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Alaska Science Forum: Trees awaken from winter's nap
POKER CREEK — On this south-facing hillside bathed in spring sunshine, trees are swelling like hot dogs. "They're all a little thicker than they were last week," Jessie Young says of the birch, aspen and occasional spruce in this pleasant open forest about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. Despite the penetrating warmth of the sun at spring equinox, the woods here in the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed are as q...
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Shipper opens new Kodiak terminal
American Fast Freight opened a terminal at 2430 Beaver Lake Drive to help improve the freight forwarding company’s Kodiak operations. “We’ve been serving Kodiak for a long time and this is the first time that we’ve been able to put our own building in Kodiak with our own dedicated equipment. This is going to allow us to have a higher quality service to the people of Kodiak and be able to better manage our delivery...
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Local cable companies could lose popular stations
Some cable television subscribers in Kodiak and across the country may temporarily lose access to popular channels due to a contract dispute between content provider Viacom and smaller companies including GCI. GCI’s contract to carry 26 Viacom cable networks expired Monday, and the media giant is “demanding an unfair increase for their channels, much higher than other programming agreements,” according to the GCI ...
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Prosecutors opened Coast Guard shooting trial -Updated- with details, quotes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The attorney for the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications facility offered a medical explanation Tuesday for his client's whereabouts during the shooting. Federal defender Rich Curtner said complications from gall bladder surgery left James Michael Wells suffering from intestinal issues. On his way to work on the morning of the deaths, Curtn...
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Alumni update: Strong competes for New Mexico State
Former Port Lions running star Katie Strong competed at the Bobcat Invitational Thursday in San Marcos, Texas. The New Mexico State University junior placed 14th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 3.5 seconds and 21st in the 1,500 with a time of 5:05.53. This is Strong’s first season running for New Mexico State University. After graduating from Port Lions in 2011, she spent her first two collegiate...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 1
Thursday, March 27 • At 1:22 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Rezanof Drive. The male left upon request. • At 1:38 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on W. Marine Way. The male left upon request. • Around 2:12 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:01 p.m., a driver on Kouskov Street was given a warning for speeding. • At 1:49 p.m., somebody stopped at the station and reques...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 1
• Joseph Michael Larson was born at 10:09 a.m. March 13, 2014, to Joseph and Deanna Larson. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21.6 inches long. His parents are originally from Howard City, Michigan. His father is in the United States Navy. Also welcoming him to the family is Abigail Betty Larson. Grandparents are Michael and Laura Thompson of Howard City, Mich., Dale Larson of Sand Lake, Michigan, and She...
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Around Kodiak: Arpil 1
The Kodiak Public Library Association is holding a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Alaskana Room at the Kodiak Public Library. For more information, call Kaia at 942-0397.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Walking off winter
“You’re walking funny!” Huh? My wife was trailing a little behind me and had a good view of my stride. “Yeah, your feet are angled to the outside a little, almost like you’re bowlegged.” I couldn’t see anything like that looking straight down, but with her insight things began to dawn on me. My hips had begun to bother me after long walks, but I wrote it off to that thing called “aging.” My younger brother has bee...
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Are the Russians eyeing Spruce Island?
Spruce Island could become the sight of another embroilment between Russia and the U.S. — if one Russian mayor’s claim is to be believed. According to the Russian broadsheet Izvestiya and several other Russian news agencies, Yakutsk Mayor Aysen Nikolayev has sent requests to Russian President Vladimir Putin, chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Duma Sergei Naryshkin, and Foreign M...
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