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Alaska Science Forum: Rafts of birds overwintering in the Bering Sea
Like flecks of pepper on chowder, all of the spectacled eiders on the planet are now gathered amid sea ice and steaming open leads in the Bering Sea. "It's a mass of life in this desolate area," said Matt Sexson, who once rode an icebreaker to see the winter gathering south of St. Lawrence Island. Sexson, a biologist with the USGS Science Center in Anchorage, just handed in a draft of his Ph.D. chapter on the crea...
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NLC Power Rankings: Kodiak’s boys are a tale of two teams
A trend is starting to appear for the Kodiak boys basketball team. The Bears play well in the front end of weekend doubleheaders, but fall flat in the nightcap. Kodiak played Colony tough in a loss and beat Kenai and Soldotna in Friday Northern Lights Conference games, but lost to all three on Saturday by a combined 50 points. What is going on? “I think it is part of conditioning. I’m playing these guys a lot of m...
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Valentines Fun Run results
Valentines Fun Run Saturday, Feb. 14 Three miles 1. Levi Thomet, 18 minutes, 1 second; 2. Hayden Foster, 22:27; 3. Anthony Maghupoy, 23:50; 4. Brenden Thompson, 25:16; 5. Cody Foster, 25:53; 6. Cory Thompson, 26:32; 7. Zoe Bigley, 26:33; 8. Charles Russell, 27:49; 9. Don Zimmerman, 28:46; 10. Kathryn Symmes, 29:31; 11. Howard Valley, 29:34; 12. Jen Waltenbaugh, 30:47; 13. Pete Longgood, 31:34; 14. Sue Zimmerman, 3...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 17
Jan. 12 At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespass on Thorsheim Street. The caller did not want them banned. At 11 a.m., police warned a driver on Von Scheele Way for not stopping completely at a stop sign. At 11:43 a.m., police cited a driver on Willow Street for having no proof of insurance. At 12:14 p.m., a caller reported a truck hitting a building on Marine Way. At 3:07 p.m., a caller on Shelikof Stre...
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Jay Hammond must be rolling in his grave
In his first term as senator, the young Jay Hammond sought a way to protect education and fish and game commissioners from political cleansing by the then new Republican administration. Sen. Hammond devised and passed a clever way to balance the system: An appointed board for fish management, another appointed board for game management and an appointed board of education. The governor could not have more than four...
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Can you say recall?
To the Editor, I had every intention of speaking today about the city council meeting last week in which I saw my first uniformed armed guard since visiting the death chamber of the Walla Walla State penitentiary back in the late 60s and early 70s. That memory of absolute police control in an absolute environment still rings loud and clear. Alas, the above is for another day. After the council meeting, others and ...
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Kevin Riley Rogers
Kevin Riley Rogers died on Feb. 3, 2015, in Kodiak, Alaska. Kevin born June 28, 1977, in Boise, Idaho, to Judy Westmoreland Rogers and Gary Rogers. He graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho, in 1995. He lived in Rexburg from 1980 to 1995, in Sitka from 1995 to 2006 and in Cordova from 2007 to 2015. Kevin was a carpenter, charter boat captain and commercial fisherman. He loved the outdoors and was an ...
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Kodiak breaks rain record
A week after the winter’s first blizzard, a storm saturated the island with a record amount of rain. The National Weather Service recorded 1.25 inches of rain Sunday at the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, breaking the Feb. 15 record of .66 inches set in 2012. As of 2 p.m. Monday, Kodiak had received 1.20 inches of rain, .25 inches short of the 2010 record. For the year, 15.59 inches of rain has been recorded, w...
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Alutiiq Museum to offer instructor education
The Alutiiq Museum is hosting a free three-day workshop for instructor skills training to grow cultural education for the future. The workshop, offered in part by the Cook Inlet Region Inc. Foundation, the Kodiak Island Borough School District and Kodiak College, is Feb. 25 through 27. The first day, participants will “explore best practices and philosophies of cultural arts education,” according to a news release...
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Borough discusses strategic plan
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed its strategic plan and the formation of a special committee to facilitate land sales. In January, the assembly held an all-day work session centered on strategic planning. The resulting drafts have been condensed down to a list of four overarching goals and several steps to achieve each goal. The strategic plan is intended to govern the borough for the next five years. ...
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