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Work under way to replace Ouzinkie's ailing dam
Help is on the way for Ouzinkie’s leaking dam, but getting there is half the effort. A crew from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is hard at work cutting a new road on Spruce Island. The road will bring heavy equipment and supplies to Mahoona Dam, which a 2011 inspection found near collapse. The dam was immediately taken out of service, leaving Ouzinkie’s 168 people reliant upon expensive diesel power in...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 30
Museum lecture tonight The Kodiak Historical Society presents The “Kashevaroff” gravestone and graveyards of Kodiak lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in the Baranov Museum. Come listen to Kodiak historian Dawn Black talk about the historic gravestone. There will be refreshments. Admission is free.
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Warm weather topples record
Unusually warm weather brought down a 77-year-old record on Monday as temperatures reached 55 degrees. That topples the old record of 54, set in 1936. The warm weather is courtesy of a Pineapple Express weather system carrying warm, wet air from the central Pacific as far north as Interior Alaska. Warm and wet conditions are expected to continue through the weekend, but no more record temperatures are expected. Tu...
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Cost of health care and substance abuse top Kodiak health problems
Health care costs and substance abuse have been identified as two top priorities for Kodiak, based on the results of a community health survey conducted by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. Providence conducted the survey, formally known as the “community health needs assessment,” in June, and more than 700 residents responded. Providence has been conducting surveys every five years to gauge the health of t...
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Kodiak lands 7 on NLC all-conference teams
Kodiak’s football team was well represented on the all-Northern Lights Conference teams. Senior Leo Sega and junior Andre Mandapat were Kodiak’s only first-team selections, but the Bears had a slew of players earn second-team recognition. Sega earned first-team honors as an offensive tackle and defensive interior lineman and was the heart of Kodiak’s team on the field and in the locker room. “He has improved every...
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From Soup to Nuts: Don’t be afraid to experiment with Leftovers
To make the most out of a small paycheck, we plan our meals well in advance and only go shopping once a week. Sometimes, no matter how well I plan, it seems the food just doesn’t last the week and all we have to see us through to the next shopping day are leftovers. That wouldn’t be a bad thing if all of the leftovers were whole meals of different foods representing the week’s menu. Yet, I will more often than not...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 30
Monday, Oct. 28 • At 3:42 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle on Chichenof Street. All was OK. • At 5:04 a.m., a caller reported a stop sign was run over. • At 7:52 a.m., a man was arrested for disorderly conduct. • At 8:08 a.m., a caller reported a deer had been hit but was still alive. It was gone when officers arrived. • At 10:05 a.m., a caller reported his jacket and other things were taken from...
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Need vs. Want Part 4
To the Editor: Based upon a thread on Facebook from one of our council members, it is apparently not relevant that those who voted to build Dog Bay were told that the tax would end when Dog Bay was paid off. We are home rule and we can do whatever we want without putting it to the voters. By the way, Mr. Councilmember, have you heard these words: “We the people?” I suppose one could add to the last by saying, “Whe...
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Alaska Science Forum: Biologist sees value in unchanged landscape
George Schaller has studied gorillas in Rwanda, lions on the Serengeti, pandas in China, antelope in Tibet, and many other animals in wild places around the planet, but he thinks the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is unique among them. He visited there in 2006 for the first time in half a century. “On the Sheenjek (River), we climbed the same cliff I climbed in 1956, and looking out there was no difference — no r...
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Musician shares her passion through teaching
Jodi Bart picked up the flute when she was seven years old. Three years later she started playing the trumpet, and by the time she was 12 years old, she was being requested to play at all of the military funerals in Ketchikan. “For some reason I just took to it,” Bart said. Bart continued playing through high school and had the opportunity to travel and play internationally. She auditioned for and was accepted to ...
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