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Healthy Kodiak: Even diet sodas do some dental damage
One of the many reasons kids love summer so much is the increased availability of sugary treats. Ice pops, ice cream, frozen yogurt, candy, bubble gum and soda taste especially good in hot weather when you have been running around outside. Unfortunately, these treats can accelerate tooth decay if kids are not careful to brush and floss and use fluoride rinse. Even medicines that kids may use regularly have a lot o...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runway extension complete
The extension of the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport is finished, with new land extending into the sea for a safety measure. Airports typically lengthen the runway to provide extra space for overruns, but some airports like Kodiak’s, with a mountain on one end and ocean on the other, don’t have the space. “If there’s no land, what can you do?” said Linda Bustamente, a development specialist with the statewide av...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Births 7/26/2016
Ketzia Jill Barzaga was born at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2016, to Marie Fe F. Barzaga. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother and father work at International Seafoods of Alaska. Also welcoming her to the family are Krizzle Ann Fae Barzaga and Kirsten Mier Barzaga. Grandparents are Rosy Fangonilo from the Ph...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green wins out in energy game
Children and their families gathered atop Pillar Mountain Saturday to learn more about sustainable resources for power, part of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center’s Happy Trails program. “We’re here to talk about energy today,” said Jerusha Turner, a student conservation associate for the KNWR Visitor Center. Underneath the spinning blades of the first of the mountain’s windmills, Turner described ...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: World-class trout hide among humpies
Aug. 1 is an important day for hunters, because it marks the opening of Kodiak’s deer season. I certainly hunt, but I also fish, and Aug. 1 is a big day on the water, too. Starting then, and for the next six weeks, the upriver sections of most road system rivers close to salmon fishing. For me that’s not a negative. I think of it more as Kodiak’s special trout season. Specifically Dolly Varden trout. The rivers ma...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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First use of new dock
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Tustumena tied up at the new Pier 1 dock in downtown Kodiak for the first time, Friday. Destruction of the old dock began in November 2014, but was stalled due to a permitting issue because of sea lions too close to the work area. Destruction and construction began again in October 2015. According to Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow, although the dock is ...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Explorers learn ways of the isle
Kodiak kids are putting away their smartphones and videogame controllers and lacing up hiking boots each week as the Explore the Rock program makes a comeback. Explore the Rock is a Kodiak Area Native Association program funded by methamphetamine and suicide prevention grants. It’s for students entering 6th through 12th grades. Each week, kids meet at the KANA Wellness Center and spend the afternoon hiking, partic...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ketchikan hands Post 17 tough times
Kodiak Post 17 finished the American Legion baseball regular season with a tough 3-2 eight-inning loss to Ketchikan Saturday at Bartlett. The Kings, who secured the No. 8 seed to next week’s state tournament with the win, took the first game of the doubleheader 15-5. Kodiak (1-17 league, 3-22 overall) will play Fairbanks 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination Matson Invitational at Bartlett. Fairbanks i...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Borough brings little to talk of merger with city
To the editor: Consolidation? Really? At a time when our state is $4.5 billion dollars in the hole and the Legislature is too focused on personal agendas to actually work for its citizens, except to cut funds to local communities? I find it incredible that the borough assembly we elected to work for the betterment of all of us would attempt to force a bigger, more expensive government on the citizens of Kodiak jus...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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City taking nominations
Nominating petitions for two Kodiak City Council elected positions are now available. Submissions will be accepted from Aug. 1 through 4:30 p.m., Aug. 15. Two councilmember seats — both three-year terms — will be up for grabs in the Oct. 4 municipal election. Charlie Davidson and John Whiddon currently hold the positions. Per city code, candidates for city council seats must be at least 21 years old, a minimum one...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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