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Reduce, reuse and recycle
To the Editor, I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of letters about recycling. I wholeheartedly encourage every resident of Kodiak to first reduce, then reuse, and finally recycle as much as possible (in that order). I moved here in 1997, and even then I was appalled at the lack of recycling. I couldn't bring myself to toss out glass jars or bottles for months (friends thought my mountain of glass collecting in...
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Borough election results likely to be certified Thursday
Last week’s Kodiak Island Borough election results are being canvassed, and the results should be certified at Thursday’s borough assembly meeting. The agenda lists certifying and ratifying the results as the second item under new business, and then administering the oath of office to new assembly members shortly after that. On Tuesday, Borough clerk Nova Javier said she expects canvassing to be finished by noon t...
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Alumni update: Anthony picks up big win
On Saturday, Dylan Anthony won the biggest cross country race in his collegiate career. The University of Alaska Anchorage senior picked up the victory in the 41st annual Western Washington University Cross Country Classic in Bellingham, Washington. Anthony finished the 10-kilometer race in 31 minutes, 2 seconds — 15 seconds ahead of freshman teammate Henry Cheseto. There were 165 runners in the field. This was An...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 15
Oct. 3 • Around 12:59 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:14 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Bay Road to turn on their headlights. • At 7:14 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Cutoff Road and Rezanof Drive area for speeding. • At 7:32 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive. • At 7:37 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle almost hitting him in a crosswalk in the Birch ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River
A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle. People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain has been steaming ever since, even through the coldest days of winter. Scientists thought a likely cause for the smoldering mountaintop was an oily rock deposit that somehow caught fire. Linda Stromquist, a geologist for the National Park Service, has ...
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Prep football title games set
The state high school football championship games are set for both the medium- and small-school classifications. In the medium division, Northern Lights Conference champion Soldotna will battle Southeast Conference champion North Pole at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage. Soldotna advanced to its third straight title game by downing Juneau-Douglas, 44-6, in last Saturday’s semifinal game. Nor...
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Death Notice: Beverly Horn
Beverly Horn passed away on Oct. 11, 2014. Service to be held at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 421 Thorsheim St on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 14
Oct. 1 • At 4:49 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Yukon Street. It was verbal only and the parties separated. • At 8:01 a.m., a caller reported a moving vehicle accident in the Ismailov Street and Rezanof Drive area. • At 10:19 a.m., patrolling officers were advised of suspicious circumstances on Benny Benson Drive. • At 11:27 a.m., a man on Ole Johnson Avenue claimed he received a verbal threat from a...
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Road closed due to water
Last Sunday saw wind and a mix of snow and rain pelting Kodiak with 1.06 inches of precipitation falling, along with 0.2 inches of snow. The snowfall is average so far for October, but total precipitation is more than normal, according to NOAA weather station manager in Kodiak, Craig Eckert. “We’re an inch above normal,” Eckert said. As of Monday afternoon, Kodiak had received 4.47 inches of precipitation in Octob...
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Bazaars fill weekends as holidays approach
As the holiday season begins, another season is starting. Bazaar season. Kodiak will see at least half a dozen bazaars before Christmas arrives, with items ranging from food to paintings to pottery. On Friday and Saturday, the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center will be inundated with soap, hand decorated apparel, jewelry, original paintings and prints, locally sourced or made food items, photography, baskets and “cre...
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