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Week In Words: Applicants negotiate a challenge
We may soon have a new borough manager. After reviewing dozens of applications, interviewing several applicants, and digging into the candidates’ history, our borough assembly has entered negotiations with a former city manager from California. “Negotiation” wound up in the English language in the 15th century from the Old French “negociacion.” The Latin root “negotiatio” meant, more broadly, “business,” as in, to...
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Wandersee with Seawolves in NCAA championship game
Exactly two years ago to the day, Hannah Wandersee celebrated a perfect season with the Kodiak High School girls basketball team. She celebrated again on Wednesday evening as the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team punched the program’s first ticket to the NCAA Division II national championship game. The second-seeded Seawolves steamrolled seventh-seeded Grand Valley State 67-47 in a national se...
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Rep. Gara, others say Alaska Aerospace Corp. should give back $2.3M
Saying he feels “misled” by Alaska Aerospace Corp.’s repeated, unfulfilled promises of rocket launches and profits, Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, wants the state-owned enterprise to give back $2.3 million in unspent appropriations. Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, and Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, joined Gara’s March 7 call for return of the funds remaining from a 2013 allocation of $25 million. AAC operates ...
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Preliminary KIB budget adds $1.2 for salvaged timber
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a brief update on next year’s budget at a Thursday night work session. Changes made in the past few weeks include adding $1.2 million from a possible salvage of the trees damaged in the Twin Creeks Fire, removing almost $500,000 related to delay of a Killarney Hills properties sale, and adding almost $900,000 in contingencies. Also added were funds related to a possible ...
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Hocum shines in first season with Blaine Energy
Aaron Hocum’s rookie hockey campaign with Blaine Energy, a tier III club in Minnesota, was a learning experience for the Kodiak High School senior. The defensive specialist was named the team’s most improved player after finishing the 2015-16 season with 19 points — 14 assists and five goals — in 45 games. Hocum arrived in Minnesota without logging any minutes in a high school game — Kodiak does not field a hockey...
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Preliminary KIB budget adds $1.2 for salvaged timber
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a brief update on next year’s budget at a Thursday night work session. Changes made in the past few weeks include adding $1.2 million from a possible salvage of the trees damaged in the Twin Creeks Fire, removing almost $500,000 related to delay of a Killarney Hills properties sale, and adding almost $900,000 in contingencies. Also added were funds related to a possible ...
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UAA women advance to Final Four
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and the University of Alaska women’s basketball team is still dancing in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Seawovles advanced to the Final Four for the third time in school history with a resounding 80-55 victory over Francis Marion Tuesday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Second-seeded UAA (37-2) plays Grand Valley St. in a national semifinal game at 5:30 p.m. today in Sioux Falls. The g...
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Healthy Kodiak: ‘Kodiak crud’ a nasty form of common cold
There is an unexplained medical phenomenon unique to Kodiak which we all have experienced. It is called the “Kodiak crud” and seems to be the most tenacious, long-lasting cold we have ever had. Most people contract it shortly after moving here, and then proceed to have yearly bouts with it. Currently, I have the crud for the third time this year, and it is persistent. The symptoms usually consist of runny nose, co...
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Alaska Science Forum: Broken ice makes for worst breakup floods
For half the year, Alaska’s big rivers provide a somewhat flat surface, allowing travel by snowmachine, dog team, ski, bike, snowshoe and foot. For a few weeks during their spring transition to liquid water, those useful ribbons of ice become a threat to river communities. Massive ice-jam floods happen every few years on Alaska rivers. Some of them are large enough to cause damage more than $80 million, when offic...
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Local Results: March 23
Kodiak Hockey League Pee Wee state tournament March 18-21 Mat-Su 7, Kodiak 5 Goals: Kodiak — Garrick Schauff 3, Savana Long, Audrey Lonheim. Assists: Kodiak — Dalton Horn Juneau 12, Kodiak 4 Goals: Kodiak — Dalton Horn 2, Savana Long, Garrick Schauff. Assists: Kodiak — Ivan Rodriguez, Daniel Powers, Audrey Lonheim. Kodiak 3, Tok 3 Goals: Kodiak — Garrick Schauff 2, Dalton Horn. Assists: Kodiak — Noah Baxter, Audre...
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