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NLC Power Rankings: Push for regional seeding heating up
The high school basketball season is winding down. Only two weeks of play are left before the Northern Lights Conference Championship tips March 10 in Palmer. Kodiak, though, finishes regular season play this weekend and will sit back and watch the final week of the season play out. Both NLC titles are still up for grabs. On the boys’ side, Wasilla, Palmer, Colony and Soldotna all still have a chance at obtaining ...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 24
QUESTION: What team did the Kodiak boys basketball team beat to win the 2014 Northern Lights Conference title? It was the program’s first title since 2001. MONDAY’S ANSWER: Tahna and Talon Lindquist have combined for four Alaska high school swimmer of the year awards. Tahna, a freshman at the University of Hawaii, won the top female award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Talon, a sophomore at Kodiak High School, won the to...
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Alaska Science Forum: Country bird, city bird, all the same bird
The upper Colville River is one of the quietest places on the planet, a land of cliffs and tundra and tangles of willow. Fashion Island is one of the most human-altered landscapes in America, where developers long ago replaced the native vegetation with a Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s. A female peregrine falcon born in northern Alaska spent at least one of her winters on the 13th floor balcony of a hotel in ...
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Forestry: Downed power line set Chiniak ablaze
The Twin Creeks Fire, often referred to as the Chiniak fire, was caused by trees falling onto a downed power line, according to the official Twin Creeks Fire Investigation Report. The fire began the evening of Aug. 27 and burned 4,862 acres, according to the report. Three structures including a residence and the Chiniak Library were destroyed. Investigator Daniel Govoni of the Alaska Division of Forestry concluded...
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City faces high legal fees
Legal spending for the city of Kodiak has jumped to more than double the amount usually allotted for an entire year. The city’s budgeted allocation for legal expenses for one year is typically $50,000. It is unusual for the city to exceed this amount, city manager Amiée Kniaziowski said. In the first six months of the fiscal year, from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, the city’s legal tab was already over $120,100. A...
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Researchers create school seafood guide
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers, including one from Kodiak, created a guide to help Alaska schools feed their students with local seafood. Seafood marketing specialist Quentin Fong with Alaska Sea Grant at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, research assistant Jennifer Nu and associate professor Andrea Bersamin, both with with the UAF Center for Alaska Native Health Research, created the guide...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Lindquist caps first college swim season
When Tahna Lindquist started her swimming career at the University of Hawaii in August, she traded an indoor pool for an outdoor pool. It took some time for the 2015 Kodiak High School graduate to get used to her new home facility. “Being a backstroker, when you are indoors you have a ceiling to look at, so you are able to swim a lot straighter,” said Lindquist Monday afternoon via phone from Hawaii. “Outdoor pool...
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GUEST OPINION: Time again to trot out the corporate media mouthpiece
The largest export from the U.S. is debt, denominated in U.S. treasuries. In exchange for this debt other countries like China send us actual stuff. Most of these countries understand that these treasuries are nothing more than IOUs that will never be paid back. This is why, in the last year, countries from around the world have begun to dump U.S. treasuries at an ever increasing rate, which forces the Federal Res...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: How a hot mug of joe can stop the shakes
If you think fishing tackle can suffer in storage, reach i\nto your gun rack for your favorite rifle and shoulder it. Hold a while as you peer through the scope. Are things getting shakier than you remember, and sooner? As much as our outdoor gear can suffer from neglect, it’s nothing compared to what happens to bodies and reflexes when neglected. With the deer season still six months away, you might be tempted to...
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Local Results: Feb. 23
City League Basketball Sunday, Feb. 21 Trailblazers 60, Water of Life (B) 49 Darren Luzano 19 points, Corey Gronn 13, Brian Parnell 11, Bill McGuire 8, Jo Putnam 5 and Josh Desmaras 4 for Trailblazers. Nick Lloyd 17 points, Chris Caguing 10, Jordan Davis 8, Julian Hiner 7, Caleb Pruitt 4 and Isabelle Hiner 3 for Water of Life. Golden Grizzlies 89, Island Espresso 73 Ken Caldejon 20 points, Sam Galindo 19, Joshua N...
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