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Around Kodiak: Nov. 28
Marie Acemah, director of the Kodiak-based nonprofit Media Action, presents a free public talk entitled “Conflicts and Resolutions in the West Nile region of Uganda” tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Marian Center behind St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Learn how a Kodiak organization is using film to promote peace after decades of conflict in northern Uganda. For more information, email marie@mediaactionproject.org.
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Alaska Science Forum: Goodbye to a giant of glacier research
High-school dropout Austin Post’s career began in the 1950s, when colleagues made up the title “Senior Meteorologist” to include him in a funding proposal. Post later recalled with humor that he misspelled both of those words on his application. Despite objections from the secretary that processed his paperwork, Post then embarked on a decades-long adventure of capturing images of North America’s glaciers from the...
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Business spotlight: New hair salon opens in Kodiak
Iris Tressler has been styling hair since she was a little girl. "I've always done hair," Tressler said. "I loved to do my mom's hair." At age 13, she tried her first perm on her older brother. "He wanted to look like Jimmy Hendrix, and I had no clue what he looked like," Tressler said. "It was terrible. He had to wear a hat for a long time." Since then, she’s learned her lesson well enough to open her own salon. ...
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Low return expected for 2013 Bristol Bay salmon season
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a lower return for the 2013 Bristol Bay salmon season. According to a report released Monday, Fish and Game expects 26 million sockeye will return to the bay next summer in Alaska’s largest wild salmon run. Minus escapement needed to keep the fishery running, that means a total predicted harvest of 17.53 million fish: 16.59 million for Bristol Bay and 940,000 f...
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KHS dance team battles breakdancers
Kylee Miles strikes a pose while Tessa Heiberg laughs during the dance contest between the Kodiak High School Dance Team and the Kodiak High School breakdancing club Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. (James Brooks photo)
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Kodiak needs to speak out against sludge compost in Middle Bay
To the Editor: On Nov. 23 there was a public meeting at St. Mary's gym which addressed the city's backdoor handling of its sludge problem and where it will be stored after Dec. 15. On that date the landfill will no longer take the city's sludge. The dump is getting extended and a new liner installed. After that's completed, I believe they will take the sludge again. So, in the meantime they need to find a temporar...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 27
Wednesday, Nov. 21 • At 12:13 a.m., a corrections officer requested officer help with an inmate who was trying to kill himself. • At 2:40 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:57 a.m., an officer spotted a bear on Mill Bay Road. It ran into the woods when it saw the patrol car. • At 4:03 a.m., an officer spotted a bear on Mill Bay Road. It ran away when it saw the patrol car. Officers caught up...
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Doctors ask Alaskans to shoot flu rise
As snow continues to fall, the number of flu reports in Alaska continues to rise. Flu season has arrived, and the Alaska Department of Health is asking people to take precautions and get vaccinated. The department issued a statement last week noting that influenza and pertussis, known commonly as whooping cough, are on the rise. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, chief epidemiologist for the state, said more cases of influenza o...
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Alumni update: Horn plays in final Shootout
Alysa Horn grew up watching the Great Alaska Shootout, but the Kodiak native never thought she would get a chance to play in her home-state college basketball tournament. Over the weekend, she played in her fourth and final Shootout as a member of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball team. “You grow up watching it and admiring all the teams in it,” said Horn on Monday afternoon from Anchorage. “...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 27
Sophia June Heitman-Williams was born at 8:27 a.m. Sept. 22, 2012, to Jeff Williams and Tonya Heitman. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. Sophia’s parents are originally from Edna, Texas and Kodiak. Her father is self-employed and her mother is a teacher at Kodiak High School. Also welcoming her to the family are 15 first cousins, 17 aunts and uncles and 18 great-aunts and uncles. Proud ...
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