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Alaska Science Forum: Digging up Augustine's top-heavy legacy
Augustine Volcano sits alone, a 4,000-foot pyramid on its own island in Cook Inlet. Like many volcanoes, it has a tendency to become top heavy. When gravity acts on Augustine's oversteepened dome, rockslides spill into the ocean. A scientist recently found new evidence for an Augustine-generated ...
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NLC Power Rankings: Winning not mandatory
David Anderson reminded me this past weekend that winning isn’t mandatory during the regular season of high school athletics in Alaska. The Kodiak boys’ basketball coach is right. Look no further than his 2011 team that went 1-9 during the Northern Lights Conference regular season and somehow tur...
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The day the President caught a dolly at the Buskin
In the late afternoon of August 7, 1944, in the middle of World War II, if you had been standing on Brooklyn Avenue, which ran about where the back of Sutliifs Hardware is now, you could have waved to President Franklin Roosevelt as he drove by in a station wagon. It was Roosevelt’s first visit t...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 3
Jan. 5 Around 12:19 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 8:35 a.m., police asked a person to leave the Marine Way area. They did so. At 9:05 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mission Road. At 9:24 a.m., a caller reported a traffic offense on Shelikof Street. The vehicle was g...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 3
Kodiak Fish & Game Advisory Committee meeting There will be a meeting of the Kodiak Fish & Game Advisory Committee at 1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 4 at the new Fish & Game building. The department will give a report on the 2014 fishery and predictions for the 2015 commercial salmon fishery. The committe...
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Assembly gets code revision, budget updates
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has agreed to nix the current process to update three sections of borough code dealing with land use. “I think we need to send a clear message to the public that this process is being killed, it’s done,” assembly member Frank Peterson said at Thursday’s work ses...
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Official says borough inspectors face death threats
“There are people out there saying things like, ‘Shoot them in the face. Shoot them, just kill them, click, click, boom, boom.’” Speaking at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly work session on Thursday, borough assessor Bill Roberts described the intimidating atmosphere he and his staff face when ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: We live in rain country
Kodiak is wet. That isn’t news to anyone who has lived here even a little while, but the details might surprise even the crusty among us. Before writing this week’s column I went online to dig through the weather statistics for 2014, and I learned a few things that surprised even me. Kodiak’s ave...
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