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Alaska Science Forum: Tiny barbarians at the gate
Mosquitoes and black flies, now stirring after a long winter, have probably helped assure that most of Alaska remains unpopulated, says an expert on those creatures. “I’ve spent a lot of time in the far north — in Canada, Siberia, and Alaska,” said Peter Adler, a professor of entomology at Clemson University. “You can go down rivers for a month or two at a time and see no humans. Why is that? What’s keeping them o...
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Divine Gifts Massage heals aches and pains
Divine Gifts Massage pledges to relax your mind and ease aches and pains. Tiffany Anderson, the owner of the new massage parlor, practices therapeutic massages to help heal injuries and recover from stress. “The therapeutic value of massage is amazing,” she said. “I am very passionate about body work. I have seen some amazing miracles, and I can’t call them anything but miracles.” Anderson started her massage ther...
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Salmon surge hits Dog Salmon, Saltery rivers
Fishermen in the Dog Salmon River and Saltery Cove will have a few more chances to score over the holiday weekend. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game raised the sockeye salmon bag limit to 10 fish per day, 10 in possession. The revised limit, doubled from normal, begins Thursday. The increased limits are courtesy of a sockeye surge that has hit rivers across Kodiak. Sockeye limits were previously i...
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Alaska State Troopers get new sergeant in Kodiak
The Alaska State Troopers’ newest sergeant is a familiar face to Kodiak. On Monday, the Kodiak trooper post welcomed Sgt. Eric Olsen back to the department with a special ceremony and a new badge. “Today is one of the greatest days of my life,” Olsen said. Capt. Barry Wilson, commander of the trooper C detachment, which overseas the area from Kodiak to Kotzebue, traveled to Kodiak to preside over the promotion cer...
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Kodiak man faces felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman
A Kodiak man has been accused of felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman. George Timpke Jr., 46, was arraigned in Kodiak district court June 21 on charges of third-degree assault (a class C felony), no motor vehicle liability insurance and sixth-degree use or display of a controlled substance (a class B misdemeanor). According to court documents, the incident allegedly started around 7:15 p.m. Jun...
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Begich intervenes in Wal-Mart salmon shun
Sen. Mark Begich has chimed in on an argument between Wal-Mart and Alaska salmon fishermen. On Monday, the junior US Senator from Alaska asked Walmart Stores Inc. to consider rolling back its policy of selling only seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Alaska’s salmon industry was one of the first large-scale fisheries to be MSC certified, but the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute dropped the indus...
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American Legion Auxiliary holds annual baby contest
Parents showed off their Kodiak Kids on Saturday during the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Fourth of July baby contest. Kids were judged on a variety of characteristics by a panel of community judges. In the 6-12 month-old category: • Mr. Fourth of July — Jerico Manuel Aragon • Miss Fourth of July — Alivia Marie Johnson • King — Brayden Clay McGuire • Queen — Juliana Helen Miles • Prince — Mason Marsh Camacho ...
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Edible lesson comes to tasty conclusion at Kodiak College
Don’t call it beer — call it a history lesson. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, students at Kodiak College held an outdoor picnic. Instead of the typical collegiate pizza party, fiddlehead ferns, beach greens and fresh-baked bread were on the menu as Stacy Studebaker’s “edible Kodiak” class celebrated their final course. With the popularity of “eating local” on the rise, Studebaker — a longtime gardner and botanist —...
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Arthur F. “Art” Johnson
A memorial service for former Kodiak resident Arthur F. “Art” Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James Episcopal Church. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
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Dunbar 10th in 1,500-meter international field
Trevor Dunbar was back on the track Monday afternoon. The former Kodiak High School star placed 10th in a loaded 1,500-meter field at the Harry Jerome International Track Meet held in Swangard Stadium in British Columbia. In his second meet this season, Dunbar turned a time of 3 minutes, 42.19 seconds — just a tad slower than three weeks ago at the Portland Track Festival. Nathan Brannen, one of Canada’s top dista...
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