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Kicking it at halftime
Kodiak High School’s dance team performs during halftime of Saturday’s game between Kodiak and South Anchorage at KHS. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiker dead on Barometer
Not a single cloud blotted the skies above Kodiak on Tuesday, but it was a dark Christmas as searchers found the body of a missing hiker on Mt. Barometer. Derek Winn Russell, 20, had been missing since Saturday morning when he left Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a hike to the summit of the 2,452-foot mountain. Other hikers later recalled seeing Russell atop Barometer’s summit, but the Maine-born crewman from the Coast...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: Climate change and the people of the Mesa
Alaska was once the setting for an environmental shift so dramatic it forced people to evacuate the entire North Slope, according to Michael Kunz, an archaeologist with the Bureau of Land Management. About 10,000 years ago, a group of hunting people lived on the North Slope, the swath of mostly treeless tundra that extends north from the Brooks Range to the sea. These people, known as Paleoindians, used a chunky r...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proud to be an American
To the Editor: Next Monday is Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. I hereby give notice to my neighbors on Selief Lane that I plan on lighting off fireworks. That’s right — lots of them. I’m proud to be an American and I’m proud of my independence. For whoever called the KPD last time, well, save your dime. Beaver Lake is frozen, and I plan on letting loose all my pyrotechnics on borough land. I’m saddened by the complaints a...
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NLC power rankings: Soldotna girls continue to roll
Not much changed in this week’s Northern Lights Conference basketball power rankings. Soldotna remained the top team on the girls’ side after dominating the East T-Bird Classic. Wasilla’s boys also remained No. 1 despite dropping a 19-point decision to 3A Monroe. The only change in this week’s rankings was Palmer’s boys moving up a spot to No. 2, while Kodiak dropped a spot to No. 3 after losing a pair of home gam...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cod fisherman have smaller 2013 state quota
Thanks to federal quota cuts, Kodiak cod fishermen have a smaller 2013 state quota, too. On Monday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game declared a cod quota of 13.58 million pounds, down more than 2 million pounds from last year. State waters extend from the shoreline to 3 miles offshore, and fisheries in that area are regulated by ADF&G. The cod quota is directly based upon federal statistics, however. The sta...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Dec. 26
Tuesday, Dec. 18 Neff Drywall 75, Inspiration 65 Mark Galindo 32 points, Peter Inthavong 25, Junray Abad 8, Jerick Corpuz 5 and Josh Cisco 5 for Neff. Wade Johnson 23 points, Andy Schroeder 14, Tim Cowley 7, Phil Fogle 6, Amy Fogle 6, Bryan Ellsworth 4, Lisa Frick 3 and Debbie Rohrer 2 for Inspiration. RC Enterprises 83, Nets System 49 Tyson Miranda 18 points, Randy Diocares 17, Mikey Thomas 16, TJ Agmata 15, Eli ...
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Business Spotlight: Eubanks turns $3,000 into successful business
Daniel Eubanks started Daniel's Fine Jewelers in February 2006 with $3,000 in his bank account. Of that money, $1,000 was for the first month's rent, $1,000 was for the supplies to build jewelry cases, and the remaining $1,000 was for jewelry. “You can take $1,000 worth of jewelry and hold it in your hand,” Eubanks said. “It takes up a really small box.” Eubanks managed to turn that $3,000 into a successful busine...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guardsman missing after Barometer Mountain hike
Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Kodiak Island Search and Rescue are actively searching for a hiker missing since Saturday on Mt. Barometer. According to trooper reports, Derek Winn Russell was last seen at 10 a.m. Saturday as he hiked from Coast Guard Base Kodiak to Barometer. Russell, from Maine, is an active-duty Coast Guardsman stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro. Trooper Boyd Branch, ...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls win opener (video)
Kodiak’s girls basketball team shot out of a cannon in its season opener Friday against South Anchorage. The Bears displayed their explosive and offense in the opening three quarters and hung on for a 50-43 nonconference victory over visiting South Anchorage at Kodiak High School. Kodiak junior post Hannah Wandersee scored 10 points in each half — all on field goals — in tallying a career-high 20 points. “Hannah d...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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