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Former KHS wrestler competes tonight at AFC 118
Three years removed from high school and Charlie Johnson hasn’t lost a step. The former Kodiak High School wrestling and football standout is making waves in a different sport — mixed martial arts fighting. He debuted in May and today is competing in his second bout at AFC 118 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The 2012 KHS graduate is facing Colten Goracke, a state champion wrestler from Soldotna, in a welterweight ...
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 18
Twenty years ago: Ahead of December board elections for Koniag Inc., a group called the Koniag Shareholder Committee advocated moving the corporate offices from Anchorage to Kodiak to foster “local and regional Native leadership development. Ten years ago: Kodiak City Council members criticized engineering firms working on Alder Lane and Natalia Way improvements because of a $400,000 change order.
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 18
Oct. 29 At 1:07 a.m., police cited a driver in the 800 block of East Marine Way for having no proof of insurance then arrested her for driving with a revoked license. At 6:44 a.m., police received a request for assistance in removing a vehicle in the 500 block of Thorsheim Street because the owner refused to move it. It was being moved when police arrived. At 7:10 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1200 ...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Weird world of northern dinosaurs coming into focus
During Patrick Druckenmiller's not-so-restful sabbatical year, he is flying to museums around the world. In Alberta a few weeks ago and London now, the University of Alaska Museum’s curator of earth science is looking at bones of dinosaurs similar to ones found in northern Alaska. The more he squints at them and chats with experts, the more he thinks far-north dinosaurs are like Alaskans compared to other American...
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Convention a roaring good time
A sea of purple T-shirts and gold vests flooded Kodiak Thursday through Sunday for the 2015 Lions Clubs District 49-A Mid-Winter Conference. In addition to the local chapter’s 70 members, the convention drew more than 120 Lions from off-island, according to district governor and Kodiakan Mike Brown. He called the annual event, which rotates back to Kodiak every five years, a “smashing success,” thanks to the organ...
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Small boat infrastructure back on agendas
The Fisheries Work Group discussed small boat issues such as the need for a crane, cold storage and an ice house at last week’s meeting after some fishermen asked in public comments for some attention. Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee chair Nick Szabo attended the meeting and said small boat issues have come up a few times during his two decades on the board. “We’ve listened to the ideas, but like a lot of oth...
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Alumni Roundup: Dunbar eighth at USATF 12K
Trevor Dunbar picked up a top-10 finish at Sunday’s USATF 12K Championships in Alexandria, Virginia. The former Kodiak standout and current Nike professional finished eighth in a field of 20 elite runners with a time of 34 minutes, 49 seconds, which earned him a $750 payday. Sam Chelanga edged out Tyler Pennel for the win with a time of 34:35. The top finishers in the road race were only separated by four seconds....
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Kodiak looks back: Nov. 17
Twenty years ago: The Alaska Department of Transportation hired two employees to bolster crews working on maintenance of roads from Monashka to Chiniak. Icy roads were blamed for an accident that claimed Kodiak residents Jim Fisk and Oscar Dyson earlier in the fall. Ten years ago: Sen. Ted Stevens introduced legislation to make federal fisheries management councils shut down overfishing and listen to their scienti...
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Guest opinion: Gates backing warped core
Common Core standards were written behind closed doors and no minutes of those meeting were ever released. The ink had yet to dry on the document that committed 48 governors, under financial pressure, to implement Common Core and was then changed to cede power from local authority to regional boards of federally appointed bureaucrats. There will be no escape in home schooling or private schools either, because the...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Attention to tides gives insight to ducks
Duck hunting on Kodiak really picks up about now. Timing can vary with the weather, but most years you can expect improved hunts starting a week or two before Thanksgiving. The winning combination is a cold snap with a fair bit of wind. Does that sound familiar? Look out your window! Two things combine to the improve hunting. With the onset of cold weather, lots of inland and higher elevation waters freeze over. B...
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