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Washington state medicine student lives, works and learns in Kodiak
Like most people visiting Kodiak for the first time, Ryan Bosler’s thoughts Tuesday drifted on seeing a big bear. He had his sights set on the largest subspecies of brown bear. But Bosler, 26, is not a hunter. Before leaving Kodiak, he’d like to see the famed Kodiak bear only to shoot photos that he can show to friends back home. Bosler is a University of Washington medical student living, working and learning in ...
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School Board approves $46.9 million budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education approved its $46.9 million budget at a special meeting on Monday. Much of the district’s budget comes from the State of Alaska, through a calculation called the foundation formula, which includes the base student allocation of $5,880, the amount the district receives per student. The district also received $10.9 million from the borough, the same as the ...
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TROOPER REPORT
On June 13, Phillip "Joe" Rosenkranz, 30, was issued 6 citations for not meeting the residency requirement on CFEC permit applications for the years 2010 through 2015. On June 20, Kodiak AWT contacted Justin Long, 26, of Bloomington, Minn., in a skiff in Uganik Bay. Long did not have a Type 4 throwable PFD aboard the skiff. Long was issued a citation for No Type 4 PFD. Bail was set at $110. On June 21, at approxim...
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Bow and arrow hits mark as family sport
This summer, the archery bug has definitely hit our house. (And shed. In more ways than one!)  In front of our red shed rests an archery target — a big foam square with large pink dots painted on it. Around the foam target are six hay barrels to help absorb the stray arrows. Around those barrels are a few pieces of plywood. And yet we still have many hits into the shed from stray arrows, but we really don’t mind t...
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Water fountains in the tundra
While tightroping on tussock heads in a bog off the Chandalar River, two companions and I heard a waterfall. Strange. Looking through binoculars, we saw a knee-high fountain of clear water in the tundra. The flow was as thick as your leg. We squished over to investigate. The three of us had never seen water spewing from the ground in such a way. The clear water was so cold it burned, forcing us to pull our hands b...
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Borough announces Anton Larsen dock closure
The Kodiak Island Borough announced the Anton Larsen Bay dock closure and removal date in anticipation of a new dock’s installation. Beginning Sept. 14, the dock will be closed and removed before construction of the new dock starts. The borough expects the new dock to be finished by Oct. 31, officials said. People will still be able to use the nearby boat ramp while the new dock is installed. The new dock will be ...
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Alutiiq Museum named state repository
The Alutiiq Museum has been officially recognized by the State of Alaska as a Natural and Cultural History Repository, a museum news release said. The designation certifies that the museum maintains the highest standard of professional practice and is an appropriate place for the long-term care of Alaska’s patrimony, the release said. The Alutiiq Museum is the first repository in Alaska to achieve the status under...
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CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
JULY 2 11 a.m. to noon —WILD (Wildlife, Learning, Investigation & Discovery) at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center. “Keep on Trackin’”: Have you ever seen a track and wondered what animal it belonged to? Join Ranger Rachel to learn about various ways to find out what animals are living around you. WILD is a free program designed for 6-12 year olds. Call the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center for more information at 487-26...
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Coast Guard remembers 20-year-old plane crash
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel and local residents gathered at a memorial Friday to remember the three coastguardsmen and a civilian pilot who died in a plane crash 20 years ago. Sometime before 8 p.m. on June 30, 1995, an Island Air Piper Saratoga plane crashed into Pyramid Mountain. Pilot Christopher Canfield, 33; Chief Petty Officer Douglas Cooper, 38; Petty Officer First Class Danny Jackson, 35; and ...
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ART GOES BEYOND SKIN DEEP: Sholl explains process behind creating salmon leather products
What’s the secret to tanning salmon skin? Dawn soap. Nothing else will do, according to local artist Hanna Sholl. It takes about two weeks to go from start to finish from salmon to a fully tanned skin that can be made into all sorts of items. First, Sholl skins the fillets and scrapes them. Then they get washed with Dawn soap, scraped again and then washed again with the soap before being soaked in a salt, water a...
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