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Rocks from space in Alaska backcountry
On February 26 at 1:06 p.m., someone in northern Alaska may have seen a torch of light in the cold daytime sky. On that afternoon, satellites detected a meteoric fireball headed toward Earth. An asteroid six feet in diameter penetrated the atmosphere at 13 miles per second, piercing the protective shell of gases at a steep angle. Arriving from the northwest, the asteroid exploded 21 miles above the ground. A spray...
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KMXT-FM Bear Crawl enters second year
The inaugural KMXT-FM Bear Crawl event was so popular last year that the station had no choice but to bring it back again. This year’s event will take place this Saturday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. The first wave goes off at 9 a.m. The Bear Crawl is a 1.25-mile course that features nine obstacles that racers have to navigate around. Some of the obstacles include the buoy jungle, the fisherman’s craw, the ne...
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Playbook: June 10
Friday, June 12 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14 Baseball: Kodiak American Legion Post 17 vs. Kenai at Baranof Field, 11 a.m.
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Driver summoned after vehicle crashed, caught fire
A vehicle crashed and caught fire on Friday and the driver was issued a summons and cited for violations, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. A silver 2003 Chevrolet Impala operated by Dakota Rickard, 20, reportedly was driving on Rezanof Drive near the end of the airport when the vehicle hit the guard rail and caught fire at 12:22 a.m. Friday. The driver reportedly left on foot while police and firefight...
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Bike rodeo set for Sunday
Cycling safety is the emphasis of a bike rodeo this Sunday to educate adults and kids about traffic laws, signaling, turns, safety gear and more. Island Trails Network has held bike rodeos before, but those have been indoors with limited space. Sunday’s rodeo will be held outdoors and allow bikers to practice skills on roads in the Nemetz Gazebo area. During the rodeo, several stations staffed by volunteers will b...
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Kodiak shines at Special Olympics Summer Games
Kodiak’s Special Olympic athletes cleaned up at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s swimming and powerlifting squads combined to win 22 gold medals and two silver medals at the annual games that bring more than 250 athletes together over the three-day event. The power lifting team, which consisted of Amy Canavan, Aharon Dolph, Chris Kavanaugh, Ben Stahlhut and Brittany Tregarthe...
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Borough sets timeline, process for replacing Austerman
The Kodiak Island Borough issued a “timeline” Tuesday, outlining the process to be followed to appoint a new member after the resignation of Assemblywoman Carol Austerman. Austerman announced at the June 4 assembly meeting that she would be resigning at the end of June. According to the borough document, the assembly will be declaring the seat vacant at its July 2 meeting. Because more than 90 days are left in Aus...
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Mountain Views: Learning to become a healer is painful at times
Every career begins somewhere with a physical space and a set of people. Together, these make moments in time. The several thousand square feet where I spent the bulk of the first seven years of my career as a physical therapist is dark, as the clinic was recently relocated. If those now-empty clinic walls could speak, they would have stories of laughter, tears. Of successes and disappointments. Good news of progr...
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Help your Navy Vietnam veterans
To the Editor, It has become common opinion among Vietnam War Veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boots on ground Vietnam, yet just the same they are sick due to Agent Orange exposure. It seems Congress and the VA consider these veterans not worthy. There are limited benefits to those who served in country, and those who serve...
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KODIAK LAUNCH: NOAA deploys 2 ships for survey season
NOAA officially launched its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season Monday in Kodiak in a World Ocean Day ceremony, which showcased the deployment of the NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather. Vice Admiral Michael Devany, NOAA deputy undersecretary for operations, spoke to the crewmembers of the two ships. “Most Arctic waters that are charted were surveyed with obsolete technology, with some of the information dating...
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