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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Appreciating layers of archeological friendships
This week the Alutiiq Museum community archaeology dig begins. For Kodiak, this means a chance to participate in a free, public site excavation and learn about Kodiak history. For our family, this means an influx of visiting scientists to our home. My husband, Patrick, is an archaeologist and leads the community dig, as well as the remote digs every summer. Early on, I learnt what this time of year meant for our h...
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Whales death cause still unknown
The cause of multiple dead fin whales and several humpback whales found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago is still unknown as biologists await more test results. Kate Wynne, an Alaska Sea Grant marine mammal specialist and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor, said the results have come back as a negative for domoic acid, a biotoxin, but the results have not yet returned for paralytic shellfish poisoning,...
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Borough announces seats up for grabs in fall election
Fifteen seats on seven elected bodies of the Kodiak Island Borough will be voted on in the upcoming fall election. Two three-year term seats, currently held by Aaron Griffin and Chris Lynch, on the assembly as well as one one-year term due to a vacancy will be up at the October 6 election. The KIB School District Board of Education, Bay View Road Service Area Board, Fire Protection Area No. 1 Board, Monashka Bay R...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 15
July 5 At 12:26 a.m., police advised a driver in the Bartel Avenue and Mill Bay Road area for having no taillights. At 12:44 a.m., police advised a driver in the 17th Avenue and Mission Road area. At 1:01 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. At 1:02 a.m., another agency notified police about fireworks on Shelikof Street. Police were unable to locate them. At 1:11 a.m....
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Kodiak Island Births: July 15
Madden Kole Hiner was born at 4:16 a.m. on July 1, 2015, to Ashley and Mariah Hiner. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and was 19 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at home, and the baby’s father works at Scott’s Heating and Plumbing. Also welcoming him to the family is Ailey Skye and Kaia Emme. Grandparents are Randy and Paula Ensign from Kodiak, Mark and Jennif...
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GCI enhances wireless in Kodiak, promises to bring 4G LTE to Emerald Isle by year’s end
GCI is upgrading its six cell towers in Kodiak and is on track to bring 4G LTE wireless data speeds to the local community by the end of 2015, as wireless network upgrades are implemented throughout the summer, a company news release said Monday. “As an Alaska-based company, GCI is dedicated to bringing top technologies and services to our customers across the state, including residents and visitors in Kodiak,” sa...
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Swearingin begins bowling tourney
Kodiak youth Dustin Swearingin started his run at the Junior Gold Championships on Monday in Chicago, Illinois. Swearingin, 15, produced a five-game bowling average of 145.60 — nearly 50 pins below his average — during the first qualifying round. The rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded scores of 169, 143, 194, 99 and 123, which placed him 376th out of 455 bowlers in the U15 Boys division. The top roller, ...
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Former KHS star joins 907
Alec Canete-Hall, a former Kodiak High School basketball star, is participating in Lower 48 tournaments over the next two weeks as a member of Team 907 Blue. Team 907 features high school players from across the state, including Barrow sensation Kamaka Hepa. The team kicked off its tour last weekend at the Nor Cal Summer Tip Off and will also play in a tournament in Anaheim, California (July 15-19) and Las Vegas, ...
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Kodiak church leaders, members take stand on Supreme Court’s ‘same sex’ ruling
When the Supreme Court legalized “gay marriage” in all 50 states, including those that, by referendum, opposed it, Liz Simmons, pastor of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, rejoiced. Bible teacher and mission worker, Art Zimmer, wept. When he heard the cheering in the background as the news was announced over the radio, Zimmer said he felt “deeply grieved” in his spirit, “knowing how blatantly this flaunts ...
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Jackson ordinances scheduled for public hearings
Two ordinances intended to relax Kodiak Island Borough code to allow moving trailers from Jackson Mobile Home Park are scheduled for a second public hearing at Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The first Jackson-related ordinance to be considered at Wednesday's meeting "would allow mobile homes to relocate to the other existing mobile home parks in our community without regard to the non-conformi...
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