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North slope ravens force researcher to go incognito
Some biologists hang from ropes to study birds. Many rise painfully early in the morning. Stacia Backensto disguised herself as a man. At the time, Backensto worked in the oilfields on Alaska’s North Slope. Her study subject was ravens, and she took to wearing a moustache because they seemed to recognize her as she roamed the industrial landscape. “All of the adults I’ve tagged remember me,” Backensto, now a biolo...
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Fossil Beach still off limits following rocket explosion
Fossil Beach, a popular recreation area at Pasagshak Bay, is still off limits in the aftermath of the Aug. 25 rocket explosion at the Kodiak Launch Complex, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. A road closure remains in effect while Department of Defense and Alaska Aerospace Corp. personnel investigate the accident that left several structures at the complex damaged. The clos...
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Pigskin Pick'em contest
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Fire destroys DOT building
Fire destroyed a highway maintenance shed near Chiniak and damaged some equipment Saturday morning. The Kalsin Bay Maintenance Station of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities stood near where the pavement ends on the Chiniak Highway, past the turnoff to Pasagshak. The building was outside any local fire department’s district. Dale Rice, fire chief at Womens Bay Volunteer Fire Department, t...
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Ostrander sets new mark at Fort Abercrombie
The morning before every cross country meet, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander eats a bowl of Wheaties. For extra flavor, she adds a banana. “Probably any old cereal would do, but I like the box. It says ‘breakfast of champions’ — it puts me in the race zone,” she said. Ostrander must have had an extra bowl of Wheaties Friday morning, because she was locked in as she zoomed through Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park at ...
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Decorum ordinance, school update discussed at borough work session
At their Thursday work session, Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members put repeal of the decorum in debate ordinance on the agenda for their Sept. 4 meeting. The assembly passed the ordinance July 3, sparking objections from members of the public. Borough manager Bud Cassidy said various assembly members were interested in rescinding or revising the ordinance, and his staff was looking for direction. Borough clerk...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 2
Aug. 1 • At 3:05 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 3:15 a.m., police warned a driver in the Carolyn Street and Mill Bay Road area for a vehicle infraction. • Around 3:38 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 4:40 a.m., police responded to a subject removal on Selief Lane, but the subjects had left before police arrived. • At 5:38 a.m., police responded to suspicious circ...
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Kodiak stumbles at Kenai
Kodiak’s chances at qualifying for the medium-school football playoffs dwindled Saturday on the Kenai Peninsula. Kenai routed Kodiak, 56-8, in an important Northern Lights Conference game at Ed Hollier Field. The loss dropped the Bears to 1-1 in the NLC (1-2 overall) and made it harder for Kodiak to advance to the postseason for the third consecutive season. Kodiak is not eliminated, but will most likely have to b...
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Kaplan not a good choice for the Borough
To the Editor, We have a lot of people running for the Borough Assembly, so do not vote for Dave Kaplan. He has done nothing for us the whole time he has been on the assembly. He does not have any ambition, and loves to get paid by the Borough and not have to do anything. He also loves all the freebies and gets free travel. The others who are running for the assembly are go-getters, so choose from them. Lorna Arndt
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Fish Factor: Boycotting Russia seafood
If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation to retaliate against Russia’s yearlong ban on food products from the US and several nations. In a letter to President Obama spurred on by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Delegation wrote: “Our purpose here is to ask that your Administration respond to the Russian action with ...
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