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Around Kodiak: March 27
The Monashka Bay Road Service Area will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in Bayside Fire Hall to address a contract for road maintenance and repairs, snow removal and sanding. Senior Citizens of Kodiak’s Family Caregiver Support Program is hosting a discussion regarding caregiving issues at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Senior Center. For further information contact Kathy at 486-6181.
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Alaska Science Forum: The mystery of the dead caribou
Forty years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead. The pilot reported what he saw to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The caribou, 48 adults and five calves, were lying in a group. The way their carcasses rested showed no signs that the animals had been running f...
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Whitney LeAnn Damm
Whitney LeAnn Damm was born July 23, 1968 in Redwood City, Calif. Proceeded in death by her mother, Elaine Damm (October 2010) and her father, Kenneth M. Damm (April 2012). Whitney’s golden ringlets and sweet disposition attached attention everywhere she went. Whitney grew up in Washoe Valley, just outside of Carson City, Nev. She spent most afternoons flying with her dad, a pilot and air traffic controller, where...
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We need reasonable gun laws
To the Editor: Good to see that they made an arrest in the brutal shooting of the two Coast Guard personnel of last April. We as a civilized society need to make reasonable gun laws to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who are unstable. I would like to see Alaska lead the way in universal background checks before you purchase a firearm and by banning handguns and military-style assault rifles. Alask...
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Company provides mobile drug and alcohol tests
Kodiak Island Mobile Screening is working to make drug tests easier for Kodiak’s employers. Thomas Vest and Rosemary Culver provide mobile drug and alcohol testing options 24/7 to people through Kodiak Island Mobile Screening, which began operating one year ago. The idea for a mobile drug testing company came to Vest while he was working as a medical laboratory technologist at Kodiak Island Medical Associates, whe...
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Kodiak police add two new officers
Two new police officers will soon be patrolling the streets of Kodiak. Officer Todd Hubert was sworn in February as the 169th police officer in the history of the Kodiak Police Department, and officer Matthew Graber was sworn in as the department’s 170th officer in March. The KPD started looking for two new officers after one officer announced his retirement and another announced he was moving away. Hubert and Gra...
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CG will endure $295 million in budget cuts
The music has stopped for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard band is the latest casualty of almost $300 million in federally mandated cuts that encompass oil spill response programs, housing aid and even everyday operating expenses for the service’s ships and aircraft. “It’s true the challenges we face are real, and like everyone in our government we may be asked to do less with less, or at least do the same wo...
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Local swim team puts on strong swimming display
Kodiak Kingfishers' Talon Lindquist put on a dominating swimming display at a regional meet in Federal Way, Wash. over the weekend. Lindquist broke four meet records and won all six of his events at the Northwest Region 2013 Short Course Age Group Championships. Lindquist shattered the 13-year-old meet records for the 400-yard individual medley (4 minutes, 15.70 seconds), the 100 backstroke (53.95), the 100 freest...
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Tsunami Preparedness Week is this week
This week is National Tsunami Preparedness Week, and local emergency planning officials are reminding people to be prepared for the next big wave. “It’s a week to give more attention to being prepared for tsunamis for those folks that live in a tsunami zone,” said Kodiak Fire Department chief Rome Kamai. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Alaska Broadc...
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Kodiak snowfall close to average
Sunday’s snowstorm dumped half a foot of snow on Kodiak, but according to long-term averages, it’s nothing but normal. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service Station at Kodiak State Airport, 2.1 inches of snow fell before midnight Saturday night. On Sunday, as snow continued off and on through the day, another 4.2 inches were recorded, generating a storm total of 6.3 inches. Kodiak’s snow ...
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