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FISH FACTOR: Rebates offered for baleen whale pingers
Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six-inch, battery-operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance. “Pingers can be really helpful to alert the whales to something in front of them so you have less entanglements,” said Kathy Hansen, director of the...
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KHS softball earns first win of season
Mekia Bushell gave Kodiak’s softball team its first winning moment of the 2016 season. The sophomore delivered a walk-off single in a 6-5 victory over Eagle River, Friday at the Blue and Gold Tournament in Anchorage. It was the first of the win of the season for Kodiak and the first for new head coach Michelle Stratton. “They were really excited,” Stratton said. “All their hard work paid off. It would have been ni...
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Kodiak baseball finishes Mat-Su trip 3-1
Kodiak baseball finished its four-day, four-game swing through the Mat-Su Valley with a 3-1 record. After beginning the trip with Southcentral Conference victories over Palmer and Houston, the Bears finished with a 13-11 loss to the Moose and a 13-0 victory over the Hawks, both nonconference games. Kodiak, which has won four out of its last five games, now stands at 5-7 overall, 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore Se...
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KHS boys place first, girls third at Colony Invite
Another week, another invitational title for the Kodiak boys’ track and field team. Behind seven first-place showings, the Bears squeezed out a nine-point win over Colony Saturday at the Colony Invitational. Seniors Michael Parnell and Kordell Pillans were double winners as Kodiak tallied 140 points. Colony was second with 131 and Wasilla third at 104. Parnell darted to victories in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. ...
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A tale of feline fortune
Shannon Hamer had no interest in having two cats. She and her roommate, Kinsey Allen, already had two cats between them. Hamer’s cat, Piper, was sociable and provided more than enough love and cuddles. Gracie, Allen’s crotchety Siamese, was content with just the housemates she already had. That changed when a tiny black kitten was brought into the Kodiak Veterinary Clinic where Hamer works as a client care special...
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KoC holds diploma distribution day
Today, Kodiak will celebrate its newest graduates. In all, there were 64 graduates of various programs at Kodiak College this academic year. This includes students who have earned undergraduate degrees, completed the General Educational Development test, completed the certified nursing assistant program, or completed the medical assistant workforce development program. The ceremony will also have “guest graduates”...
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TAPESTRY: Churches see Visitor from another time
What would it look like if an original Christian from 2,000 years ago suddenly walked into our church today?” asks the pastor at the beginning of a sermon that will soon take an unexpected turn. Within moments, a starkly dressed man enters the church. He is obviously from another era. At first he seems out of the place, but when he sees a cross in the altar, he identifies the congregation as fellow Christians and ...
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Ethics rules, term limits would keep officials in line
To the editor: Well, we’ve just seen another do-nothing legislative session. Activity seemed to slouch forward after the scheduled 90-day session ended. But the big issues remained, protected by oil company advocates within the Legislature. The oil tax credit issue remains at the previous level, reported to be as high as $900 million per year, resulting in the state paying oil companies more to drill dry holes tha...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 6
April 21 At 3:57 a.m., police received a report of people in a vehicle in Dog bay acting suspicious. They were gone when police arrived. At 4:40 a.m., police responded to a subject in an ATM lobby in the 200 block of Marine Way. They left when police asked. At 8:21 a.m., police received a report of a reckless driver in the Mill Bay Road and Birch Avenue area. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At ...
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Kodiak’s Fangonilo and Matautia headed to Columbia Basin College
Kristhel Fangonilo and Kalameli Matautia met in third grade. It wasn’t instant friendship. “I think she hated me on the first day,” Matautia said. “She was mean to me. She wouldn’t let me play because she said I was cheating.” Fangonilo said she didn’t hate her, but recalled, “We would play dodgeball and everybody would be scared of her. When she got the ball everybody would run away. That is how scary she was.” H...
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