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Alaska Science Forum: Wood bison returning to wild state
These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He's also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to freedom behind his snowmachine last spring are wandering new country, munching grass and having babies. So far so good in the attempt to stock Alaska with a giant that vanished from the swamps not long ago. "It's turning out better than I could have hope...
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Why must we pay for your decisions?
People inherently want someone to do everything for them when they ultimately have the power to do it themselves! If I do it, how does someone else learn the value of success through accomplishment? When people are in trouble they have been so pre-programmed in this society to expect someone else to bail them out. AT one time in my life I became co-dependent at fixing others problems. As a youngster my life was a ...
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Answers sought after violent encounter with police
Neighbors on the narrow, little-traveled street off Rezanof Drive know Nick Pletnikoff well, and are used to seeing him make a daily visit to the mailboxes. On Wednesday of last week he stepped out of his house at about 5 p.m. as usual, but was away long enough to make his mother, Judy Pletnikoff, check on him. “He was just gone a couple minutes,” she said. “It never takes him that long to check the mail.” She cam...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kids learn about oil spills during disaster event
A Kodiakans learned about transporting oil and response to an oil spill during the first Master of Disaster event by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council on Saturday. PWSRCAC rotates holding their fall meetings in the regions communities. Kodiak was the first time the Master of Disaster event has been held, but outreach coordinator Lisa Matlock said the council plans to hold them again in th...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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College doing well despite budget cuts
When more than $26 million was cut from the University of Alaska budget by the Alaska legislature last spring, Kodiak College’s reduction was $141,900. But the college was able to reduce their budget without affecting class offerings or cutting personnel, said director Alan Fugleberg. In fact, the college is doing great, he said, with increased offerings in maritime trades classes expected, and enrollment ahead of...
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Magnusen helps lead Kodiak to sweep of Homer
Amanda Magnusen moved from Dutch Harbor to Kodiak Island two days before high school volleyball tryouts. The senior setter made the team, and on Saturday she helped her new squad sweep Homer (25-10, 25-16, 25-12) in a nonconference match at Kodiak High School. Starting a match for the first time this season, Magnusen dished out 15 assists, but more importantly was brilliant from behind the line, racking up three a...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS tennis sends 2 to state
Kodiak High School’s tennis team emerged from the inaugural Region III Championships with two state tournament berths. The Bears’ girls doubles tandem of Leah Bachini and Chelsey Abad easily defeated Colony’s Leah Wyzkowski and Molly Wells, 6-0, 6-1, to earn a trip to the state tournament that begins Oct. 9 in Anchorage. This was the first time in Kodiak’s nine-year history that the team was not awarded automatic ...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Poll: Soldotna, Bartlett remain No. 1
While there was a lot of movement in this week’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network prep football poll, the top two teams remained the same. Bartlett and Soldotna both won last week and stayed atop their respected poll, which is voted on by the state’s media. Soldotna topped Eagle River, 62-6, while Bartlett downed Dimond, 50-31. Below Soldotna in the medium-small school rankings are Eielson, Kenai, North Pole and...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 22
Sept. 15 At 8:30 a.m., police received a report of a dangerous driver on Birch Avenue. Police were unable to locate it. At 8:58 a.m., police cited a person for parking in a fire lane in the 500 block of West Marine Way. At 6:18 p.m., police gave a man in the 200 block of Mill Bay Road a no camping warning. He left when police asked. At 9:21 p.m., someone reported someone had hit his parked vehicle in the 200 block...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fall dollies
Silver season is in full swing now, and with it comes visitor season. Between locals and visitors there can be lots of people on the water. I’m not much of a crowd fisherman, so I usually take a break from silvers about now, waiting until after the rush to resume my efforts. Do I stop fishing now? Of course not. I switch gears! This is prime time to fish for Dollies. Sure there are lots of folks venturing up river...
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