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Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land
If a lake drains on top of the world, will anyone hear it? Ben Jones and Chris Arp did. The Anchorage- and Fairbanks-based scientists placed sensors in a bathtub-shaped lake on Alaska's northern coast a few years ago. From what they can tell, the lake topped its rim and eroded/thawed a channel to the Beaufort Sea on July 5, 2014. With a flow greater than some northern rivers, the lake's water spilled into the ocea...
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Coast Guard flies ailing mariner to Kodiak
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew an ailing mariner from a fishing vessel south of Cold Bay on Sunday, according to a Coast Guard release. The 19-year-old man was aboard the U.S. Intrepid 30 miles south of Cold Bay and was “experiencing abdominal complications,” the release said. A Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin and crew was in the area with the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and removed the man from the vessel and to...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 1
March 22 At 1:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. It was gone when police arrived. At 1:33 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. It went back into the woods. Around 2:04 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:46 a.m., police cited a driver on Bancroft Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 9:08 a.m., police gave a driver on ...
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Look for sign at ComFish: Free beer tomorrow
Kodiak is all about fish and I’d like to begin this letter by sending a big congratulations to local angler Mike Olsen! Mike caught a 30.4-pound king to beat out 1,321 other anglers and win the top prize in the Homer Winter King Tournament. Speaking of fish, ComFish Alaska 2015 will be April 2-4 at the Kodiak Convention Center. There is a vendor meet and greet from 4-5 p.m. and free beer (while it lasts). Departme...
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Local starts effort to get salmon trash cans
A local Kodiak man is trying to raise awareness and community support for beautifying Kodiak with trash cans covered in vintage salmon-can labels. Astoria, Oregon and Anacortes, Washington both have such trashcans, and that’s where long-time fisherman Bruce Schactler first got the idea. “I always feel that we could do a lot more in town here,” Schactler said. “I feel like other places embrace all the things that w...
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Capitol Report: Budget cuts will impact all agencies
Hello again. With three weeks left until the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol building is a busy place. While Senate and House committees continue their discussions on various bills, the Senate Finance Committee will be holding additional hearings on next year’s Operating Budget (HB 72) including public testimony early this week. A Senate floor vote on the budget is scheduled fo...
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Kodiak’s Isabel Husted takes fourth place in statewide Geographic Bee
Quick. Answer this: Taylor Swift performed songs from her album “Red” in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of which Asian country that borders the South China Sea? If you answered Malaysia, you’re right on the spot for a Geographic Bee competition. Four Kodiak students who competed in the 2015 Alaska National Geographic Bee at the Egan Center in Anchorage on Friday had to qualify by answering similar questions. They were ...
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Trident wins Donor of the Year award
SeaShare, a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts in the United States, has presented Trident Seafoods with its National Fisheries Institute Donor of the Year award. “Trident Seafoods has been so important to our success over the years. Donating fish, services and funding to support many of the donation projects that we manage,” said Jim Harmon, executive director o...
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Alumni Update: Horn begins playoff push
Alysa Horn started postseason play with a solid outing against Opladen Sunday in Germany. The Osnabruck forward punched in 15 points and seven rebounds in a 79-60 quarterfinal victory in the Bundesliga second division women’s basketball league. Horn shot 5 of 12 from the field and hit both of her free throws in 26 minutes. The Kodiak graduate added one steal and one assist. Top-ranked Osnabruck battles fourth-seed...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Spring lakes
April marks the beginning of some of my favorite fishing of the year. But with the warm winter we’ve experienced this year, I could have started long ago. Most years I’m waiting impatiently for the ice to retreat from road system lakes. Newcomers to the island and even many old timers aren’t aware that ADF&G stocks rainbow trout into many of the small lakes scattered around the road system. “Stocked trout?” you wo...
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