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Assemblyman apologizes
To the Editor: The headline should have read “Assemblyman proves he’s a jerk.” At the Aug. 15 regular meeting of the Borough Assembly, I had the distinct displeasure of making a spectacle of myself. While I may be no stranger to sticking my foot in my mouth, in this particular instance, I threw propriety to the wind and proceeded to lay down a full salvo of cutting words, slicing away at administrators and staff i...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
Sunday, Aug. 25 • At 12:04 a.m., a man was arrested for fourth-degree assault on a cab driver, theft of services and three counts of violating conditions of release. • At 4:13 a.m., a man was arrested for violating conditions of release. • At 4:35 a.m., a man was given an open container warning and had to dump his beer out. • At 7:32 a.m., a 911 caller reported a mirror on his vehicle had been broken off. He wante...
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Alaska State Trooper report: Aug. 29
Wednesday, Aug. 21 At 4:13 p.m., a 43-year-old Kodiak man reported he had tools stolen from his property in the Bayside area of Kodiak. The tools were valued at $250. The investigation is ongoing. Thursday, Aug. 22 • At 11 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report from the Kodiak Police Department of people yelling and screaming near Melnitsa Lane. Troopers responded to the scene and discovered a fight in prog...
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KHS volleyball schedule
2013 schedule Sept. 5-7 — at Sitka/Mt. Edgecumbe; Sept. 12-14 — at Kenai/Soldotna; Sept. 27-28 — aat West Spiketacular. Oct. 4-5 — Colony; Oct. 11-12 — at Grace Tournament; Oct. 18-19 — Wasilla; Oct. 25-26 — Dimond/Service; Nov. 1-2 — at Palmer; Nov. 7-9 — at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna.
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Playbook: Aug. 29
Friday, Aug. 30 Cross country: Kodiak High School vs. West Anchorage at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 5:30 p.m.; boys, 6:15 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5 p.m.
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Old Harbor gets new store
Old Harbor has some changes in store. On Saturday, Kodiak’s largest rural community will hold the grand opening of the Nuniaq Food Market. The grand opening marks the restoration of the town store, which closed a year ago following a string of break-ins and vandalism. “There is a need for a store here in the community,” said Old Harbor tribal council vice president Melissa Berns. “The cost of importing goods from ...
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KHS tennis shines in Anchorage
Kodiak shined in its first regular-season tennis matches in the program’s short history. The Bears won 14 matches and took all scored four team victories at the ASAA Invitational Tennis Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. “Am I pleased with that; yeah, I’m pleased with that,” third-year Kodiak coach Steve Johnston said. This tournament marked the first time in Kodiak’s seven years that it has played hi...
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Mercury levels in fish increase when fish feed in deep water
A new study from the University of Hawaii at Manoa says mercury levels within fish rise the deeper the fish feed. The results may have implications for Alaska’s deepwater trawl and longline fisheries. "The implication is that predictions for increased mercury in deeper water will result in higher levels in fish," said Joel Blum of the University of Michigan, the lead author of the study, in a statement. "If we're ...
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Horn to play professional basketball in Germany
Former Kodiak and University of Alaska Anchorage basketball star Alysa Horn is headed overseas. Last week, Horn signed a contract to play professionally for TSV Amicitia Viernheim, a Division II team in Germany’s Women’s Basketball League. Horn said her coach at UAA played overseas and put her in contact with agents. Things brewed from there. She left Kodiak on Tuesday to prepare for the team’s Aug. 31 season open...
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Alaska Science Forum: A continent of ice on the wane
Despite taking up as much space as Australia, the blue-white puzzle of ice floating on the Arctic Ocean is an abstraction to the billions who have never seen it. But continued shrinkage of sea ice is changing life for many living things. A few Alaska scientists added their observations to a recent journal article on the subject. Since 1999, the loss of northern sea ice equal to the size of Greenland is a “stunning...
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