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Around Kodiak: Sept. 4
The next board meeting of the Kodiak Public Library Association is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 in the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library.
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Alumni update: Anthony wins in Hawaii
Alumni update: Anthony wins Dylan Anthony picked up his first collegiate cross country win Saturday in Hawaii. Anthony, a junior at University of Alaska Anchorage, took first in a dual meet against BYU-Hawaii with a 5-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 22 seconds. Anthony is a 2010 Kodiak High School alumnus and was an NCAA Division II All-American runner last season. UAA, ranked No. 9 in the U.S. Track and Field Cross...
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Ferry or no, rodeo goes on
To hold a rodeo, you need four things: an arena, stock, volunteers and riders. A little grit helps. With the ferry Tustumena unavailable, the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo was missing everything but the arena. With no ferry, horses and cattle couldn’t arrive from the mainland. Riders and volunteers couldn’t afford to fly. None of that mattered to the few hundred people who filled the stands at the Kodiak Fairgrounds...
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Ferry board talks Tusty
Members of the state Marine Transportation Advisory Board questioned the status of the ferry Tustumena during a meeting Friday in Southeast Alaska. Capt. John Falvey, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, told the board that the Tustumena is expected to be back in commission by Oct. 1. “We’ve given ourselves a bit of extra room here,” Falvey said. “Right now I think we’ll make Oct. 1.” During the me...
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Thomet breaks junior Ft. Abercrombie time
How fast was Levi Thomet during Kodiak’s cross country home opener at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park? He was fast enough to lap runners with a blistering pace that captured the boys individual victory Friday evening in a dual meet against West Anchorage. He also was fast enough to beat Kodiak alumnus and current University of Oregon star Trevor Dunbar’s junior course-record time. On a picture-perfect day f...
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Kodiak football blows by South JV
Despite having the top 4A varsity squad, South Anchorage’s junior varsity was no match for Kodiak. Fred Llorente and Melvin Javier each scored twice to lead the Bears to a 54-0 nonconference football win over the Wolverines Saturday in Anchorage. Kodiak also got touchdowns from Jon LeVan, Brandon Swearingin, Nick Kionisala and Jay-Ar Small to improve to 2-0. This is the second straight season Kodiak has played a j...
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August was wettest since 1977
After a July that was literally drier than Phoenix, Kodiak recorded the fourth-wettest August in local history, according to measurements taken by the National Weather Service. The weather service station at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport recorded 9.3 inches of rain during August, tying August 1964 as the fourth-wettest since measurements began. The all-time wettest August came in 1977, when 11.13 inches was re...
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2013 Kodiak Rodeo Results
Wild Cowmilking (Saturday) 1. Marcus Levenson and James Hastings 2. 2. Shawn Hall and Steve Powel 3. Jesse Kitson and Kathleen Kitson Wild Cowmilking (Sunday) 1. Shawn Hall and Steve Powel 2. Jesse Kitson and Kathleen Kitson 3. Marcus Levenson and James Hastings Breakaway Roping 1. Malisa Levenson (4.72 sec) 2. Rebecca Garcie (DNF) 3. Rochelle Wood (DNF) Flag Race 1. Emma Helligso (15.932 sec) 2. Tatiana Schneider...
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Garden Gate: Nasturtiums are a tasty ingredient
Most people who live and garden in warmer climates don’t give nasturtiums a second glance. They’re sometimes regarded as weeds, as they reseed easily and grow most anywhere with the least amount of maintenance. In Kodiak, nasturtiums are appreciated for the simple fact that they provide a colorful, late summer bloom, until a frost turns them into mush. Colorful, edible, tuba-shaped nasturtium blossoms have delight...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing for silver salmon
Fly fishing for silver salmon is the high point of the year for my wife and me. We enjoy all the other outdoor activities, but the riot a silver on the end of a fly line tops them all. If you haven’t fly fished before, silver salmon might be a little too much of an introduction. It’s better to start with smaller, less demanding fish like Dollies and pink salmon and “work your way up” to silver salmon. They can be ...
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