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College touts new offerings
From apocalyptic comics to saving the world, the Kodiak College catalog boasts some new classes this fall, broadening the offerings at the local University of Alaska Anchorage site. “There’s a lot of energy on campus right now,” assistant director of academic affairs Jared Griffin said. During an open house Monday, staff and instructors pitched the range of opportunities and facilities, while students filled out t...
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One year later: Training up; people, equipment still wanted
One year after the Twin Creeks Fire in Chiniak prompted local emergency responders to stand up Kodiak’s Emergency Operations Center, staff holds regular training, but some recommended changes have been difficult to implement. An after action report/improvement plan signed by Kodiak Area Emergency Services Director and city of Kodiak manager Aimée Kniaziowski called for acquiring better technological equipment, cre...
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A marathon day on the Eco Challenge course
Racers battled Buskin River currents, briery bushes and thousands of mosquitos in Kodiak’s ultimate test of willpower — the Coast Guard Eco Challenge. A program of the Coast Guard’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Department, the Eco Challenge, in its 13th year, pits teams of four against one another as they traverse miles of Kodiak Island, completing tasks along the way. This year, the clock was also the enemy....
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Kodiak’s transport lifeline faces ageing deadline
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series about the health of the ferry Tustumena and the need to replace the 52-year-old ship. It was first published in the Juneau Empire and has been serialized for your convenience. In mid-January, everyone aboard the ferry Tustumena was miserable. Each year, the Alaska Marine Highway System takes the Tustumena out of regular service and sails it across the Gulf of Alask...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Weight adds up toward ptarmigan limit
It happened again! The opening of ptarmigan season slipped right past me. It opened almost two weeks ago on Aug. 10, and my mind was off on pink salmon or some such. And I love to hunt ptarmigan. With the season extending all the way through April 30 and a daily bag limit of 20 birds and a possession limit of 40, that’s a whole lot of hunting. How in the world could a dedicated upland bird hunter like me forget su...
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Kodiak cracks high school football rankings
After a pair of outstanding defensive performances, Kodiak’s football team cracked the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network rankings for the first time this season. The Bears make their 2016 debut in the medium-small schools poll at No. 5. Kodiak improved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind 26-20 win at Juneau in Week 2. This is the second consecutive season that second-year coach Bill McGuire has his team perfect throug...
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Kodiak Island Births: August 23
Logan Robert Garofalo was born at 1 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2016, to Joseph and Angela Garofalo. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His parents are originally from Wisconsin and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at home, and the baby’s father works at the U.S. Coast Guard. Also welcoming him to the family is Genevieve, Dominico and Joseph. Grandparents are Dominic and Candace Garofalo fr...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 23
July 16 At 1:10 a.m., police warned a driver in the Larch Street and Birch Avenue area for not having their headlights on. At 1:20 a.m., police warned a driver in the 2700 block of Mill Bay Road for not using turn signals and having malfunctioning license plate lights. At 1:37 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road. The subjects were just talking. At 2:08 a.m., a man reported possib...
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Council, assembly have a lot to talk about
The Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will sit down Tuesday to discuss two subjects of recent contention: a building inspection memorandum of agreement and consolidation of the borough and city governments. The city will chair the joint work session and Mayor Pat Branson said she wants to maintain a positive conversation between the two bodies. “We’re not here to point fingers at anyone at...
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New PSP tester aims to let locals eat shellfish
Over the next few years, local researchers and others will study and test a new tester for detecting Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in local seafood. Mild symptoms of PSP include tingling or burning of the lips, and in extreme cases, it can be fatal. Currently, testing is costly, at least $125 per test, and has a time delay with samples needing to be sent in to the state. The goal of developing a different kind of ...
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