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Zimmerman, Fried tackle Pillar
Compared to her normal training sessions, running up and down Pillar Mountain was a breeze for Sue Zimmerman. In only her third attempt at the mountain that overlooks Kodiak city, the 35-year-old mother of two won her first Pillar Mountain Run women’s title in a cool 1 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds on a chamber of commerce Sunday afternoon. “I have never been strong doing the uphill, and this is the strongest that ...
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Blood drive sets record
The Kodiak community came out in force for the Annual Kodiak Blood Drive during Crab Festival, shattering the record set at last year’s event. According to Blood Bank of Alaska community coordinator Troy Palmer, 233 people registered to give blood this year, including 110 new donors. Not all who register are deemed able to donate, but 171 units were collected. While the BBA records date back only to 2006, Palmer s...
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Alaska Science Forum: ‘Moose flies’ drink up juicy mammal meals
While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most bothered his party. “With the failure of a little breeze and the overcasting of the sky, the weather grows oppressively sultry and a swarm of horse-flies, or moose-flies as they are called in these parts, makes appearance ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Helmet essential for four-wheeling fun
Last week I had my first experience with four-wheeling. I had no idea that driving a vehicle through mud puddles, over rocks, and trailblazing could be so exhilarating. One of my kids was screaming with joy the whole ride. I must admit that I only wore a helmet on my first ride, and on my second ride without a helmet I realized it was easier to see, hear and communicate with my friends. Why are helmets so importan...
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GUEST OPINION: Let NPFMC know your preference
It has been a long and grueling campaign, and now only three candidates remain. No, not those three. The three alternatives to replace the failing system that manages the unintentional catch of halibut and salmon in trawl fisheries conducted in the Gulf of Alaska. The mighty North Pacific Fishery Management Council will be setting up its tables and microphones at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center the week of Jun...
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Student input in real life
This past Thursday was the first assembly meeting with our new city [sic] manager, Michael Powers. And going into the building, I had a chance to exchange a couple of comments with a senior member of borough staff whose opinion I respect. And he noted that Michael “was the real deal” in his opinion. Which was nice to hear. The assembly work session kicked off with a lively discussion of where are we in the process...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 1
Leah Susie Serjeant was born at 4:52 p.m. on May 20, 2016, to Natalie Lind and Lukas Serjeant. She weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20.25 inches long. Her parents are originally from Chignik and Port Lions and now live in Port Lions. They both work in commercial fishing in Chignik. Also welcoming her to the family is Xavier Gordon Serjeant. Grandparents are Don and Ronia Lind of Chignik Lake and Daryl and...
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Edible event showcases Kodiak eats
The local food movement is growing in Kodiak, and a first-time event featuring local fish, produce and foraged items showcased the possibilities. “There’s a growing interest to know who and how your food was harvested and to support the local fishers and farmers around the island and around the state,” said Theresa Peterson, Kodiak outreach coordinator for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. “We’re an island r...
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Boys repeat as 4A champions; Pillans voted athlete of meet
After finishing the 1,600-meter relay — the final event of the 4A state track and field championships — Kodiak’s Billy Alcaide collapsed on the ground with baton in hand. He earned the right to relax. The boy was spent. Running the anchor leg, Alcaide secured the Kodiak boys second straight team title and third in the past four years with a sizzling career-best 400 split of 51.5 seconds on Saturday at Dimond High ...
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Agreement between city and Sun’aq Tribe could bring Shelikof Street improvements
The Kodiak City Council authorized a cooperative agreement with Sun’aq Tribe that could bring in federal funding for Shelikof Street improvements. Kathy Drabek, Sun’aq’s tribal transportation program manager, approached the city seeking authorization to include Shelikof Street on the tribe’s road inventory. This designation will allow the tribe to seek grant funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Transpo...
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