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Mud flies at Bear Crawl
Dozens of racers crawled through net tunnels, swung across monkey bars, high-stepped through tires, climbed over “The Wall” and splashed through mud in the second iteration of KMXT’s Bear Crawl Obstacle Race. The runners were divided into eight waves, including two waves of children racing on a shorter course with fewer obstacles. Sonja Reed and Mariana Desantiago ran the race during an early heat once with Reed’s...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 15
June 3 Around 1:30 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 8:24 a.m., a caller complained about a neighbor’s noisy rooster on Hemlock Street. The owner said they were planning to slaughter it in a few days. At 9:38 a.m., a caller reported larceny on Yukon Street. It’s under investigation. At 10:47 a.m., police admonished a driver on Thorsheim Street for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 11:04 ...
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Troopers: Man entered USCG restricted area; gun, drugs found
The U.S. Coast Guard Military Police stopped a vehicle operating in a restricted area after which troopers found drugs and a gun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, a trooper report said Friday. The military police contacted the troopers on Thursday at 8:27 a.m. after stopping Larry Goss, 54, of Kodiak, who was “driving in a restricted area of the Kodiak Coast Guard Base Property,” according to the report. Tro...
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Ferries to continue regular service with budget passage
Normal ferry operations will continue past July 1 as a result of the Alaska legislature passing an operating budget, the Alaska Marine Highway announced in a release Friday. “AMHS apologizes to our loyal customers and the traveling public for the turmoil and confusion this budget uncertainty may have caused,” the release said. AMHS originally announced on June 1 that ferry operations would cease on July 1 if a bud...
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Post 17 sweeps Kenai
Down to the game’s final strike, Aaron Hocum didn’t flinch. The rising senior looped Joey Becher’s 1-2 offering over the head of the shortstop that brought in the tying and go-ahead run in Kodiak Post 17’s dramatic 3-2 American Legion AA league victory over Kenai Post 20 Saturday at Baranof Field. The come-from-behind effort capped an opening weekend doubleheader sweep of the Peninsula-based team. The Bears slugge...
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Council passes 2016 budget including funding for trail mapping
The Kodiak City Council passed its fiscal year 2016 budget after amending it to include increased funds for the Chamber of Commerce, Discover Kodiak, a new truck for the Public Works Department and an increase in funds received from the state. “We received information from the state Department of Corrections that we would be getting a little bit more money, certainly not as much as we got under our previous year, ...
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We are the home of the Orthodoxy
To the Editor, The blue domes of the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral are more than a pretty photo-op for visitors, and the relics inside are not museum artifacts, but objects of a living spiritual tradition. The heartbreaking vandalism of the church offers us the opportunity to remember that we are a special place because of that church. We are a place of worldwide pilgrimage. Moreover, we are the spi...
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GARDEN GATE: When is the best time to water your plants?
Last week, the National Weather Service issued an advisory for Southcentral Alaska for unusually warm weather created by an intense high-pressure system, which the NWS says is now “firmly in control over much of the State.” The short and long-term forecast, leading into the longest day of the year, reads the same: Warm and dry. After months of dampness the heat comes as quite a shock for all creatures and plants, ...
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43,000 signatures gathered by anti-salmon setnet advocates
A one-handed clap best describes my reaction to the 43,000 signature dropped off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election ballot, and let Alaska voters decide whether to ban setnets at Cook Inlet, Mat-Su, Anchorage, Juneau, Valdez, Ketchikan, and any communities designated as “urban” and “no...
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57-hour commercial salmon fishing period opened in sections of Southwest Kodiak
There will be a 57-hour commercial salmon fishing period, from noon Monday, June 15 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 in the following areas: • The Inner and Outer Ayakulik sections of the Southwest Kodiak District. Waters will be open to the stream terminus of Ayakulik River. • The Outer Karluk Section of the Southwest Kodiak District. There will be a 24-hour extension to the current commercial salmon fishing period, ...
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