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Alaska Science Forum: Alaska forests in transition
In almost every patch of boreal forest in Interior Alaska that Glenn Juday has studied since the 1980s, at least one quarter of the aspen, white spruce and birch trees are dead. “These are mature forest stands that were established 120 to 200 years ago,” said Juday, a professor of forest ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences. “Big holes have appeared i...
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Island Flavor: Concession stand dining on unexpected holiday at home
We hadn’t expected to be on the island this Christmas, and we had eaten the larder bare. But various forces changed our plans, so we found ourselves on an unexpected holiday right here at home. With no groceries. Normal people might have gone shopping. We organized an outing with friends. We’d meet for bowling at Tropic Lanes at 4 o’clock; go to church at six, and top the evening off with a movie at the Orpheum at...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Jan. 4
Kicarwik: Anchorage_ Kicarwigmen agkutartua ernerpak. I am going to go to Anchorage today. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, lies 250 miles north of the Kodiak Archipelago, at the far northern end of Cook Inlet. In many ways, Anchorage is a gateway to the Alutiiq world. Airline flights to Homer, Cordova, Kodiak, and King Salmon, the major hubs in the Alutiiq homeland, originate in Anchorage. To enter or leave the ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 4
Wednesday, Jan. 3 • At 12:47 a.m., a caller reported a woman took her ID and wouldn’t give it back. The caller was highly intoxicated. • At 3:50 p.m., a man was cited for failing to have insurance or driver’s license. • At 4:53 a.m., an abandoned vehicle on Pillar Mountain Road was reported to be picked up by the salvage yard. • At 5:32 a.m., a 911 caller reported his girlfriend called him and said she was bleedin...
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Parks and Rec schedule: Jan. 4-Jan. 11
Jan. 4-Jan. 11 BARANOF ICE RINK Hockey Swap — the City of Kodiak is hosting a hockey swap at the teen center from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan 5. Gear to be given away, also if you wish to donate old hockey gear then please bring it by. Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can fo...
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Playbook: Jan. 4
Today Boys basketball: Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Juneau-Douglas vs. North Pole, 3:45 p.m.; West Anchorage vs. Kodiak, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. North Pole vs. Juneau Douglas, 2 p.m.; Kotzebue vs. Kodiak, 5:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Colony Invitational at Colony High School. Saturday,...
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Six-hour standoff ends in arrest
Alaska State Troopers used pepper spray to end a six-hour standoff with a Kodiak man who allegedly shoved a woman, chanted jumbled phrases and locked himself in his bedroom. Caleb Sterns, 27, was arraigned Friday in Kodiak Superior Court on one charge of third-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail. According to court documents, the incident started around 4:20 p.m. Dec. 20. Sterns...
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Obas to play in fourth Joe Floyd Tournament
Josh Obas hasn’t forgotten his first introduction to the Joe Floyd Tournament Four years ago, as a freshman, Obas played in his first tournament as a member of Kodiak High School’s junior varsity boys basketball team. It was the only time in the 46-year history of the tournament that a junior varsity team has competed in the field. The JV squad was forced to play because administrators were unable to find a fourth...
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Janet Louise Whaley-Warnecke
Janet Louise Whaley-Warnecke passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, embraced in Love. As the hour drew near, the suffering was lifted from her face and replaced by peace. Janet came to Kodiak in the early 1980s after her last baby went off to college. Janet and Roland moved from Bainbridge Island, Wash. to Kodiak promising their extended families that it would only be for a couple of years. Like so many, you eit...
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State Trooper Report: Jan. 3
Saturday, Dec. 29 • At 12:15 a.m., troopers were dispatched to AAA Moving & Storage to investigate a report of criminal mischief. The investigation revealed that sometime between the afternoon of Dec. 28 and the morning of Dec. 29, someone attempted to steal a door window out of one of AAA’s moving vans. The attempted theft failed when the door glass shattered. Evidence at the scene indicated the suspect then trie...
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