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Power rankings: NLC girls teams off to good start
Not much happened for Northern Lights Conference basketball teams during the first week of 2013. Kodiak hosted the 46th Joe Floyd Tournament, while Colony traveled to a tournament at Monroe High School. The girls division in the Northern Lights Conference is shaping up to be quite a race. The top three teams in this week’s KDM power rankings — Soldotna, Wasilla and Kodiak — are undefeated, while all six teams in t...
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Death Notice: Emil Norton
Emil Norton died Jan. 7, 2013 in the presence of family. A memorial service has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Community Baptist Church.
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Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads rise, Barrow sinks, fire scars the tundra
From my notebook, here’s more northern news presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, a five-day gathering of more than 20,000 scientists held in early December 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco: Bowhead whales counted from a sea-ice perch north of Barrow are “doing beautifully,” according to Craig George with the North Slope Borough. Since 1978, George has counted bowhead whales f...
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City league basketball champs
Petro Marine won the city league basketball open division Christmas Tournament championships by defeating Ocean Beauty 73-70. Back, left: Geoffrey Agmata, Nick Calderon, Nick Van Meter, Dustin Krug, Tim Williamson, Randy DelaCruz, David Diocares, Randy Diocares, and Godfrey Agmata. Front, left: Elijah Calderon, Issac Calderon, Alyssa Agmata, Isaiah DelaCruz, Gavin Basuel, Ava Delacruz, and Antonio Basuel Jr. (Phot...
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Bidding opens for high school project
Bidding has formally opened for the $80 million Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. In an announcement posted on its website, the Kodiak Island Borough announced that bids will be accepted from contractors until 3 p.m. Feb. 20. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 24 as the borough attempts to find the company that will run the largest single construction project in borough history. “A pa...
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Audit gives city clean bill of health but finds financial fault with shipyard
The city of Kodiak received a clean bill of financial health from auditors during its regular work session Tuesday night. Michelle Drew, an auditor with Mikunda, Cottrell & Co., said the most recent audit of the city's books turned up no substantial problems, but there are some long-term concerns with the city's financial health. Drew pinpointed the city-owned shipyard as a major money-loser and drain on financial...
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Visiting professor advises city, borough on catch shares
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council heard stark words from a visiting fisheries professor as it discussed a joint letter on the biggest Alaska fisheries issue in years. Seth Macinko of the University of Rhode Island told the joint city-borough work session in plain language that if local government doesn't act, Kodiak risks losing out as the North Pacific Fisheries Managment Council moves to...
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Business Spotlight: Winter weather keeps Rhino Towing busy
Murray Zimmer is the man people call to come to their rescue. Since winter arrived in Kodiak, Zimmer's daily routine has included rescuing stranded Kodiakans whose vehicles have run into ditches or refused to start. Zimmer owns and runs Rhino Towing, which has operated in Kodiak for more than 15 years. Zimmer started working at Rhino Towing on the weekends. He bought it from the owner eight years ago. The job is d...
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Salazar, Coast Guard announce drill vessel reviews
A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed the Kulluk to shelter, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department will perform an "expedited, high-level assessment" of the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season. Salazar said the review will pay special attention to challenges Shell encountered with the Kulluk, which ran aground New Year's Eve, the drill ship Noble Discoverer, which last month was found with saf...
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Man accused of robbing Safeway liquor store
A Kodiak man is accused of robbing the Safeway liquor store in downtown Kodiak. Victor Swan, 40, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sunday on one charge of second-degree robbery, a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail. According to court documents, Kodiak police were investigating a fight at the public restrooms on Marine Way around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. During the investigation, they contacted S...
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