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Kodiak boys team to beat at track regionals
Kodiak’s boys track and field team is looking to start a new streak when the Region III Championships begin today at Kenai High School. A year ago, Colony snapped the Bears’ streak of eight consecutive regional titles. This year, Kodiak is overwhelming favorites to stand atop the podium for the ninth time in 10 years when the two-day meet concludes Saturday. “I think it is real important to show that we have not g...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 22
April 18 Around 12:54 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 1:27 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 2:48 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Hillside Drive. Police were unable to locate the vehicle described. Around 4:31 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 4:46 a.m., police admonished a speeding driver on Selief Lane. At 5:04 a.m., police advised...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla baseball downs Kodiak
Kodiak ran into a red-hot pitcher Thursday evening. Wasilla’s Nolan Monaghan struck out 12 in leading the Warriors to a 10-0 Southcentral Conference baseball victory in Wasilla. Monaghan started the game with five straight strikeouts and fanned seven of the first nine hitters he faced. He gave up only one hit in five innings, a single to Frank Carlson in the fourth inning, and tossed 28 strikes in his first 31 pit...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man accepts plea deal in fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man who was charged in connection with a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008 pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminally negligent homicide. Bradford Blondin, 27, faces at least four years in prison as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff, a dishwasher at El Chicano Mexican Restaurant and Cantina. During Blondin’s sent...
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Memorial Day is a time to remember real heroes
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. Our Kodiak calendar tells us this is the last day of the Crab Festival. The last chance to savor the palate-pleasing wonders at the food booths. It is the day that captains take their vessels by the city dock to get their boats splashed with holy water in hopes that it will bring them a safe, lucrative season. In the evening, a dance featuring a local band is bound to attract peopl...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak breaks daily rain record but could see warm summer
Kodiak broke a daily rainfall record last Friday and rain so far in May has been above the average, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast predicts south-central and south-western Alaska could see a warmer than normal summer. “They’re saying there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have above normal temperatures for those three months,” said Craig Eckert, the Kodiak station manager. But, th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dealing with the Kodiak Krud
Here, on my first anniversary of being in Kodiak, I have achieved official status as a resident for two reasons: I have finally experienced the grey cloud surround of REAL Kodiak weather for what feels like 9 months, after I had enjoyed three months of the perfect weather we had last year between May and August. Everyone kept warning me: "This is not typical. Don't even enjoy it." I shuddered everytime I heard tha...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: May 22
Friday, May 22 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 3 p.m., and Colony, 6 p.m. at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. Soccer: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Colony/Palmer high schools. Softball: Kodiak vs. Dimond at East Addition Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Kenai High School, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Colony at...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Port Lions' Christiansen headed to regionals
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen will be making her Region II Track and Field Championships debut today. The freshman will be competing in the 100-and 200-meter runs, and the long and triple jumps when the two-day meet begins at 3 p.m. at Susitna Valley High School. “She is very well trained and focused to have her best meet yet,” Port Lions coach Matt Neagley wrote in a text message. “She relishes the competition...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pickled Willys tastes success
Pickled Willys of Kodiak has started noticing initial signs of an expanding business after winning three People’s Choice awards in three cities and its first-place win in the Food Service category of the Alaska Symphony of Seafood early this year. Barbara Hughes of Pickled Willys said the company’s triumphs in the food competition led them to meetings with executives of national food companies and intensified onli...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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