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Alaska Science Forum: Woods of Alaska stir after long winter slumber
It’s late May, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. The season has changed since February, the last time I wrote about walking through the North Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The North Campus is a rectangle of more than 1,000 acres that begins a few steps sou...
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In the courts: May 28
Dismissals • One count of violating conditions of release against Billy Yovino, 31, was dismissed. • One count each of criminal mischief with property damage, resisting or interfering with arrest by force and disorderly conduct creating a hazard condition against Billy William Yovino Jr., 31, wer...
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KHS baseball opens conference tourney against Palmer
Kodiak’s baseball team opens the Southcentral Conference Championship Thursday against Palmer. The first-round game begins at 1 p.m. in Soldotna. The winner advances to play in a semifinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday against either Colony or Kenai. Kodiak won the South Division with a 9-1 record, whi...
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AMSEA offers additional workshop
High demand for a marine safety training has led the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to schedule an extra workshop in Kodiak. The May 29-30 class reached maximum enrollment, so a second class has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 30 and 8:30 a.m.-noon May 31. The training will cover...
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From fishing to hamster balls
Matt Shadle left a career in fishing, found ranching in the Lower 48, and returned to Kodiak last week to sell his trawler and float hamster balls instead at the Crab Festival. “I’ve sold my boat and I’m turning into a rancher. I’ve been a fisherman for 30 years. I’m no longer going to be a fishe...
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Earthquake simulator spring gets speedy repair
A broken spring nearly sidelined one of the main attractions at the Kodiak Crab Festival on Friday, only to make a cast of hometown heroes by Saturday. The earthquake simulator, Quake Cottage, literally blew a spring on day two of CrabFest, shortly before its last ride of the night on May 22. “We...
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State bar seeks cures for drug woes
The Alaska Bar Association sees drug addiction and mental health issues as a “core” issue to local and statewide crime trends, which require out-of-the-box legal remedies. In Kodiak, that can mean finding new programs outside of traditional courts to deal with drugs, domestic violence, and other ...
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City raises sewer rates 25 pct over 5 years
The Kodiak City Council enacted a sewer rate hike of 5 percent per year for five years during its regular meeting Thursday. A study by the consulting firm CH2M Hill concluded “existing sewer fees are not sufficient to fund operation and maintenance and capital improvements for the sewer system in...
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