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Changes observed in PWS whale, fish habits last year
Surveys over just more than one year revealed changes in herring and whales in Prince William Sound, according to a report in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Quarterly Research Reports and Activities for Fall 2015. “During our December 2014 and April 2015 surveys, we observed shifts in whale and Pacific herring behavior that may have been a prelude to ecosystem changes observed across the Gul...
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FREQUENT FLIERS: Kodiak boys rack up air miles
Being from Kodiak, Billy Alcaide is used to traveling. That’s good, because he has been a frequent flyer this basketball season. Through the first six weeks of the season, Kodiak has played in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka and Juneau. That is close to 3,000 air miles, nearly the equivalent of a flight from Anchorage to Dallas. Kodiak will add more mileage to that number when it plays at 3A Anchorage Christian today ...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 28
Jan. 17 At approximately 10:30 p.m., Kodiak Crime Stoppers received a report that a 49-year-old Kodiak man was traveling to Kodiak on board a fishing vessel. On Jan. 18, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Kodiak Police Department officers made contact with the man as he disembarked from the fishing vessel. He was arrested on two bench warrants regarding failure to comply with conditions of adult p...
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The Week in Words: The search for a manly porpoise in life
For those following the standoff in Oregon between a few occupiers of federal land and law enforcement, it looks like it’s over with the leaders in custody. But not without the shadow of tragedy. One occupier lost his life. Cliven Bundy, the patriarch of the family behind the illegal, racist, and, frankly, rude occupation, said of the killed occupier, “He’s sacrificed for a good purpose.” “Purpose” entered the Eng...
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Ketchikan boys, Wasilla girls top 4A rankings
Only one Northern Lights Conference team appeared in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. Wasilla topped the girls 4A rankings with a 9-1 record — 5-0 against Alaska competition. The Warriors improved to 4-0 in the NLC with a dominating 74-49 win over Palmer Tuesday night. Dimond (7-0), Ketchikan (11-0), Lathrop (6-3) and East Anchorage round out the top 5. Dimond remained one of two undefeate...
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School district mulls budget cuts
In the face of threats of deep cuts in state and local funding, the Kodiak Island Borough School District budget development committee met Monday for the initial presentation of the fiscal year 2017 budget. KIBSD director of accounting Sandy Daws presented the budget, which considers several scenarios based on changes to funding levels that currently seem likely. Daws said additional scenarios and their implicatio...
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Troopers, police still investigating rash of burglaries
Local law enforcement are continuing their investigations into burglary increases in the last six months. Within the city of Kodiak, burglaries targeting businesses increased in late summer and early fall. Outside the city under the Alaska State Trooper’s jurisdiction, burglaries involving unoccupied homes , including ones involving the theft of firearms, increased in November and December 2015 with the increases ...
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NLC Power Rankings: Indiana team booted for being too good
Another weird piece of news regarding high school basketball has hit the Internet: a girls high school basketball team in Indiana got kicked out of a league for being too good. Yes, too good. The news broke last week that the Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association girls high school team was booted from the Northwest Suburban Basketball league for being too good. “The Northwest Suburban Basketball League has deci...
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Trying to whitewash racism
A young friend of the family, a few days ago, told me out of the blue that only white people can be racist. Rather shocked, I asked her if it is OK for black people to be racist toward white people and she said it was OK. I then asked her the same question about Asian and Hispanic people. She said that it is impossible for any race beside white people to be racist. I was shocked, but not surprised, as this same na...
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Alaska Science Forum: A case for rallying around sea ice
The ice floating on top of the world covers pretty much the entire Arctic Ocean in midwinter. By late summer it shrinks to half that much. If trends continue, by mid-century the summer ice may take up less space than Japan. As the Arctic Ocean becomes more blue, it absorbs much of the sun’s heat that it once reflected with great efficiency. This warmer ocean would quicken the melt of the Greenland ice cap, which w...
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