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Alaska Science Forum: Red-backed voles climb into scientific literature
A few years ago, Link Olson wanted students in his mammalogy class to see one of the neatest little creatures in Alaska, the northern flying squirrel. He baited a few live traps with peanut butter rolled in oats and placed them in spruce trees. When he returned the next day, he found no flying sq...
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Bells Flats fire causes $25,000 in damage
An old barn in Bells Flats burned in an accidental fire on Sunday resulting in thousands of dollars in damage, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. No one was injured and the U.S. Coast Guard Fire Department put out the fire. The troopers responded to the fire at 1:36 p.m. Sunday, the rep...
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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Thinking about it once in a blue moon
Last Friday night was all sorts of blue moon crazy. July started with a full moon and ended with a second full moon, which is called the blue moon. There were national headlines in newspapers all about the blue moon and astrology blogs were buzzing with excitement over it. Some astrologists say t...
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JAY BARRETT: A lesson more important than gun safety
Like many of you, and many Alaskans, I am a firearm owner. I have been since I was 9 years old when my dad handed down to me the .22-caliber bolt-action rifle and single-shot, 20-gauge breech-load shotgun his father gave him around the same age. Honestly, my dad probably should have saved one for...
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Zachary Krom
(9/21/90-7/25/15) The picture you chose was me washing a window!? In this day of Photoshop you couldn’t get a photo of me riding a brown bear while lassoing a lion all while pulling in a 100,000-pound fish set ... Go big or go home people. Well crap, it appears I’ve made the part of the paper we ...
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Skyler Waite accepts $40,000 settlement in civil lawsuit
Skyler Irene Waite, the Kodiak woman whose arrest in 2013 went viral on YouTube, will get $40,000 as part of a settlement that led to the dismissal of her civil lawsuit against two Alaska State Troopers, her attorney said Monday. William Pickett, a civil rights attorney based in Yakima, Washingto...
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Bridge rally held in Kodiak
Bikes and lime green T-shirts took center stage on Friday at a rally for a peace road connecting six of the seven continents, including a highway that would link Alaska and Russia. A crowd gathered at the Kodiak Family Church, part of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, on Frid...
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Fermenting techniques taught in Kodiak
Almost 100 people packed the Kodiak Public Library on Friday to learn about making fermented foods from expert Sandor Katz. Katz has written two books on the subject of fermented foods and he gave a demonstration on Friday while giving tips and answering questions. Sauerkraut was the first thing ...
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