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Kodiak’s Osowski, Homer’s Pitzman cruise to victories
Keith Osowski forgot just how brutal running at Fort Abercrombie can be on the legs. In his first race at his home course this season, Osowski shot out of a gun and then hit a wall. Luckily for him, he had plenty of cushion to defend his Abercrombie XC Invitational title Friday evening at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “I forgot about the hills,” Osowski said. “It got to me ... I started feeling the pain....
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Special Olympics opens new bocce court for all
The local Special Olympics bocce athletes have practiced in backyards and on gravel, but now they have a brand new court to use to prepare for games. “I like the new court,” said Julia Wiley, a Special Olympics bocce player. “Before we had grass, bumps, and it was harder where we used to play.” Wiley said she enjoys teaching other people how to play the sport. She got her chance during the court dedication, Saturd...
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Kodiak swims to titles
Another week, another record for Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist. Lindquist lowered his school record in the 500-yard freestyle as Kodiak’s boys swam to a 77-point victory at Saturday’s Homer Invitational. The Kodiak girls won eight events and topped Soldotna by 20 points. Lindquist won the 500 free with a time of 4:46.14, .67 seconds faster than his old school mark, set in 2014. Lindquist also won the 50 free, while Luk...
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GARDEN GATE: Perfect time, place to start you spinach
Let me begin with a gentle apology. You see, most weekly garden columns, or any column for that matter, focus on one topic. But in Kodiak, there is so much going on that it’s hard to not allow a few subjects to share this page. And this week is no exception. It’s harvest time, jamming and pickling time, the season for prepping the garden for next spring, and so on. Let’s start with planting. Yes, while you’re yank...
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FISH FACTOR: September stays busy across gear types
It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water or gearing up for even more openers in just a few weeks. Here’s a sampler: Longliners have taken 82 percent of their 17 million pound halibut catch quota with 3 million po...
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UPDATE: Three onboard plane that crashed near Uganik
Update, 5:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 One person is seriously injured and the condition of two others is unknown after a floatplane carrying three people crashed near Uganik Lake, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska regional office chief Clint Johnson. Chief Jim Mullican of the Kodiak Fire Department said the department's ambulances transported "three critical patients from the Coast Guard ...
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Longer growing season
Ripe blueberries hang on a bush near Kodiak College, Wednesday. The Kodiak archipelago had the warmest summer since statewide record-keeping began in 1925, according to a Tuesday announcement from the National Weather Service. Southwest Alaska and the western Gulf of Alaska coast saw the warmest June through August period. The announcement cited preliminary information from the National Centers for Environmental I...
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In the courts: Sept. 9
Victoriano Sorio 33, pleaded guilty to harassment 2. He was sentenced to 10 days jail. FilipeB. Obas, 33 pleaded guilty to waters closed to subsistence fishing. He was fined $350. Lorena A. Wallace, 43, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. She was sentenced to jail 30 days with 30 days suspended and fined $1,000. She is on probation one year. Gary Ralston, 50, pleaded guilty to negligent driving. He was fined $500....
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TAPESTRY: Berean Baptist to dedicate new hall Sunday
Because of vicious attacks that occurred on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, the date has been grimly etched on the national conscience. But the congregation of Berean Baptist Church will remember this year’s 9/11 as a time of celebration. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m. a dedication ceremony of their new fellowship hall will take place. Since the hall will benefit the entire community, the public is invited to the ser...
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Kodiak heads to Kenai for crucial football contest
Kodiak goes up against a familiar face in a Week 5 football matchup on the Kenai Peninsula. The Bears face Davis Lowery’s Kenai Kardinals at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lowery spent last year as Kodiak’s defensive coordinator before accepting the Kenai head coach position in April. “It puts a little bit extra in the game,” second-year Kodiak coach Bill McGuire said. “But to be honest with you, our goals are beyond Kenai. We ...
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