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Healthy Kodiak: Isolation contributes to danger of addiction
I recently spent 10 days in California visiting family and I was very thankful to come home to Kodiak, because I realized that the community here is very different than any other place I have lived. I have noticed that the population is very small and close-knit. I have deeper friendships with people even though I have known them for less time. I was pleasantly surprised when my Kodiak friend bought me flowers and...
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Cawley, Forsman roll to bowling titles
A pair of Kodiakans made a mark at their first appearance at the Alaska Women’s Bowling Association State Championships. Pamla Cawley and Barbara Forsman teamed together to capture the division III doubles title at the state championships in March at Eagle River Bowl. The Kodiak duo knocked down a handicap total of 1,582 pins in a three-game series to finish 38 pins ahead of the runner-ups. In the same category, K...
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Alaska Science Forum: Thule people had northern life figured out
About 1,000 years ago, Norse explorer Leif Ericson bumped into the New World at Newfoundland. The old world was filling up, with 300,000 people living in the Roman capital of Constantinople. Up here in Alaska, the ancestors of today's coastal Natives were quietly having one of the more successful runs in human history. The Thule people of Alaska's west and north coasts lived a good life for centuries, perfecting t...
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Mallott: Plan needed from current Legislature
In an appearance at a ComFish trade show forum in Kodiak Friday, Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott continued to tout a plan for addressing Alaska’s $4.1 billion budget deficit. Repeating a theme of urgency that administration officials have taken to communities across the state, he said Gov. Bill Walker will call lawmakers back to Juneau if they do not pass a budget in the remaining weeks of the regular session. “It i...
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Yet another soggy month on the isle
March in Kodiak continued a trend of little snow and a lot of rain. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak officially received 7.34 inches of rain in March, almost two inches more than the 5.53-inch average. The all-time record for March’s rainfall in Kodiak is 12.73 inches, set in 1998, according to the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. Just 3....
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ComFish finishes strong with great presenters
ComFish 2016 is over and with it ended a run of forums Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown called some of the best ever. “We had both U.S. senators and the lieutenant governor, (Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner) Sam Cotten, (Kodiak state representative) Louise Stutes, and (ADF&G) director of commercial fisheries Scott Kelley and numerous others,” Brown said, also mentioning Gunnar Knapp...
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DOT seeks public comment on two road projects
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding two public meetings for proposed road projects in Kodiak. DOT&PF is planning to fix erosion along the Chiniak Highway from mile 19 to mile 43. “The project proposes to stabilize various sections of the Chiniak Highway and adjacent embankments where erosion is threatening the safety and structure of the roadway,” according to a public notice f...
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Fried collects 1,500 win
Kodiak’s Levi Fried had a career day on the track Saturday at the Tom Benich Classic in Greeley, Colorado. The Black Hills State University freshman breezed to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 2.86 seconds, nearly five seconds quicker than his previous best mark. The 2015 Kodiak High School graduate and school record-holder in the 800 was two seconds faster than the runn...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 5
March 17 At 12:31 a.m., a person reported seeing a man walking in the 300 block of Polar Avenue carrying a large flat screen TV. Police patrolled the area and found no man or TV. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a driver in the Stellar Way and East Rezanof Drive area for a headlight equipment issue. At 8:36 a.m., a person reported someone broke into his vehicle the previous night in the 1100 block of Madsen Avenue and ...
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CAPITOL REPORT: Something everyone can hate
Hello again. Less than two weeks remain until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, and there is, as always during this time of year, a great deal happening in the Capitol building. Of course, the major item still unresolved is the fiscal year 2017 operating budget. We are awaiting the appointment of a budget conference committee consisting of three members from each legislative body. This c...
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