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Trooper Report 7/28/2016
July 15 A 28-year-old Kodiak man was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fishing without a commercial crew member license. The man was cited in the Naknek District Court and fined $260. July 21 At approximately 2 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a 53-year-old Kodiak man while in...
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Country-crossing curator
The Baranov Museum welcomed its new curator of collections and exhibits Tuesday. Alana Blumenthal takes the position vacated by Anjuli Grantham in late May. According to museum director Tiffany Brunson, Blumenthal, who spent the past five years at the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg, Virginia, as cura...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest Opinion: High school open to those with GED
Every so often something unexpected and rewarding happens that causes one to appreciate how great our community, and especially our school administration, is. Last week was one of those moments for me. As background, in 1942 the U.S. Armed Forces Institute commissioned a private educational compa...
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Alaska Science Forum: Hidden world of bugs
OUTSIDE THE UA MUSEUM OF THE NORTH — “Look, it’s a crab spider eating a moth!” says Declan Griswold, an 8-year-old who points to a rose bush. “You’re right, it’s a true spider, an orb weaver, just like the kind in Charlotte’s Web,” says Derek Sikes, head of the entomology collection at the UA Mus...
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Healthy Kodiak: Even diet sodas do some dental damage
One of the many reasons kids love summer so much is the increased availability of sugary treats. Ice pops, ice cream, frozen yogurt, candy, bubble gum and soda taste especially good in hot weather when you have been running around outside. Unfortunately, these treats can accelerate tooth decay if...
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History of defeat: City, KIB have clashed over consolidation
Murmurs about consolidation have gone around for decades, and three times in the Kodiak Island Borough’s history, the idea reached formal actionbefore falling apart. 1978 According to articles in the Kodiak Daily Mirror archives, the first major attempt was in 1978 when unification, combining all...
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Runway extension complete
The extension of the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is finished, with new land extending into the sea for a safety measure. Airports typically lengthen the runway to provide extra space for overruns, but some airports like Kodiak’s, with a mountain on one end and ocean on the other, don’t have...
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Green wins out in energy game
Children and their families gathered atop Pillar Mountain Saturday to learn more about sustainable resources for power, part of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center’s Happy Trails program. “We’re here to talk about energy today,” said Jerusha Turner, a student conservation associate...
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