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Rainiest, warmest January in years
Rain fell on Kodiak for 19 straight days, but as the calendar turned its page, the rain stopped. Twenty-five of Kodiak’s 31 January days had rain or snow, and 2014 will go into the history books with the third-wettest January in recorded history. According to National Weather Service records, only 2003, 1977 and 1985 had more than the 14.3 inches of precipitation that fell on Kodiak last month. The first of those ...
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City, borough put adviser under a microscope
City and borough officials are taking a hard look at Heather McCarty as the next government fisheries analyst in Kodiak. Kodiak’s city and borough governments have been without a fisheries adviser since last year, when Denby Lloyd resigned. The search for Lloyd’s replacement has been a slow one, as the joint city-borough fisheries work group had to re-issue its search for an adviser late last year. The city counci...
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Alcohol forum shares stories of suffering, triumph
On Friday night, Kodiak parents and teens heard from speakers who are passionate about the risks of teenage drinking. Among them were a doctor, a district attorney, a two teenage youth court judges and a 28-year-old man who spoke in public for the first time about his experience going to jail at least 11 times for driving under the influence and driving with a revoked driver’s license. The event, titled “Teens and...
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Restitution, counseling ordered in $1,000 Kodiak domestic violence vandalism case
A Kodiak man was ordered last week to pay restitution and attend counseling for a domestic violence outburst that destroyed more than $1,000 in property including framed artwork a table and a front door. Brian A. Dougherty, 30, was sentenced Jan. 23 after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief. Dougherty was charged in Jan. 2013 after a woman reported Dougherty was damaging her...
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Minor earthquake felt in Kodiak
A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon about 37 miles northeast of Kodiak, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 12:20 p.m. and was 28 miles below the surface of the ocean. The epicenter was near Marmot Island. It was felt in Kodiak. There were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was the first felt in Kodiak City since Dec. 7, when a 5.5 temblor w...
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Where to watch Super Bowl XLVIII
Alaska’s adopted NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks, is facing the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.  Back in Kodiak, there will be plenty of places for 12s to go cheer on their team. Local establishments are expecting a big turnout. A 2011 poll conducted by the Anchorage Daily News found 32 percent of Alaskans are fans of the Green Bay Packers. At No. 2, with 24 percent of the vote, were th...
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History shows mining is nothing new for The Golden Isle
On a cold, gray summer day in July 1938, Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson stepped ashore at the head of Olga Bay. They waded through the surf again and again, carrying crates and bags to their new home, a shambling shack not far from the beach. In years to come, the two men would come to be known as Kodiak’s greatest bear guides. On that day, however, they weren’t searching for bears — they were hunting gold. This...
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Kodiak girls roll past East
A dominant third quarter turned a close game into a blowout.  Only leading by single-figures at halftime, Kodiak outscored East Anchorage 16-5 in the third quarter and went on to post a 50-35 nonconference girls basketball victory Thursday evening in Anchorage.  The Bears improved their record to 14-0 and are only three victories away from matching the best start in school history.  Last year’s team won 17 consecu...
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Kodiak boys host Palmer
Even though two months of the basketball season remain, Kodiak’s boys are playing their final home games today and Saturday against Palmer. Today’s contest tips at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 3 p.m. Both games count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. “These games are huge,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “I would not say must-win games, but wins that we have to have.” Kodiak is 4-1 in its remod...
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Caballa, Powers aim to defend NLC crowns
When it comes to wrestling, the Northern Lights Conference is the toughest in the state. All three Mat-Su Valley schools — Colony, Wasilla and Palmer — have programs that could vie for a state championship in two weeks. But, first all three schools, plus Kodiak, Soldotna and Kenai will battle for the conference crown when the NLC Championships begin at noon today at Colony High School. The championship round will ...
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