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NOAA examines Western Aleutian Steller sea lion decline
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists are heading out the Aleutian Chain to survey Steller sea lions this summer. According to a NOAA release, Alaska Fisheries Science Center scientists aboard the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vessel Tiglâx will survey the Rat and Near islands in the outermost part of the Aleutian Chain. Scientists on a floatplane will survey the Delarof Islands and around Ad...
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Alaska Science Forum: After solstice, warmest days still ahead
A person might think that since we get our maximum sunlight on the summer solstice (on or about June 21), we should also get our peak warmth then. The sun’s calling the shots, right? Not entirely, said former Alaskan Martha Shulski, author of “The Climate of Alaska” and now climatologist for the state of Nebraska. “Alaska is warmest a few weeks after the solstice,” she said. A lag exists between the peak of solar ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Thinking of abdominal pain
Greetings fellow islanders! I would like to share some of my thoughts on upper abdominal pain. That is, pain that occurs between the belly button and the bottom of the ribs. There are many organs in the upper abdomen and other parts of the body that can cause such pain: the heart, stomach, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, blood vessels, liver, small bowel, esophagus, and the list goes on. The pain from any of these ...
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AirSta searching for hiker near Nome
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to the forward operating base in Kotzebue is assisting search and rescue operations for a missing hiker in Nome. According to an Alaska State Trooper report, 36-year-old Nome resident Joseph Balderas was reported missing at 9:30 a.m. Monday after failing to show up for work. Troopers found his vehicle on the Nome-Council highway near the east fork of ...
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Guest Opinion: Internet deleted vo-tech
Finally the school board appears to be waking up and preparing to do something about its neglect of the Kodiak High School curriculum for its non-college-bound students. Hallelujah! Now we will just have to see if they actually follow up and take some sort of significant action. Years ago, in the pre-computer era, we had a two-pronged high school education program. For high school students preparing to go on to a ...
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City mulls ending building inspection deal with KIB
City staff is scrambling to determine the ramifications for the city after the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to roll back the borough’s uniform building code to the 1997 version. Under a memorandum of agreement between the city and the borough, they city’s building department conducts building inspections throughout the borough. Because of the change in borough requirements, city inspectors would have to do...
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Births: 6/28/16
Robert Anthony Graham was born at 8:24 a.m. on June 19, 2016, to Robert Graham and Mary Avila. He weighed seven pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Oregon and the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at North Pacific Fuel, and the baby’s father is captain of the fishing vessel Peggy Jo. Also welcoming him to the family are Matthew Graham and Paisley Gra...
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Gov.'s NPFMC appointments confirmed
The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Monday the appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. These include the appointments of Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer and Theresa A. Peterson of Kodiak to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which overseas Alaska’s federal waters. Alaska Gov. Bill W...
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Post 17 drops road opener after long journey
After an all-night ferry ride and a drive from Homer to Kenai, it was no surprise the Kodiak Post 17 came out flat against Kenai. The undefeated Twins posted seven runs — five unearned — in the opening inning and posted an 11-1 victory in an American Legion baseball league game Sunday at Coral Seymour Park in Kenai. Kodiak lost 11-0 in the nonleague nightcap. In the opener, Seth Rockenbach and Nevin Lee were the o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: A little tweaking adds relish to recipes
It’s that time of year again. Fresh fish in the house! We like fish a lot, to the point of eating it five or six days a week. As much as we fish however, we still don’t have fresh fish in the house every day. We enjoy a mix of fresh, fresh frozen, and prepared. We also like leftovers. Our secret is having a wealth of excellent recipes. Sure, we’ve tried recipes we didn’t particularly like, but over the years we’ve...
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