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State: Grants to boost opioid research, spread treatment
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has secured nearly $3 million in grant funding annually to combat opioid addiction and overdoses in the state. “Through these federal grants, DHSS will collaborate with all regions to help develop prevention programs, do outreach and public education, and increase naloxone availability,” DHSS spokesperson Dawnell Smith wrote in an email. “Guidance and planning do...
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Guest Opinion: Making omelets without breaking law
This past week my wife and I traveled to Seattle, where I met with a dietitian at the University of Washington Medical Center. During this meeting the subject of eggs as part of one’s diet came up. Eggs received a divergent evaluation from this adviser. I learned the nutritional value of an egg depends, in part, on the hen’s environment (whether a local farm or commercial feed lot), the health of the animal, and t...
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Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist takes out 22-year-old school record
One school record has eluded John Lindquist during his 16 years as Kodiak High’s swim coach — the boys’ 100-yard breaststroke. He has had swimmers come close to Ben Millard’s 1994 mark of 59.89 seconds, but none have topped the 22-year-old standard that was set in a preliminary heat at the state championship meet. That was until Friday. In an electrifying atmosphere inside the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool, Talon...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 7
Landon Liam Lindsey was born at 3:30 on Aug. 27, 2016, to Nick and Ally Lindsey. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Huntsville, Alabama. His father works Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Grandparents are Craig and Denise Lindsey of Huntsville and Katie Crump and Frank Evans of Festus, Missouri. Amiah Alezandra May was born at 5:53 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2016, to ...
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Alaska Science Forum: Crane’s tricky trachea makes loud statement
UAF FARM FIELDS — Gliding in with their wings folded like paper airplanes, nine Canada geese drop their paddle feet and prepare to land in a corner of this cleared plain. On this early fall day, the birds could use an air traffic controller. Their landing zone of barley stalks is clogged with the rusty brown bodies of sandhill cranes, strutting like Mick Jagger. The geese flap in and trot to the dirt, joining the ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Drink up to help keep kidneys well tuned
This summer has been amazing here in Kodiak! The sunny days and mild temperatures have enticed us outside, and even made us hot and sweaty at times! Drinking enough water can be challenging in the heat, since we can lose up to two liters an hour in sweat alone in extreme temperatures or activity. How much water do we need? The average person needs about 64 ounces a day, but more with sweating or drinking caffeinat...
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Kodiak football remains ranked
Despite losing for the first time this season, Kodiak remained in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. The Bears dropped two spots to No. 5 in the medium-small school rankings following their 35-18 loss to Palmer, Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak stands at 3-1 overall, 0-1 in the Northern Lights Conference as it heads into a Week 5 matchup at No. 4 Kenai. The Kardinals (2-2, 1-0) appear...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Barcelon shines in debut
A slew of former Kodiak High School running stars galloped into the 2016 collegiate cross country season over the weekend. North Central University (Minnesota) freshman Raen Barcelon had an immediate impact with her new school. The 2016 Kodiak High School graduate, led her squad with a 10th-place finish at the Early Bird Invitational, Thursday in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Barcelon covered the course in 15 minutes...
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State fair breeds champions with fur, feathers and flowers
How do you raise a prize-winning rabbit? “Give him good food and handle him a lot,” said Oskar Klausner, 12, who took Mystery to a blue-ribbon win at the 2016 Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair. “We have a little house for him and we move it around in the grass so he can eat the grass, and in the winter we put him into the greenhouse,” said Klausner about his regular care for the rabbit. When Klausner moved to Kodiak, th...
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Osowski runner-up at Palmer
After a disappointing day at last week’s Bartlett State Preview meet, Kodiak’s boys cross country team bounced back at the Palmer Invitational. Backed by Keith Osowski’s runner-up finish, the boys placed fourth on Saturday with 146 points. The girls, behind a seventh-place finish from HoneyRose Macatuno, were sixth with 140 points. Osowski cruised around the 5-kilometer course in a personal-best 16 minutes, 5 seco...
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