRBS, helicopter rescue, man overboard recovery and firefig...
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From fishing to hamster balls
Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last week to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. “I’ve sold my boat and I’m turning into a rancher. I’ve been a fisherman for 30 years. I’m no longer going to be a fisherman anymore,” Shadle told the Mirror. Quotas, observers and overweening regulations pushed him out of fishing. But his ...
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Earthquake simulator spring gets speedy repair
A broken spring nearly sidelined one of the main attractions at the Kodiak Crab Festival on Friday, only to make a cast of hometown heroes by Saturday. The earthquake simulator, Quake Cottage, literally blew a spring on day two of CrabFest, shortly before its last ride of the night on May 22. “We heard a couple big bangs… They looked underneath and we had to shut down for the day,” said Jack Maker, an assistant pl...
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State bar seeks cures for drug woes
The Alaska Bar Association sees drug addiction and mental health issues as a “core” issue to local and statewide crime trends, which require out-of-the-box legal remedies. In Kodiak, that can mean finding new programs outside of traditional courts to deal with drugs, domestic violence, and other symptoms of Kodiak’s and Alaska’s social ills. “The court system not really about rehabilitation. They’re pretty good at...
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City raises sewer rates 25 pct over 5 years
The Kodiak City Council enacted a sewer rate hike of 5 percent per year for five years during its regular meeting Thursday. A study by the consulting firm CH2M Hill concluded “existing sewer fees are not sufficient to fund operation and maintenance and capital improvements for the sewer system into the future,” according to the ordinance. “It’s a complex collection system,” city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said. “It...
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