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Kodiak girls hoops sweeps Kenai
Kodiak’s girls basketball team kept its perfect record intact on the Kenai Peninsula. The Bears blasted the Kardinals in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Kodiak scored a 61-28 victory. That was followed by a 45-15 win Saturday. Kodiak pushed its record to 13-0 (2-0 NLC) and is closing in on the school record for most consecutive victories to begin the season. Last year’s t...
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Students prepare for tsunami bowl
Five students from Kodiak High School are holding quiz sessions with local scientists to prepare for the 17th annual Tsunami Bowl competition. The Tsunami Bowl, an annual regional ocean sciences contest, will be held in Seward from Feb. 28 to March 2 as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Kodiak High School is one of 20 teams attending this year. A Kodiak team attended last year and took 12th place out of 25...
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Kodiak enduring one of the wettest Januaries on record
Look out for arks. With one week to go in the month, Kodiak has already had one of its rainiest Januaries in more than a century of recordkeeping. As of Sunday, Kodiak has started the year with 12.62 inches of rain, the most of any January since 2003. If the month ended today, January would finish as the ninth-wettest on record. The all-time record is 17.18 inches, set in 2003. This month’s exceptional weather is ...
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Garden Gate: Take precautions in the warm winter weather
My concern began during a recent spin around the garden. I saw too much green for a January day: Buds forming on rose bushes, pansies still blooming, and poppies acting as though spring had arrived. Had it? I stopped near a raised bed of small evergreen trees and rhododendrons. Yikes! I spotted a slug near a cluster of primroses. Spruce branches covered a patch of perennials, protecting them against an Arctic wint...
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Wal-Mart will keep buying Alaska salmon
JUNEAU (AP) — Wal-Mart announced Friday that it will continue purchasing Alaskan wild salmon after a four-month review of the state's Responsible Fisheries Management program. Company officials toured Alaska earlier this month to see firsthand how the state handles its salmon industry, as part of Wal-Mart's public policy of keeping fisheries sustainable around the world. Wal-Mart brought in The Sustainability Cons...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 27
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a community garden planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in the Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. If you are interested in participating in a community garden, stop by to contribute your ideas of what it should look like.
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Coast Guard turns fishing vessel back to port for faulty life raft
The US Coast Guard turned a fishing vessel back to Kodiak after discovering six safety violations during an at-sea boarding. According to an email from the Coast Guard, inspectors from the cutter SPAR boarded the fishing vessel Arctic Storm on Thursday. During their inspection, the Coast Guardsmen found the vessel’s life raft had expired in 2006 and that the hydrostatic release — which activates the life raft auto...
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Capitol Report: Jan. 27
Hello again from Juneau, where lawmakers have gathered for the second session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature following our nine-month interim. The interim was busy time and included many personal and professional highlights, the top among them being the arrival of my first grandchild, Isadora, in September. During the interim, I completed my term as the national chairman of the Council of State Governments. ...
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When a ferry becomes an aircraft carrier
The ferry Tustumena is an aircraft carrier. On Wednesday afternoon, James Jackson and Jay Wattum wheeled one of the most unusual vehicles to ever travel aboard a state ferry across City Pier 1 and onto the Tustumena’s cargo lift. Jackson’s four-seat Aeronica Sedan, an airplane built in 1948, is bound for a maintenance shop in Talkeetna. “They do it pretty cheap up there,” Jackson said of having the plane resurface...
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KEA will spend $200,000 to research renewable energy projects
Six wind turbines spin on Pillar Mountain. Three hydroelectric turbines rumble at Terror Lake. It isn't enough. On Thursday, the Kodiak Electric Association board of directors voted unanimously to spend $200,000 to research additional renewable energy projects for Kodiak. Throughout the KEA grid, electrical use fell by 1 percent in 2013, mirroring nationwide trends. According to the Energy Information Administrati...
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