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Telethon drops TV - moves to live stream
The Kodiak Noon Rotary is kicking off its annual fundraising telethon this weekend with a big change: It will no longer be shown on television. It will be aired on radio and pictures of the items can be viewed online. There will also be a live stream of the telethon online, similar to what was formerly viewed on TV. “We’ve decided this is how we’re going to do it, and I’m really excited,” said telethon organizer M...
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 5
October 20 • At 12:13 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Rezanof Drive West. The man left when police asked. • At 12:50 a.m., police warned a driver in the Jack Hinkel Way and Rezanof Drive area for his license-plate illumination color. • At 1:20 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. • At 6:46 a.m., police began investigating larceny. • At 8:43 a.m., a caller reported a possible dang...
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City to charge for Baranof ice rink usage
When the Baranof Park Ice Rink opens next week, users will have to pay to use. That is a change from years past. City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation director Corey Gronn said the advisory board recommended fees for ice rink usage to match that of other city facilities, such as the swimming pool. “All of our programs had a charge with the exception of the ice rink,” Gronn said. When the rink opens Nov. 10, youths y...
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5 bears attack hunters in Kodiak, man suffers injuries
A 65-year-old hunter suffered injuries and was flown by a Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday after five bears simultaneously attacked six hunters as they were carrying a deer they shot near Kodiak, officials said. The hunters shot dead two of the bears, officials said, explaining that the number of bears involved in the attack was quite unusual. “These hunters were extremely prepared for the environment and circumstan...
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A green way to deal with carbon dioxide
Last week, I wrote about a thought experiment proposed by Fairbanks scientist Jim Beget. He suggests raining down crystals of a compound that captures carbon dioxide onto a frigid plateau in Antarctica. There, the greenhouse gas might remain locked for 100,000 years. Beget will present his idea at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union this December in San Francisco. Alarming levels of carbon dioxide i...
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Zombie results
Kodiak College Zombie 5K Run Saturday, Nov. 1 1. Levi Thomet, 17 minutes, 33 seconds; 2. Levi Fried, 18:22; 3. Keith Osowski, 18:25; 4. Jack Hannah, 18:29; 5. Brenden Thompson, 20:02; 6. Marcus Dunbar, 20:33; 7. Rafael Bitanga, 21:19; 8. Tyler Teuber, 21:20; 9. Anthony Maghupoy, 21:29; 10. Zoe Bigley, 23:22; 11. Kathleen Dunbar, 24:53; 12. Cory Thompson, 26:40; 13. Malina Fagan, 26:41; 14. Katie Meier, 27:12; 15. ...
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Kodiak sports icons up for hall
People once again have a chance to enshrine a pair of Kodiak icons and a legendary team into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Joe “Coach” Floyd and Kristi Waythomas (Klinnert) are nominees in the people category for the 2015 class, while Kodiak’s boys basketball 2001 state championship game victory over East Anchorage is in the moments category. All three have been on the ballot since the 2007 — the first year of t...
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Replica parka mixes new with old
The Alutiiq Museum, known for being a repository of historical artifacts, proved its ability to adapt with modern technology as it unveiled a replica of a caribou parka from the 1800s. The museum hosted the unveiling before a packed gallery on Thursday to display a replica of a parka that was collected from Kodiak in 1840 and housed in a museum in Helsinki, Finland. The parka in Finland is decorated with puffin be...
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Anthony earns fourth All-GNAC honors
Dylan Anthony had a day for the record books Saturday in Oregon. The former Kodiak High School great joined an elite group of Great Northwest Athletic Conference runners by becoming only the seventh cross country runner to earn four all-conference honors. Anthony, a senior at University of Alaska Anchorage, netted his fourth and final award by galloping to a third-place finish at the GNAC Championships in Monmouth...
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Kodiak Island Births: Nov. 4
Gabriel and Abigail Jensen were born on October 17, 2014, to Trevor B. and Johana E. Jensen. Gabriel was born at 8:10 p.m., and Abigail was born at 8:11 p.m. He weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17.5 inches long, and she weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and was 17 inches long. Their parents are originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and now live in Kodiak. The babies’ mother works at Kodiak Community Health Center, and...
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