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Amazing Nature: Lantern Fish use Lights to Communicate in deep ocean
I was driving to work one morning last week before dawn. As the rain poured onto my windshield, the other cars appeared only as lights in the drenched darkness. It suddenly occurred to me that while the drivers of the cars could not see or hear each other, they were communicating with light signals: White headlights told me where the other cars were and whether they were moving towards me. Red lights told me if so...
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Private matters don't belong in a public forum
To the Editor: I would like to respond to the author of last week’s letter to the editor consisting of an assault on my family. A public letter is not the forum to discuss matters in such a way. To begin with, your facts about my brother are incorrect. I would like to clarify that he is not “bad” or “in and out of jail all of his life so far” but instead is a well-respected asset at his job, an incredible, compass...
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Island Flavor: A Bento Box and a Table for One
If you read the story of my taco-land adventures you know my husband Bo was recently on an extended caribou hunt on the mainland. I missed him terribly, but I admit I enjoyed small pleasures in his absence. One of these was the opportunity — most days — to eat whatever I wanted whenever I pleased. With the exception of my adult daughter, who usually eats independently, there was no one in the house with whom I had...
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Playbook: Sept. 12
Friday, Sept. 13 Cross country: Kodiak at the Frank Dieckgraeff Cross Country Invitational at Seward High School. Girls, 4 p.m.; boys, 4:45 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Kenai at the Kodiak Community Pool, 5:30 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Kenai High School. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 Football: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School, 2 p.m. Kodiak junior...
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Blockbuster starts going-out-of business sale
Wednesday may have been the busiest day ever for Kodiak’s Blockbuster Video store. That’s part of the reason the store is closing. Just before noon, Blockbuster manager Lyle Phillips opened his store’s doors to a crowd waiting to take advantage of the store’s going-out-of-business sale. That opening capped three days of work for Phillips, who said he was surprised when he received the store’s fatal call a few week...
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Fire damages building on Shelikof Street
Kodiak and Coast Guard firefighters successfully extinguished a small fire Tuesday night on Shelikof Street. According to the Kodiak Fire Department, firefighters were called at 5:38 p.m. to 330 Shelikof Street. That address is the site of a small maintenance building owned by Pacific Seafoods, which is located across the street. Firefighters briefly closed Shelikof Street as they fought the fire, which marred the...
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Schauff brothers compete in the pool
Nathan Schauff doesn’t want to think about what would have happened if he picked another sport. “I don’t think my parents would be too happy about that,” the Kodiak High School freshman said. “Coach wouldn’t be too happy about that,” chimed in his brother Dyton, a junior on the Bears’ swim team. The Schauffs are a swimming family. A swimmer with the Schauff last name has been with the Bears since 2005. Before that...
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Volleyball prepares for NLC matches
1996. That was the last year Kodiak’s volleyball team won a Northern Lights Conference championship. It was Amy Willis’ first year as coach. Willis, now in her second go-around with the Bears, has a lofty goal for her team as it enters NLC play tonight at 6 o’clock at Soldotna. “I would like to win the conference with this team,” Willis said. “I would think that this is a really solid obtainable goal for this grou...
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Harbor board wants to flush problems from public bathroom
The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the ongoing abuse of public restrooms on Shelikof Street, during a Wednesday meeting. “Our Shelikof restroom has been a source of a lot of issues over the years,” Kodiak Shipyard manager Lon White said. “Primarily a handful of citizens abuse the use of the facility … they do a bunch of damage to it and make it unusable for the average citizen.” This “handful of ...
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Learn about the Affordable Care Act
To the Editor: Open enrollment for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins in about three weeks. While the ACA provides protections and health care coverage for all Alaskans, Alaskan women particularly benefit from its requirement that insurance plans (finally!) cover the full range of FDA-approved contraception methods and stop insurance discrimination, “gender rating,” against women (www....
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