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Playbook: Dec. 13
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Mt. Edgecumbe at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 Boys basketball: Kodiak at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School. Wrestling: Kodiak at the West Anchorage Christmas Classic, 4 p.m.
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2 men charged in 2008 Pillar Mtn. death
State prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Bradford Blondin and 25-year-old Brian Blondin in connection with the 2008 death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain. On Monday, Bradford formally pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran over 43-year-old Justin McGriff on Pillar Mountain Road and left McGriff to die. Brian has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges that he destroyed evidence in the case. Bradford fac...
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Playing in the rain
Aaron Poetter, left, Tonya Wood, Trent Hartill and Aaron Tiernan huddle during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s annual Christmas flag football game at a rainy Joe Floyd Track and Field Saturday. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 12
Friday, Dec. 7 • At 2:35 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 8:46 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the road on Rezanof Drive. It was gone when officers arrived. • At 8:51 a.m., a caller reported a window was broken with a BB gun. • At 8:33 a.m., a man was arrested for a probation violation. • At 9:17 a.m., an officer investigated a broken window on Marine Way. • At 9:25 a.m., an abandoned vehi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Forty years of change on top of the world
SAN FRANCISCO — From a lecture hall within a land of warm breezes and flowering December plants comes a story of a creature 2,600 miles north, where the sun will not rise for another 50 days. At the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, biologist George Divoky had 15 minutes to present his lifetime of work with a bird that adapted to year-round life in the Arctic during the last ice age. Divoky led ...
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Museum ship left out of CG reauthorization bill
Congress is close to approving a new Coast Guard funding bill, but one long-awaited Alaska project hasn’t made the final cut. The Coast Guard Cutter Storis, lingering in America’s mothball fleet, was scheduled to be transferred to the nonprofit Storis Museum, which hopes to transform the cutter into a Juneau museum ship. While that transfer appeared in early versions of the Coast Guard bill, it was dropped from th...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 12
• From 10 a.m. to noon in Fishermen’s Hall, learn about soil sampling techniques for your garden and hoophouse, and what's the newest commercial crop for Alaska growers. From noon to 2 p.m., hone your GPS skills with an instructional workshop for tips and tricks to get the most from your device. Both workshops will will be conducted by Steve Brown of the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service. For more...
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Reft displays marksmanship during rifle season
David Reft was not surprised when he shot a perfect score during Kodiak’s rural schools air rifle season. It didn’t even faze him when he added two more perfect rounds to end his season. “It wasn’t really that hard,” the Karluk sophomore said. “Since I live in a village, I shoot quite a bit.” Reft is the definition of a sharpshooter. To record a perfect score, all 50 of Reft’s shots found the bullseye portion — on...
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Kodiakans to learn about GPS
GPS can save your life, but only if you know how to use it. Kodiakans are invited to learn the hidden tips and tricks behind GPS at a free class today in Fishermen's Hall. The class will be taught by Stephen Brown, assistant professor for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, who has a background in GPS. He teaches 30 to 40 GPS workshops across the state each year. In 2003, Brown was as...
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After 'fecal cliff', city faces 'snow cliff'
For the past few months, the city of Kodiak has struggled to address a looming "fecal cliff." Now, it will have to tackle a "snow cliff" as well. On Tuesday night, city public works director Mark Kozak told the city council that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has asked the city to stop plowing snow into the ocean. "We're looking at adding days to snow removal," Kozak said. "Maybe what we get d...
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