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Bull elk hunting closed on Afognak
Hunters looking for bull elk on Afognak Island on Thursday will be out of luck. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed bull elk hunting on Afognak Island, but hunters participating in the registration hunt area RE755 may harvest elk, according to an ADF&G news release. The cow elk season opens on Afognak and surrounding areas on Thursday. According to the release, an abundance of snow the past two seasons h...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hospital prepared for unlikely Ebola
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center has released a statement regarding the Ebola virus, which was read aloud at last week’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting. In addition, the hospital plans to release a public service announcement regarding the virus today, according to Director of Quality Alice Coen. “With the heightened need for screening for the Ebola virus and other seasonal infectious disease, PKIMC...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 22
October 9 • At 12:04 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous driver on Shelikof Street, where a man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, three counts of assault in the fourth degree on an officer and for allegedly refusing to take a breathalyzer test. • At 1:37 a.m., a caller reported a bear in the Dumpster in the 1000 block of Hillside Drive. When the caller tri...
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Alaska deserves better than Parnell
Editor, Every Alaskan should read the Oct. 15 Anchorage Press article “Three-Headed Monster” or the Oct. 18 Alaska Dispatch News story “National Guard documents detail chronic misconduct among recruiting leaders.” Portions of military investigation reports reveal recruiters preyed on female high school JROTC cadets as young as freshmen, underage recruits, and civilian women by grooming them for sex, molesting and ...
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Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere
It's mid-October, 118 miles from the Arctic Circle. Time for a walk to work. Since I last wrote about my 3-mile commute through the raindrops of August, the 1,100 acres of boreal forest between my house and the university has undergone the most drastic change of the year. Ankle-deep snow covers the North Campus and most of Interior Alaska. Steps on the forest floor, which sinks like a frozen piecrust, are silent. ...
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Local history re-enactment group demonstrates blacksmithing
Dictionary.com hammers out a clear description of the term anachronism. It is something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. A sword, for example, would be considered an anachronism in modern warfare. In short, an anachronism could portray boredom for some. But when the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism celebrated its annual newcomers feast Saturday, boredom a...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yavorsky earns first-team NLC honors
Kodiak’s Jacob Yavorsky was a force on the defensive line this season and was awarded for his efforts. The junior earned Northern Lights Conference football first-team recognition, the only Kodiak player to do so. “He had a fantastic season,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “He was the anchor of our defense.” From his interior lineman position, Yavorsky led the Bears with 53 tackles — 15 for losses — and five sacks...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quintet strings a display of unusual musical skills
Prior to their performance Saturday at the High School auditorium, Sybarite5, a string quintet, played a few selections for about 30 music students and some parents. What became music to the students’ ears was the unusual way the quintet played their instruments. Violinist Sarah Whitney made a squawking sound with her bow on the strings, something the group calls a "crunch." Violinist Sami Merdinian played with a ...
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Stutes is a lady with integrity
To the Editor, I am writing to ask you and your readers to support Louise Stutes for state representative in the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Louise will do an exemplary job as our representative for House District 32. She has been a Kodiak resident for 35 years with a portion of those years on the high seas fishing with her husband, Stormy. Louise also was elected to and served on the Kodiak Island Borough for six y...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 21
Oct. 8 • At 12:21 a.m., police warned a driver on Hillside Drive about a broken headlight. • At 1:09 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. • Around 1:41 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 1:57 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance and an open container. • At 2:27 a.m., a caller reported a bear walking down ...
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