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Bears breakout against Barrow
Kodiak didn’t have much to celebrate in the first five weeks of the high school football season. The Bears had plenty to celebrate in Week 6. Kodiak let out its frustrations under sunny skies Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field with a 38-6 nonconference win over Barrow. “This game was a lot of good help for our team,” junior lineman Jake Yavorsky said. “Having a good win peaked people’s spirits up.” Yavorsky got...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Andrew Whitson
On July 7, 2014 at the age of 60, Peter Andrew Whitson finished his battle with lung cancer and reunited with his parents and siblings. Peter spent his earlier years traveling the world and being a free spirit. He enjoyed working on cars and boats, building engines, hunting, fishing, target shooting, reloading ammunition, and star gazing. He was noted for his attention to detail, as well as the many ideas he had t...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local candidates to debate
The candidates for the city council, the borough assembly and the school board will debate on Tuesday, giving voters a chance to learn about them before heading to the polls on Oct. 7. All of the assembly and council candidates are planning to attend, but two of the three school board candidates have said they may not make it, said Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown. The borough assembly candidates are incu...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ties for fifth at West Spiketacular
Kodiak’s volleyball team tied for fifth at the West Spiketacular tournament Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears advanced to the gold bracket — the best of three brackets — and lost to South Anchorage, 25-14. 25-16 to bow out of the tournament, a tournament they finished second at last season. “We forced South to earn every point; we didn’t go easily,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Willis said only three of Kodiak’s 1...
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Garden Gate: Baking with gooseberries and currants
Puzzles are fun, especially when it involves something near and dear to us, like food. Years ago, during one of our dinner cruises, I served a dessert made with a secret ingredient. (I often do this as an excuse to try something new, and to educate guests at the same time). After Marty set a plated dessert at each place setting and began to pour coffee, I stepped in from the galley to describe what’s before them. ...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austerman expresses concerns on funding for new launch pad
Kodiakans can weigh in on plans for a new launch pad at Narrow Cape in an open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. The public meeting will address a Federal Aviation Administration draft environmental assessment for a proposed third launch pad intended for medium-lift rockets, at the Kodiak Launch Complex operated by the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. An AAC aerospace eng...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small stars as a kick returner
Jay-Ar Small is a man of few words. “He is a quiet kid,” Kodiak football coach Jim Schnick said. “I have known Jay-Ar for four years and I can’t get him to talk to me.” Small might not talk much, but that is OK with the coach, because his play does all the talking for him. Kodiak’s senior running back has been a bright spot on an uncharacteristic 1-4 season. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, no questi...
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David W. Geddes Sr
David W. Geddes Sr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 21, 2014 after a long wonderful and exciting life that started Sept. 25 1919 in historic Pembina, North Dakota. He was the surviving child of three brothers and six sisters born to Mary and Alfred Geddes. He attended school in Pembina but left his home at 15 to join the Civilian Conservation Corp. The C.C.C. was a highly conservation program run by the U.S. Army, ...
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Parks and Rec: Sept. 19-26
Joe Floyd Track and Field and Baranof Field — the baseball field — are state of the art facilities. With such outstanding facilities comes a responsibility to maintain and protect the investment of the City of Kodiak and Community. These rules and regulations are set in place to increase the lifespan of our facilities. Below are the rules and regulations in which the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation will be req...
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Tapestry: Saltery ride qualifies for Kodiak bucket list
Edgy and potentially dangerous items on the Kodiak bucket list include meeting up with a bear, kayaking amongst the whales and driving the narrow, mountainous Saltery Road. I’ve yet to kayak close to whales, but I’ve had several encounters with bears and have made the trip to and from Saltery on a four-wheeler and cruiser. My trips were fun and titillating; I smiled all the way. The Borgemans and their entourage d...
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