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Alaska Science Forum: Maverick red aspens in a world of gold
Will Lentz, a reader from Fairbanks, asks a question that flares every fall: why do some aspens turn red? A few scientists from Fort Collins, Colorado, pondered that subject in the late 1970s. Curious about red aspen trees people had noticed for half a century, they studied why these existed amid those with the more common leaf color, yellow. Before getting to the scientists' results, a quick refresher on why tree...
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Official primary results
The official results for the Aug. 19 primary election gives Republican State House District 32 candidate Louise Stutes the win by over 300 votes, and opponent Carol Austerman moving from third to second above candidate Rich Walker. On election night and for several days afterward, Stutes had the most votes followed by Walker and then Austerman. However, subsequent counting, which included almost 700 absentee ballo...
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Road striping to start soon
Several roads in Kodiak have been repaved over the summer — months ago for some — and the striping should be starting today. “They’ve just been waiting on the weather,” said Louis Rocheleau, the project manager for Brechan Enterprises, the paving company, “They’ve been in town since the weekend.” Some sections have been paved for most of the summer, without striping. Rocheleau said that was because the state was t...
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Kodiak rescue swimmer receives highest honor
It takes a lot to stand out when you and your coworkers spend every day as professional heroes, but the Association for Rescue At Sea found such a stand-out in Petty Officer 1st Class Rachid Arnick. A rescue swimmer based at Air Station Kodiak, Arnick received the association’s highest honor, the Vice Adm. Thomas Sargent III Gold Medal, on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C. It recognizes his effort in a Sept. 21, 2013, r...
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Kodiak swimming displays its depth against Homer
Not too long ago Kodiak and Homer battled in the pool for Region III supremacy. That hasn’t been the case lately, and it was never more apparent that the two programs have gone in different directions than this weekend when they met for a pair of dual meets at the Kodiak Community Pool. Using its depth and talent, Kodiak blitzed Homer. On Friday, the boys won 189-80, while the girls grabbed a 171-46 victory. On Sa...
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Coast Guard rescues hunters near Old Harbor
The Coast Guard rescued three hunters caught in windy conditions near Old Harbor on Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter picked up the hunters after Sea Hawk Air and the Alaska State Troopers requested assistance, according to a Coast Guard report. The hunters’ tents had been blown away by 30-40 mph winds on Saturday night and the men were reportedly in danger of becoming hypothermic. The Jayhawk was able to land a...
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Guest opinion: Plenty of reasons to recycle
Here’s why you should recycle. Recycling saves our resources by putting off their extraction and processing, and in doing so it saves astonishing amounts of energy. Making aluminum is a simple example. These are the steps: Destroy the surface of the earth, extract ore, crush ore, make hot ore soup, use electricity to extract aluminum, melt aluminum and shape it. When you recycle it goes like this: Melt aluminum an...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 16
Hunter James McCabe was born at 8:32 a.m. on September 5, 2014 to Paul and Brittany McCabe. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. The baby’s parents are from Florence, Oregon and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a stay-at-home mom and the baby’s father is a commercial fisherman on the F/V Chellissa. Also welcoming him to the family is Trapper Joe McCabe. Grandparents are Joseph and Jill Ha...
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Senior Life: Sept. is National Senior Center month
September is here and the Senior Center has lots of new activities happening as it is National Senior Center month. Check out your newsletter or our agency’s website www.kodiakseniorcenter.org to see which activities are new, ongoing and in which ones you might want to participate. Veronica started up yoga on Sept.15 at 9:30. Computer classes begin this week as well with classes at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursd...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Transition deer hunts
If you haven’t been out for deer in a few weeks, you’re in for a surprise. All those golden leaves on the cottonwoods and willows signal important changes in the deer and how you hunt them. August deer are wearing their light summer coats. They’re more orange than brown, and against a sunny green background they can be visible for miles. You can literally sit in your vehicle on the road and spot deer on mountainto...
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