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Cold is just so 10,000 B.C.
You know, despite all this hullabaloo about rising sea levels and lost habitat both for both man and beast, I’ve got a feeling global warming might work out just fine for Alaskans. I mean we’ve had millennia upon millennia of icy cold. Come on. Take my home town of Dillingham for instance; I have a theory that it has the worst weather in the state. I’ve walked to school at 30-below (yes, as a matter of fact it was...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 16
Sept. 11 Around 12:44 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:13 a.m., police conducted a security check on East Rezanof Drive. At 1:35 a.m., police cited a driver in the 1000 block of East Rezanof Drive for having no proof of insurance. At 1:55 a.m., police advised man in the Maple Avenue and Hillside Drive area about no camping laws. At 2:07 a.m., police conducted a security check on Selief Lane. At...
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Alaska Science Forum: Alders go their own way in autumn
With every autumn breath we take, Alaska brightens with yellows, reds and oranges of plants recovering what they can from tired solar panels. But one shrubby tree does not join the party. Alders remain a stubborn green. Many won't drop their leaves until long after the snow falls. This reluctance is one of the wonders of an overlooked organism, said ecologist Roger Ruess. A UAF professor, Ruess has studied alders ...
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ALUMNI UPDATE: Fried makes college debut
Levi Fried has started his collegiate running career at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Fried, a former Kodiak great, placed 11th out of 27 runners in the school’s only home meet of the season, the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Friday in Spearfish S.D. The freshman recorded a 6-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 34.65 seconds. In his first NCAA Division II race on Sept. 4, Fried placed 37th out of 51 runner...
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Poems installed at Fort Abercrombie
Two poems written by locals were installed on plaques at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Saturday, two of the last poems in a three-year program to place 11 poems in seven state parks across Alaska. The Abercrombie poems were written by Leslie Leyland Fields and Fred Stager. Accompanying the poem on the plaques were photographs by local photographers Corey Pederson and Stacey Studebaker. The first part o...
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Common murres dying off in ‘unusual year’
Enjoying idyllic weather on the Labor Day holiday, Hal Long paddled his kayak out onto Monashka Bay Sept. 7 and saw some white objects floating off the south shore. “I thought they were floats at first,” Long said. But a closer look showed he had found about a dozen dead common murres, birds that spend most of their lives at sea. Long’s discovery was not unique. The Homer News reported Aug. 27 that dead murres hav...
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Wasilla-based driver earns 75th career victory during Stock Car Shootout
Keith Jones can be considered an Alaska dirt track legend, and on Saturday the veteran driver raced his way to a milestone victory at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jones, one of three hobby stock drivers who ferried to the island for the inaugural Kodiak Island Racing Association Stock Car Shootout, captured the 25-lap main event. By taking the checkered flag first, it gave him a victory at every track in the state. ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Last ditch halibut
As September leaks away to become October, and important question should be occurring to you. How’s my halibut supply? Halibut fishing was tough this summer. Fish were scarce and most were small, even when you could find them. Lots of households ended up with less in the freezer than usual, even as thoughts turned to silver salmon and deer hunting. Is the halibut fishing really over? Is it too late to bring your s...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 15
Sept. 10 At 6:50 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:36 a.m., police received a report of a loose dog in the 200 block of Benny Benson Drive. The owner picked it up. At 10:52 a.m., police received a report of abandoned vehicles in the 1000 block of Selief Lane. They were on private property so police advised the reporter of her options. At 11:35 a.m., police conducted a ...
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Prep Poll: Bartlett is new No. 1
Just like every other Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll this season, a different team appears atop this week’s large school rankings. Bartlett, for the second time this season, was labeled the top team in the large-school division by Alaska’s voting media. The Golden Bears shot up from third to first in the rankings following their 68-20 victory over Service. Dimond, which was fourth las...
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