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Alaska Science Forum: Yukon River breaking up with a whimper
CIRCLE — As the pilot of a chartered Cessna 206 curved in for a landing above the Yukon River, his passengers squinted at white river ice that clung to the south bank near town. Chocolate-brown open water filled river channels both upstream and downstream of the ice. In the seat behind the pilot,...
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Ancient Alutiiq rock art found on Afognak
On a recent trip to Afognak Island, Alutiiq Museum archaeologist Patrick Saltonstall identified a rare cluster of rock art, a set of petroglyphs previously unknown to the Alutiiq community, according to a Monday release from the museum. Pecked into the surface of a rock formation on the southern ...
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City cuts back 12.6 percent for 2017 budget
The Kodiak City Council held a rare Saturday work session to review the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017, which predicts a drop in expenses compared to the 2016 budget. In citywide expenses, excluding capital projects, the preliminary budget seeks $35.2 million, down 12.6 percent from this...
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Deaths by drowning decrease
The average rate of drowning deaths in Alaskans decreased between 2000 and 2012, “nonetheless, drowning remained one of the top five causes of unintentional injury death in Alaska for persons aged 1-74 years in 2014 and was the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children aged 0-9 y...
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Rider severely injured when motorcycle, truck collide
A Kodiak man received severe injuries resulting in a medical flight to Anchorage Friday, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. Craig White, 31, was reportedly driving 40 to 60 mph on Spruce Cape Road, which has a 25 mph speed limit, on his 2016 KTMmotorcycle when he hit a truck turning ont...
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Close finish in Earth Day Triathlon
Growing up in Hawaii, Gage Allen knows triathlons. The 22-year-old worked at the most famous one of all, the Ironman World Championships in Kona. “I did everything from bottle runners to med stations,” said Allen, now a member of the Coast Guard. On Saturday, Allen got a very small taste of Kodia...
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Booster Club in search of volunteers
Today, Bob Brodie will end his eight-year run with the Kodiak High School Booster Club, most of that time spent as the club’s president. “It is a drag sometimes, counting the money and mopping the floor when everybody has gone home, but I’ve enjoyed the kids and the people that I have worked with...
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SEA STORIES: The once-great Kodiak shrimp fishery
Almost forgotten now, 30 years after it ended, a mighty shrimp fishery once thrived around Kodiak and down the Alaska Peninsula. From a modest harvest of 31,000 pounds in 1958, to a peak of 122 million pounds in 1973, to the last deliveries in 1986, the fishery followed the classic bell curve of ...
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