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KANA, Threshold get Kodiak Community Foundation grants
The Kodiak Community Foundation named the recipients of the second and third grants of its 2015 Month of Giving, according to a Tuesday announcement from the organization. The Kodiak Area Native Association Elder Assistance Program received $1,000 to reward reliable, trustworthy youth or young adult helpers who assist Elders with tasks such as mowing, weeding, snow removal and other household chores. This will hel...
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Lindquist competes at Speedo Winter Junior Nationals
When Talon Lindquist entered high school he picked swimming over basketball. It appears he made the right decision. The Kodiak High School sophomore has won four state titles — all in different events — and this week is competing in his second Speedo Winter Junior Championships. The four-day event begins Thursday in Austin, Texas. “I knew it was going to be a hard decision to pick one, but I knew I had to pick one...
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Clary, DeLoach inducted into Alaska HOF
A pair of Olympians headline the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame 2016 class. Don Clary and Janay DeLoach were announced Monday as the newest members into Alaska’s Hall of Fame. Clary, an East Anchorage graduate, was the first Alaska runner to qualify for the Olympics when he competed in the 5,000-meter run at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. He was a three-time NCAA All-American at the University of Oregon and a m...
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Alaska Science Forum: Mystery of the dancing wires revealed
In this quiet, peaceful time of year, with all the noisy birds flown south and all the scary bears in hillside dens, little things catch our attention. Like wires that move as if by magic. Aurora scientist and interested-in-all-things guy Neal Brown contacted me to see if I had written about why power wires sometimes dance to their own beat when there seems to be no wind or other force pushing them. He notices it ...
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Assembly unhappy with procurement process
Most of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly called into question the borough’s procurement process at Thursday’s regular meeting. On the agenda was approval of two contracts for landfill equipment — one for a skid steer and one for an excavator. Speaking about the skid steer, some assembly members said they found inaccuracies in the comparisons of the machines with the minimum requirements. “Speaking about the spec...
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Projects on bridge, Chiniak Hwy make list for DOT funds
The latest Statewide Transportation Improvement Program list, including three Kodiak road projects, received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation on Nov. 27. The list compiled by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities identifies more than 200 projects as high priorities for use if federal funds over the next four years. The Kodiak projects are rehabilitation of the Near Island...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Wandersee scores big in UAA loss
Despite getting 16 points from Hannah Wandersee, the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team dropped a 71-62 decision Saturday at Western Washington University. The loss was the Seawolves’ first of the season (12-1, 1-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) and it snapped a school-record 13-game road winning streak. Wandersee, a 6-foot-1 redshirt freshman from Kodiak, shot 5 of 7 from the field and m...
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Who are the good guys now?
I lack the words to describe the absurd, corrupt, immoral, hypocritical, nature of the criminal operation these arrogant officials are carrying out in the Middle East. What the U.S., Saudi Arabia, NATO and others have been doing now for over 10 years in that area is beyond insane. How can the people who are perpetrating these treasonous crimes against the U.S. and the Middle East not be in prison or worse? Barack ...
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Trees have value beyond money
To the editor: The remaining timber out in Chiniak will not lose its value if left alone, if you look at it from a different perspective. Lots of people and wildlife view trees as a place of beauty and serenity. Since the large-scale logging out in Chiniak there’s only the borough-owned trees and state tract near the Sacramento River. Wildlife like bears, deer, birds, etc. Have now been using these last two remain...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Polypro layer best bet for getting wet
Kodiak has about the most challenging weather in the world for outdoor enthusiasts. Sure, there are places that are hotter or colder. It’s hard to imagine, but there are even places that are wetter and windier. The big difference between Kodiak and so many other locations is in the variability. Most of those other places are more consistent in their weather and their forecasting. Some years we can have days and ev...
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