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Tahna Lindquist to swim for University of Hawaii
Tahna Lindquist figured signing a National Letter of Intent would be like signing any other document. Turns out she was wrong. “I had this overwhelming feeling that this is it, this is my National Letter of Intent. That is a scary, but an exciting thing,” she said Monday afternoon at the Kodiak Community Pool. Lindquist, fresh off a record-breaking senior state championship meet, signed her letter of intent to swi...
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Ferry system delays unaccompanied minor policy changes
The Alaska Marine Highway System announced that their new unaccompanied minor policy originally intended to take effect on Thursday will be delayed. “In reaction to the policy announcement, numerous Alaskans contacted [the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities] expressing their concerns of the difficulties that the policy would create for families that have already scheduled travel, particularl...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative
"Rectal Temperature of the Working Sled Dog." "Cleaning and Sterilization of Bunny Boots." "Comparative Sweat Rates of Eskimos and Caucasians Under Controlled Conditions." These are some of the studies completed by scientists who worked for the Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory from the late 1940s to the 1960s. Developed during the Cold War to "solve the severe environmental problems of men living and working in the A...
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Two injured in banya explosion
Two people were injured in a Chiniak banya explosion on Tuesday after mixing up fuel and water, according to the Alaska State Troopers. The man and woman in the banya, a sauna-like building, accidentally used fuel oil instead of water in the banya, said trooper spokesman Eric Olsen. Both people were treated at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for their injuries, Olsen said. The woman was going to be flown o...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 18
Piper Marie Griffith was born at 10:18 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to Justin Robert Griffith and Samantha Marie Griffith. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Amarillo, Texas, and now live in Kodiak. Her father works for the United States Coast Guard. Proud grandparents are Scott and Kendra Guerry and Robert and Mary Griffith, all of Amarillo. Jaxon Ross Roh...
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Underwear bandit caught, admits brief crime spree
“He just told me right now, ‘I’m sorry mom. I don’t know why I did it. I’m not gonna do it anymore,’” Cornelio’s mother, Resie, said in a phone interview with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, moments after visiting her son in jail.
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Kodiak man stabbed dead, suspect arraigned
The blue house with a white picket fence and a well-manicured lawn strikes its neighbors as the classic definition of the American Dream. But those neighbors said they had no clue that the pretty house at the corner of Ole Johnson Avenue and Simeonoff Street was the scene of a fatal stabbing Sunday. Teila Tofelogo was arraigned in Kodiak on Monday afternoon before Judge Dawson Williams on manslaughter and assault ...
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Jerica Nelson makes Seawolves debut
A member of the 2014 undefeated Kodiak girls’ basketball team made her collegiate debut over the weekend in Anchorage, and remained perfect. Jerica Nelson, a freshman guard for the University of Alaska Anchorage, came off the bench in the Seawolves’ victories over Holy Names and Chaminade University at the West Fargo Sports Complex. Counting her time in the Kodiak backcourt, Nelson has been on the winning side in ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Doldrum ducks
The recent heavy rain and warm weather make for challenging duck hunts. There is so much water on the road system, the ducks have lots of places to rest and feed. Add to that all the open water off the road system, and the distant ducks still have no reason to move here. Right now there aren’t all that many ducks on the road system, and they have lots of places to hide from hunters. Should you wait until cold weat...
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Assembly hears about energy
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received a presentation on the Kodiak Regional Energy Plan from a Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference representative at their Thursday work session. The regional plan is the first step in a planning process that is part of an effort by the Alaska Energy Authority to ultimately reduce the cost of power and dependence on fossil fuels across the state. The plan identified alternat...
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