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Alaska Science Forum: Permafrost scientist snowmachining from Alaska to Atlantic
Kenji Yoshikawa will soon sleep on brilliant, blue-white landscape that has never felt the imprint of his boots. Beginning on spring equinox, the permafrost scientist and a partner will attempt to drive snowmachines from Prudhoe Bay to Canada’s Baffin Island. While traveling a distance equal to Seattle to Tokyo to Seattle over land and sea ice, Yoshikawa will camp outside villages in an Arctic Oven tent. Along the...
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Smiley top girls 4A basketball coach
When Kodiak’s girls begin the 4A state basketball tournament Thursday morning, they will have the state’s coach of the year on the sideline. On Monday, the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches named Stephanie Smiley the 4A girls coach of the year. Smiley has the Bears playing in the state tournament in only her second season as the varsity coach. It is Kodiak’s first trip to state since 2010 and only its fourt...
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Playbook: March 20
Thursday, March 21 Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 8 a.m.
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Kodiak High School renovation project passes school board
The Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project passed a major hurdle Monday night as the Kodiak school board approved a $62.3 million construction bid from Watterson Construction. Watterson was the lowest bidder when construction bids were opened March 6, but even Watterson's bid came in above expectations. After the bid opening, the Kodiak Island Borough's engineering and facilities department analyzed t...
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Deal presents Iditarod check
One week ago, Kodiak’s Greg Deal appeared on television sets across the state handing Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey one giant-sized check.  He said he was nervous, but it didn’t appear so when he came on shortly after Seavey completed the 1,000-mile trek from Willow to Nome.  “That is not my wheelhouse, and they stuck that camera right in my face,” Deal said.  Deal presented Seavey, the oldest Iditarod champion a...
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After grounding, workers say they’re stranded
Jesus Escalera, Mario Escalera and Zach Todd are homeless, broke and have been wearing the same clothes for three days. The three men flew up from Washington last week to work as processors on the Pacific Producer, which ran aground on Friday and left them adrift with no money and no place to go. A good Samaritan boat, the fishing vessel Christy, took 10 Pacific Producer crewmen back to Kodiak after the ship ran a...
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Police make meth bust
A Kodiak man is facing serious drug charges after police discovered more than three ounces of methamphetamine, an ounce of heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs in his possession on Saturday. Steve Nault, 58, faces charges of second-degree drugs misconduct (a class A felony), third-degree drugs misconduct (a class B felony), fourth-degree drugs misconduct (a class C felony), and misconduct involving weapons (a ...
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Rural villages face sludge issues
The city of Kodiak is creeping toward a solution to its sewage sludge dilemma, but two rural Kodiak communities appear to have found a quicker way to solve the same problem. This summer, Ouzinkie and Port Lions will dig new sewage lagoons to contain the waste pumped from their septic tanks and sewage pipes. The new lagoons highlight the different problems facing rural and urban Kodiak, even when they tackle simila...
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Kodiak swimmers share pool with Olympic gold medalist
Kodiak High School’s Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist spent their spring break competing against a four-time Olympic gold medalist. The two sophomore swimming stars participated alongside Missy Franklin in the Western Region Section Short Course Championships in Federal Way, Wash. And the Kodiak students held their own against Franklin, who won four gold medals and one bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. “Swimming i...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare for dinner
We eat a lot of rabbit. While it doesn’t completely replace chicken or turkey in our diets, it certainly accounts for more meals than chicken and turkey combined. There seems to be divide between folks who eat rabbit and those who don’t. If it was a part of your family cuisine while you were growing up, you’re likely to be eating it today. But if you’ve never had it, the chances are you’re not going to without a n...
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