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What glacier change might mean for future of salmon fishery
Frozen bodies of ice cover about 10 percent of Alaska, but the influence of glaciers and ice on the environment and fisheries, among other important Alaska relources, is rarely discussed, researchers say. But a new article published this week in the journal BioScience has sparked a conversation and offers a view on glacier impacts on surface-water hydrology and its potential influence to aquatic ecology and robust...
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Website, Pier III, study of old library and fire station funds up for approval
The Kodiak City Council has a full agenda for today’s special meeting with website design, pre-design of a new fire station and assessment of the old library, and additional funds for the Pier Three replacement project up for approval. The city’s website, according to a memo in the meeting information packet from manager Aimée Kniaziowski and clerk Debra Marlar, is out of date and not user friendly. The city has a...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 19
March 14 At 6:47 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about an assault in Old Harbor. The troopers contacted both the female complainant and the man who allegedly assaulted her earlier that morning. The man said he had been drinking and was on conditions of release that prohibited drinking. The man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree involving domestic violence and violating conditions...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 19
March 13 At 12:59 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 1:27 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 5:24 a.m., police cited a driver on Shelikof Street for operating as a vehicle for hire without a chauffeur’s license. At 10:02 a.m., police warned a driver on Shelikof Street for driving without a license. At 10:05 a.m., a caller reported an abandone...
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Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward with Young at helm
Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters off Alaska’s shores and took anything and everything in their reach. Ask anyone familiar with the times, deck lights of foreign vessels — dozens if not more — could be seen just miles off the coast of Kodiak and other coastal communities. Recognizing the need for...
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4A state begins today
Kodiak’s reign as the defending 4A girls basketball state champions is about to come to an end. With the Bears not qualifying for this year’s state tournament, a new champion will be crowned Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Eight teams will take aim to grab that crown when the opening round begins today. Leading the way is undefeated West Valley (24-0), which opens against Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. The Wo...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo dances into March Madness
I never thought the day would come when Gizmo would turn down a doggie treat. But after three intense days of picking March Madness games, Gizmo is drunk on biscuits. Who knew the pooch could only fit so many bacons into his 10-pound frame? Certainly not me — I’ve seen how he inhales his dinner, and it isn’t pretty. Being induced into a food coma was well worth it, as Gizmo joined the madness that is the NCAA Divi...
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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earlier this evening, we approved the use of grant funds to expand the projects through Alaska Teach, which is our homeschoo...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern trails sponging up winter rainfall
As he contemplates another long snowmachine journey, Matthew Sturm might consider packing a raincoat. Rain fell in Interior Alaska a few weeks before his trip, glazing supercooled highways and forming a crust on the snowpack. "You remember all the jokes about how climate change is going to be good for (Alaskans)?" said Sturm, a snow scientist with UAF's Geophysical Institute. "Now it's like the joke's on us. Rain ...
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David Wayne Heitman
David Wayne Heitman of Kodiak, Alaska, passed away on March 7, 2015, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He was 50 years old. He was born to Patrick and Carolyn Heitman on Oct. 31, 1964, in Reno, Nevada, near Stead Air Force Base, where his father was stationed. It was Nevada Centennial Day. In 1968, the family moved back to Kodiak, Patrick’s hometown, where David grew up. David was a natural...
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