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Alaska Science Forum: Seismologists answer the call to rural Alaska
Natalia Ruppert was at the dentist when she heard the ping of a text message on her phone. When she rose out of the chair, she noticed a magnitude 4.2 earthquake happened near Noatak. “Aftershock,” she thought, as she remembered her recent visit to the northwest Alaska village of about 500 people. Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks, last week flew north at the request of Northwe...
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Kodiak track heads to state
Kodiak’s track and field team will send 13 individuals and four relay squads to the state championship meet that begins Friday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. “It is a good size group,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are going to be well represented.” Leading the way is junior Levi Thomet, the defending state champion in the 1,600- and 3,200-meters. He has the state-leading times in the 800, 1,600 and 3,...
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Land sale nets $894,000 at borough auction
A sale of Kodiak Island Borough land netted almost twice as much expected at a public outcry auction held Saturday. “We were pleasantly surprised,” borough manager Bud Cassidy said. Based on assessed values, borough officials set minimum bids totaling $483.000 for the eight residential-zoned lots in the sale. As of the last gavel blow, the borough had made $894,000. “I don’t think in our wildest dreams did we thin...
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KANA gets $384K in depression grant
Kodiak Area Native Association received $384,000 in grant funds to increase access to treatment for depression, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office said on Tuesday. The funds will be used to treat depression patients in Kodiak through a primary care setting by using a team approach, including a consulting psychiatrist and a depression care manager, which doubles the positive results of usual depression care. KANA was a...
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Kodiak Jig Seafoods ships first fish
The jig could be up for farmed fish if a group of Kodiak jig advocates have their way. But first, getting a few thousand pounds of fish off the line, packaged, shipped and put on the plates of discerning customers in Alaskan restaurants has been quite a doing — and all during the buildup to Kodiak’s salmon season. Kodiak Jig Seafoods shipped 1,500 pounds of Pacific cod and black rockfish to a couple different rest...
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Bear shot on Selief may be injured coop raider
A rash of bear sightings over the weekend is making bear experts a little wary of a possible lone and increasingly brazen bear. Several sightings — quite possibly of the same bear — were reported on May 18. Police were called on four occasions. The first report, in the wee hours of the morning May 18, described a bear on Selief getting into garbage. Police were called and chased it off into the woods. Next, a bear...
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Jay Scott Garoutte
Jay Scott Garoutte died in Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb. 16, 2014. Born in Kodiak on Nov. 4, 1952, he was a longtime resident, graduated Kodiak High School in 1970, attended Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, then worked at the U.S. Coast Guard Commissary warehouse. He later worked many years at Sutliff’s True Value Hardware. In 1999, he moved to Honolulu and worked at Hardware Hawaii in Kailua. Poor health disa...
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Fish group hears about CFA
The joint borough-city Fisheries Work Group heard about a rough draft proposal for a Community Fishing Association, a topic that may come before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council later this year. At a meeting chaired by borough assembly member Chris Lynch Monday morning, Theresa Peterson and Alexus Kwachka presented the proposal intended to help “build a construct that will protect the community into pe...
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KHS soccer finishes season in Homer
Kodiak High’s soccer club concluded its brief season with a marathon of soccer on Saturday. The club played four matches — two boys and two girls — in Homer. The Bears went 1-2-1 on the day. The boys club picked up the lone victory of the day, a 5-1 win over Seward’s varsity team, and later finished in a 2-2 tie with Homer’s junior varsity. The girls club — playing in its first matches of the season — lost 5-3 to ...
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