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Time to volunteer is before emergency
During last fall’s Twin Creeks Fire, many Kodiakans showed up to volunteer at the American Red Cross emergency shelter set up for evacuees from Chiniak. But most of them hadn’t gone through a background check required by the Red Cross, so Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, the Red Cross lead disaster resp...
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Sprinting up the Charts
When Billy Alcaide entered high school four years ago, he started cooking for himself. Mom’s orders. The food he prepared wasn’t always the healthiest, and being Filipino his plate usually contained white rice. The Kodiak High School senior’s eating habits changed last week. “I just made healthie...
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Healthy Kodiak: Everyday noises often lead to hearing loss
Every new patient who comes to see me in the clinic is asked to fill out a health questionnaire about various symptoms they may be experiencing. A high percentage of patients here in Kodiak have answered in the affirmative that they hear ringing in their ears. Due to this high prevalence, I thoug...
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KHS boys blank Palmer
The Kodiak boys’ soccer team upped its consecutive win/draw streak to eight with a 4-0 victory over Palmer Tuesday at Palmer High School. “I really don’t know where this team is going to go next, because they keep getting better every game,” Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said via cell phone from ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 4
April 18 At 3:11 a.m., a man reported he was punched in the head and had a bloody nose, but refused any medical help. It was mutual combat and no one wanted to press charges. At 6:26 a.m., police cited a driver on Jack Hinkel Way for having no proof of insurance. At 10:35 p.m., a man reported his...
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Kodiak wrestling takes five titles at state
The Kodiak Kid Wrestling Club snagged five state titles at the Alaska USA State Championships, over the weekend in Wasilla. Truxton Troxell accounted for three of Kodiak’s gold medals, winning freestyle, Greco Roman and folkstyle titles in the 190-pound schoolboy/schoolgirl division. Troxell went...
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KHS girls finish soccer season
The Kodiak girls’ soccer team likely finished its season with a 3-0 nonconference loss to Palmer, Tuesday at Palmer High School. The Bears finished their second varsity campaign with a 0-10 overall record, 0-4 in the Northern Lights Conference South Division. Kodiak could still notch the program’...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Calling wood frogs signal change of season
NEAR BALLAINE LAKE — Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus of the Univer-sity of Alaska Fairbanks are singing a song of spring. The mating calls of several f...
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