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Alaska Science Forum: Dramatic report card for the Arctic in 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Northern sea ice is at its lowest summer coverage since we’ve been able to see it from satellites. Greenland experienced its warmest summer in 170 years. Eight of 10 permafrost-monitoring sites in northern Alaska recorded their highest temperatures; the other two tied record highs. 2012 was a year of “astounding” change for much of the planet north of the Arctic Circle, said four experts at a press...
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Local Results: Dec. 19
Tuesday, Dec. 11 St. Herman’s Hermits 65, F/V Anthem 42 Oscar Olsen III 26 points, Jason Chocknok 16, Edward Trefon 8, Jason Isaac 5, Leonard Wassillie 4, Nate Anderson 4 and John Askoak 2 for St. Herman's. Brandon Mahle 17 points, Collin Powers 9, Ron Fried 7, Jake Arnold 5, Chandler Cooper 2 and Morgan Moir 2 for F/V Anthem. RC Enterprise 60, St. Innocent’s 55 Randy Diocares 24 points, TJ Agmata 16, Tyson Mirand...
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KIBSD signs off on audit
The Kodiak Island Borough school board formally signed off on the school district's 2012 audit during a fast-paced meeting Monday night. The meeting included a performance from the Kodiak High School chamber orchestra and a presentation on the status of the small wind turbine installed next to the school district offices this fall. The audit, discussed at a school board work session earlier this month, found no si...
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Business spotlight: Roberts passion for knives sparks business
Willie Roberts, owner of Kodiak Blades, started collecting knives and swords when he was 14 years old. Almost six years later, he is still collecting blades but now wants to share his passion with the people of Kodiak. Kodiak Blades carries a variety of folding knives, throwing knives, machetes and swords for both collectors and outdoorsmen. “I had a passion for knives, enjoyed collecting them, and found a way to ...
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Horizon Line changes schedule for holiday
The holiday season will mean fewer Kodiak stops for Horizon Lines freighters. Horizon Lines, which operates Pier 3 in Kodiak, has announced it will bypass Kodiak on a handful of regularly scheduled routes between Tacoma, Wash. and Anchorage. According to Horizon Lines, there will be no Kodiak stop on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. There will be a stop on Dec. 27 and one Jan. 3 but none on Jan. 7. Horizon will resume its regu...
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Ice Rink reopens after arson attack
Four months after an arson attack, the Baranof Park ice rink is back to slick operation. On Monday afternoon, Colby Herron and Mark Schneider put the finishing touches on the rink’s red line before park maintenance supervisor Roger David wheeled out the Zamboni to polish the ice for skaters. “It’s back open and we’re happy about that,” city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. Metal frames still stand empty, awaiting n...
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Christiansen takes Santa run
Blustery conditions did not keep 39 runners from competing in the first 5K Santa Fun Run Saturday in Kodiak. Cole Christiansen blew to the finish line first in 19 minutes, 40 seconds, while Karly Gunderson won the women’s title in 24:38. The race, organized by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, raised $500 for needy families in Kodiak. Julian McCarthy received the best dressed-award for being the only competitor to b...
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Continue to fight against compost in Middle Bay
To the Editor: Don't let your guard down yet and not for a long time. The fight is still on to keep the city's crap out of pristine Middle Bay. Residents of the borough and city alike can help our fight. Come to the P&Z public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the borough assembly chambers. Support Mike Patterson's request to rezone the landfill which should have been done years ago; it’s been out of compliance al...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 18
Wednesday, Dec. 12 • At 12:02 a.m., a 911 caller reported being tailgated on Center Ave; the vehicle turned a different direction and officers had no contact with it. • At 12:29 a.m., an officer was served papers. • At 2:22 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way West. • At 3:11 a.m., a caller reported a caged dog will not stop barking on Thorsheim Street. • At 4:11 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on...
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Senior Life: Kodiak Senior Center open as usual
The Senior Center will be open as usual during the holiday season with the exception of Christmas Day and News Year’s Day. But we do have volunteer staff coming on Dec. 25 as they have done for so many years and preparing a Christmas Dinner at 2 p.m. for people 60 and older. Volunteer staff will also be delivering home-delivered meals that day. The center will close at 1 p.m. Christmas Eve. We will have our own Ha...
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