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A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain
Cold water the color of iced tea wets the boots of Chris Arp as he yanks a power auger from the hole he just drilled in this quiet lake, a few miles from his office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A whiff of sulfur ? a sign there's not much oxygen in this pond born when ancient frozen ground thawed ? wafts upward as Ben Gaglioti clears slush from the hole with a shovel. Gaglioti, a graduate student and USGS...
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Rural schools wrap up archery season
DAILY MIRROR STAFF The Kodiak Island high school rural archery team placed second at the Alaska State NASP Archery Tournament. The 15-person team was comprised of students from the rural schools. Each student shot at their respective school and scores were sent in to the state tournament. The results were announced last week. Kodiak’s high school team was second out of six teams. The team placed fifth last year. “...
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Kodiaks wins three-game series with Chugiak
A weekend that started with freezing feet and soggy shirts ended with sleeveless arms and sunglasses. Welcome to April baseball in Kodiak. In what might have been the earliest high school baseball games played on the island, Kodiak took two out of three games against Chugiak at Baranof Field. The weekend didn’t start out rosy for Kodiak as the Bears dropped Friday’s series opener 18-11 in a five-inning game played...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on dollies
Like so many Kodiak anglers, the annual Dolly Varden run is the true beginning of spring. Sure there are lots of other signs to be found. But the tug of that first Dolly on the end my line is the starting gun for so many months of great fishing to come. But the timing of the Dolly run is really variable from one year to the next. I’m convinced it has everything to do with spring water temperature and the pattern o...
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Old Harbor native honored with Top 40 Under 40 award
Cynthia Berns of Old Harbor was honored Friday as one of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s 2014 Top 40 Under 40 in a ceremony at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Berns, vice president for corporate affairs for the Old Harbor Native Corp. in Anchorage, is the daughter of Rick and Wilma Berns of Old Harbor. “Growing up in a small rural village there was always a string sense of community where f...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 8
Thursday, April 3 • Around 1:41 a.m., three bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 7:21 a.m., a driver on E. Rezanof Drive was given a warning for speeding. • At 11:08 a.m., a male reported somebody has been using his credit card. • At 2:42 p.m., a driver on E. Rezanof Drive was cited for no proof of insurance. • Around 3:25 p.m., six bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 4 p.m., a caller requested a welfare ...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 8
• Trevor Austin Kern was born at 2:33 a.m. March 28, 2014, to Amanda and Steven Kern He weighed 6 pounds, 9.8 ounces and measured 20.75 inches long. His parents are originally from Texas and now live in Kodiak. His father is in the United States Coast Guard. Also welcoming him to the family is Presley. Grandparents are Robert and Elizabeth Baker from Texas and Pat Reneau from Texas and Dee Dee Kern from Texas. • B...
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Around Kodiak: Arpil 8
The Kodiak City Council meets for a work session at 7:30 p.m. today in the Kodiak Island Borough Conference Room. The work session is open to the public. For additional information, contact the city clerk’s office at 486-8636.
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Chemicials harm people everyday
To the Editor, I'm Ladie Ann Marcelo and I live in a community that has lack of information about our understanding of what a simple thing can possibly do to affect nature. One of them is chemicals that are used every day, that can affect children’s health. Senate Bill 151 would require manufacturers to identify chemicals in products for children and pregnant women. I’m concerned about my health, my family, my fri...
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Coast Guard releases Kulluk grounding results
More than 15 months after a towing accident that left an oil rig grounded on Sitkalidik Island, the U.S. Coast Guard has released the results of a marine casualty investigation blaming “inadequate assessment and management of risks associated with a complex vessel movement” during an Alaska winter. The parting of the towline connecting the tug Aiviq to the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk led to a dramatic re...
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