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Alaska Science Forum: They don’t make ice mounds like they used to
On a February day long ago, a family living in a sod hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way onto shore. Winds shoved more ice until the mass towered above them and started dripping water through a ventilation hole. The father urged his family outside just before a slab fell on the hut and crushed him. An ivu — the Inupiat word for mounds of ice that sometimes plow onto land, powered b...
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Pressing the competition
Armed with Superman socks, Robbie Bailey displayed his superhuman strength Saturday at the Ron Sears Memorial KMXT Bench Press Competition. Bailey won his second consecutive title in the men’s half bodyweight category, grunting through 131 repetitions of 85 pounds — four more reps than runner-up Masami Kageyama. Bailey cruised through the first 100 reps, but then slowed down after that. “I would say at about 50 is...
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Bartleson leads ESS into regionals
Wade Bartleson doesn’t sugarcoat what it is like being a teenager in Port Lions, a village of roughly 200 people that is only accessible by plane or boat. “I’m not going to lie, it is a little bit boring,” Bartleson said. Lucky for Bartleson he has basketball. He has spent nearly his entire life bouncing, shooting and passing a basketball on the north end of Kodiak Island. And he has gotten pretty good at it, too....
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Nummer captures wrestling crown
Joshua Nummer claimed Kodiak Middle School’s only title at the Tanana Wrestling Invitational Saturday in Fairbanks. The eighth-grader won the 126-pound classification with an 11-2 victory over Colony Middle School’s Eric Christy. Nummer won his other three matches by pins. Kodiak also had four other placers in the unofficial middle school state tournament. Simon Swanson (98) placed fifth with a 4-2 record, while C...
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Local Results: March 4
City League Basketball March 1 Island Espresso 48, ISA 46 Juan Ruiz 17 points, Brandan Pickett 13, Kalen Willis 7, Jeraldo Ruiz 5, Leonard Pickett 4, Brandon Ensley 1 and Charles Russell 1 for Island Espresso. Jestoni Valdez 15 points, Kim Indugas 9, Christian Miranda 9, Lawrence Macapuy 4, Arnold Obillo 4 and Adonis Ebueng 2 for ISA. Strangers 63, Water of Life B 43 Chaylen Delgado 34 points, Dallas Panamarioff 1...
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Sea Stories: Kodiak Island Sea Monsters
A little after four in the morning on a summer day in 2002, three setnetters pushed their 22-foot skiff off a beach in Uganik Bay on the west side of Kodiak and headed for their gillnet a quarter of a mile away. It was daylight, but barely; the difference between sea and sky and mountains still questionable, the shoreline and the greasy water and the buoys on the net visible only in shades of gray. Dave Little, To...
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Troopers: Nothing suspicious in death of Alaskan Dream fisherman
The remains of a fisherman who died in his bunk bed while aboard the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Alaskan Dream have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, a state trooper report said Monday. Sean O'Callahan, 29, of Florida, was found dead while the Alaskan Dream was headed for a fishing area near the south end of Kodiak Island, the report said. It said troopers were notified of O’Callahan’s...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 3
Feb. 1 At 1:57 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2 a.m., police cited a driver in the Birch and Pine Crescent streets area for having no proof of insurance and failing to register the vehicle. At 2:47 a.m., police warned a driver on Mill Bay Road about a headlight out. At 2:52 a.m., police cited a driver in the Oak Avenue and Thorsheim Street area for having no proof of insurance. At 4:37 a.m., a tax...
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Marvin Heine
Marvin Heine passed away Feb. 27, 2015, at Kodiak Island Hospital, after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his wife, Clara, and son, Michael. Marvin is survived by his brother, Clayton Heine; sister, Delores Cartales; sons, John Heine and John Bahe; grandchildren, Nnekyia, Tristine, Chyian; and many other great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by friends and family for many years to co...
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Assembly talks revenue forecast, high school siding issues
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly discussed issues with paneling on the new Kodiak High School addition and the expected revenues for the next year. Some of the siding panels on the new sections of the Kodiak High School have small bulges that are noticeable from some angles and in some lighting conditions. “Staff is working with the architect, worked with the general contractor and expressed concern,” said borou...
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