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Parnell, Begich squabble over North Slope oil and gas reserve
JUNEAU (AP) — A federal proposal that would block oil and gas development in about half the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has sparked some harsh words between the state’s Republican governor and its Democratic U.S. senator. This, even though both Gov. Sean Parnell and Sen. Mark Begich opposed the plan. It began with a Sept. 13 letter from Begich to Parnell, intended to nudge Parnell back into negotiations. Par...
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Kodiak-Anchorage Era flight makes emergency landing in Homer
HOMER (AP) — An overheating engine forced an Era Aviation plane to make an emergency landing in Homer earlier this week. The Homer News reports that Flight 889 from Kodiak to Anchorage made the emergency landing Monday. There were 31 people on board the flight, including three crew members. Era spokesman Steve Smith said a pilot noticed a high temperature on an engine and shut it down as a precautionary measure. T...
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Moderate quake rumbles Adak
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Seismologists say a strong earthquake has jolted the sparsely populated western Aleutian islands. There are no immediate reports of injury or damage from Wednesday’s earthquake. Its magnitude was initially reported as 6.9 but officials later revised that to 6.4. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the quake was felt in the communities of Adak and Atka. The quake struck at 3:39 p.m. Alask...
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Afognak Native Corporation breaks ground on new Kodiak headquarters
Afognak Native Corporation has long claimed to have its foundation deep in the bedrock of the Kodiak archipelago. Now, it’s making that claim literally true. On July 19, the archipelago’s largest village corporation broke ground on its new 11,000 square-foot Kodiak headquarters. As concrete forms rise, Kodiak eyes are turning to the collection of construction trailers on the Kodiak waterfront that will soon be rep...
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Fall Equinox Tournament
The Fall Equinox Tennis Tournament on Saturday was a fundraiser for the Kodiak High School tennis team. Coach Steve Johnston said the team raised around $80. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Woman recovering from 60-foot cliffside fall onto boulders
Maria Pestrikoff’s screams alerted her friend Anthony Burke that she was in danger. On the afternoon of Sept. 17, Burke heard a noise coming from outside, but didn’t know what it was. At first he thought it was a child hollering for a dog, but he quickly realized it was someone calling for help. Burke ran to the back of a home that backed up against a cliff on Thurston Lane in Jackson Trailer Park. The gate to the...
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Palmer, Eielson still on top
Palmer and Eielson are the only undefeated teams heading into the final week of the high school football regular season. So, it’s no surprise that those two teams sit atop the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. Fairbanks-based Eielson is 6-0 and has been the No. 1 team in the mid-small schools rankings since the second week of the season, while Palmer is 7-0 and the No. 1 team in ...
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Price tag for new Pier 3 likely will be less than expected
A new cargo pier for the city of Kodiak likely will cost less than originally expected. On Tuesday night, Kenton Braun and Nels Sultan presented the Kodiak City Council the results of an in-depth wave study of two designs for a new Pier 3. In short: there’s no significant difference between the two designs, allowing the city to go ahead with the cheaper of the two options. “We really can’t say one is better than t...
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Emergency responders worked together for successful rescue
To the Editor: I would like to express a very great thank you to the Kodiak and the Bayside ambulance, the first responders, paramedics, the EMTs, the first two who showed up fast with climbing ropes repelling down the bluff with emergency medical gear to help stabilize a very seriously hurt woman. She was screaming with bad compound fractures with a rising tide coming in. All the emergency people worked together ...
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Local Results: Sept. 26
Senior Dribblers Thursday, Sept. 20 Team Cornelio 72, Bases Loaded 65 Ryan Cornelio 29 points, Darren Luzano 22, Angelo Salugao 9, Richard Alvarez 8, Elijah Patterson 2 and Holly Patterson 2 for Team Cornelio. Michael Mainifo 30 points, Edmil Balila 20, Creven Villaran 9, Noa Koller 4 and Drew Lightle 2 for Bases Loaded. Team Jimenez 82, Team Drainage 62 Germain Jimenez 33 points, Billy Alcaide 26, Eric Alas 19, J...
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