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Alaska Science Forum: Expanding crust dips under Aleutians
Sometimes, a great idea arrives ahead of its time. A person squints at a raw landscape, thinks about it in his bunk on a heaving ship, dreams of it. He scribbles a diagram. He remains quiet years later as others rediscover the same thing. Such was the case of a rugged geologist who island-hopped in the Aleutians following World War II. Thinking about the age of rocks he found, the placement of a string of volcanoe...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPAR returns to Kodiak
The SPAR is home at last. The Coast Guard Cutter SPARR returned to Kodiak Sunday following 42 days patrolling the Arctic region and Bering Sea, according to a Coast Guard press release. The patrol was part of Operation Arctic Shield 2016, and crewmembers “assisted with scientific research, participated in community relations visits in remote Alaska native villages, conducted maritime law enforcement, completed mai...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board candidates talk superintendent
School board candidates outlined what they would look for in a new superintendent Thursday at a candidate forum sponsored by the Kodiak Community Education Alliance Kodiak District Parent Teacher Student Association. Current superintendent Stewart McDonald announced in June that he would be leaving his position with the Kodiak Island Borough School District when his contract expires in summer 2017. Candidate Kelly...
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Forum to spread opioid abuse awareness
A community drug forum on heroin and opioid addiction in Kodiak will be held Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness of a growing problem in the community, in Alaska and in the United States as a whole. The forum panel will include law enforcement professionals from the Kodiak Police Department and the Alaska State Troopers and local medical professionals and substance abuse counselors, according to Merissa Koll...
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Bears pick up wins at West
After the opening three weeks of the volleyball season, Kodiak was still searching for its first victory. The Bears have found plenty of reasons to celebrate the past two weeks. A week after picking up four victories on a tour to Sitka, Kodiak finished third in the silver bracket at the West Spiketacular Saturday at West Anchorage High School. Kodiak finished 3-4 in pool play and was one point shy of reaching the ...
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Lindquist ties 50 free record
In an already record-breaking swim season, Talon Lindquist added another phenomenal moment at Saturday’s Soldotna Invitational. The Kodiak junior tied Nando Macinko’s 50-yard freestyle school record with a blazing time of 21.52 seconds. Lindquist equaled Macinko’s 2010 mark on the lead off leg of the 200 freestyle relay. Earlier this season, Lindquist lowered his 500 freestyle school record to 4:46.14 and erased t...
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KHS tennis competes at Region III meet
Kodiak High School tennis coach Steve Johnston didn’t know what to expect when his team entered the Region III Championships that started Monday in Anchorage. What he received was a victory. Playing in the first match of the day, Kodiak’s Kaori Kageyama skunked Palmer’s Julie Irvine, 6-0, 6-0, in a girls’ singles match. Kageyama’s reward for winning her first high school match: a battle against top-seeded Sofia Ma...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowski conquers; Kodiak boys win 15th in a row
One of the first things that Keith Osowski did after winning his first cross country regional individual title was call his brother. He couldn’t resist. See, his brother, James Osowski, won a regional title on Tsalteshi Trails — nearly the exact course Keith ran on on Saturday — in 2010. “I had a faster time and the same place. I finally have bragging rights over my brother,” Keith said. Keith, who was last year’s...
Sep 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves letter asking for a landing requirement
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved sending a letter asking for the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to include community protections in potential Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management. Assembly member Rebecca Skinner, who sits on the borough and city of Kodiak’s Fisheries Work Group, said at a Thursday special meeting of the assembly that the letter is intended to be a joint one with the city ...
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Council accepts security grant
The city of Kodiak will receive funding from the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs’ Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for upgrades to the Emergency Operations Center. An after-action report completed following the Chiniak wildfire found the EOC is lacking equipment necessary to allow successful transfers of information to and from field operations, according to city manager A...
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