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Alaska Science Forum: Living on a glacier, thinking about rocks
CANWELL GLACIER — This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern Alaska Range. From his regal perch, he is learning how rock cover affects glacier melt. Sometimes, the doctoral graduate student at Northumbria University in England pa...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colony, SoHi top football rankings
The Colony Knights are the No. 1 in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s large-school football rankings. Colony (5-1) took over the top spot from East Anchorage after routing West Valley 45-6 in Week 6. East Anchorage (4-2)dropped to No. 5 following its 21-14 loss to Bartlett. Bartlett (5-1) moved up two spots to No. 2 in this week’s rankings. Lathrop (5-1) and West Anchorage (4-2) came in at No. 3 and No. 4. ...
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Gary Edward Hurlburt
Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gary Edward Hurlburt passed away Sept. 14, 2016. He was born Aug. 26, 1938, the son of Marguerite L. Bircumshaw Hurlburt and Edward M. Hurlburt. He is survived by his wife, Carla; children, Marguerite Kenyon (Mike), Debra Napper, Janet Haynes (Ronnie), Charles Hurlburt, David Hurlburt (Dina), Fredrick Hurlburt (Debbie), Candace Barich, John Bywater and Robert Bywater (Valerie);...
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FERRY DELAYED
The ferry Tustumena sailings to Seldovia are canceled for today, Tuesday Sept. 20, due to severe weather, according to an announcement from the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry will sail the following revised schedule. Wednesday, Sept. 21: 7 a.m. depart Homer 6 p.m. arrive Kodiak 7:30 p.m. depart Kodiak Thursday, Sept. 22: 1 p.m. arrive Chignik 2 p.m. depart Chignik 11:15 p.m. arrive Sand Point (on schedule...
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Recreating an authentic Aulitiiq angyaaq
A community project in Akhiok completed in December has offered researchers new insight into angyaaq-making techniques. A presentation by a project leader was held at the Kodiak Public Library Thursday as part of the Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series. An angyaaq is a large, open boat that Kodiak Island’s Sugpiaq people likely used for transportation until the early 1800s. Sven Haakansan, Thursday’s lecturer, sa...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 20
Kiela Pickett was born at 2:55 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2016, to Catrina and Kori Pickett. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from American Samoa and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Cost Savers, and the baby’s father works at Aquamarine. Also welcoming her to the family is Nathaniel, LJ, Leo, Sarina and James. Grandparents are Kiela Pickett and J...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Dollies get fatter, stronger, more fun in fall
Sept. 16 was a special day. After six weeks of closure, the upper reaches of road system rivers reopened for salmon fishing. Excited anglers marched happily upriver for the best silver salmon fishing of the year. If this is your first year on Kodiak, you’ll discover something even better. After the rush of enthusiasm has passed, most anglers head home and stow their fishing tackle for the year. Especially on weekd...
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Streaks end in final home cross country meet
Two things happened Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park that hasn’t happened in years — a victory by a Kodiak girl and a loss by a Kodiak boy. Honey Rose Macatuno gave the Kodiak girls their first home cross country victory since 2010 when she crossed the finish line 17 seconds ahead of Anchorage Christian’s Tessa O’Hara. Less than an hour later, Anchorage Christian’s Blake Bennett held off Kodiak’s K...
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Letter: Hill good for school board, homeowners
To the editor: Elect Julie Cain Hill for school board. I have known Julie for over 35 years as a loyal family friend, wonderful mother of three (all graduates of Kodiak High), a 44-year resident of Kodiak and homeowner. In particular, as a previous school board member myself, I knew Julie as a 34-year school teacher, now retired, who was specially dedicated to her school children, those children’s parents and the ...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Columnist runs on wrong page
To the editor: Reading Jared Griffin’s column on words from Sept. 15 makes me think it should be changed to the editorial page. Is this a section to be read and entertained and show us how little of the English language us common folks don’t understand or another platform for the liberal left? Craig Olson
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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