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Alaska Science Forum: High-tech bird decoy fools flycatchers
Julie Hagelin needed a fake bird. She found one in an unexpected place. The biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is studying the mysterious olive-sided flycatcher, known for its piercing "quick, three beers!" heard above black spruce bogs throughout Alaska. The bird, which weighs as much as a dozen pennies and migrates as far as Bolivia, is declining throughout most of its range in North America. N...
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Letter to the Editor: Duplicating a law is 'pure folly'
To the Editor: I have followed the fuss concerning the law recently passed by the assembly for the management of disgruntled members of the public who insult, defame, or threaten any of their members. Anyone who belongs to a board, or an assembly of any kind, should be thoroughly familiar with parliamentary procedure, which clearly outlines the management of any disruptive behavior on the part of its own, or membe...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 6
July 18 • At 12:31 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive about a broken headlight. • At 12:41 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about an assault on Center Avenue. The fight was mutual between two men. Both received minor injuries but did not want to press charges. They separated. • Around 1:08 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 2:19 a.m., police responded to an assault, which was a continuation o...
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Volunteers build community garden beds
Over a dozen community members showed up to the new community garden location at the end of Larch Street on Saturday to put together raised beds. In just a couple hours, the volunteers had screwed together pre-cut pieces of wood into 24 12-foot by 4-foot beds. Then, a piece of lining was stapled to the bottom and the beds were set into rows. Other volunteers staked out an area for the beds to be in, trying to get ...
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Coast Guard rescues ailing mariner
The Coast Guard rescued an ailing mariner near Village Islands off Kodiak on Sunday. The Coast Guard received a report from the Kodiak Police Department that a 69-year-old man from the 50-foot fishing vessel Sierra Seas was suffering acute stomach pains from a pre-existing medical condition. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew landed on a nearby beach where the mariner and his wife were picked and ...
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KHS begins football practice
The sound of whistles, coaches hollering and shoulder pads clashing against shoulder pads filled the air at Joe Floyd Track and Field Monday afternoon. Welcome to the 2014 high school football season. More than 45 Kodiak High School students were on hand for the team’s first official practice under overcast skies. Senior Melvin Javier went to bed early Sunday evening in anticipation of the start of the season — a ...
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Assembly talks economic development
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is pursuing the formation of an economic development sub-committee, hopefully in conjunction with the Kodiak city council and other Kodiak Island towns. “Since we no longer have a contract with the Chamber of Commerce to do our economic development, this is to talk about setting up some kind of a committee or sub-committee to take over that task and do it with the city and maybe ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 5
July 14 • At 1:38 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on East Rezanof Drive. A permanent trespass was issued. • At 2:20 a.m., a bar check was conducted on Shelikof Street. • At 3:01 a.m., a caller reported criminal trespassing on East Rezanof Drive. The person was gone on arrival. • At 5:49 a.m., a caller reported a domestic disturbance on Carolyn Street. It was a verbal dispute only and parties separated. ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Aug. 5
Darryl Dane R. Cariaga was born at 6:34 p.m. on July 28, 2014 to Dante and Rowena Cariaga. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Alaska Food For Less and the father works at Westward Seafoods. Also welcoming her to the family is Danneyze Ionic R. Cariaga. Grandparents are Augstina Cariaga from the Ph...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Taking stock
Planning for dinner later in the evening, I opened the freezer to retrieve a pack of halibut. Call out the avalanche rescue dogs! The swinging door was followed by a cascade of slick vacuum packaged fish. Those sliding off the top shelf triggered the next shelf down, which worked its evil ways on the third shelf. In noisy seconds I had packages of frozen fish all over the floor. Try as I might, I couldn’t get all ...
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