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Alaska Science Forum: Old dogs, Alaska, and the New World
When people first walked across the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago, dogs were by their sides, according to researchers who wrote a paper published in the journal Science. Scientists from Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles used dog DNA material — some of it unearthed by miners in interior Alaska — to conclude that today’s domestic dog originated in Asia and accompanied the first humans to the New World abo...
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Registration opens for Girl Scouts Women of Science and Technology Day
Next month, the Girl Scouts of Alaska will conduct the 22nd annual Women of Science and Technology Day across the state. Girls from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend the Feb. 8 event at Kodiak College. The purpose of the day is to excite young women about STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and to teach them about careers in those fields. “It’s just to get girls i...
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Timothy Joe Naumoff
Timothy Joe Naumoff passed away Jan. 4, 2014. A viewing will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Kodiak Funeral Chapel. His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by a graveside service at Kodiak City Cemetery. Following the service, there will be a repast at St. Paul’s Springhill Hall.
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Dirk Allen Richcreek
Dirk Allen Richcreek, 48, of Kodiak, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013. Dirk began his adventurous life in Crescent City, Calif. where his father served as the local harbormaster. The redwood forest along the Smith River was his childhood stomping ground. In his early teens, he moved to Newport, Ore. and he graduated from Newport High School in 1983. Dirk began his life as a fisherman at age 15, harvesting nearly every...
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Alumni update: Lindquist back in the pool
Former Kodiak High School swimming star Jori Lindquist was back in the pool for Northern Arizona on Friday. In a meet against Oregon State, Arizona and New Mexico State, the freshman placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 9.40 seconds and 11th in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.25. She also swam the opening legs of Northern Arizona’s third-place 400 freestyle relay and seventh-place 200 medley...
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Empty Midway: Golden Wheel backs out of Crab Festival
Last year, Kodiak put on a Crab Festival with no crab. This year, the city will try to host a Crab Festival with no festival. On Monday, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce confirmed that Golden Wheel Amusements, which has furnished rides for the festival midway for the past 40 years, will be unable to do so in 2014. “Crabfest is a lot more than just the rides, but it is going to be, you know, different,” said Trevor B...
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Kodiak state park positions go vacant
The gates of Miller Point Road are locked, and the park office at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park are all but empty. Four months after the departure of area ranger Jack Ransom, Kodiak’s state parks remain without a ranger on staff. To maintain Kodiak’s six state recreation sites and parks, the state has just one technician. Full staffing is a complement of four. Asked whether the state plans to fill the vac...
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Drones to be tested in Kodiak, but ultimate role unclear
Kodiak Island could soon be home to drone testing. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration named the University of Alaska Fairbanks as one of six national test site operators for drones, formally known as unmanned aerial aircraft. Kodiak Island was included as a test site in UA’s proposal. Under the proposal, Kodiak drone testing will be limited to a test range covering Narrow Cape, nearby Ugak Island and w...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 7
Thursday, Jan. 2 • At 2:43 a.m., a caller reported a dog wouldn’t stop barking on Thorsheim Street. Officers didn’t hear or see a dog. • At 3:29 a.m., officers were unable to catch a loose dog on Mill Bay Road. • At 7:22 a.m., a caller reported a dog on Hillside Drive wouldn’t stop barking. Officers were unable to hear or see a dog. • At 3:43 p.m., officers spoke with a man and told him how to start an eviction. •...
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Thanks for the Pillar Mountain rescue
To the Editor: I want to give a big shout-out of thanks to the many people who came to my assistance on New Year’s Day after I got into some mischief with my car on Pillar Mountain. Sliding uncontrollably on the ice, and convinced that the car was heading over the embankment, I leaped from the vehicle in a wild act of self-preservation. As I lay there, watching my car slide down the road, I was amazed to see a you...
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