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Amazing Nature: Mysterious sea star wasting disease may be here
Have you visited your favorite touch tank on Near Island recently? If yes, I am sure you noticed the eerie absence of one of the most common and endearing organisms that every child and many adults cherish: the sea stars. What happened to the sea stars? Usually, when a child at the touch tank ask...
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Uyak land eyed for EVOS fund preservation
As one timbering contract on Afognak Island nears its end, some are hoping funds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement can save a portion of the property from logging. The land in question is located near Paramanof Bay near Thorsheim Lake. Sockeye and coho salmon run in a stream on the prope...
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Hampster balls, beer new at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair is this weekend with promises of fun for the whole family with a new children’s play area, on- and off-island roping and bull-riding talent, and lots of food. “There’s going to be a pie-eating contest both days, and we are looking for tug o’ war teams, male ...
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Evidence submitted for new trial, motion timeline pushed back
Attorneys for the United States have an extra two weeks to respond to Wild Alaskan-owner Darren Byler’s motion for a new trial. Byler’s attorney filed a motion on Aug. 22 asking for a new trial. The U.S. attorney’s office had until Monday to file a response, but filed a motion of their own that d...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 1
Aug. 27 At approximately 9:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash on Buskin River Road. Investigation revealed a red 2002 Toyota Tacoma parked on the shoulder of the road sustained minor damage to the front passenger side. Anyone with information is ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 1
July 23 Police warned a driver in the Chichenof Street and Bartel Avenue area for having an unilluminated license plate. Police arrested a man in the 400 block of Hillside Drive on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 3 a.m., police received a report of a fight in progress in the 300 ...
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Hautala resigns as KHS wrestling coach
Mike Hautala’s stint as Kodiak High School wresting coach was brief. Hautala resigned after one season, said Debbie Rohrer, Kodiak Island Borough School District’s director of student activities. With the wrestling season starting at the end of September, the school is in the process of hiring Ha...
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Week in Words: Singing the way to softer, gentler platform
49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against the current state of race relations in the U.S. has stoked all sorts of responses to the purpose of the tradition (it is a tradition, not a mandate), and to the anthem itself. “Anthem” comes from t...
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