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City still searching for Parks and Recreation director
Nearly six months have passed since Ian Fulp retired as the City of Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation director, and his old office at Baranof Park remains empty. Despite the vacancy, Parks and Recreation has a heartbeat.  On any given night in Kodiak, skaters populate the ice rink, school gymnasiums are overflowing with basketball and volleyball enthusiasts, and the swimming pool is flooded with swimmers.  “Parks and ...
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Researcher talks coldwater coral in lunchtime lesson
Deep-sea cold-water coral are difficult to identify, and not much is known about the different species. In a Thursday brown bag lunch science lecture, Art Schultz discussed how he got involved in researching coral, and explained why it’s difficult to find any information about the mysterious deep-sea species. “It’s a very fuzzy subject,” he said. Schultz, a commercial fisherman, has been researching deep-sea coral...
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Weekend events: Bench press competition Saturday
Muscles will be popping Saturday inside the Kodiak High School gym. The fifth annual Kodiak Athletic Club/KMXT Bench Press Competition begins at 1 p.m. Weigh-ins start at 12:30 p.m. Men can either press half their body weight or their full body weight as many times as possible, while women compete in the half body weight category. Hadji Wight set the men’s half body weight record last year with 138 repetitions of ...
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Playbook: Feb. 15
Today Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. C squad at Soldotna Middle School, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. C squad, 10:30 a.m.; junior varsi...
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Airport could be renamed for Benny Benson
Jay Barrett is best known as the voice of authority on KMXT-FM’s news reports, but a new project has him advocating a change, not simply reporting the news. In observance of the 100th anniversary of Benny Benson’s birth, Barrett is advocating that Kodiak State Airport be renamed Benny Benson State Airport. Barrett, who is garnering local support for the renaming, presents his plan at 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Kodia...
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Thomet named Gatorade Alaska cross country runner of the year
Kodiak High School cross country runner Levi Thomet poses with his trophy and banner for being named the Gatorade Alaska boys cross country runner of the year for the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, Feb. 7 at KHS. Thomet, a sophomore, won the boys 4A individual cross country title in October. Thomet was also the Region III champion and won seven of his nine races this season. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said Tho...
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Guest Opinion: Cruise ship science panel's mission finishes as DEC's work continues
The Department of Environmental Conservation’s mission is to protect human health and the environment – including keeping Alaska’s waters healthy. We accomplish this by setting water quality standards to protect marine and other life. We use these standards and other protective measures to develop permits we issue for operators that discharge treated wastewater, such as treatment plants run by local governments an...
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Alaska State Troopers: Feb. 14
Tuesday, Feb. 5 • Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault that occurred in Larsen Bay. Troopers located the 25-year-old suspect who had fled to Kodiak. He was arrested for assaulting a family member and possessing marijuana. He was taken to the Kodiak Jail where he was held with no bail pending arraignment. • Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault in Old Harbor. Investigation revealed a 38-yea...
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Guest Opinion: Is BP Cutting Production To Blackmail Alaska?
The San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that BP's tankers sometimes return to Valdez with millions of gallons of Alaskan oil on board. They top off and return to West Coast refineries too full to receive their load. BP's West Coast, refining, and retail capacity is maxed. Their Valdez holding tanks are 90 percent full. BP is using tankers for on-time as-neede...
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Jeff Kiefer tops the field in city bowling tourney
Jeff Kiefer had been struggling before the start of Kodiak’s biggest bowling tournament.  He figured things out during the two-week KIUSBC Annual City Championships that concluded Sunday at Tropic Lanes.  Kiefer squeaked by his father, Rod, to claim the most prestigious tournament title — all-events scratch champion.  “I was surprised when I saw the results,” Kiefer said. “It caught me off guard. There were a lot ...
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