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The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range
Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead. The pilot reported what he saw to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The caribou, 48 adults and five calves, were lying in a group. The way their carcasses rested showed no signs that the animals had been runni...
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Fourth of July events
• Tustumena ferry leaves at 9:30 a.m. for Port Lions for the July 4th Anniversary Party of Port Lions. The ferry departs for home at 5:00 p.m., stopping in Ouzinkie. For more information, call the city of Port Lions at 907-454-2332 or the Native Village of Port Lions at 907-454-2234. • The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 9:30 a.m. Friday in front of the Coast Guard base entr...
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Super-yacht in Kodiak waters awaits orders
Kodiakans might have noticed a massive yacht anchored offshore. Its sleek design glistens thoughtfully visible from Deadman’s Curve and the Kodiak airport. The white ship is actually the Vava II, a super-yacht commissioned by the Swiss-Italian billionaire entrepreneur Ernesto Bertarelli, who gave it to his wife, Miss U.K. Kirsty Roper, for her 40th birthday, British papers said. According to yacht magazine Charter...
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Post 17 splits with Eagle River
While Kodiak’s starting pitchers labored, the bullpen came up big to earn an American Legion AA baseball doubleheader split with National Division leader Eagle River on Saturday at Baranof Field.  Post 17 received a six-inning masterpiece from reliever Sam Bennett in the first game, but lost to Eagle River, 9-7 in 11 innings. Kodiak rebounded in the nightcap as reliever Alex Pace pitched 4 2/3 innings to earn a 10...
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Kids give kick-start to Kodiak rodeo
Kodiak equestrians kicked off the 2014 rodeo season with a “Play Day” Saturday. Participants competed in barrel racing, pole bending, flag and rescue races. There were also a few family non-horse related events including a calf chase and a petting zoo. This event and three more scheduled later this summer are designed to help kids and adults build up points that will help someone win a saddle or belt buckle during...
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Babies wax patriotic at Legion contest
Babies festively dressed in Fourth of July outfits charmed the crowd at the American Legion’s annual baby contest. Contestants aren’t required to wear Fourth-themed outfits, but many do, since the contest always takes place the weekend before the Fourth of July. The outfits were creative. A little boy in a sailor suit won Mr. Fourth of July while a baby in a white tutu with red and blue feathers won Miss Fourth of...
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Army Corps to explain permitting to Kodiak
Anyone with a wetlands or permitting question can ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is hosting an informational open house on July 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Kodiak Public Library. The corps’ regulatory division representatives will entertain permitting questions regarding requirements for placing fill and structures in waters of the United States. “We do have folks in Kodiak who have projects that may im...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 1
June 12, 2014 • At 2:30 a.m., police responded to suspicious circumstances on East Rezanof Drive. • At 3:17 a.m., police responded to suspicious circumstances on Shelikof Street. • At 7:47 a.m., someone reported a reckless driver on Mill Bay Road. It was gone when police arrived. • At 10:17 a.m., someone reported having a loose dog on the Chiniak Highway. Officers took the dog and contacted the owner who will pick...
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Kodiak Island Births: July 1
• Amelia Jane Campbell was born at 9:39 a.m. June 20, 2014, to Elainia Campbell and Karl Campbell. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19.25 inches long. Her parents are originally from Lubbock, Texas and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works as a stay at home mom and her father is stationed on the United States Coast Guard cutter Munro. Also welcoming Amelia to the family is Madison Campbell. Grandparents ...
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Deer season is fast upon us
Kodiak’s deer season always surprises newcomers — it opens so early and seems to run forever. But its quirks run deeper than dates on the calendar. The hunt and the conditions are different than almost any other hunting grounds I’ve encountered. I’ve never hunted in any other state with a deer season opening on August 1. Even the special archery seasons start later. August 1 is the middle of summer on Kodiak, and ...
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