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Alaska Science Forum: Thule people had northern life figured out
About 1,000 years ago, Norse explorer Leif Ericson bumped into the New World at Newfoundland. The old world was filling up, with 300,000 people living in the Roman capital of Constantinople. Up here in Alaska, the ancestors of today's coastal Natives were quietly having one of the more successful runs in human history. The Thule people of Alaska's west and north coasts lived a good life for centuries, perfecting t...
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Mallott: Plan needed from current Legislature
In an appearance at a ComFish trade show forum in Kodiak Friday, Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott continued to tout a plan for addressing Alaska’s $4.1 billion budget deficit. Repeating a theme of urgency that administration officials have taken to communities across the state, he said Gov. Bill Walker will call lawmakers back to Juneau if they do not pass a budget in the remaining weeks of the regular session. “It i...
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ComFish finishes strong with great presenters
ComFish 2016 is over and with it ended a run of forums Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown called some of the best ever. “We had both U.S. senators and the lieutenant governor, (Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner) Sam Cotten, (Kodiak state representative) Louise Stutes, and (ADF&G) director of commercial fisheries Scott Kelley and numerous others,” Brown said, also mentioning Gunnar Knapp...
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Yet another soggy month on the isle
March in Kodiak continued a trend of little snow and a lot of rain. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak officially received 7.34 inches of rain in March, almost two inches more than the 5.53-inch average. The all-time record for March’s rainfall in Kodiak is 12.73 inches, set in 1998, according to the Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. Just 3....
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DOT seeks public comment on two road projects
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding two public meetings for proposed road projects in Kodiak. DOT&PF is planning to fix erosion along the Chiniak Highway from mile 19 to mile 43. “The project proposes to stabilize various sections of the Chiniak Highway and adjacent embankments where erosion is threatening the safety and structure of the roadway,” according to a public notice f...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 5
Maryn Saunders Korrow was born at 7:52 p.m. on March 19, 2016, to Kate Korrow and Kim Saunders. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her parents are originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mothers work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Also welcoming her to the family are Jillian Dorner, 9, and Tanner Dorner, 5. Grandparents are Jane and Bil...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 5
March 17 At 12:31 a.m., a person reported seeing a man walking in the 300 block of Polar Avenue carrying a large flat screen TV. Police patrolled the area and found no man or TV. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a driver in the Stellar Way and East Rezanof Drive area for a headlight equipment issue. At 8:36 a.m., a person reported someone broke into his vehicle the previous night in the 1100 block of Madsen Avenue and ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Not too early to track down Dollies in lakes
A long, warm winter has left the lakes and rivers mostly ice-free. Several folks have asked me when the Dollies will start running into rivers on their way to the sea. I’m betting that’s still close to a month off. The run will start once the water temperatures rise enough to trigger them, but no time soon. Does that mean you have to wait another month for Dolly fishing? If the lakes are free of ice, there’s no re...
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CAPITOL REPORT: Something everyone can hate
Hello again. Less than two weeks remain until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, and there is, as always during this time of year, a great deal happening in the Capitol building. Of course, the major item still unresolved is the fiscal year 2017 operating budget. We are awaiting the appointment of a budget conference committee consisting of three members from each legislative body. This c...
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Wandersee ends first season with UAA with title game loss
A spirited late-game rally was not enough to propel the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team to the program’s first national title. Trailing Lubbock Christian University by 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Seawolves trimmed the deficit to four with just over a minute left but couldn’t pull any closer in what turned out to be a 78-73 loss in the NCAA Division II national championship game, Mon...
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