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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...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly picks candidate to negotiate with for manager
After an executive session to discuss candidates for Kodiak Island Borough manager, the KIB Assembly voted 4-3 to begin negotiations with Michael Powers of California. Assembly members Kyle Crow, Larry LeDoux, Frank Peterson and Dan Rohrer voted to begin the negotiations during Thursday’s assembly meeting. Assembly member Mel Stephens voted no saying he believed checks into Powers’ background were needed. Assembly...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bentons indicted on federal drug, firearm charges
Two brothers now face federal charges in addition to state charges for alleged drug and firearm crimes. Mark Benton, 49, and David Benton, 55, face numerous state charges apiece for alleged drug violations. The two Bentons each face a single federal charge after being indicted by a grand jury, according to a Monday release. Mark Benton is charged with being a felon in and possessing ammunition. David Benton is cha...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: March 22
March 12 At 2:01 a.m., a person requested a welfare check on a highly intoxicated woman in the 400 block of Mission Road. She was gone when police arrived. At 2:17 a.m., police were out with a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Hillside Drive. It was unoccupied. At 8:33 a.m., a man in the harbor area reported a former employee was making threatening comments to him. Police advised him of his options. At 9:16 a...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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CAPITOL REPORT: Time for House, Senate to reach agreement on budgeting details
Hello from Juneau. Less than a month remains until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17. There is a lot of work remaining before the gavel falls, and the coming weeks will be busy. The Senate did take a big step forward in our deliberations when it passed its version of the fiscal year 2017 budget bill on Monday, March 14, which is a few weeks earlier than normally occurs. Facing a $3.7 bill...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Navy sends in speaker under the radar
To the editor: The Navy has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service for a permit renewal to extend training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska from 2016 to 2021 (permit request on NMFS website). Activities will involve the use of mid- and high-frequency sonar, weapons systems, explosive and non-explosive munitions and ordnance, high-explosive underwater detonations, expended materials, electromagnetic devices, ve...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Strategic struggle in human against hare
Snowshoe hunting is winding down with the approach of spring. Notice I didn’t say anything about the season closing. In fact, there’s no closed season and no bag limit on snowshoe hares. But there are very good reasons to stop hunting them as the weather warms and the island greens. Snowshoe hares start breeding sometime in mid- to late April and they keep it up over the course of the summer. Even if the brush and...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Births: March 22
Donovan Edward Goodrich was born at 3:44 a.m. on March 11, 2016, to Nathan and Cassie Goodrich. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long. His parents are originally from Springfield, Oregon, and now live in Kodiak. His mother is a stay at home mom and his father works at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Also welcoming him to the family are Cami Goodrich and Paxton Goodrich. Grandparents are Gregory and...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wandersee, UAA in Elite Eight today
Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team’s quest for the Final Four begins today. The Seawolves, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, play Francis Marion in an Elite Eight contest at 3 p.m. today in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Francis Marion, from Florence, South Carolina, is 24-8 and earned a trip to the Elite Eight by winning the Southeast Regional as the No. 7 seed. ...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pee wees conclude KHL season
The Kodiak Hockey League wrapped up its first appearance at the state tournament over the weekend in Anchorage. The league’s 12-and-under team went 0-2-1 in the pee wee tier IV division of the Alaska State Hockey Championships at the Subway Sports Centre. The team lost to Mat-Su (7-5) and Juneau (12-4) and tied Tok (3-3). The KHL made some noise in its first state tournament, winning the midget tier IV title and f...
Mar 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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