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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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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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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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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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Kodiak students to present quake research in Italy
This summer, four Kodiak students will be heading to Como, Italy to present about their earthquake research. The Europa Challenge is a competition for universities and organizations to present research, said Ron Fortunato, the president of Trillium Learning that provides several science projects for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. He says the high school team from Kodiak made up of John Dunlop, Anna McD...
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Video images from bear cameras provide lessons
Videos captured from bear cameras during the past two summers and information gleaned from the data were the subject of a bear “open house” by Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Kodiak Unified Bear Subcommittee on Saturday. For two summers, ADF&G tracked bears in the Anchorage area that were fitted with collars that transmitted video and global positioning system data points. The video transmitted showed b...
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Dream Mile entertains fans at Brian Young Invite
The Alaskan Dream Mile was slower than expected, but it definitely lived up to the hype during the first day of the third Brian Young Invitational. Hundreds of fans lined up in front of the stands and hoot and hollered with appreciation every time the star-studded field passed by them on a breezy Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Even though nobody dipped under the vaunted four-minute barrier, the f...
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Dream Mile entertains fans at Brian Young Invite
The Alaskan Dream Mile was slower than expected, but it definitely lived up to the hype during the first day of the third Brian Young Invitational. Hundreds of fans lined up in front of the stands and hoot and hollered with appreciation every time the star-studded field passed by them on a breezy Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Even though nobody dipped under the vaunted four-minute barrier, the f...
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Out-of-state outdoorsmen, Kodiakans receive citations
Several Kodiak men and out-of-state residents received citations on charges of violating fishing regulations as the early-salmon fishing opened this past week, the Alaska State Troopers said Monday. Troopers cited Frank Miles, 44, of Kodiak, on Sunday, accusing him of operating a motorized vessel without proper registration. Troopers said he failed to register his powerboat. Bail was set at $60. Kodiak man Frederi...
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Kodiak man faces charges of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl
State troopers arrested and charged a 19-year-old Kodiak man, accusing him of raping a 7-year-old girl, a trooper report said Monday. Troopers arrested Christopher Stroup after an investigation, the report said. It said troopers received a “Report of Harm, alleging a minor had been sexually assaulted by an adult” at about 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Stroup was transported to the Kodiak City Jail, where he was rem...
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