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Coffee to Coffee Run results
Coffee to Coffee Run March 5 3.3. miles 1. Michael Parnell, 18 minutes, 50 seconds; 2. Sawyer Olsen, 20:03; 3. Brenden Thompson, 20:16; 4. Anthony Maghupoy, 21:14; 5. Marcus Dunbar, 21:14; 6. Richie McKinney, 21:23; 7. Camrin Yturbe, 21:26; 8. Cory Thompson, 22:14; 9. Youji Seto, 22:16; 10. Jen Foster, 23:12; 11. Arieele Himelbloom, 23:16; 12. Kathryn Symmes, 23:44; 13. Howard Valley, 26:01; 14. Malina Fagan, 28:1...
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Alaska Science Forum: Barrow’s extreme spring of one year ago
For a town of its size (4,300 people), Barrow receives more visits by scientists than anyplace in America. The northernmost community in the U.S. has hosted researchers since Army Lt. P. Henry Ray built a polar observatory there in 1882. This different-than-anywhere-else place with fewer people than a one-stoplight town in Texas has attracted scientists from all over the globe. Why? Because Barrow has housing, ele...
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Local Results: March 9
Kodiak Hockey League March 5 Midgets/Bantams Blue 7, Gold 0 Goals: Blue — Evan Dano (2), Aaron Hocum (2), Matt Schaff (2) and Carly Glover. Assists: Blue — Tyson Duboc and Aaron Hocum. Peewee Gold 6, Blue 5 Goals: Gold — Daniel Powers (3), Dalton Horn (2) and Gavin Baxter; Blue — Garrick Schauff (3) and Savana Long (2). Squirt Gold 4, Blue 2 Goals: Gold — Alex Holland (2), Simon Grimes and Isaac Beaver; Blue —Max ...
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Old Harbor student takes on radioactive gas
Old Harbor — Few people in our villages know what radon is. Yet, it is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco, in smokers. It is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. When inhaled, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lungs. This silent killer is produced from the natural decay of ...
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Sea Stories: Baranov, Yankee trader team up on otters
In the summer of 1792, Alexander Baranov, the 45-year-old manager of the Russia’s Kodiak colony, chanced upon the British ship Phoenix in Prince William Sound, commanded by Hugh Moore and his first mate Joseph O’Cain, an Irish Bostonian. The three men hit it off immediately, using German to communicate and Boston rum to lubricate their new friendship. From Moore and O’Cain, Baranov learned that American and Britis...
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Kids spring into arts offerings
The Kodiak Arts Council is providing art classes for children over spring break. This year is the first time for the spring classes, offered during the week of March 14 through 18. The classes are similar to what the council has traditionally provided during the summer Sum’Arts program. “With kids out of school, we knew folks would be looking for fun meaningful ideas for their children,” said council executive dir...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 8
March 3 At 10:09 a.m., police cited a driver in the 200 block of Mission Road for driving with a cancelled license and having no proof of insurance. At 10:23 a.m., police received a report that two aggressive dogs kept running loose in the 3900 block of Woodland Drive. The owner of one said she will keep a better eye on it. The owner of the other was unknown. At 11:16 a.m., a caller reported two loose dogs chasing...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 8
Maximilian Ludwig Rieger was born at 8:42 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2016, to Jade Jiang-Rieger and Ronald Jan Philip Rieger. He weighed 8 pounds, 0.6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Wisconsin and now live in Port Lions. The baby’s father works for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Grandparents are Pinjun Jiang and Xiu Xiang Peng from China and Udo and Carole Rieger from Wisconsin. ...
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The trick to tracking trophy trout revealed
March is a tough month for most of us. The days are promisingly long and cold is less likely. But those big, wet storms keep rolling in to the accompaniment of wind and mud. It’s easy to start feeling trapped indoors, especially when the rare sunny days always seem to fall on weekdays. Longer days and occasional sun stir me to fish. I know I’m rushing spring a bit, but I just can’t help myself. The problem is, our...
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Windfall hurting power lines, highway
To the editor: It was good to hear the borough assembly had a meeting in Chiniak regarding more logging in the Chiniak area. I’m sure they saw all the downed trees which came across the Chiniak Highway near Mile 36 a few weeks ago due to narrow buffer areas of trees around the highway. Electricity just went out again a couple days ago, again with trees hitting the power lines. A-1 Timber continues to cut too close...
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