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Citizen science meets 1912 ash
Kodiak residents are being urged to become “citizen scientists,” collecting ash from the Novarupta-Katmai eruption in resuspension events and submitting samples to the U.S. Geological Survey for evaluation by geologists. In a presentation at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center on Saturday, USGS geologist Kristi Wallace said samples collected from citizens are necessary for understanding resuspensi...
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Reporter's Notebook: Weather Challenge
I hate running. A friend recently told me that running is a great way to be alone with your thoughts. I guess I can agree, if those thoughts are about my aching knees or how great it’s going to be when I finally stop running. When I heard about the Challenge the Rock 5-kilometer obstacle course, I thought, “This would be so much fun, if only there would be no running.” Imagine my excitement when I read, in bold le...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 3
April 17 At 12:49 a.m., a person reported someone stole items out of the back of their truck in the 1500 block of Mission Road. It’s under investigation. At 1:36 a.m., a man reported his neighbors were fighting in the 1300 block of Mission Road and he heard a woman yell for someone to call the police. Police found it to be a verbal altercation as a man was locked out of residence. He was gone when police arrived, ...
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Kodiak Island Births: May 3
Aaron Thomas Stark was born at 10:18 a.m. on April 26, 2016, to Travis and Missy Stark. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Wyoming and Kentucky and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at the Department of Law, and the baby’s father works as a commercial fisherman. Also welcoming him to the family is Hayden and Andrew. Grandparents are Carl and Jonnie Sta...
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Annual community cleanup on Saturday
This weekend, the roadsides will be bursting with yellow, and not just from dandelions. It’s the annual community cleanup day held by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Rain or shine, volunteers arrive at Kodiak High School to grab trash bags and fill them with garbage from where it gathered along the roads over the winter. “It helps get the community cleaned up and put on a new face for the summer and for our touris...
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KHS boys soccer ties Wasilla; girls lose
An unfortunate call by the official in the final seconds of Monday’s soccer match against Wasilla, cost Kodiak's boys a chance at victory. In extra time, the Warriors booted in a free kick from 25-yards out that forged a 1-1 draw in a nonconference match at Wasilla. Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said it was a “bogus call,” but was proud of how his troops dominated the entire match. “The good thing is that this gam...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: No need to snag reds or fight big crowds
It’s hard to guess what will happen with the fishing this year. The herring have spawned early in many areas, and as I reported last week, I’m seeing Dolly Varden in the ocean earlier than ever. Is there a chance we’ll see changes in the timing of salmon runs? Specifically, will the red run start early this year? The earliest I’ve caught a red on the road system was May 9. Most years I expect the first red a week ...
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Fried runs at Drake Relays
Kodiak’s Levi Fried competed at the prestigious Drake Relays Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Black Hills State University freshman ran the anchor leg on the eighth-place 3,200-meter relay. The group, which also included Alec Baldwin, Chris Johnson and Keegan her Many Horses, stopped the clock at 7 minutes, 42.95 seconds in the college race, eight seconds behind winner Indiana Tech. Drake Relays, which started in...
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Study: Fishing accounts for 38 percent of local jobs
A 69-page draft study released last week aims “to measure the role of the seafood industry in the KIB’s economy.” Prepared for the Kodiak Island Borough and the city of Kodiak, the document by the McDowell Group of Anchorage and Juneau uses data from 2014. “Few regions in Alaska are more dependent on the seafood industry than the KIB, yet the industry’s impact specifically on the local economy had not been assesse...
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GARDEN GATE: Reasons to garden from food to fun to health
Why do we garden? A garden means different things to different people. In 1899, gardener, author and English Anglican priest Samuel Reynolds Hole dwelt happily on the subject of his favorite craft by writing: “I asked a schoolboy, in the sweet summertide, ‘What he thought a garden was for?’ and he said, Strawberries. His younger sister suggested Croquet, and the elder Garden-parties. The brother from Oxford made a...
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