Amazing Nature: Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high mark Four hundred parts per million of carbon dioxide!
On May 10, the news went out that for the first time in history, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric observatory on Mauna Loa in Hawaii reached 400 parts per million. According to the NOAA website reporting this historic event, before the start of the industrial revolution these concentrations used to fluctuate b...
City council signs off on first review of FY14 budget The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the first reading of the city's fiscal year 2014 budget on Thursday, setting the stage for the budget's acceptance in June.
The city's fiscal year starts July 1, and the proposed $37 million budget before the council includes a 6 percent cut overall, the result of cost-cutting and the end of several expensive construction projects.
The city is expected to have the equiv...
Marian Call will perform in Kodiak Singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed “nerd” Marian Call will perform in Kodiak tonight.
Call’s musical style has been described as “acoustic joy jazz” by fans, and her lyrics touch on subjects like Shark Week, airplanes, NASA, Alaska and TV shows.
“I’m kind of a nerd, so a lot of my songs are secretly about ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and other things too,” Call said. “There are little hidden Easter eggs.”
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Around Kodiak: May 24 Alaskan children’s author Sara Feriante Donkersloot will hold a book signing today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harborside Fly-By. Come learn about Alaskan animals and look at her books “Down by the River” and “Out on the Tundra.”
The A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day weekend. Call 486-8686 for more information.
Capitol Report: May 24 Hello from Kodiak. Returning home after session this year, my wife Rita and I were greeted with great spring weather, a few rain showers, but this is Alaska and it is needed and we continue to wait for warm weather and great fishing.
So far it has been a busy interim; I have had the pleasure of visiting some of my new district. In April both Rita and I were warmly welcomed in the Bristol Bay Borough for the Naknek...
Alutiiq Word of the Week: Outsider/Stranger Allanertaq : Outsider / Stranger
Allanertakiinga akgua’aq. : An outsider came to see me yesterday.
Hosting guests was a sign of power and prosperity in Alutiiq communities. Each winter, as the sun sank below the horizon, wealthy families initiated festivals, inviting friends from their own community and neighboring villages to participate in feasting, dancing, singing, visiting, and gift-giving. Guests were anxiou...
Tapestry: Departing priest sets record straight on rumor of school closing Father Joe Classen, pastor of the St. Mary’s parish, wants to set the record straight. Contrary to local chatter, Kodiak’s Catholic school is not closing its doors.
Classen, who will be stepping down as pastor and taking a leave of absence from ministry, said rumors have been flying around town regarding an imminent closing.
“There has been a lot of talk, misinformation and negativity and we’re trying to combat th...
Prep baseball: Kodiak reaches SCC final By DEREK CLARKSTON
A 90-minute delay didn’t slow down Kodiak in its Southcentral Conference Championships semifinal baseball game Thursday evening.
The Bears earned a spot in today’s championship game with a 9-2 victory over Homer at Wasilla High School.
The game got a late start when Colony outlasted Kenai 10-6 in 12 innings in the first semifinal.
Top-seeds Kodiak (9-3) and Colony play for the con...
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Kodiak softball earns split with Homer Kodiak earned its biggest win in Sam Catt’s three years as head coach Thursday night in Homer.
After dropping the first Northern Lights Conference game, 7-3, to Homer, the Bears’ softball team rebounded with an impressive 10-3 win that kept Kodiak’s state chances alive.
Kodiak moves to 4-2 in the NLC, 10-8 overall. The Bears need to win their final four conference games to earn their first small-school state tou...
Rural students compete at national archery tournament Three Kodiak Island students were among nearly 10,000 shooters who competed at a national archery tournament May 10 in Kentucky.
Ocean Reft and Joseph Brattole, both from Karluk, and Gayle Aga of Larsen Bay shot at the National NASP Archery Tournament.
Aga, a fifth-grader, scored 204 points out of a possible 300, Brattole, a sixth-grader, netted 203 points, while Reft, a a fourth-grader, tallied 160 points.