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Fish Factor: Tracking melting glaciers
Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound. “It’s been hugely successful. We’ve flown these things all over inside and outside of Prince William Sound, we’ve had great control over them, we’ve been able to move them to exactly where we want them to be. They are making thousands of measurements ...
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Majors advance to District I Finals
For the first time since 2012, Kodiak’s Major Little League baseball all-star team is headed to the District I Finals. Kodiak punched its ticket to the next round by beating Anchorage Military, 4-3, and Palmer, 9-6, in pool play over the weekend in Anchorage. Kodiak finished second in the five-team pool with a 3-1 record. The team opens the District I Finals double-elimination tournament at 6:45 p.m. today against...
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Safeway closes due to reported fire
Safeway closed Sunday as a result of a reported fire. The Kodiak Police Department issued a Nixle warning Sunday afternoon that Safeway would be closed until further notice due to an emergency. Observers on the scene said that they saw fire trucks at Safeway and chatter on Facebook indicated that smells of fire and smoke were apparent in the store. The Kodiak Police Department and the Kodiak Fire Department were u...
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Natives leadership teams finalizes absentee in-person voting for villages
A Native leadership team said on Friday it completed the final list of absentee in-person and early voting sites in rural areas in Alaska. The Native leadership team said it completed its work and signed up 128 villages in 11 business days. The program was organized by the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Regional Association, and Get Out The Native Vote. The parties agreed on ...
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Dunbar sets another state record
Trevor Dunbar’s professional career couldn’t have started any better. A few days after clocking a sub-4 minute mile, the Kodiak High School graduate recorded the fastest 3,000-meter time in Alaska history at the Morton Games in Dublin, Ireland. Dunbar finished second in the 20-man field with a time of 7 minutes, 45.09 seconds — personal-best by six seconds. Dunbar’s time topped Don Clary’s 1982 time of 7:46.2. Dun...
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Students to learn Russian culture at camp
Next week, Kodiak students will learn Russian songs and dances at a cultural camp sponsored by the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Russian Balalaika players and the Kodiak Arts Council. Students will try traditional foods, dress, music and dance at the Kodiak High School and the museum. “The first day, we’ll meet at the museum to get that flavor of the Russian culture from being in the museum where all the old artifact...
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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans help in two boat rescues
U.S. Coast Guard assets from Kodiak and Good Samaritan ships were involved in three different rescues Wednesday, one locally, one on the Kennicott ferry and another near Kotzebue. In the local operation, the Coast Guard and the crew of the fishing vessel Katherine assisted three men aboard the vessel Jeanoah taking on water in Shelikof Strait Wednesday. “Coast Guard watchstanders in sector Anchorage received a cal...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 11
June 25 • At 12:21 a.m., a caller reported a bear sighting in the 1600 block of Selief Lane. It was gone when police arrived. • At 12:38 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear sighting in the 1200 block of Selief Lane. The bear fled into the woods as police were arriving. • Around 1:48 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 7:06 a.m., police were out with a bicyclist on Mill Bay Road who had almost g...
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'The more we recycle, the more we save'
To the editor, No matter where you come down on the question of dumpsters vs. roll carts it's obvious that, as a business owner, you save a lot of money going to roll carts. The way to do that is to recycle cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and cans with Threshold Services. You can drop them off yourself, or set up a pick up. The cost is nominal and more than offset by the savings. In addition you can do the righ...
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Ordinance would turn Borough meetings into Sunday school
In the July 3 Borough Assembly meeting, Ordinance NO. FY2014-20, a measure to abridge the freedom of speech in assembly meetings was discussed. Under the guise of “proper decorum,” the Borough Assembly proposes to disfranchise any expression of opinion that is inconsistent with speech that is “appropriate, proper behavior in society.” (To illustrate decorum, my dictionary has a picture of an eight- or ten-year-old...
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