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Addiction treatment options expand
The Kodiak Area Native Association is expanding its substance abuse services to include medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for opioid addiction. Funding for the expansion was secured in March, when the organization got a $325,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. KANA was one of five health centers in Alaska awarded the grant. KANA ...
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Senior Life: Guest speaker will lay down the law in lectures
The senior center will celebrate Fathers Day at noon Friday with a special lunch to honor those men in our lives. Come and enjoy a great meal with a special dessert and salute fathers. On Friday we will also hold a free training on the ABCs of caregiving. Guest speaker attorney Pamela Kelly will talk about legal issues for caregivers. She will explore questions on guardianship, when to get a lawyer and what kind o...
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Week in Words: Old right angle becomes new normal
We are increasingly being resigned to what is called “the new normal.” Mass shootings (unrelated to organized crime and gang activity) are now, as pundits say, “normal.” Gun violence is normal: More Americans have died as a result of domestic gun violence since the 1960s than have died in war since the War for Independence. What is “normal”? Today, “normal” means “typical” or “common.” The word came to English in ...
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Alaska state Troopers: June 16
Troopers have received multiple reports from communities around the state of phone scammers identifying themselves as Alaska State Troopers. The scammer explains to the victim that a court date was missed or a warrant has been issued for them or a family member, then asks that the person get prepaid debit cards to pay off the required fee. The scammer provides a 1-800 number to contact and leave a message for addi...
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KMXT's Bear Crawl returns
Are you looking for an excuse to get muddy? If so, head to the Kodiak Island Raceway on Saturday for the third edition of KMXT’s Kodiak Bear Crawl. The event — a fundraiser for Kodiak’s public radio station — is a 1.25-mile obstacle course that takes place on the racetrack at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. Runners encounter 11 obstacles, which includes a mud pit, the crowd favorite. “We set the buoy jungle up over...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Foam on water a sign of life and death
While sitting in the front of a canoe on a twisty Alaska creek, my daughter asked to steer closer to the riverbank. She wanted to grab some suds. There, caught in the elbows of fallen trees, were quivering mounds of white foam. Foam is floating on most Alaska waterways this summer. Years ago, when I first saw yellowish suds on a creek that ran behind my cabin, I thought of something manmade and nasty spilled upstr...
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Mooring rates could rise very soon
The Kodiak City Council will consider a rate increase for city harbor mooring after a cost analysis and rate study presented at a work session recommended the change. A council-commissioned study by consultant firm Northern Economics recommended moorage rate increases to cover the operating, maintenance and capital costs of city harbors expected over the next 50 years.  Under the recommended plan, all mooring rate...
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Racking up the medals
Two world gold medalists battled in the 2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games, and it was Kodiak’s Christopher Kavanaugh that powered his way to the top. Kavanaugh, 25, outlifted Anchorage icon Bobby Hill, 37, in two of the three powerlifting events to grab the overall title in their weight class Saturday in Anchorage. This was the first time the veteran powerlifters faced off in competition. Organizer Lindsay...
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Healthy Kodiak: Support facing fear helps kids grow strong
Summer vacation is finally here! Kids are everywhere enjoying the great weather and myriad activities Kodiak has to offer. Summer is a great time to reconnect with our kids and get to know their personalities and form relationships with them that will influence them for the rest of their lives. Today I want to share about what kids need, and how we as adults and parents can help them grow up to be healthy, well-ad...
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Guest Opinion: Food bank props up business
Recently the borough assembly finalized and passed its 2017 budget, which decreases borough nonprofit funding from $307,500 (2016) to $234,000 (2017), a $73,500 decrease, or about 25 percent. In 2016, the top four nonprofit contributions were the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center ($60,000), the Brother Francis Shelter ($56,180), the Kodiak Island Food Bank ($45,120), and Senior Citizen Support ($35,000). I...
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