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Alaska Science Forum: Climate researcher says there’s still time, but not much
Painting the breeze one dozen at a time, monarch butterflies once fluttered across the meadow of James Hansen’s Pennsylvania farm. Now, the climate activist and his wife are lucky to see one. Monarchs are threatened by lack of the only food — milkweed — they eat as caterpillars. Herbicides, land clearing and other people-related activities may be dooming the monarchs. “I wonder if we are witnessing the exterminati...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 5
Monday, Feb. 3 • At 12:01 a.m., a caller reported a stolen vehicle on Mill Bay Road. The vehicle was later found and the caller cancelled the report. • At 12:21 a.m., an officer was served papers. • At 1:38 a.m., a bar check was conducted at Shelikof Street. • At 1:46 a.m., a bar check was conducted at Marine Way. • At 2:44 a.m., a security check was conducted on Mill Bay Road. • At 2:47 p.m., an officer found hea...
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Harold “Casper” Skonberg
Harold “Casper” Skonberg, 1930-2014. Casper, as he was known to everyone, was born in Chignik, Alaska to Alice and Gustav Skonberg, an immigrant Swedish sailor. Casper was the ninth of 15 children and the seventh of 10 sons. A life long fisherman, starting salmon fishing in 1944 and dragging for king crab in the early 50’s. Casper made his last set on Jan. 27 when the Lord said “season’s over your coming home!” Ca...
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Business Spotlight: Breakfast buritos on the go
Dave Sharp has enough confidence in his product to put his face behind it. The logo of new a burrito delivery business is a drawing of a smiling, bespectacled man with a white beard that extends to his shoulders. He takes a personal touch with his business’ slogan as well. It’s: “Always eat a good breakfast —Mom.” Sharp, 56, is a retired Army helicopter mechanic originally from Los Angeles. He has lived in Kodiak ...
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Alumni update: Dunbar returns to the track
After missing last year’s track and field season because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar was back in an Oregon singlet Friday evening. The former Kodiak High School running star anchored the Oregon B distance medley team to a second-place finish at the UW Invitational indoor track and field meet in Seattle. The team’s time of 9 minutes, 31.64 seconds trailed only Oregon’s A team, which clocked a 9:28.91 — both times ra...
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NPFMC to discuss pot cod fishery
Freezing the historical record for the Kodiak-area pot cod fishery is up for discussion this week in Seattle. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has a discussion about the pot cod fleet on its agenda this week at its Seattle meeting, although it’s not scheduled to take any action at that meeting. The Kodiak-based United Fishermen’s Marketing Association, which represents pot cod fishermen among other gea...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 4
Sunday Jan. 26 • At midnight, a witness reported a possible intoxicated driver driving slowly on Selief Lane, patrol was advised. • At 12:29 a.m., police checked on an intoxicated pedestrian on Yukon Street. He did not meet protective custody criteria. • At 12:44 a.m., police checked on a report of a suspicious vehicle on Chichenof Street. Everything was OK. • At about 12:50 a.m., three bar checks were conducted o...
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Local results: Feb. 4
City League Basketball Thursday, Jan. 30 Nets System 67, Loose Cannons 50 Chad Pascua 18, Joe Donat 17, Joe Madrid 12, Drew DeVries 8, Skylar Gatter 7, Avery Javier 3 and Ryan Gabor 2 points for Nets System. Corey Gronn 24, Charlie Garcia 8, Jason Blondin 5, Dan Walker 4, Brad Blondin 3, Andrew King 3 and Alex Rice 3 points for Loose Cannons. Golden Alaska 103, Local Electric 72 Tony Will 31, Mark Galindo 19, Nath...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter reloading
I’m not alone in doing most of my ammunition reloading in winter. In fact the long hours of darkness and rotten weather are the perfect settings for the time consuming process. It continues to amaze me that more hunters don’t reload their own ammo. Participants in most other shooting sports do it, both for better performance and cost savings. Could it be that the majority of hunters actually shoot comparatively li...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 4
• Faylin Jade Patterson was born at 12:41 a.m. Jan. 25, 2014 to Keeley Wall and Seth Patterson. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 inches long. Her parents are originally from Kodiak. Proud grandparents are Dianne and Michael Patterson and Kristie and Michael Wall. • Olivia Carolyn Hyles was born at 12:50 a.m. Jan. 28, 2014 to Jesse Eldred Hyles and Stacey Lynn Hyles. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces a...
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