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Alaska Science Forum: Anatomy of the worst fire year
In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to a year that still haunts us. In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires. That hazy summer was the most extreme fire year in the half century people have kept score. Here's how it happened. May 2004 was warmer than average in the Interior, ground zero for A...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD warns residents about caller claiming to represent police
The Kodiak Police Department warned local residents Tuesday about a scam involving a caller claiming to be a representative of the police department while asking for payment over the phone to clear up a missed court date. In an advisory sent via email, the department said the scam artist’s caller ID would show a number similar to KPD’s. “It is possible to spoof numbers with a computer so if you receive a call like...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 26
April 19 Around 12:56 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 1:26 a.m., police warned a driver on Marine Way to drive with their headlights on. At 1:34 a.m., police warned a driver on Marine Way to drive with their headlights on. At 1:40 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2:12 a.m., a suspicious vehicle left the Chichenof Street area when police asked. At 2:35 a.m., police advised a drive...
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Christensen scores at regionals
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen picked up four points at the Region II Track and Field Championships that concluded Saturday at Susitna Valley High School. The freshman earned four points with her fourth-place finishes in the 100-meter run and the long jump. She recorded a time of 14.35 seconds in the 100 and had a mark of 12 feet, 10.5 inches in the long jump. Christiansen did not qualify for the small-school st...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New PKIMC administrator hired
Don Rush’s replacement at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has been announced. Barbara Bigelow will be taking the helm of PKIMC as its administrator on August 10. Bigelow has spent the last two years as the administrator of Providence Valdez Medical Center. Prior to that, she worked for PeaceHealth in Ketchikan for approximately 20 years in multiple leadership roles. Bigelow was selected due to her broad-ba...
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Assembly takes stance on navy training, emergency rule on bycatch
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted to oppose Navy training in the Gulf of Alaska and voted to send a letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding a fishery closure due to the bycatch limit being reached. Emily Stolarcyk with the Eyak Preservation Council in Cordova joined the Sun’aq Tribe’s Tom Lance to give a presentation to the assembly about the Navy training. Lance said the Sun’aq T...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oldest gear takes prize at Crab Festival
For the first time this year, the Kodiak Crab Festival had a contest for the oldest Crab Festival gear. The top honor went to Sarah Babbitt, who won with a shirt from the late 1970s. Babbitt doesn’t know exactly what year her shirt is from. She said she guesses 1979, but back then, the year wasn’t put on Crab Festival shirts. “It was before they re-did the middle school gym, which I think was the winter of ‘80-‘81...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Upper Cook Inlet coal mine decision delayed
Alaskans will have to wait until fall to learn if salmon habitat prevails over a coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet. A decision due earlier this month by the state Department of Natural Resources has been delayed until after a public hearing later this summer, said Ed Fogels, DNR Deputy Commissioner. At issue is competing water rights claims filed in 2009 by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition and PacRim Coal of De...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man named Moose wins arm-wrestling championships at home of Kodiak bear
About 200 spectators — chanting “Moose! Moose! Moose!” — jam-packed a local bar Saturday and watched a Navy man win the top category of the arm-wrestling championships sponsored by the Lion’s at the home of the Kodiak bear. Moose Siefring, 235 pounds, wore the black championship shirt after defeating Terry McConville, 280 pounds, at the annual Crab Fest event organized by the Lion’s Club. “This is the thickest adr...
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