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KEA: Kodiak at 99.4 percent renewable
As the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands becomes the world’s first landmass to power itself entirely on renewables, Kodiak Island is hovering close to the 100 percent renewables mark as well. Kodiak’s power portfolio currently holds at 99.3 percent. That’s up from 95.4 percent for full-year 2013. According to numbers like those, 100 percent hydro-electric should be right around the corner. Rig...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather records smashed over weekend as mountain air warms
The brilliant sunshine and long daylight hours brought more than joy over the weekend for Kodiak. An 11-year weather record was obliterated on Friday afternoon when temperatures peaked at 66 degrees and temperature records fell all across Alaska. “There are at least 10 records broken,” said Christian Cassell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Anchorage. Locally, Friday’s early heat surge broke a de...
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Kodiakans mostly averse to pot legalization
If an informal sampling of opinions around town is any indicator, Kodiakans are almost dead-set against the stateʼs marijuana initiative that would make pot legal in November. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Measure is on the ballot on Nov. 4. If voters approve it, it will allow people age 21 and older to posses up to 1 ounce of marijuana and up to six plants. It will also make the manufacture, sale, and possess...
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Reports of physical and sexual abuse against children spiking in Kodiak
Alaska State Troopers reported that several incidents involving abuse or sexual abuse of minors were reported to it during the last week, indicative of a rising tide in abuse and sexual crimes against minors in Kodiak. The State Troopers reports listed two allegations of physical abuse of a minor cases and two accounts of sexual abuse of a minor, all of which are being investigated. One report from April 17 detail...
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Science fair uncovers secrets of brushing, bacteria, and lemon juice
Fourth and fifth-graders at Peterson Elementary School displayed the results of their investigations of plant growth, chemistry, aerodynamics, cooking times, and other topics at a science fair, Thursday on the school gymnasium. “We didn’t do it last year,” said fourth-grade teacher Susan Gill, who organized the event with fifth-grade teacher Les James. Each student chose their own question, devised a hypothesis to...
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Local educator to vie for Kodiak College director
Alan Fugleberg, one of three finalists to replace Barbara Bolson as director of Kodiak College vowed to fight for Kodiak’s slice of the higher education pie. Speaking at a community reception Wednesday, Kodiak College’s assistant director for academic affairs and an assistant professor, Fugleberg is the only local candidate for the top job. “I will work with each and every employee, each and every student who want...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recent quake ceremony puts local Lions on top in regional competition
The Kodiak Lions won “Club of the Year” at a regional convention in Anchorage last weekend, with a recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Quake putting it over the top. The local organization said the the Kodiak Lions Club returned yesterday from the Multiple District convention held in Anchorage. Around some 90 Lion's Clubs from Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory and British Col...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school district optimistic on state education budgeting
In a recent education omnibus bill in the state budget for fiscal 2015, state legislators hammered out four points that should benefit area schools, the Kodiak Island Borough School District reports. Approximately 80 students can now receive diplomas because of the repeal of the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam, begun in 2004. Also, students will be able test out of core subjects, and schools will rec...
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Police get new cars, stealth markings, and a dog
The Kodiak Police Department added a couple of cars to its fleet, including a vehicle to effect the latest in policing and stealth canine technology. The KPD’s 2010 Dodge Charger was given a new paint job by local body experts RC Enterprises so that the vehicle during daylight hours might not look like a police car at first glance. Later, at night, that same car will — perhaps quite unexpectedly to an unlucky perp...
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KHS grad selected to serve at White House
Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lampl, a 1998 Kodiak High School graduate, has been selected to serve at the White House Communications Agency on presidential support duty in Washington, D.C. According to an email from his mother, Penny Lampl, Richard Lampl joined the Army Signal Corps in 1999 and qualified as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg, N.C. He has served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and has been statio...
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