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NLC Rankings: Website makes it easier to follow hoops
Keeping up with Alaska high school basketball results can be difficult, but there is a website that has made it easier this season. The Alaska School Activities Association has unveiled asaa365.com, a site devoted to high school basketball. The schedules and results from every team in the state are posted on the site, as are conference standings and articles. Asaa365.com has made it easier for me to compile the we...
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For men’s hair, new shop offers a Twist
Jennifer Smith’s husband laughed when she came up with the name for her new barber shop. A twisted whisker, as it turns out, is something he’s all too familiar with. “He said anyone who has a beard or moustache knows all about it when they wake up in the morning,” Smith said. Smith, who has been in Kodiak since 1986, has operated the Coast Guard Base Kodiak barbershop and worked at Vizhunz salon, but Twisted Whisk...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 29
Wednesday, Jan. 22 • At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported a male banging on her door for 15 minutes at Woody Way. The male was intoxicated and tried to contact the female at the residence; she wasn't there. • At 3:15 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 3:21 a.m., a security check was done on Mill Bay Road. • At 3:51 a.m., an officer inspected a suspicious vehicle on East Rezanof Drive. All was OK....
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern news from a big conference
How big is the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting? So big it’s like everyone from Barrow attending on Monday. The residents of Soldotna get Tuesday, Valdez Wednesday, Nome Thursday and Kotzebue Friday. More than 21,000 scientists walk through San Francisco’s Moscone Center during the week, along with others, like me, who are curious about what they are presenting. Thanks again to the Geophysical Institute of ...
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Local results: Jan. 29
City League Basketball Wednesday, Jan. 22 Island Espresso 67, St. Innocent’s 48 Brandan Pickett 17, Juan Ruiz 16, John Levan 8, Noah Koller 7, John Koller 6, Edmil Balila 5, James Schnick 4 and Kalen Willis 4 points for Island Espresso. David Young 24, Ephraim Babbit 9, Alexei Gonopolskiy 8 and John Hartung 7 points for St. Innocent’s. Strangers 57, Era 54 Ralph Joe 12, Matt Delgado 12, Scott Detorres 10, Jon Pana...
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Kodiak schools face $2.5 million shortfall
Kodiak schools face another big budget shortfall. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will be asked to balance a $2,458,000 gap between revenue and expenses. “It’s where we are right now,” schools finance director Lisa Pearce said Tuesday night. “We don’t know what we don’t know — there’s so many things that may come down the pike in terms of legislation.” At the start of 2013, the school district...
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Power projects miss the cutoff for state grants
There’s a downside to success. Last week, the Alaska Energy Authority named the best new renewable energy projects in Alaska. None were from Kodiak. AEA’s ratings are important because the Alaska Legislature uses them to prioritize state grants: The higher you are on AEA’s list, the better your chance to get state money. Without state money, local ratepayers shoulder more costs. Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed spen...
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Playbook: Jan. 29
Thursday, Jan. 30 Girls basketball: Kodiak at East Anchorage. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m.
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Town bear gets a taste for fishing gear
Most of Kodiak’s bears have settled down for the winter, but one is still causing trouble near Lake View Drive. The young bear, which is active on the northern shore of Island Lake, has an unusual taste for fishing gear, residents say. Dany Stihl, who lives in a quiet home on Pruitt Lane, discovered the bear’s taste late last week when he noticed a cork line from a purse seine strung about 50 yards along the swamp...
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Halibut quotas fall for 10th straight year
SEATTLE — Halibut fishermen will see another year of cuts under catch limits adopted Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. Alaska’s portion of the 2014 catch is about 19.7 million pounds, out of a coastwide catch of 27.5 million pounds. The coastwide catch is about 10 percent less than 2013, marking 10 consecutive years of cuts. The 2013 limit was about 31.02 million pounds coas...
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