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Amazing Nature: Christmas in the ocean
It is the season for snow, ice, candy, stars, cookies and tinsel. Among ocean educators, the holidays have spurred a fun game of listing animals that have some reference to these things in their names. Quite a few ocean animals have “Christmas” in their name, though I think these names have less to do with the holiday than with the colors red and green. Regardless of their origin, there are more than enough season...
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Girls hoops: Bears primed to make push in NLC
A lot of hype surrounds Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team as it enters the 2012-2013 season.  Rightfully so.  The Bears return their core group of players from last year’s squad that went 5-5 in a very tough Northern Lights Conference and 10-12 overall.  In addition, Kodiak received a gift from Colony High School when first-team all-conference guard Jerica Nelson transferred back to Kodiak.  “They have po...
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Playbook: Dec. 20
Friday, Dec. 21 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at Kodiak High School, 5:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at Kodiak High School, 7 p.m.
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Horn has another big night for UAA
University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alysa Horn filled up the box score Tuesday night in an 82-40 women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico at the AT&T Hoops Classic at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Horn tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and had a career-high five blocks to go with three assists and three steals. Horn’s five blocks were the most for a Seawolf since former All-American Rebecca Kielpinski swat...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 20
Friday, Dec. 14 • At 1:01 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:04 a.m., a caller reported a bear raiding trash cans on the 1600 block of Lynden Way. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 3:16 a.m., an officer secured bear resistant dumpsters on Woody Way. • At 3:53 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Trident Way. • At 4:19 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenoff Street. • ...
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New book covers Aleutian freighters
It’s not an easy job hauling cargo down the length of the Aleutians, and a new book published by Seattle’s Documentary Media takes readers behind the scenes of the Aleutians break-bulk industry. “Aleutian Freighter” is the latest work by James Mackovjak, a Gustavus resident who has previously written about commercial fishing in Glacier Bay and logging in Southeast Alaska. “It was a really nice project because I go...
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Governor's budget holds less for Kodiak
Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed state budget may mean less state spending in Kodiak, but Kodiak is far from the only Alaska community to see less state spending. On Friday, Parnell unveiled a $12.8 billion budget proposal that includes $1.8 billion in capital projects, down from $2.9 billion this year. The governor’s budget is the first step in a monthslong budgeting process that continues with the start of the Alask...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 20
Tuesday, Dec. 11 Troopers, with assistance from the Old Harbor VPSO, arrested a 29-year-old Old Harbor resident on an outstanding arrest warrant for assault in the third degree / domestic violence (a Class C Felony). He was transported and remanded to the Kodiak City Jail. Bail on the warrant was $5,000. Wednesday, Dec. 12 Troopers observed a 28-year-old male of Kodiak violating his conditions of released and on S...
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Prep hoops: Girls schedule loaded with tough games
While most high school basketball teams have already had two weekends of competition, Kodiak’s girls have yet to play. “It wasn’t ideal, it was just how are season was set up,” second-year Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker said. Kodiak will make up for it as the Bears do not have an open weekend the rest of the season. The 2012-2013 season begins Friday with a home game against South Anchorage. Kodiak has 11 home g...
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Borough finds $300,000 logging tax miss
A new audit of some of the Kodiak Island Borough’s largest taxpayers has resulted in penalties and tax payments worth more than $300,000. Last week, interim borough manager Bud Cassidy told the Kodiak borough assembly that an audit of Evergreen Timber’s logging operations on Afognak Island revealed the company had left some heavy equipment off its property tax forms and underpaid severance taxes. After the borough...
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