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Fried collects 1,500 win
Kodiak’s Levi Fried had a career day on the track Saturday at the Tom Benich Classic in Greeley, Colorado. The Black Hills State University freshman breezed to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 2.86 seconds, nearly five seconds quicker than his previous best mark. The 2015 Kodiak High School graduate and school record-holder in the 800 was two seconds faster than the runn...
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Sullivan: Wait for new icebreaker too long
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said 10 years is too long to wait for a new icebreaker in the Arctic. As melting sea ice has opened up new pathways in the Arctic, many countries have sought to develop new strategies and amp up investments for commerce and national defense. This includes the acquisition of icebreakers, ships used to break ice and create pathways for other vessels. The United States has two active...
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Knapp: New revenue pressures will impact fisheries
As legislators seek to solve the state’s financial troubles, economics professor Gunnar Knapp says fishermen need to keep an eye on what’s happening at the state level. Knapp, director and professor of economics at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, presented at ComFish Friday about the state’s fiscal situation and the implications for fisheries. “There’s definitely pressur...
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Assembly talks Chiniak logging, GSA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward with hiring a consultant to work out a possible logging contract for burned trees in Chiniak, and discussed a superseding lease with the General Services Administration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. At the Thursday work session, the assembly heard from NorthWind Forest Consultant...
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GARDEN GATE: Warm winter moves up spring planting
Back in the old days, you planned your spring gardening To-do list based on planting out on Memorial Day. I think we can all agree that this year’s planting day will be much earlier. Not only did the soil not freeze into giant blocks, but you can be that slugs are up and around, cavorting in our raised beds. More on that later. Meanwhile, the warmish weather gives us time and temperature buffers. Lon White of Stra...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 4
March 16 At 8:47 a.m., a person reported a break-in in a shed in the 1200 block of Chichenof Street with the shed and some items damaged, but nothing appeared stolen. At 9:40 a.m., a man reported someone slashed his tires in the 200 block of Shelikof Street. At 11:12 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 3:11 p.m., police received a report of a man panhandling in the 500 block of ...
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Soldotna rallies to knock off Kodiak in conference opener
The Kodiak boys’ Northern Lights Conference soccer opener contained everything from jubilation to heartache. The Bears led Soldotna 3-0 before 13 minutes clicked off the clock; the Stars rallied with four straight goals to lead at halftime; Kodiak netted the equalizer late in the second half; Soldotna booted the game-winner in the 74th minute and tapped in a bonus goal in the final seconds. Whew. You can take a br...
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Red flags fly on manager applicant
To the editor: Open letter to Kodiak Island Borough Assembly: You are in the process of finalizing a contract for a new borough manager. If you Google “Michael Powers King City, California,” and “Michael Powers Dunsmuir, California,” you get a large number of responses. If you take some time to pull each response and either read (in the case of local newspaper articles) or listened to (in the case of local televis...
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Fish Factor: Fishermen slow to adopt lifesaving tech
Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline Digital Selective Calling instantly signals a distress call over VHF radios to other vessels, and the feature has been a required part of the handheld units since 1996. In Alaska, the ability for mariners to hook up with the Coast Guard was acquired just last year, when transceiver and antenna high si...
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Pillans strong in debut
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans started the 2016 track and field season exactly how he ended the 2015 season — on top. Pillans, the defending 4A state champion in the shot put and discus, won both those events at the season-opening Big C Relays, Friday and Saturday inside the Dome in Anchorage. The senior won the shot put with a career-best mark of 51 feet, 10.25 inches and grabbed the discus title with a heave of 152-06...
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