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Transfers, budget cuts leave Kodiak parks without rangers
State officials aren’t turning out the lights at Kodiak’s Fort Abercrombie ranger station, but it’s a close call. With the transfer of area ranger Jack Ransom and his assistant to the Kenai Peninsula, none of Kodiak’s state parks has an on-duty ranger. In fact, Kodiak-area state parks have been left with a single full-time employee thanks to budget cuts and transfers. “On the bright side, at least we're going into...
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Alaska Science Forum: Fifty years of far-north biology
While waiting for the talking to begin in darkened auditoriums, I sometimes scan the room, counting heads. “I’ve interviewed him, and her, and him. And her.” At last week’s dedication of the Institute of Arctic Biology’s lovely new building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, I saw more than a dozen people who have appeared in this space since fall 1994 (when I took over this column from Carla Helfferich...
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Charest Therapeutic Services offers play therapy for kids
Nyia Charest has an entire room in her office dedicated to playing. The room contains a pillow corner, a sand table, shelves of figurines, a wooden kitchen set, arts and crafts, and dozens of other toys. Charest is a psychotherapist consultant who runs Charest Therapeutic Services, which practices expressive play therapy. It’s a type of therapy that encourages children to express their feelings through play while ...
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Kodiak football back in rankings at No. 4
Kodiak’s 54-0 thumping of South Anchorage’s junior varsity squad earned it a spot in this week’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. After a two-week absence, Kodiak surfaces in the medium-small school rankings at No. 4. The Bears were ranked fifth in the preseason poll but fell out of the rankings after that. Kodiak (2-0) has a tough home opener at 11 a.m. Saturday against third-ranked Kenai. The Ka...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 4
The next board meeting of the Kodiak Public Library Association is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 in the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library.
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Alumni update: Anthony wins in Hawaii
Alumni update: Anthony wins Dylan Anthony picked up his first collegiate cross country win Saturday in Hawaii. Anthony, a junior at University of Alaska Anchorage, took first in a dual meet against BYU-Hawaii with a 5-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 22 seconds. Anthony is a 2010 Kodiak High School alumnus and was an NCAA Division II All-American runner last season. UAA, ranked No. 9 in the U.S. Track and Field Cross...
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Ferry or no, rodeo goes on
To hold a rodeo, you need four things: an arena, stock, volunteers and riders. A little grit helps. With the ferry Tustumena unavailable, the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo was missing everything but the arena. With no ferry, horses and cattle couldn’t arrive from the mainland. Riders and volunteers couldn’t afford to fly. None of that mattered to the few hundred people who filled the stands at the Kodiak Fairgrounds...
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Ferry board talks Tusty
Members of the state Marine Transportation Advisory Board questioned the status of the ferry Tustumena during a meeting Friday in Southeast Alaska. Capt. John Falvey, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, told the board that the Tustumena is expected to be back in commission by Oct. 1. “We’ve given ourselves a bit of extra room here,” Falvey said. “Right now I think we’ll make Oct. 1.” During the me...
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Thomet breaks junior Ft. Abercrombie time
How fast was Levi Thomet during Kodiak’s cross country home opener at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park? He was fast enough to lap runners with a blistering pace that captured the boys individual victory Friday evening in a dual meet against West Anchorage. He also was fast enough to beat Kodiak alumnus and current University of Oregon star Trevor Dunbar’s junior course-record time. On a picture-perfect day f...
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Kodiak football blows by South JV
Despite having the top 4A varsity squad, South Anchorage’s junior varsity was no match for Kodiak. Fred Llorente and Melvin Javier each scored twice to lead the Bears to a 54-0 nonconference football win over the Wolverines Saturday in Anchorage. Kodiak also got touchdowns from Jon LeVan, Brandon Swearingin, Nick Kionisala and Jay-Ar Small to improve to 2-0. This is the second straight season Kodiak has played a j...
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