Mortenson first on Fourth; Horn takes women’s field Curtis Mortenson and Jordan Fogle went stride for stride through the first half of Thursday’s July Fourth 10K Run and Walk.
The second half of the race was owned by Mortenson, a Kodiak High School running star from the past.
Mortenson broke away from Fogle by Boy Scout Lake to earn his second Independence Day victory in 36 minutes, 21 seconds — 13 seconds faster than his first victory in 1999.
“I started feel...
Alaska Science Forum: Camera captures curious canine
Sometimes you get lucky.
Ken Tape feels that way, after a time-lapse camera he set up in northern Alaska captured a full-frame portrait of a wolf. He shared the image with me, and, now, with you.
This spring, Tape, author of the book “The Changing Arctic Landscape,” set up 14 time-lapse cameras in Alaska north of the Arctic Circle. He programmed them to snap one picture every 15 minutes from April 24 to May 23. He...
Around Kodiak - July 5, 2012 Comedy at the library
Join the Three Stooges, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Buster Keaton and a host of other film comics as they discover “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!”
See this comedy classic at the A. Holmes Johnson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free. Call Joe at 486-8686 for more information.
Ouzinkie starts drive for new fire engine The Ouzinkie Village Response Team is holding a raffle to raise money for equipment upgrades and a new fire truck, as they no longer have a working fire truck.
The raffle prize is a round trip ferry ticket from Homer to Ouzinkie or Homer to Kodiak.
Raffle tickets can be purchased through the end of July. Tickets are being sold for $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will take place Aug. 1.
To purchase tickets, con...
Kodiak arts: Photographer makes common sights special People love puffins — this is what photographer Dake Schmidt has learned through his years of photographing Kodiak wildlife and scenery.
“When it all started as an idea in my head; I thought bears would be it,” Schmidt said. “But it’s not. People go psychotic for puffins.”
Schmidt’s photographs are printed on canvas and feature unique images of Kodiak wildlife or scenes on the road system.
“I lot of it is what I ...
Kodiak Island Births Piper Rose Hurley was born at 12:16 a.m. on June 15, 2012, to Jennifer Abono and Devin Hurley. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.
Her parents are originally from Napa, Calif., and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant and her father works at Western Alaska Land Title.
Also welcoming her to the family is Colin James Hurley.
Proud grandparents ...
Kodiak union adjusts after leader’s cancer death Kodiak’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union is undergoing leadership changes after its previous leader, Allen Parker, lost his battle with cancer.
The ILWU is a union that gives members job opportunities in warehouses or on the docks. The ILWU has 150 members statewide, including 14 in Kodiak. Members are given jobs working containers and moving cargo across Kodiak’s docks.
The jobs are not full-time, an...
After hoax, tacos in Bethel ANCHORAGE (AP) — Residents of Bethel know from cable TV ads what the major fast-food chains offer: chicken at KFC, burgers at McDonald’s and tacos at Taco Bell.
They just haven’t been able to get any of it.
The city of 6,200 people is about 40 miles inland from the Bering Sea, and the closest fast food other than a Subway sandwich shop is in Anchorage, 400 miles and a $500 round-trip plane ticket away.
So they wer...
Alaska cost of living jumps in 2011 Climbing gasoline and energy prices pulled the cost of goods up in 2011 by the second-highest rate this decade, according to a new report from the Alaska Department of Labor.
The report published in the latest edition of Alaska Economic Trends magazine says the Anchorage consumer price index rose 3.2 percent last year.
The index includes a “basket” of common items bought by Alaskans, including clothing, energy, fo...
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