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Researchers discover increases in sterility in Kodiak Sitka deer
I've hunted deer in the Kodiak Archipelago since 1967. I soon discovered venison here to be the finest I had ever eaten. For 47 years it has been a major part of my family's nutrition. In 1994, I sighted and later shot an abnormal buck. This animal had antlers still in the velvet in late November...
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Thoughts from a hike: From where comes virtue?
Were you out Monday at all? It was one of the glorious Kodiak days, when the sun is shining, the sky is brilliant blue and the ocean glisten as the sun's rays make waves and foam look alive. If you were working, and looking outside enviously, at least you have a window. And a job. Many Saturdays,...
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Discussion of Islam to kick off Lenten lectures
The purpose of Lent is to engage in enhanced spiritual struggle against “sin in our own lives,” said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, academic dean and church history professor at St. Herman’s Seminary. It involves a type of martyrdom, a dying to self. “There have been some people in Christian history, ...
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Education offered through spring break with Alutiiq Week
The Alutiiq Museum will be offering a week of activities over spring break for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, the first Alutiiq Week in the city of Kodiak in several years. Alutiiq Week has been an ongoing event in Kodiak Island villages for years. “Typically, villages produce their...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 27
Jan. 28 At 12:49 a.m., police were unable to locate any chaos on Alimaq Drive during a welfare check. At 10:26 a.m., a person loitering on West Marine Way left the area when police asked. At 12:13 p.m., police responded to animal cruelty on Holland Circle. It’s under investigation. At 2:18 p.m., ...
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In the Courts: Feb. 27
Jordan B Clay pleaded guilty to misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. Clay was placed on probation for five years including one year of imprisonment. Matthew Kelly was convicted of criminal trespass in the second degree. Kelly was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspen...
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Museum construction bill proposes aiding upgrades
The Baranov Museum may get some funding next year for planned new exhibits with a new bill recently introduced in the Alaska Legislature. The bill would provide matching grants for capital projects “for museum construction, expansion, and major renovation projects,” according to the text of Senat...
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Amazing Nature: Science competition team tackles ocean acidification
Once again I find myself in classrooms at Kodiak Middle School talking about ocean acidification. The causes and background, the chemistry, and the effects on shell building animals and why it all matters for us in Kodiak are topics we discuss and explore with lectures and hands-on experiments. D...
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