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Class of ’94 heads back to Kodiak
It’s been 20 years since the class of 1994 graduated from high school, and they’re getting back together in Kodiak this weekend. The class of ’94, according to reunion organizer Zoya Saltonstall, was tight knit and close. Saltonstall graduated that year and remembered that several members of the class had been touched by tragedy that year. “Several of our parents passed away while we were in high school, my father...
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Treehouse is recycled getaway
With the number of trees in Kodiak, Brenda Friend is surprised there are not more treehouses. Except for the one she and her husband built as a 10th anniversary present for each other, Friend said she has yet to see another one in Kodiak. Friend co-owns Friend Contractors with her husband, Jerrol, and the company has built cabins and houses around Kodiak for years. Friend said she’s always wanted a treehouse, and ...
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Tracks across Greenland ice, 60 years apart
On top of an ice body more than two miles thick, Chris Polashenski last summer hoped to find a candy wrapper that might have fallen from Carl Benson's pocket 60 years ago. As he repeated the Alaska glaciologist's measurements on the Greenland ice sheet, Polashenski realized that six decades of snowfall, windstorms and glacier movement had wiped out evidence of Benson's passage. "Carl's footprints were entombed in ...
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More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human sources, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Increased ocean acidification could harm important Alaska commercial and ...
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Borough rejects call for decorum ordinance repeal
The Kodiak Island Borough has rejected a request for a referendum seeking to overturn the borough’s public decorum ordinance. Had it been approved, the referendum would have appeared on the Oct. 7 municipal election ballot and given voters the opportunity to repeal ordinance FY2014-20, commonly known as the decorum ordinance. The ordinance, which the borough adopted on July 3, states public meetings shall be condu...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 29
At 7:04 a.m., officers ticket a man for speeding on Ismailov Street. At 8:21 a.m., officers conducted a welfare check at a Birch Avenue address. At 8:22 a.m., officers stepped up patrols along Marine Way after a pedestrian complained of speeding vehicles, saying he was almost struck by a car while crossing in the crosswalk. From 10:34 to 10:46 a.m., Community Police volunteers patrolled Near Island. At 10:37 a.m.,...
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Gearing up for your opening day hunt
The buck appeared slowly from the dense willows. First an ear and a horn, then an eye, and finally its head and neck. I had frozen mid-step the instant I saw it, one foot in the air and my balance wavering. We stared at each other for a few moments then I slowly started lowering my foot. That little movement was too much. The buck whirled and dove out of sight before my foot reached the road. Road? Oh, I should ha...
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To the Editor: Yes for Austerman
To the Editor: Yes for Austerman Carol Austerman is an advocate for public education. Of the three Republican candidates running in the primary, I believe she is the strongest advocate. Ms. Austerman has worked closely with our school district and understands what it takes to successfully educate all Alaskan students Ms. Austerman has asked the school district the difficult questions about the district budget. She...
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Kodiak Island Births: July 29
• Colby James Peterson was born June 17, 2014, at 6:22 a.m. to Janell Shanagin and Fernando Peterson of Ouzinkie. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Also welcoming him to the family are McKayla, Logan, Gavin and Jazmin Peterson. • Iris Penelope Gandel was born July 22, 2014, at 6:17 a.m. to Matt and Melissa Gandel of Kodiak, who are originally from New York and Oklahoma. She weighed 7 pou...
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Kodiak’s road to Invite win looking steeper
The pitching of Ketchikan's Colton Paulson knocked Kodiak to the losers' bracket of the Horizon Lines Invitational Sunday in Anchorage. Paulson struck out 15 in eight innings as the Kings topped the Islanders, 7-4, in an American Legion winners' bracket baseball game at Bartlett High School. All is not lost for Kodiak, the tournament's top seed, but the road to the title got a lot tougher. Post 17 must win five st...
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