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Research team compares prehistoric Kodiak quakes
Sixty years ago, Kalsin Pond was a meadow. Then came the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. On Tuesday afternoon, professor Ian Shennan of Durham University stomped through the marshy edge of the pond on a quest to answer a question: If a severe earthquake strikes Southcentral Alaska again, will it be limited to a small area, or will the shaking spread? The 1964 earthquake started in Prince William Sound, but the shakin...
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Prep baseball: Bears earn South No. 1 seed
Baseball coach James Arnold is determined to keep history from repeating itself at this season’s Southcentral Conference Baseball Tournament, which begins today in Mat-Su. Last year, Kodiak’s season ended with two losses and all-conference hurler Brandon Mahle not even throwing a pitch. Then-Kodiak coach Rick Langfitt was saving Mahle for the championship game, but the Bears never got that far. “I don’t want to se...
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Brief on KHS groundbreaking scheduled
Dignitaries and government officials will gather at 1:30 p.m. today as a groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start of construction for the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The groundbreaking will take place near the school greenhouse, between the borough office building and the school’s office wing. The $80.4 million effort is the most costly construction project in borough history. Cont...
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Around Kodiak: May 23
Alaska Communications and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska are seeking nominations for the “Summer of Heroes” program to recognize local youths making a difference in Alaska communities. Visit the Summer of Heroes website at www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes to fill out a nomination for yourself or someone else. Nominations are open through July 22. The Kodiak City Council holds a regular meeting at 7:...
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Sand Point relies on fishing, too
I would like to make a comment on your recently published article, “Kodiak Acts on Tendering Issue”, dated April 3, 2013, on the local processors’ plea to the Kodiak City Council. Sand Point, like Kodiak, depends heavily on our natural resources. We do not have a diversified economy such as the Coast Guard, tourism, the sport fishing industry, the Kodiak Launch Complex and the luxury of the Alaska Marine Highway S...
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Baranov Museum opens new yearlong exhibit
On Friday, the Baranov Museum will open a new yearlong exhibit featuring objects found in the museum’s 200-year-old building. The exhibit “Found on Site: Objects from Within the Magazin” tells the story of the objects and shares history about the building and Kodiak. “It’s all about objects found in the building over time, like in the floorboards and walls,” said Anjuli Grantham, curator of collections at the Bara...
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Achievers: May 23
• Kodiak resident Matthew J. Lawonn has earned a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. Lawonn joined 5,266 other students who will receive a degree June 15 at Reser Stadium in the university’s 144th annual commencement ceremony. • Salina Kratt, Marice Ashford, Megan Pyles, and Sierra Callis were selected for Elks student recognition at Kodiak High School for the third quarter o...
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Prep softball: King returns from injury
Tessa King graduated from Kodiak High School ahead of schedule. She loaded up on classes and credits and accelerated through high school in just three years. The second baseman for Kodiak’s softball team is not disappointed to be leaving high school early. “I’m not too bummed about that. I am ready to leave,” she said. She has at least one more week of softball — two if the team advances to the state tournament — ...
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Federal judge denies James Wells bail
On Monday afternoon, federal court Judge John D. Roberts denied a bail request for James Wells, the man accused of murdering two Kodiak Coast Guard employees at the communications station in April 2012. KTUU-TV posted a full recording of the hearing on its website and reported that Roberts denied the bail request after hearing from the prosecution, the federal public defender and the potential third-party custodia...
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Gray whale washes up on Pasagshak beach
Kodiak’s spring Whale Fest celebrates the migration of Pacific Gray Whales from Mexico to Alaska, but that migration can have a dark side as well. On Sunday, Pasagshak residents reported a dead 29-foot female gray whale calf washed up on their beach. By Tuesday afternoon, the sight had turned into an impromptu photo opportunity as drivers pulled over at Pasagshak State Park to snap pictures of the beached animal. ...
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