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New ranking puts Kodiak fourth in state for health
The Kodiak Island Borough ranks fourth in Alaska in community health, according to 2015 rankings from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, but that’s down a bit from the past few years. The County Health Rankings program has assessed the entire country by county for six years and is provided by t...
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Sydney Mutch excelling in equestrian
Sydney Mutch earned a varsity letter in a sport Kodiak High School doesn’t even offer. The freshman rode her way to a letter in equestrian through the United States Equestrian Federation. It was a grueling process, one where she logged more than 100 training hours and had to compete in at least t...
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Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land
If a lake drains on top of the world, will anyone hear it? Ben Jones and Chris Arp did. The Anchorage- and Fairbanks-based scientists placed sensors in a bathtub-shaped lake on Alaska's northern coast a few years ago. From what they can tell, the lake topped its rim and eroded/thawed a channel to...
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Coast Guard flies ailing mariner to Kodiak
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew an ailing mariner from a fishing vessel south of Cold Bay on Sunday, according to a Coast Guard release. The 19-year-old man was aboard the U.S. Intrepid 30 miles south of Cold Bay and was “experiencing abdominal complications,” the release said. A Kodiak-based ...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 1
March 22 At 1:21 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. It was gone when police arrived. At 1:33 a.m., a 911 caller reported a bear in the 800 block of Hillside Drive. It went back into the woods. Around 2:04 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:4...
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Look for sign at ComFish: Free beer tomorrow
Kodiak is all about fish and I’d like to begin this letter by sending a big congratulations to local angler Mike Olsen! Mike caught a 30.4-pound king to beat out 1,321 other anglers and win the top prize in the Homer Winter King Tournament. Speaking of fish, ComFish Alaska 2015 will be April 2-4 ...
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Local starts effort to get salmon trash cans
A local Kodiak man is trying to raise awareness and community support for beautifying Kodiak with trash cans covered in vintage salmon-can labels. Astoria, Oregon and Anacortes, Washington both have such trashcans, and that’s where long-time fisherman Bruce Schactler first got the idea. “I always...
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Capitol Report: Budget cuts will impact all agencies
Hello again. With three weeks left until the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 19, the Capitol building is a busy place. While Senate and House committees continue their discussions on various bills, the Senate Finance Committee will be holding additional hearings on next year’...
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