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Life and beer are very similar: Chill for best results
Are you familiar with beer? I know it’s pretty obscure in some places. But this is Kodiak, so you, like me, are probably drinking one right now. Beer likely started out accidentally when grain got wet, some airborne yeast floated into it and bubbled away for a while. Then some thirsty and adventurous Mesopotamian took a sip, didn’t die, and then took another and another and another, until something miraculous happ...
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Alaska's largest crane will arrive in Kodiak on Thursday
In a visual event that observers say, “will be the biggest thing Kodiak has ever seen,” Matson will accept delivery of its new 65-ton gantry crane to replace one half its size at the company’s Kodiak Terminal on Thursday, company spokeswoman Keoni Wagner said Tuesday. Standing more than 340 feet tall at its peak with a boom spanning 164 feet, Matson’s new crane is the largest in Alaska, capable of lifting loads up...
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Alaska Science Forum: The loneliest camp on Earth
One of the quietest places in Alaska was temporarily home to a few hardy people when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. An archaeologist has fleshed out what life might have been like during a winter on St. Matthew Island in the 1600s. In some ways, St. Matthew, more than 200 miles from the nearest Alaska settlement (the village of Mekoryuk) is a great place to live: lush with plantlife (some of it edible); mi...
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KING GETS CROWNED: Fogle wins $5,000 with 55.7-pound salmon
For two months, Jordan Fogle heard every fish tale in the tackle box. Everybody wanted Fogle to know that they knocked him off the Kodiak Association of Charter Operators King Derby leaderboard. That’s what happens when you catch a gigantic king just two weeks into a three-month derby. “It was really parannoying,” the Kodiak resident said. “A lot of my friends came up to me just to mess with me.” One man’s story w...
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Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker from Afognak Island
ANCHORAGE — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced an injured hiker from the northern coast of Afognak Island, near Kodiak, Sunday. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 62-year-old male hiker and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage received a report Sunday evening that the hiker had fallen from a cliff an...
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Alumni update: Horn finishes regular season
Alysa Horn struggled from the field in her final regular-season women’s basketball game for Logan of the Queensland Basketball League in Australia. Horn, a former Kodiak star, shot 2 for 11 and scored four points in her team’s 62-48 loss to Northside on Saturday. Horn added six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes. Logan finished the regular season ninth in the 14-team league with a 9-8 record. Horn en...
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Scientists begin mission to find North Pacific right whales
Ten years ago, scientists found a juvenile North Pacific right whale off Kodiak. But right whales are possibly the most endangered marine mammals to visit U.S. waters, and, today, scientists are hoping to collect information and learn strategies on how best to help the few remaining whales. On Monday, a team of scientists set out on a month-long research survey onboard the NOAA ship Reuben Lasker. It is the first ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 11
Carden Nicholas Tolentino was born at 7:11 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2015 to Remyliza Tolentino. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches. His parents were originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Budget of Kodiak. Other child in the family is Andrei Nicholas Hernandez. Proud grandparents are Remedios and Antonio Sabino from the Philippines.
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Catching early silver salmon
Will 2015 be remembered as The Year of the Silver Salmon? That’s starting to look like a possibility. The silvers seem to be especially “early” in arriving on the Kodiak road system. I know of good catches from local beaches in the last 10 days of July, the kind of fishing we don’t usually expect until the end of August. Silvers are even entering the rivers in good numbers! But does that mean the whole run will be...
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Soldotna, South top first prep football poll
Kodiak will begin the 2015 high school football season unranked in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll. The network released its preseason rankings on Monday, and Soldotna and South topped the polls. Soldotna, winners of the last three medium-school state titles, was voted the top medium/small-school team by the Alaska media. South, last year’s large-school state champion, sits atop the large-school rankin...
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