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Alaska Science Forum: A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska
Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year. That astounding flow of water is from rainfalls that soak Southeast Alaska and the south side of the Alaska Range. The other half comes from the melting of snow and ice from glaciers. ...
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NLC Power Rankings: Teams enter final week of regular season
Dimond’s boys basketball team can claim something no other team in the country can — it beat Vashon Island. The Washington state school is entering this weekend’s 2A Regional play with a 21-1 record. The Pirates’ only loss came to Dimond in a 48-47 overtime defeat at the Cactus Jam Tournament in Arizona. Since then Dimond owns a 10-5 against in-state competition. Now for the Northern Lights Conference Daily Mirror...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rush announces retirement
Don Rush, administrator at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, has announced plans to retire. Don has served in Kodiak for the last 12 years, leading a high-performing team that brought positive change, financial stability and growth in services during his tenure. His legacy is the culture he fostered through humble leadership and the dedicated people of Providence who continue to provide excellent and compas...
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Southwick shoots down Kodiak
Palmer’s Clayton Southwick denied Kodiak a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The talented freshman tied a career high with 29 points in leading the Moose to a 45-38 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory Tuesday in the Mat-Su Valley. Southwick was at his best in the third quarter. He knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 17 of his team’s 22 third-quarter points, as the ...
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Grand jury indicts owners of Kodiak strip club Wild Alaskan
A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against the owners of the boat-based strip club Wild Alaskan, charging them with improper disposal of human waste into waters in and around Kodiak. The U.S. attorney's office in a news release Monday said Darren K. Byler, 54, and his 46-year-old wife, Kimberly Christina Reidel-Byler, were indicted after they made false representations to the U.S. Coast Gua...
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Love triangle led to assault at Coast Guard base, court documents state
A classic love triangle mixed with a case of mistaken identity left one man hospitalized with serious injuries and another in custody after an attack at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. A Kodiak business owner sneaked onto the base Thursday afternoon and beat a man he suspected of having an affair with his wife, leaving the victim unconscious, his face swollen and lacerated. But State Trooper Ryan Lott told the suspect, M...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 24
Joni Lynn Campbell was born at 8:28 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, to Thomas Derrick Campbell and Kristy Aline Campbell. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19.25 inches long. Her parents are originally from Mississppi and Washington and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at Coast Guard Base Kodiak and her father works as an Alaska state assisted hunting guide. Grandparents are Clay and Penny Campbell of As...
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The Capitol Report: Removing marijuana from controlled substances list
We are more than one-third of the way through our 90-day legislative session and, after a few weeks of department overviews at the beginning of the year, both legislative bodies have turned their attention to debate on various bills and resolutions, the operating budget, natural gas pipeline issues, federal government overreach, and other topics. One item moving forward is legalized marijuana regulation, which was...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for halibut
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the taste of fresh halibut. Sweet, succulent, perhaps even faintly nutty. It’s hard to beat that first bite of the first fresh halibut of the year. Frozen halibut is terrific, and in fact it’s notable because it stands up so well to long term storage. But it’s still not as good as fresh. The good news is that halibut season opened February 1st. The bad news is that it’s sti...
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Sharon Lynn Moore
Sharon Lynn Moore died on January 26, 2015, in Kenai, Alaska. A memorial service is scheduled for February 6, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive, Kenai. Pastor Corbie Cross will officiate. Sharon was born May 2, 1955, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She arrived in Alaska approximately one month after the March 27, 1964, earthquake and tsunami disaster. She was raised on Kodiak ...
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