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Healthy Kodiak: Everyday noises often lead to hearing loss
Every new patient who comes to see me in the clinic is asked to fill out a health questionnaire about various symptoms they may be experiencing. A high percentage of patients here in Kodiak have answered in the affirmative that they hear ringing in their ears. Due to this high prevalence, I thought it would be useful to further explore this symptom and its causes, and possible ways to prevent it or improve the con...
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KHS girls finish soccer season
The Kodiak girls’ soccer team likely finished its season with a 3-0 nonconference loss to Palmer, Tuesday at Palmer High School. The Bears finished their second varsity campaign with a 0-10 overall record, 0-4 in the Northern Lights Conference South Division. Kodiak could still notch the program’s first win if its game against Seward is not made up. The two teams were supposed to play in Kodiak in early April, but...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Calling wood frogs signal change of season
NEAR BALLAINE LAKE — Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus of the Univer-sity of Alaska Fairbanks are singing a song of spring. The mating calls of several frogs ring off the eardrum. It’s a piercing noise created by air in the inflated cheeks of a creature that could hide in ...
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Salty, crunchy, spicy, tangy …
More than two dozen processors joined at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center last week to learn all about processing roe or fish eggs. Participants got hands-on with pollock, cod and salmon roe, learning how to work with and prepare the roe and then mix it with ingredients like mayonnaise, soy sauce, vinegar and spices to create different products. Working with roe is different from working with other sea...
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Citizen science meets 1912 ash
Kodiak residents are being urged to become “citizen scientists,” collecting ash from the Novarupta-Katmai eruption in resuspension events and submitting samples to the U.S. Geological Survey for evaluation by geologists. In a presentation at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center on Saturday, USGS geologist Kristi Wallace said samples collected from citizens are necessary for understanding resuspensi...
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Reporter's Notebook: Weather Challenge
I hate running. A friend recently told me that running is a great way to be alone with your thoughts. I guess I can agree, if those thoughts are about my aching knees or how great it’s going to be when I finally stop running. When I heard about the Challenge the Rock 5-kilometer obstacle course, I thought, “This would be so much fun, if only there would be no running.” Imagine my excitement when I read, in bold le...
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Annual community cleanup on Saturday
This weekend, the roadsides will be bursting with yellow, and not just from dandelions. It’s the annual community cleanup day held by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Rain or shine, volunteers arrive at Kodiak High School to grab trash bags and fill them with garbage from where it gathered along the roads over the winter. “It helps get the community cleaned up and put on a new face for the summer and for our touris...
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KHS boys soccer ties Wasilla; girls lose
An unfortunate call by the official in the final seconds of Monday’s soccer match against Wasilla, cost Kodiak's boys a chance at victory. In extra time, the Warriors booted in a free kick from 25-yards out that forged a 1-1 draw in a nonconference match at Wasilla. Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said it was a “bogus call,” but was proud of how his troops dominated the entire match. “The good thing is that this gam...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 3
April 17 At 12:49 a.m., a person reported someone stole items out of the back of their truck in the 1500 block of Mission Road. It’s under investigation. At 1:36 a.m., a man reported his neighbors were fighting in the 1300 block of Mission Road and he heard a woman yell for someone to call the police. Police found it to be a verbal altercation as a man was locked out of residence. He was gone when police arrived, ...
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Kodiak Island Births: May 3
Aaron Thomas Stark was born at 10:18 a.m. on April 26, 2016, to Travis and Missy Stark. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Wyoming and Kentucky and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the Department of Law, and the baby’s father works as a commercial fisherman. Also welcoming him to the family is Hayden and Andrew. Grandparents are Carl and Jonnie Sta...
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