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Kodiakans speak out on proposed third launch pad
Island residents deluged Federal Aviation Administration representatives with objections to expansion of the Kodiak Launch Complex during an open house session about the agency's draft environmental assessment for the proposed project. Alaska Aerospace Corp., the state-owned enterprise that operates the launch facility at Narrow Cape, plans to construct a third launch pad at the site, one capable of handling mediu...
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Alumni update: Dunbar enjoying life as a pro
Kodiak High School’s cross country team welcomed back a former champion by winning a championship. Trevor Dunbar, a multiple state champion for KHS, witnessed Kodiak’s boys win the school’s first state team title since 2008 — a team Dunbar was on — on Saturday in Anchorage. Dunbar was also on hand when the Bears won their 13th Region III title on Sept. 27 at Bear Valley Golf Course. Kodiak’s most prolific runner d...
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The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island
One foggy day on St. Paul Island, a woolly mammoth stepped onto a trapdoor of greenery. It plunged thirty feet to the floor of a cave. There was no exit. A few thousand years later, a scientist who descended by ladder found the mammoth's tooth amid the bones of other mammoths, polar bears, caribou, reindeer and arctic foxes. Radiocarbon dating showed the mammoth died about 6,500 years ago. Here was proof that mamm...
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Bishop, Haines, LeDoux, Rohrer, Skinner elected to council and assembly
In Tuesday’s municipal election, City of Kodiak residents retained their incumbent officials, while Kodiak Island Borough voters gave the boot to both of their incumbent assembly members, according to the unofficial results. Dan Rohrer, Larry LeDoux and Rebecca Skinner are Kodiak's new borough assembly members with 1,137, 1,121 and 671 votes respectively. Terry Haines and Randall Bishop retained their seats on the...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 8
Sept. 26 • Around 1:38 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:01 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Mill Bay Road. It was unoccupied. • At 4:47 a.m., a caller reported a bear wandering around in the 1300 block of Mylark Lane. It was gone when police arrived. • At 6:14 a.m., a caller reported a bear outside his residence in the 1600 block of Selief Lane. It was gone when police arrive...
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Luck played role in silver derby winner’s catch
Kodiak fisherman Bryon Friend caught his 21.5-pound Kodiak Lions Club Silver Salmon Derby winner by being in the right place at the right time. Friend caught the fish in the Pasagshak Bay area, shortly after weighing in a large silver he’d caught. “I was actually out pleasure cruising, not really fishing seriously, I’d kind of worn myself out the day before, went through a whole bunch of them,” Friend said. “I had...
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Port Lions runner finishes season at state
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen concluded her cross country season Saturday at the state championships at Bartlett High School. The sophomore finished 104th in the 1/2/3A girls race with a 5-kilometer time of 27 minutes, 22.9 seconds. The race was Christiansen’s first at the state level, and only third of the season. “She ran with a certain freedom of having to achieve her goal for the season to make it to state,...
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South Anchorage, Soldotna top teams in final rankings
South Anchorage and Soldotna were voted the top teams in the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South Anchorage (7-1) ended the regular season as the top team in the large school rankings. The Wolverines’ only blemish during the eight weeks was a loss to a Texas school. Lathrop (7-1) won the Railbelt Conference and finished second in the large-school rankings. West Anchorage (6-2),...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting for ducks on opening day
In recent days it’s become hard to focus on fishing. There are so many distractions! Wherever I go, I’m seeing ducks. Sometimes lots of them. With Kodiak’s duck season opening Wednesday who can blame me? Kodiak’s opening day is often a bit of a disappointment. The weather is usually better for beach walks than hunting, and with so much open water available, the ducks quickly disappear after the first half hour of ...
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Kodiak spikers split with Soldotna
It didn’t take long for Kodiak’s volleyball team to start a new winning streak. A day after seeing its 14-match Northern Lights Conference regular-season winning streak snapped by Soldotna, Kodiak bounced back Saturday and swept the Stars at Kodiak High School. Friday’s 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23 loss fueled the team in Saturday’s 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 sweep. “I think it opened our eyes that things are not going to ...
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