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Kriss D. Swoboda
Kriss D. Swoboda passed away Sept. 13, 2016, after a lengthy and inspiring battle with cancer. Kriss was born on Kodiak Island on Oct. 8, 1965, to Don and Mary Mack. She grew up in Kodiak and started commercial fishing at an early age. She moved to College Station, Texas, in 1997. While there she managed the office of Swoboda Tile for 10 years while raising her family and making many new friends. She recently move...
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Fresh perspective vs. experience
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will welcome one new face after the Oct. 4 municipal election, as Rick Kniaziowski has decided not to run for re-election. Candidates Kelly Bell and Julie Hill are vying for that space on the board, and they will meet Thursday to answer questions on their visions for the school district. The public is encouraged to attend. The candidate forum is sponsore...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Barcelon top NCU finisher
For the second straight, Raen Barcelon was the top finisher for the North Central University women’s cross country squad. Barcelon, a 2016 Kodiak High School graduate, placed 274th at the St. Olaf Invitational Saturday in Northfield, Minnesota. Barcelon was her team’s top finisher, covering the 6-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 12 seconds, which placed her 24th fastest in NCU history. The field included 380 runner...
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Alaska Science Forum: Living on a glacier, thinking about rocks
CANWELL GLACIER — This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern Alaska Range. From his regal perch, he is learning how rock cover affects glacier melt. Sometimes, the doctoral graduate student at Northumbria University in England pa...
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Sleeping giant: abdominal aortic aneurysms
What do Conway Twitty, Albert Einstein and George C. Scott have in common? They were all famous people. They all died from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms don’t just kill the rich and famous. They are quite common, potentially deadly, and could be growing in any of us. What are abdominal aortic aneurysms? They are a weakening and enlargement of the largest blood vessel in the abdome...
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Colony, SoHi top football rankings
The Colony Knights are the No. 1 in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s large-school football rankings. Colony (5-1) took over the top spot from East Anchorage after routing West Valley 45-6 in Week 6. East Anchorage (4-2)dropped to No. 5 following its 21-14 loss to Bartlett. Bartlett (5-1) moved up two spots to No. 2 in this week’s rankings. Lathrop (5-1) and West Anchorage (4-2) came in at No. 3 and No. 4. ...
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Gary Edward Hurlburt
Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gary Edward Hurlburt passed away Sept. 14, 2016. He was born Aug. 26, 1938, the son of Marguerite L. Bircumshaw Hurlburt and Edward M. Hurlburt. He is survived by his wife, Carla; children, Marguerite Kenyon (Mike), Debra Napper, Janet Haynes (Ronnie), Charles Hurlburt, David Hurlburt (Dina), Fredrick Hurlburt (Debbie), Candace Barich, John Bywater and Robert Bywater (Valerie);...
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FERRY DELAYED
The ferry Tustumena sailings to Seldovia are canceled for today, Tuesday Sept. 20, due to severe weather, according to an announcement from the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry will sail the following revised schedule. Wednesday, Sept. 21: 7 a.m. depart Homer 6 p.m. arrive Kodiak 7:30 p.m. depart Kodiak Thursday, Sept. 22: 1 p.m. arrive Chignik 2 p.m. depart Chignik 11:15 p.m. arrive Sand Point (on schedule...
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Recreating an authentic Aulitiiq angyaaq
A community project in Akhiok completed in December has offered researchers new insight into angyaaq-making techniques. A presentation by a project leader was held at the Kodiak Public Library Thursday as part of the Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series. An angyaaq is a large, open boat that Kodiak Island’s Sugpiaq people likely used for transportation until the early 1800s. Sven Haakansan, Thursday’s lecturer, sa...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 20
Kiela Pickett was born at 2:55 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2016, to Catrina and Kori Pickett. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from American Samoa and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Cost Savers, and the baby’s father works at Aquamarine. Also welcoming her to the family is Nathaniel, LJ, Leo, Sarina and James. Grandparents are Kiela Pickett and J...
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