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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: The giant wave of Icy Bay
A landslide last fall caused a giant wave of the type not seen in Alaska since the storied 1958 event in Lituya Bay. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier collapsed into a fiord of Icy Bay on Oct. 17, 2015. The displaced water generated a wave that sheared alders more...
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Kennicott fills in for Tusty at Crab Festival
For the second year in a row, the state ferry Tustumena will stay longer in overhaul due to issues discovered during the process. The annual maintenance and certification that normally takes about two months for the Tusty has now been extended by 11 days. Sailings from May 15 through May 26 are c...
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KHS hosts Alaskan student leaders
High school students from across the state visited Kodiak over the weekend to take part in the Alaska Association of Student Governments spring conference. The two-and-a-half day event began Friday and offered 302 students from 39 schools the opportunity to explore Kodiak, learn critical skills i...
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Pasion conquers Spenard tourney
It’s a good thing Rhubie Pasion didn’t realize that her second to last shot was the deciding factor in the sixth Spenard Builders Supply Pro-Build Championship Tournament. It would have definitely made her more nervous than she already was. Pasion calmed her nerves long enough to convert a 6-10 s...
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Alcaide, Barcelon tagged as track’s most versatile athletes
Billy Alcaide displayed his sprinting speed to bring home the boy’s title in the F/V Invincible Pentathlon Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Kodiak High School senior passed Micah Burnett down the homestretch of the 800-meter run to secure his first pentathlon title with 3,053 points. Se...
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SEA STORIES: Capt. Cook’s third and final voyage, 1778
In April 1778, the two ships of Capt. James Cook’s third voyage of discovery, Resolution and Discovery, left Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and sailed north in search of the Northwest Passage, the fabled and perhaps imaginary sea route between Europe and the Orient. Over the next few weeks the...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Window opens for hikes with clear views
Spring is my favorite season for hiking on Kodiak. It’s certainly not spring yet, but with the lack of snow this winter the biggest impediment is removed for putting miles on your boots. I try to time my first spring hikes to the moment the mountain passes clear of snow, providing clear passage t...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 12
Brian Cruz Garcia was born at 7:50 p.m. on April 3, 2016, to Reyna Guadelupe Cruz Garcia. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. His parents are originally from El Salvador and now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are Elvira Garcia from El Salvador and Roberto Antonio Cruz from E...
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