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Miner plans to seek gold on Sitkinak Island
Fishermen call Kodiak salmon “red gold,” but at least one miner will pursue the real deal on Sitkinak Island this summer. Yoram Palkovitch, a miner from Anchorage, is seeking to develop a small placer gold mine on the state-owned island’s southwest coast. This isn’t Pebble Mine — Palkovitch’s proposal includes a crew of no more than 10 workers who will filter the island’s coast for golden flakes and nuggets. Palko...
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Digital dish gives way to print
Digital technology has given way for the printed word. This week, patrons of the Kodiak Public Library are enjoying a better view after the removal of one of two AT&T satellite dishes that formerly obscured the library’s southern windows. “It's expanded the view; we now have a view of Alaska, of Kodiak, instead of the world of airwaves,” said librarian Katie Baxter. The dish had been eyed for removal by library ba...
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What? Again?
To the Editor: The cattle have been on Chirikof Island since 1888! We fought the battle over Chirikof Island cattle with the Alaska Maritime Refuge in 2002. A petition was signed by hundreds of people in Kodiak, Resolution No. 18-2002 was passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and then-governor Frank Murkowski requested the removal of the cattle be stopped. Our Congressional delegation was also not in agree...
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NLC rankings: Monroe boys thumping 4A teams
If you are strictly a 4A basketball fan, you are missing out on the biggest story of the season — the Monroe Rams. The Fairbanks-based 3A catholic school is thumping every 4A team in its path. And by thumping, I mean thumping. The Rams are 8-0, with seven of those victories against 4A schools. No team has even come close to knocking off Monroe. West Anchorage tried twice and lost by a combined 62 points. Monroe al...
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Local results: Jan. 15
City League Basketball Monday, Jan. 13 ISA 96, Camai 85 Nick Billings 30, Geoff Spalinger 22, Tim Fellows 19, Austin Cowley 17, Kevin Van Hatten 6 and Pete Danelski 2 points for ISA. Jonathan Sanchez 35, Jemuel Medina 24, Jeffrey Miranda 12, Zack Keplinger 11 and Ty Walker 3 points for Camai. RC Enterprise 92. Air Station 88 Peter Inthavong 30, Randy Diocares 18, David Diocares 16, Tyson Miranda 12, TJ Agmata 8 an...
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Feet on the ground right after Alaska’s big one
On March 27, 1964, California geologist George Plafker was attending a research conference in Seattle when news came of a big earthquake in Alaska. “It was almost quitting time for the day at the meeting when some guys came back from the Space Needle and said they felt rocking,” Plafker said recently at his office in Menlo Park, California. “We said, ‘That’s a serious earthquake.’” It was, of course, the second-st...
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KCHC offers free insurance enrollment help
People rushing to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline set by the Affordable Care Act can get free enrollment help at the Kodiak Community Health Center. Outreach and enrollment coordinator Cherie Skonberg is in charge of helping those confused by the federal system also known as Obamacare. “She’s available for people by phone, walking in or appointment,” Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center spoke...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 15
The downtown Kodiak revitalization social issues and public safety subcommittee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Brother Francis Shelter. The meeting is open to the public.
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Playbook: Jan. 15
Thursday, Jan. 16 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Monroe at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Monroe at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak vs. Eagle River, 1 p.m.; Bartlett, 6 p.m.; West Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. at Kodiak High School. Saturday, Jan. 11 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Anchorage Christian School. Varsity, 6...
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GCI moves to new location
Cable provider GCI has moved its Kodiak office to a new location with more windows and space, and it will soon have new hours. The office is in the former Blockbuster building next to Safeway. GCI started remodeling the building Oct. 1 by putting in new walls, adding a break room and kitchen and making the retail space more open. “We had some architects in Anchorage design a store, both the retail store front and ...
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