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Alaska Science Forum: Why was interior Alaska green during the last ice age?
During our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent — from the Arctic Ocean to the Missouri River — slept under a blanket of white. Alaska was different. Anchorage and the rest of Southcentral, Southeast, and the Alaska Peninsula were under i...
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Local candidate preview: Dave Kaplan
Incumbent Dave Kaplan is running for Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, saying he wants to finish what he started, mentioning the capital improvement projects list as a big thing he’s helped complete, and the high school and landfill expansions as things he wants to see finished. As for other priorities, Kaplan said. “I have always had a strong platform of education, fisheries, nonprofits, and economic viability for ...
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Local results: Oct. 1
Bowling Tuesday co-ed Sept. 23 Men: Scratch game — Alvin Arboleda, 278; Robbie Green, 238; Jeff Kiefer, 229. Scratch series — Robbie Green, 670; Alvin Arboleda, 625; Jeff Kiefer, 619. Women: Scratch game — Bryttni Juhlin, 188; Ruth Hentges, 179; Amanda Kiefer, 176. Scratch series — Bryttni Juhlin, 530; Ruth Hentges, 509; Amanda Kiefer, 476. Wednesday co-ed Sept. 24 Men: Scratch game — Tommy Johnson, 252; George Le...
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Local candidate preview: Marnie Leist
Marnie Leist is running for Kodiak City Council, pushing for a strong downtown and fiscal responsibility. Leist sits on the downtown revitalization committee, and said she wants some of the goals the committee came up with to get completed. “There’s a great 2010 master landscape plan, which goes way beyond landscaping, by the way, I highly recommend everyone look at it, it’s beautiful,” Leist said. “If our downtow...
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LeDoux has the qualities to serve Kodiak
To the Editor, It's that time again where we as citizens are given the responsibility and opportunity to cast a ballot for our local and state leaders. This year happens to be a fantastic year for voters, we've been blessed with some fresh new candidates running for seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. Each candidate brings new insight, knowledge, and leadership skills to the table. Larry LeDoux is one of ...
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Zoning hearings begin
Today, a series of public hearings on updated planning and zoning regulations begin. The borough is currently in the process of updating Title 16: Subdivisions, Title 17: Zoning and Title 18: Borough Lands of the borough code of ordinances. This is the first plan for a comprehensive update of the code in over 50 years. The proposed changes address some types of land use that need updating or are not mentioned in t...
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Kodiak tops Houston, 26-12
Kodiak’s football team didn’t get any help from the Homer Mariners on Saturday. The Bears needed a Homer victory over Kenai to stay alive for a postseason berth, and didn’t get it as the Kardinals won, 41-6. Kenai clinched the final Northern Lights Conference berth into the medium-school playoffs, while Kodiak and Homer were eliminated from playoff consideration. “We may have not gotten the results this season tha...
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Local election: Proposition 1
Proposition 1, a question of whether the Kodiak Island Borough should sell $10.23 million in bonds for school renewal and replacement projects, will be on the ballot at the Oct. 7 election. If the voters approve the measure, the bonds will qualify for a 70 percent reimbursement from the State of Alaska. That means the state will pay back $7,161,000 for the bonds while the borough will be responsible for $3,069,000...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season dollies
My fishing partner paused in putting on his waders and pointed downstream. I could here it too. Several fishermen were laughing and cheering over splashing that was obviously a silver salmon. I nodded and pointed upstream. He grinned at me and pointed to the edge of the river. A fresh bear pile stood between us and our fishing destination. We must be in Kodiak! We were headed up a local river into areas little vis...
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South regains spot on top of polls
The South Anchorage Wolverines are back on top of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South, the top-ranked large-school team earlier in the season, is No. 1 again after thumping Service, 35-0, in Week 7. Bartlett, last week’s top team, fell to fourth in this week’s rankings following a 35-32 loss to West Anchorage, which moved up a spot to No. 3. Lathrop moved up a spot to No. 2 with...
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