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Researchers discover increases in sterility in Kodiak Sitka deer
I've hunted deer in the Kodiak Archipelago since 1967. I soon discovered venison here to be the finest I had ever eaten. For 47 years it has been a major part of my family's nutrition. In 1994, I sighted and later shot an abnormal buck. This animal had antlers still in the velvet in late November and had grown several non-typical points near the bases. This buck had the body conformation of a doe and had no testic...
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Education offered through spring break with Alutiiq Week
The Alutiiq Museum will be offering a week of activities over spring break for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, the first Alutiiq Week in the city of Kodiak in several years. Alutiiq Week has been an ongoing event in Kodiak Island villages for years. “Typically, villages produce their own Alutiiq Week and bring in artists to teach mainly kids and students different types of arts and cultural activities...
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Museum construction bill proposes aiding upgrades
The Baranov Museum may get some funding next year for planned new exhibits with a new bill recently introduced in the Alaska Legislature. The bill would provide matching grants for capital projects “for museum construction, expansion, and major renovation projects,” according to the text of Senate Bill 61, which Sen. Gary Stevens introduced on Wednesday as a companion bill to House Bill 52, sponsored by District 3...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 27
Jan. 28 At 12:49 a.m., police were unable to locate any chaos on Alimaq Drive during a welfare check. At 10:26 a.m., a person loitering on West Marine Way left the area when police asked. At 12:13 p.m., police responded to animal cruelty on Holland Circle. It’s under investigation. At 2:18 p.m., police warned a man on Hemlock Street for setting off fireworks. At 2:31 p.m., after an instance of criminal trespass on...
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Discussion of Islam to kick off Lenten lectures
The purpose of Lent is to engage in enhanced spiritual struggle against “sin in our own lives,” said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, academic dean and church history professor at St. Herman’s Seminary. It involves a type of martyrdom, a dying to self. “There have been some people in Christian history, namely martyrs, who paid the ultimate price,” said Anderson. They preferred death by sword and crucifixion to safety, se...
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Thoughts from a hike: From where comes virtue?
Were you out Monday at all? It was one of the glorious Kodiak days, when the sun is shining, the sky is brilliant blue and the ocean glisten as the sun's rays make waves and foam look alive. If you were working, and looking outside enviously, at least you have a window. And a job. Many Saturdays, as I procrastinate on my sermon, I am envying people who have weekends off. Two days in a row. But I digress. So, it wa...
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Amazing Nature: Science competition team tackles ocean acidification
Once again I find myself in classrooms at Kodiak Middle School talking about ocean acidification. The causes and background, the chemistry, and the effects on shell building animals and why it all matters for us in Kodiak are topics we discuss and explore with lectures and hands-on experiments. Due to a curriculum change I get to teach about ocean acidification in two grade levels this year; last year we learned a...
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In the Courts: Feb. 27
Jordan B Clay pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. Clay was placed on probation for five years including one year of imprisonment. Matthew Kelly was convicted of criminal trespass in the second degree. Kelly was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and placed on probation for two years. Matthew Kelly was convicted of harassment in the second degree. Kelly was se...
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Double zero: Jemuel Manglaus excels on the court
It takes a special kind of player to wear double zero. Kodiak senior Jemuel Mangalus fits the bill. “I picked the number out for him when I put him on the team,” KHS boys basketball coach David Anderson said. “I said, ‘you look like a double zero,’ and he went, ‘what?’ It is just a number that is different.” It is so unusual of a jersey number that only 28 players in the history of the National Basketball Associat...
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Kodiak boys basketball hosts Wasilla
After starting the week with games against Palmer, Kodiak will finish the week against another Mat-Su Valley team. The Bears finish the regular season today and Saturday at home against Wasilla in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Today’s game begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 5 p.m.. “I think we are going to give Wasilla everything they can handle on Friday night,” Kodiak coach David Anderson s...
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