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Alaska Science Forum: Old dogs, Alaska, and the New World
When people first walked across the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago, dogs were by their sides, according to researchers who wrote a paper published in the journal Science. Scientists from Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles used dog DNA material — some of it unearthed by miners in interior...
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Registration opens for Girl Scouts Women of Science and Technology Day
Next month, the Girl Scouts of Alaska will conduct the 22nd annual Women of Science and Technology Day across the state. Girls from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend the Feb. 8 event at Kodiak College. The purpose of the day is to excite young women about STEM fields — scien...
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Timothy Joe Naumoff
Timothy Joe Naumoff passed away Jan. 4, 2014. A viewing will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Kodiak Funeral Chapel. His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by a graveside service at Kodiak City Cemetery. Following the serv...
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Dirk Allen Richcreek
Dirk Allen Richcreek, 48, of Kodiak, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013. Dirk began his adventurous life in Crescent City, Calif. where his father served as the local harbormaster. The redwood forest along the Smith River was his childhood stomping ground. In his early teens, he moved to Newport, Ore. ...
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Alumni update: Lindquist back in the pool
Former Kodiak High School swimming star Jori Lindquist was back in the pool for Northern Arizona on Friday. In a meet against Oregon State, Arizona and New Mexico State, the freshman placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 9.40 seconds and 11th in the 200 freestyle in 2:...
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Empty Midway: Golden Wheel backs out of Crab Festival
Last year, Kodiak put on a Crab Festival with no crab. This year, the city will try to host a Crab Festival with no festival. On Monday, the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce confirmed that Golden Wheel Amusements, which has furnished rides for the festival midway for the past 40 years, will be unable t...
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Kodiak state park positions go vacant
The gates of Miller Point Road are locked, and the park office at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park are all but empty. Four months after the departure of area ranger Jack Ransom, Kodiak’s state parks remain without a ranger on staff. To maintain Kodiak’s six state recreation sites and parks,...
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Drones to be tested in Kodiak, but ultimate role unclear
Kodiak Island could soon be home to drone testing. Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration named the University of Alaska Fairbanks as one of six national test site operators for drones, formally known as unmanned aerial aircraft. Kodiak Island was included as a test site in UA’s proposal....
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