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The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse
In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast Guard assignment on Unimak Island would be over in a few months. But the lighthouse tenders would never return to their homes in the Lower 48. In the early morning of April 1, the earth ruptured deep within the Aleutian Trench 90 miles south. An immense block of o...
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Beware of China-made dog treats
Oso and Moby were brothers/littermates; were 11 1/2 years old, white Alaskan huskies. They were our kids, our family. Healthy, happy boys who were much loved. The story that unfolds is a bad dream-turned-nightmare. The heartache, pain, numbness, and emptiness is still unbearable. The healing will be a very long process. In the dark early hours of last Tuesday, Jan. 13, my husband saw the dead body of Oso. He had l...
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Local Results: Jan. 21
City League Basketball Jan. 15 Commsta 89, Airstation 67 Ricky Winston 31 points, Dylan Haskell 17, Clay Kimmey 14, Lonnie Rigsby 14, Cody Mercado 9 and Jason Burgos 4 for Commsta. Matthew Williams 20 points, Tim Andrew 19, Jason Gordon 13, Robert Custer 10 and Charlie Fowler 5 for Airstation. Great AK Flooring 85, RC Enterprise 80 Germain Jimenez 21 points, Matt Amor 18, Myrgel Obas 18, Jaron Steele 14, Tyrone Wa...
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Playbook: Jan. 21
Thursday, Jan. 22 Basketball: Kodiak ESS vs. Lumen Christi at Kodiak Middle School, 6:30 p.m.
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UNDER INVESTIGATION: Troopers probe allegations of multiple physical abuse at St. Innocent’s Academy
The Alaska State Troopers has launched an investigation into allegations of physical abuse that a dozen former students allege to have taken place through the years at the St. Innocent’s Academy in Kodiak, officials said Tuesday. Sgt. Eric Olsen, Alaska State Troopers’ Kodiak post supervisor, said the state’s police agency “has been made aware of the allegations” and troopers are currently investigating. “We are a...
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KIBSD superintendent has optimistic view of next year’s budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District could see up to a five percent cut in funding from the state, and the borough likely can’t make up the difference, but superintendent Stewart McDonald thinks the district is in good shape regardless. “We feel 100 percent certain that no matter how the budget goes this year that between funds we currently have, staffing formulas that we currently have, we may see a conversa...
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Kodiak population drops slightly
Alaska’s population dropped by about 60 people between July 2013 and July 2014, and the Kodiak Island Borough’s population decreased by 18, according to recently released statistics from the State of Alaska. The actual population decrease not including natural increases, the number of deaths subtracted from the number of births, is 184. From April 2010 to July 2014, the Kodiak borough’s population has increased sl...
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NLC RANKINGS: KHS girls hit the road to finish season
Talk about a rough way to end the season. Kodiak’s girls basketball team will finish the regular-season with 12 straight away games. Toss in conference tournament games and that number will climb even more. Might as well just leave the duffle bags packed. The Bears just might have the toughest schedule to end the season. I doubt any other team in Alaska is finishing with that many away games, which includes a voya...
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Kodiak ESS basketball begins season Thursday
It is never too late to join the party. While Alaska high school basketball teams have been playing games for more than a month, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools’ will finally make its season debut Thursday. The Ravens host Lumen Christi in a Peninsula Conference game at 6:30 p.m. at Kodiak Middle School. The two teams play again at 8 p.m. Friday. ESS is more than ready to begin its season. “It is beyond time for...
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Land sale update at borough work session
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has received an update on borough-owned land potentially available for future sales. Blocks include a 35-acre section near Fort Abercrombie on the south side of East Monashka Bay Road, a 257-acre section on East Monashka Bay Road near the landfill, and a 10,600-square-foot area on East Rezanof Drive by Antone Way. Three other areas were identified in Bells Flats. One is on Noch D...
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