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Alaska Science Forum: Jack Townshend’s personification of serendipity
“He’s the only person I know who sang at his own funeral,” Jim Brader said after attending the Fairbanks celebration of life for his friend Jack Townshend, the geophysicist who died Aug. 13, 2012 at the age of 85. As his recorded version of “My Way” echoed throughout the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Davis Concert Hall, Townshend reminded dozens of people of his tendency to break into song at the slightest encou...
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Past Kodiak swimming star helps Bears
Greg Rose proved he was a decent diver for Kodiak. He dabbled in it one year — his sophomore season — and was the top Region III diver in 2002. “I kind of wanted to focus on butterfly, so I kind of pushed it aside,” said Rose Monday at the Kodiak Community Pool. Rose, a 2005 Kodiak graduate, spent the past three weeks as the Bears’ dive coach. Rose’s last practice with the team was Monday, as he returned home to H...
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Ton of Fun brings Halloween to Kodiak
Skeleton cake pans, rats, spiders and bloody brains are making their way onto the shelves at Ton of Fun, the party store in downtown Kodiak. These items are just the beginning of the full collection of Halloween supplies that Ton of Fun owner Erica Young has ordered for Kodiak. The fall is the busiest time of year for Young because adults and kids search for unique costumes and decorations for Halloween. “I have a...
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Kodiak, Dimond battle in the pool
State championship-caliber swimmers will fill the Kodiak Community Pool Friday and Saturday. Kodiak’s swimming and diving team hosts Dimond in a pair of highly anticipated dual meets. The Kodiak girls are the defending state champions, while the Dimond boys have won state the past three seasons. Kodiak will be tested on both sides, and coach John Lindquist said this is the Bears’ biggest meet of the regular season...
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In Karluk, a feeling of neglect from Koniag
Correction: Kristeen Reft was not interviewed for this story. Alicia Reft was the source for the quotes in this story. When federal judge Sharon Gleason ruled July 3 that the Native Village of Karluk had no legal jurisdiction over Koniag Inc., it was supposed to be the end of an era of discord between the two groups. In an interview Friday, the Karluk Tribal Council explained that while there is a cease-fire in th...
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Borough manager interviews continue
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly spent two and a half hours Tuesday continuing its interviews with candidates to become the borough’s top unelected official. Rick Gifford left his job as borough manager in June, and since then the role has been filled on an interim basis by community development director Bud Cassidy. Six candidates are on the assembly’s shortlist, and on Tuesday it was the turn of Old Harbor tri...
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Helen Simeonoff honored with mask burning
The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers and Anchorage’s Imamsuat group honored Sugpiaq artist Helen Simeonoff on Friday with dances and a mask burning, marking the first time in modern memory that a woman was honored with a traditional Honoring Ceremony. A plank mask carved by Simeonoff friend Perry Eaton represented Simeonoff, who died last year. The mask was decorated in watercolors, commemorating the medium Simeonoff used i...
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Borough assembly interviews final six candidates for borough manager
The Kodiak Island Borough’s long search for a new manager is nearing an end. On Monday night, the Kodiak borough assembly began its final series of interviews, grilling the first of its last six candidates with two hours of questions. Former Ketchikan Gateway Borough manager Roy Eckert; Bethel city manager Lee Foley; Old Harbor tribal administrator Fred Brooks; former Menominee, Mich. City manager Eric Strahl; for...
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On the court
Team Cornelio’s Holley Patterson goes up for a shot while being guarded by Team Jimenez’s Nolan Wandersee during a Senior Dribbler basketball game Monday evening at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Senior Dribblers runs through Oct. 4. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Researchers find more chicks in rare Kodiak seabird nests
Data collected during a summer study by the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge may help put the Kittlitz’s Murrelet, a rare black-and-white Alaskan seabird, on the endangered species list. Over the summer the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge sent a team of four people to the southwest part of Kodiak Island to study the nests of the birds for two months. This is the fifth year the Refuge has studied the species. The pr...
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