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Weather sensor back on line after vandalism
A repaired weather station in Kodiak is back on line after being vandalized last spring. The weather station on Gull Island in Chiniak Bay at one end of the St. Herman Harbor breakwater provides weather information to boaters. “It’s all real-time weather data useful to mariners and tied into the NOAA weather system, so they’re getting local real-time weather in as many places as they can,” said city of Kodiak harb...
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GUEST OPINION: Upkeep for Otmeloi worth some thought
Disclaimer: the author resides in Service Area No. 1 and has driven Otmeloi Way daily for the past two decades. On Oct. 4 Kodiak will hold a municipal election. One item to be voted on by the residents of Service Area No. 1 and those on Otmeloi Way is a question of whether to redesign and pave Otmeloi Way and to then have these same residents pick up the tab for the increased maintenance costs. Also, this measure,...
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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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Mat-Su Valley drivers showcase skills in Kodiak
Longtime Alaska racer Mike Braddock checked two items off his to-do-list this past weekend: Drive a late-model car on and off the MV Tustumena and win a main event in Kodiak. The Palmer-based driver stole the show at the Kodiak Island Raceway, cruising to victory in the late-model feature races Saturday and Sunday during the second Stock Car Shootout, which featured a handful of drivers from the Twin City Raceway ...
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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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