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Amazing Nature: Velellae go wherever the wind takes them
Spring is here. There are many signs of it and it seems that every person I talk to enjoys a different little delight of spring. Yesterday, I spotted the first blooms of coastal anemones and a tiny violet on the side of Pillar Mountain, and a couple of days ago out on the water the first puffins ...
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Bes...
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Homeport after 150 years
The Alutiiq Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new Qayat exhibit on Alutiiq maritime traditions Friday during the First Friday Art Walk. A rare Alutiiq kayak from the 1860s that is covered and tied traditionally is the focal point of the exhibit, with a variety of complementary artifacts ...
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Unusual death rate not seen in local otters
In late summer and fall of 2015, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward broke records for the number of calls about stranded sea otters, mostly from the Katchemak Bay area, but the deaths and strandings didn’t extend to Kodiak. “A lot of it is probably due to the fact that they have a good populatio...
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McDonald among finalists for education commissioner
JUNEAU (AP) — Interim state education commissioner Susan McCauley is among the finalists for the commissioner’s post. The other finalists, announced by the state board of education Wednesday, are Michael Johnson, Stewart McDonald and Robert Boyle. Johnson is superintendent of the Copper River Sch...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 5
April 19 At 12:01 a.m., police received a report of a reckless driver in the Maple and Larch streets area. Police were unable to locate it. At 12:28 a.m., police arrested a man in the Selief and Mylark lanes area on suspicion of violating conditions of release and driving without a license. At 7:...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 5
April 29 A Norton Shores, Mich. man and a Gunnison, Colo. man were cited for using radio communication to aid in the taking of game. These citations stem from an investigation into a Sitka blacktail deer hunt that occurred in Zachar Bay during December of 2015. The citations require a mandatory c...
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Stephens had valued role on assembly
To the editor: If you run into Mel Stephens, please be sure and thank him for his service to this community. Thank him for the countless hours of research and study that he has contributed over the past seven plus years as an elected assemblyman. Thank him for setting an example and raising the b...
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