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Achievers: April 9
Petty Officer Third Class Dale Arnould has been selected as the first-place winner of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2014 Alex Haley Award in the individual achievement category. The award is the service’s highest honor for public affairs. It is named for “Roots” author Alex Haley, the Coast Guard’s first public affairs specialist chief petty officer. Arnould currently serves aboard the Kodiak-based cutter coincidentally ...
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Author, artist Ray Troll to offer drawing workshops at Kodiak Public Library
Alaskan artist, author, scientist and musician Ray Troll will visit Kodiak Friday and Saturday, with events at the public library. “I’m totally psyched to finally be returning to Alaska’s BIG Island at long last,” Troll said in a release. “I spent a wonderful week there only once way back in the ’90s and have always wanted to get back. Giant bears, big fish, beautiful scenery, a fossil beach and really cool people...
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Celebrating Rex Matautia's life
Covering a portion of one of the walls in the Matautia home is a jumbo blanket with the image of their youngest child, Rex, pitching, possibly the last time he ever took the mound. A newspaper clipping is taped to the wall below the blanket and even further down on a shelf sit four framed photos, a football and a trophy. It has been nearly two years since Rex, 13, drowned at Lake Gertrude, a spring-fed body of wat...
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Summer fishing on two Kodiak rivers restricted
The Ayakulik River will be restricted to catch-and-release and the Karluk River will be closed for the first half of the summer for king salmon sport fishing due to low escapement numbers. According to two Alaska Department of Fish and Game emergency order releases, the escapement on both rivers, which are located on the southwest side of the island, has not reached biological escapement goals many times over the ...
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KHS girls soccer debuts on Friday
Kate Korrow doesn’t know what to expect in Kodiak High School’s inaugural soccer season. “I have no idea, to be perfectly honest,” the girls coach said. “My biggest thing is to get our girls in the best shape and able to play the game as well as they possible can.” What is for certain is varsity matches will be played for the first time ever in Kodiak. The girls begin their seven-match regular season at 3:30 p.m. ...
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Board of Game seeks statewide regulation proposals
The deadline for submitting proposals to change statewide hunting and trapping regulations is coming up in just more than three weeks. Only regulations that will affect statewide regulations will be accepted by the Alaska Board of Game. Some of the regulations open to changes “include: permits; licenses; harvest tickets, tags and harvest reports; methods and means; possession, transportation and use of game; inten...
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Parks and Rec seeks comment on dog park
The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation Department is seeking community comments on a potential new dog park in the north end of East Addition Park. So far, all the comments have been positive, but the department is still seeking comment especially from people who live in the area and comments regarding what exactly a dog park should look like and what it should contain. “We’re trying to make sure that people in t...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 8
March 27 At 12:34 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance on Mill Bay Road. There was no assault; it was a verbal argument. At 1:44 a.m., a 911 caller reported domestic violence on Mill Bay Road. There was no assault just verbal arguing. At 2:43 a.m., a caller reported harassing communications on Shelikof Street. They left when police asked. At 3:12 a.m., a man on Mill Bay Road was arrested on suspicion of disor...
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Kodiak baseball begins today
Over the next four days there will be eight baseball games played at Baranof Field as part of the inaugural Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The tournament field includes host Kodiak, South Anchorage, Dimond and Chugiak. South Anchorage is last year’s state runner-up and American Legion champion, while Dimond and Chugiak both qualified for the last year’s Legion state tournament. South Anchorage lost t...
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Alaska Science Forum: Citizen science meets the aurora
A scientist named Victor Hessler once made an aurora detector by driving two metal rods in the ground a few hundred feet apart and stringing a wire between them. When voltage changed along the wire, a bell rang. Hessler then pulled on his boots and went outside to take black-and-white aurora photos. During the recent St. Patrick's Day geomagnetic storm, people all over North America became aurora detectors. They u...
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