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Branson back at home
Marlon Branson spent more time in doctors’ offices than on the wrestling mat at the University of Jamestown. So much time, he probably is halfway to obtaining his doctorate. “I learned a lot about the body,” Branson said. Instead, the former Kodiak High School wrestling star got his bachelor’s degree in physical education and has returned to Kodiak as a student teacher. He has also joined the wrestling high school...
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6 inches in first big snowstorm
Six inches of snow fell on Kodiak on Wednesday in the first significant snow of winter. According to the National Weather Service station at Benny Benson State Airport, the greatest snow depth of six inches was recorded at 3 a.m. Thursday. The original forecast called for between three to six inches of snow. The Kodiak Police Department responded to five accidents caused by the snow, but none involved serious inju...
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KEA plans rate reduction, but leak poses issue
The Kodiak Electric Association plans to lower its rates in 2014, but a problem with its new hydroelectric turbine could stymie the cooperative. On Thursday, KEA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the electrical cooperative’s 2014 budget. In that vote, the board lowered KEA’s wind power generation cost from 12 cents per kilowatt-hour to 11 cents per kWh. KEA also expects to reduce its fuel surcharge...
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KHS wrestlers head to Palmer
Kodiak coach Pat Costello was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at the Peninsula Duals. The Bears placed fifth, going 6-1. The team’s only loss came to Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer. “Our technique was pretty good for the opening weekend,” the longtime coach said. “We wrestled pretty intense.” Andrew Caballa and Kerry Powers both emerged undefeated at 7-0. The big surprises were Aaron Ro...
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Parks and Rec: Nov. 22-Nov. 29
Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament Kodiak’s First Turkey Bowl Classic Flag Football Tournament will be held at Joe Floyd Track and Field starting Nov. 23 and 24. This will be a 7-on-7 flag football single elimination tournament. All teams must register at the Teen Center. All players must sign a waiver before playing. Players on each team must be wearing the same color shirt or jersey, or pennies will be provide...
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Religion: New Salvation Army leaders focus on public education
Thanksgiving is the time to count blessings and share them, especially with those who don’t have much to be thankful for. The Salvation Army has been sharing since founders William and Catherine Booth broke ties with their Methodist brethren to bring salvation, clothing and food to the poor and destitute of London. Kodiak’s new Salvation Army officers, Majors Mike and Jennifer Bates, are keeping up the tradition b...
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Amazing Nature: Maritime Science class teaches skills for life near ocean
If you were not born in Kodiak, ask yourself why life has placed you here. For most readers, the answer has something to do with Kodiak’s place in the productive North Pacific Ocean. People live in Kodiak because of fishing, seafood processing, fishing management or research, the Coast Guard, or to provide the numerous services required by the people who live here because of the fisheries and the ocean. One such s...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Kettle
Cainiik - Kettle Cainiik kallaqsiituq. - The kettle didn’t boil yet. Drinking tea, a favorite pastime in Alutiiq households, has ancient roots. Alutiiqs have long steeped medicinal plants in hot water to create healing infusions. In the nineteenth century, Alutiiqs began drinking black tea obtained in trade from Russian colonists. With European tea came a variety of teapots, cups, saucers, and samovars. Samovars a...
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Kodiak College director to resign
Kodiak College will be under new leadership next year after director Barbara Bolson announced her resignation. Bolson has been the head of Kodiak College for seven years, but said now is a good time for a transition in leadership because the college is stable. With a handful of grants that have a few years left, the budget is in a good place and the college will have a full faculty as of January. “We’ve had a lot ...
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Soccer gaining popularity at KHS
The Kodiak High School soccer club is making a push to establish itself as a sanctioned sport. Members and supporters of the club went to the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board on Nov. 4 to start the groundwork for the potential switch from a club to a varsity-level sport at KHS. The club started with five students two years ago and has swelled to as many as 50. Last season, the self-funded club to...
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