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Week in Words: Building codes, moles and bacon tattoos
The greatest season in Alaska’s yearly cycle is summer, but we don’t really know it by the “summer” moniker. We call it “construction season.” Building is everywhere — roads and sidewalks being repaired, new homes and renovated ones going up for sale, contractors and roofers working around the clock, trying to fit in one more project in between trips to fish camp. It’s the season of making. Forget spring, this is ...
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Obituary: Eddie Rose
Come join family and friends in celebrating the life of Eddie Rose. Loving husband, father, grandpa, friend and pilot. Help us honor a man who touched so many with his kind words and twinkling smile. He will be deeply missed. Service to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Kodiak Baptist Mission Heritage Center with potluck repast to follow.
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Trooper Report: 6/30/2016
June 16 At approximately 5:40 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers of Soldotna contacted a 35-year-old Kodiak woman at the south Kasilof River beach. Investigation determined she failed to immediately log 21 salmon on her personal use permit prior to concealing the salmon from view and she was issued a citation for failure to immediately record salmon on a permit.  AWT contacted a 22-year-old Kodiak man on board a seine...
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Kenai hands pair of losses to islanders
Kodiak Post 17 scored in each of the first four innings, but it wasn’t enough to top American Legion leader Kenai. The Twins took the lead in the third inning and rolled to a 17-6 victory in a league game Monday at Cody Alexander Field in Kenai. Kenai won the nonleague game 29-1. The Twins upped their league record to 12-0 as it prepares for a showdown with high school state champion South (second in the American ...
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NOAA examines Western Aleutian Steller sea lion decline
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists are heading out the Aleutian Chain to survey Steller sea lions this summer. According to a NOAA release, Alaska Fisheries Science Center scientists aboard the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vessel Tiglâx will survey the Rat and Near islands in the outermost part of the Aleutian Chain. Scientists on a floatplane will survey the Delarof Islands and around Ad...
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Alaska Science Forum: After solstice, warmest days still ahead
A person might think that since we get our maximum sunlight on the summer solstice (on or about June 21), we should also get our peak warmth then. The sun’s calling the shots, right? Not entirely, said former Alaskan Martha Shulski, author of “The Climate of Alaska” and now climatologist for the state of Nebraska. “Alaska is warmest a few weeks after the solstice,” she said. A lag exists between the peak of solar ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Thinking of abdominal pain
Greetings fellow islanders! I would like to share some of my thoughts on upper abdominal pain. That is, pain that occurs between the belly button and the bottom of the ribs. There are many organs in the upper abdomen and other parts of the body that can cause such pain: the heart, stomach, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, blood vessels, liver, small bowel, esophagus, and the list goes on. The pain from any of these ...
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AirSta searching for hiker near Nome
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to the forward operating base in Kotzebue is assisting search and rescue operations for a missing hiker in Nome. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, 36-year-old Nome resident Joseph Balderas was reported missing at 9:30 a.m. Monday after failing to show up for work. Troopers found his vehicle on the Nome-Council highway near the east fork of ...
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Guest Opinion: Internet deleted vo-tech
Finally the school board appears to be waking up and preparing to do something about its neglect of the Kodiak High School curriculum for its non-college-bound students. Hallelujah! Now we will just have to see if they actually follow up and take some sort of significant action. Years ago, in the pre-computer era, we had a two-pronged high school education program. For high school students preparing to go on to a ...
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City mulls ending building inspection deal with KIB
City staff is scrambling to determine the ramifications for the city after the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to roll back the borough’s uniform building code to the 1997 version. Under a memorandum of agreement between the city and the borough, they city’s building department conducts building inspections throughout the borough. Because of the change in borough requirements, city inspectors would have to do...
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