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New federal rule keeps Kodiak rural
The Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a new ruling changing how communities are determined as rural or nonrural for subsistence purposes and declaring the Kodiak area as rural, according to the Nov. 4 Federal Register. “I think it’s really swell,” said Pat Holmes, a Kodiak member of the Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, “Our community has worked really hard since...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Face of Northern Alaska pitted by fire
Eight summers ago, a bolt of lightning struck a dry tundra hillside in northern Alaska. Fanned by a warm wind that curled over the Brooks Range, the Anaktuvuk River fire burned for three months, leaving a scar visible from the International Space Station. The charred area was larger than Cape Cod. While northern Alaska’s treeless terrain has not seen a repeat of the largest tundra fire in modern times, researchers...
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Alumni roundup: Wandersee nets double-double
Hannah Wandersee continued the solid start to her collegiate career with a monster game on Friday. The University of Alaska Anchorage redshirt freshman posted her first career double-double with game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 101-26 drubbing of New Hope Christian at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. Wandersee, a 2014 Kodiak High School graduate, shot 10 of 14 from the field and added three blocks ...
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Amenity opens for underserved travelers
The local Sons of Norway lodge opened a pet relief area at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport on Sunday, designed to give people traveling with pets a first stop after getting off a flight or last stop before going in a kennel to let their animals use the bathroom. The relief area is between the Navigator Lounge and the main terminal in a 15-by-39-foot space. It’s outfitted with a dispenser and bags so people can p...
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The Wild Blue ~ Civil Air Patrol squadron enjoys growth spurt
Things have really taken off for the Civil Air Patrol in Kodiak, with a new class of 13 cadets and weekly meetings for drills, physical training, character development and learning about aerospace technology. “It’s good way to learn leadership and teamwork,” said Kodiak High School junior Samantha Torkildsen, the first new member to advance to the rank of airman. “I like the drills and PT.” CAP began in November 1...
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Hoka One One Postal National
Kodiak High School’s Rafael Bitanga competes in the Hoka One One Postal National, Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Hoka One One is an event that pits cross country squads from around the nation against each other in a two-mile time trial — Kodiak runners ran 3,200 meters and then converted their times. Teams can compete anytime and submit times to Hoka’s website. The team’s top fives times gets added up ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Snowshoe hares a challenge to find, target
While recent weather has been better suited for duck hunting, the close of the road system deer season signals the start of my favorite hunting season. In bluebird weather that usually spells poor duck hunting, so I happily switch to snowshoe hares. Even when the weather is poor I often hunt snowshoes instead. Best of all there’s no closed season and no bag limit, so you can hunt a lot. Snowshoe hunting is challen...
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Special session concludes
We wrapped up in Juneau as of Nov. 4, after what turned out to be a quick special session. When the governor compelled the Legislature to meet again it was to address three subjects. First, passage of legislation lifting the tax holiday on real property leased from the state containing threshold volumes of gas in order to ensure that producers are incentivized to commit their gas to Alaska liquid natural gas, or t...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 10
Westin Riley Christiansen was born at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, to Cassandra Walton and Wesley Christiansen. He weighed 5 pounds, 15.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. His mother is originally from Kodiak, and his father is originally from Old Harbor, and they now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are Ed Walton from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Renate Walton from Ansbach, Germany, and Almeria Christiansen from ...
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Swimmer of the Year: Lindquist nabs two state titles
Talon Lindquist displayed his diversity, while Marina Cummiskey extended a Kodiak streak at the state swimming and diving championships. The talented Kodiak High School sophomore touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly during Saturday’s finals at Bartlett High School in Anchorage to help lead the Kodiak boys to a runner-up finish for the second consecutive season. The two state title...
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