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Kodiak Launch Complex to get share of fed money
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation will receive half of the $6 million in the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Omnibus Bill for state-owned spaceports, according to a news release from AAC. “I am very proud of the hard work put in by our congressional delegation: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Mark Begich and Congressman Young,” AAC President Craig Campbell said in the release. “Sen. Murkowski and her colleagues r...
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Harbor Lights Festival promises cheer
The second annual Harbor Lights Festival may get a little bit of rain this weekend, but it won’t stop the Christmas cheer. There used to be an annual parade of decorated boats driving through the channel. Rough weather cancelled the event a few times, leading to the creation of the festival, a display of Christmas-decorated boats moored at the harbors. Last year, the first year the festival was held, the F/V Stell...
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Three KHS wrestlers competing in Tournament of Champions
A trio of Kodiak High School wrestlers will vie to become All-Americans this weekend in Nevada. Nolan Wandersee, Joel Valdez and Josh Lochman are competing in the 20th edition of the Reno Tournament of Champions, which begins today and concludes Saturday. With 64-man brackets in every weight class, the event is dubbed the “toughest tournament in the USA.” The top eight finishers in each class earn All-American acc...
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‘Table Time’ graced with divine appointments
The beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night” first made an impression on local author Christie Loney when she was a girl living in Forres, Scotland. Forres was a screening center for Polish soldiers who had been captured serving the German army during World War II. According to “Now Unto Him,” written by Loney’s father and Forres pastor Alastair Christie-Johnston, the “dirty, tired, starving men, in German field gre...
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Kodiak ties warm weather record
Kodiak saw a high of 44 degrees Thursday at 12:45 p.m., tying the record set in 1985. Kodiak has seen an unusual string of warm weather this season, breaking a 33-year-old warm weather record on Dec. 7 and coming within a couple degrees of several other records. Kodiak has seen less than an inch of snow, just .9 inches, so far this winter. That skiff of snow, which measured .2 inches, Kodiakans likely saw caught i...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 8888819
Dec. 10 At 6:53 a.m., police warned a driver on Shelikof Street for not having headlights on. At 9:18 a.m., a caller reported larceny on Larch Street and wanted it logged. At 5:02 p.m., a caller reported a dangerous driver on Rezanof Drive East. The vehicle was found parked. At 7:33 p.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous driver on Rezanof Drive East. They were negative for driving under the influence. At 10:43 p....
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Ferry fares to go up next year
Fares on the Alaska Marine Highway System will go up starting the first of the year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced on Thursday. Most fares will increase 4.5 percent starting Jan. 1. However, reservations made before Jan. 1 for travel after New Year’s Day will not be affected by the rate hike. A news release sent by ADOT&PF said the increase should generate $1.8 million and...
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KHS girls push win streak to 30 games
Kodiak’s girls basketball team started this season the same way it left off last season — with a victory. The Bears pushed their winning streak to 30 games with an easy 59-29 victory over Service Thursday at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School. Kodiak’s win streak dates back to the end of the 2012-13 season when it won its final two games at the state tournament. The Bears won all 27 of their games la...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo gets off the naughty list
I’m going to start this week with a once-in-a-lifetime story that was brought to my attention from one of my friends. Yes, I have a friend other than Gizmo. Ryan Sturdivan, a basketball player for Woodland High School (Washington), drained not one, but two half-court buzzer-beaters in a game against Kelso earlier this week. And to top it off, his second shot gave Woodland a 49-47 victory. Sturdivan instantly becam...
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Kodiak boys stumble in opener
Kodiak got a close look at what could be Alaska’s next basketball star. The Bears probably wished they hadn’t. Barrow freshman Kamaka Hepa poured in 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Whalers’ 64-26 victory at the T-Bird Classic Thursday at East Anchorage High School. The 6-foot-7 Hepa is regarded as one of the top high school prospects in the nation. During the summer he participated at the CrossRoads Eli...
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