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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 22
July 6 At 12:33 a.m., police admonished a speeding driver on Selief Lane. At 12:46 a.m., police advised a driver in the 17th Avenue and Mission Road area about a taillight out. At 12:54 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. Around 1:01 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 2:11 a.m., police admonished a driver on Mill Bay Road for having expired registration. At 8:30 a.m., a...
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Don’t rule out harmful sonar tests as possible cause of whale deaths
To the Editor, Regarding the July 15 KDM article on the cause of the recent whales deaths: Just because there have been no dead whales discovered since the Navy’s Northern Edge Training Exercise in June does not rule out the possibility that the Navy may have been testing harmful sonar previous to the exercise. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Behm Canal off Ketchikan is the Navy’s “primary” a...
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Shelikof, Rezanof, Baranof represent racial aggression, colonialist atrocity
To the Editor, In light of South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from state-sponsored public display, and Juneau’s and UAF’s removal of Mississippi’s state flag which features the battle flag (though strangely no campaign to remove Georgia’s state flag, which is an homage to the first flag of the Confederacy called the “stars and bars”), local communities should take this moment of nation...
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Grant received for more debris cleanup
As the lot Island Trails Network uses to store their marine debris emptied last week, the organization was notified they had received a grant to start filling it up again. ITN applied for and received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect, remove and analyze debris from Shuyak Island just north of Afognak Island. The cleanup will take place in two eight-week segments, one in s...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death Notice: Kazue Barnes, 67
Longtime Kodiak resident Kazue Barnes passed away on July 14 in Portland, Oregon. He was 67. A Celebration of Life and potluck will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Unification Church on Selief Lane.
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI UPDATE: Horn back in action
Coming off of a bye, Alysa Horn played two games in three days last week in the women’s Queensland Basketball League in Australia. Her team, Logan, came out victorious in both, beating Suncoast Clippers, 78-57, and Gold Coast Rollers, 66-62. Horn, a former Kodiak High School and University of Alaska Anchorage standout, struggled in both outings. She combined to miss all 12 of her shots from the field and only tall...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Ancient northern pike found in lake mud
While slicing a cylinder of mud he pulled from an Interior Alaska lake, Matthew Wooller ran into a snag. The wire he was using to cut the mud stopped when it hit something solid. He grabbed a knife, carved around the obstruction, and made a discovery. "There were a bunch of bones and very sharp teeth sprouting from the lake mud," said Wooller, the head of the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility at UAF. Suspecting the p...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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10 years in Kodiak after being Shanghaied
Well, 10 years ago last Saturday (or Sunday or Monday; turns out I don’t really remember), I got off the Alaska State Ferry Tustumena in Kodiak. Which was quite a surprise to me at the time, because the last thing I remember I was enjoying a cold one at the Salty Dawg Saloon in Homer. By all indications I had been Shanghaied under cover of night. Well, that's my preferred origin story, anyway. And while it bears s...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Porthole offers a view of magical boat rides
When I was in my shed looking for camping gear recently, I came across a boat porthole in a box. It was the porthole from the boat I spent a very memorable part of my youth on — The Anna D. The boat was a green, 48-foot Kodiak commercial fishing boat. I loved being on it. My bedroom and my house were OK, but I really treasured the time on the boat. The Anna D had a ladder going from the crew deck up to a flying br...
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