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Girls looking to extend streak to eight
Despite four swimmers suffering season-ending injuries, Kodiak’s girls are still in line to continue their regional dominance. Led by Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist — the two top swimmers in the state — the Bears will be gunning for their eighth consecutive team title when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula. Having Hughes and Lindquist is a lu...
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Max, the Kodiak police dog, retires
Max celebrated his retirement from the Kodiak Police Department with a rare treat — a brick of meatloaf and doggie ice cream. The 11-year-old Belgian Malinois slobbered up both of them like he had never had them before. “I kept him on a pretty rigid diet,” his handler, Sgt. Michael Barnett, said. Kodiak’s police dog the last seven and a half years was sent out in style with a retirement ceremony Monday afternoon a...
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KHS hires new girls basketball coach
Krista Hicks couldn’t believe it when the Kodiak High School girls basketball head coach position became available. And she sure didn’t understand why it was taking so long to fill the position, which became vacant when Amy Fogle stepped down in early June. The position is vacant no more. Hicks applied for the job, and got it. She will be guiding the Bears for the 2014-2015 season that starts Dec. 1. “The position...
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Alan Curtis Ryden
Alan Curtis Ryden, 54, died peacefully on Oct. 22 at Kodiak hospital, after a long battle with cancer. Alan was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but was raised in Northglenn, Colorado, brought up to Love the Lord and enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, and skiing Colorado's mountains. After high school, Al headed north to his birth state of Alaska to attend college. He soon fell in love with the ocean and commercial fi...
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Mice used in migration research
A lab at Cornell University in New York, which is researching human migration by studying the DNA in common house mice, is asking Kodiak residents for help. Camille Mangiaratti, a Cornell student studying ecology, evolutionary biology and English, is gathering mice DNA from several cities in Alaska. Along with Kodiak, she is trying to get mice from Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, Valdez, Cordova and Fairbanks. “We’re tr...
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Alutiiq becomes official Alaska language
Alutiiq and 19 other Alaska Native languages joined English as official state languages Thursday when Gov. Sean Parnell signed House Bill 216 at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage. Along with Alutiiq, HB 216 added the Inupiaq, Siberian Yupik, Central Alaska Yup’ik, Unangax, Dena’ina, Deg Xinag, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Upper Kuskokwim, Gwich’in, Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanacross, Hän, Ahtna, Eyak, ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 29
October 15 • At 12:49 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the 1200 block of Purtov Street. It was gone when police arrived. • Around 1:59 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 5 a.m., police advised a driver on Mission Road to fix a front headlight. • At 7:18 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on East Rezanof Drive. • At 7:24 a.m., police warned a speeding driver on Rezanof Drive. • At 7:36 a.m., p...
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Alaska Science Forum: A cool idea for locking up carbon dioxide
Jim Beget spends much of his time digging for clues from long ago, like when a volcanic island might have collapsed into the sea, sending giant waves to distant shores. He will soon engage in debate on a contemporary question: before carbon dioxide makes the world unlivable, what can we do about it? In December, the UAF geologist/volcanologist will tack a poster in a San Francisco meeting hall amid the crashing su...
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Stutes gained knowledge from local government service
Seeing a McCune for State House political sign yesterday started me thinking: Why would someone from Kodiak want a resident of Cordova to represent District 32 in the Alaska State House when a Kodiak resident as highly qualified and hardworking as Louise Stutes is also on the ballot? Maybe the answer is simply party politics: Jerry McCune is a Democrat while Louise Stutes is a Republican. Some people put party fir...
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McCune is fish savvy
I am supporting Jerry McCune for House District 32, which includes Kodiak and many other smaller communities in Alaska, based on his expansive knowledge of Alaskan fisheries issues. Commercial salmon fishing as a drift gillnetter and purse seiner has been his lifelong job. He has spent the better part of 23 years in Juneau during the legislative sessions, advocating for statewide fisheries concerns and working bot...
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