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The northern boreal bird nursery
CUTLINES Photos: 1. A yellow-rumped warbler sits on a nest near the Middle Fork of the Chandalar River. 2. A robin chick in a nest near the Middle Fork of the Chandalar River. 3. Wilderness guide Garrett Jones of Fairbanks next to a spruce tree hosting a robin's nest at eye level. photos by Ned Rozell. MIDDLE FORK, CHANDALAR RIVER — Two-hundred miles straight north of my home in Fairbanks, I'm at the northern edge...
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Monashka Creek, Monashka Bay closed to sport fishing for king salmon
The entire Monashka Creek drainage and the waters of Monashka Bay shoreward of a straight line extending from Miller Point to Termination Point are closed to sport fishing for king salmon effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 25, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a news release. The closure prohibits all sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing for king salmon. King salmon may not be possesse...
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Dealing with fight-or-flight nervous system
In my line of work as a physical therapist, I work with people whose bodies and brains think a bear is chasing them. Quite literally. No, they don't come into me with sweat pouring down their face in frenzy. It’s subtler than that. It’s the fight-or-flight nervous system response gone bananas and not turning off when it should. This presents as a series of bodily reactions that typically occur under duress. We all...
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KIVC concludes national tournament
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club finished the 42nd AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships by going 1-1 in bracket play Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. The Kodiak club, competing in the 17-and-under division, edged Hampton Roads (25-13, 21-25, 15-10) in its first bracket match on Tuesday and then bowed out of the tournament with a loss to Intense Nfinity (24-26, 25-23, 15-4). Kodiak finished its first Lower 48 ...
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Alumni Update: Horn shines down under
Alysa Horn continued her strong start with her new club in Australia on Sunday. The former Kodiak High School and University of Alaska Anchorage star poured in 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Logan in an 89-68 loss to Ipswich in a women’s Queensland Basketball League game. The forward hit seven of her 13 shots from the field and made all four of her free throw attempts. Horn added one steal and had three ...
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Playbook: June 24
Friday, June 26 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Fairbanks 11 at Kosinski Field Complex in Anchorage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Fairbanks 30 at Kosinski Field Complex in Anchorage, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Fairbanks 11 at Kosinski Field Complex in Anchorage, 11 a.m.
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Cathedral experiences generous love, support
In the wake of the recent desecration and vandalism of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, the Kodiak community and folks from around the world have generously overflowed with love and support. What was meant for evil has been transformed by the mercies of God into an outpouring of bountiful love. In a world that is so divided and so dangerous, it is beautiful, inspiring and restorative to see the coming togethe...
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OP-ED: Why criminals target gun-free zones
“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” — Mahatma Gandhi Imagine a cat burglar sneaking stealthily into a home in the wee hours of the morning. He’s halfway through the window and he hears the unmistakable sound of a 12-gauge shotgun shell being jacked into the chamber. What do you think a cat burglar in that situation...
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Homeowner kills 9-foot bear charging him on his lawn
A Kodiak homeowner shot dead a 9-foot bear on his lawn Monday as it came out of the bush and charged him while he was picking up rummaged garbage from his yard, a state trooper said. Hamilton Long, 49, fired six rounds and emptied the cylinder of his .44-Magnum revolver as the bear attacked, said Sgt. Eric Olsen, supervisor of the Alaska State Troopers’ Kodiak Post. The bear weighed an estimated 1,000 pounds, Olse...
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Fort Abercrombie revives historical focus with tours
During the summer, tours are being offered through Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park, and last Saturday’s included a presentation on the military installations there and a tour around the various still existing installations. Dave Ostlund, who used to work at the Kodiak Military History Museum, gave a 45 minutes presentation before leading the small group through the park. He gave a brief history of the beginni...
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