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Playbook: May 31
Friday, May 31 Baseball: Kodiak vs. South Anchorage at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Softball: Kodiak vs. Sitka at the small-school state championships at Cartee Fields in Anchorage, 11 a.m. Winner plays Eielson at 3 p.m.; loser plays either Hutchison/Ketchikan/Homer at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Baseball: Kodiak at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Softball: Kodiak a...
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KPD faces mass retirement
In his first two months after being hired by the Kodiak Police Department in 1990, Lt. Kyle Valerio was a TV star. The young officer was featured on an episode of “Cops” for arresting a few local inebriates at a Kodiak bar. “It was a classic Kodiak moment,” he said. Valerio is one of three longtime Kodiak Police Department officials retiring this month. Valerio, Det. William Pyles and Sgt. Daniel Olson have all wo...
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Crab Festival 2013 (Slideshow)
Enjoy this gallery of images collected during the 2013 Kodiak Crab Festival.
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Bird fears overblown in Kodiak
From California to Cape Cod, spinning blades are swiping across the sky, generating cheap and clean electricity. According to a new study, however, America’s wind turbines have a hidden toll — an estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird deaths per year. Those figures are alarming, but according to local birders, Kodiak isn’t contributing to the toll. In the four years since the first wind turbine began spinning on P...
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Animal control scheduled to return to borough
Kodiak residents outside city limits will soon have access to regular animal control patrols — if the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approves $85,000 to restore a service that ended in 2011. On Tuesday night, borough manager Bud Cassidy told a joint meeting of the Kodiak City Council and borough assembly that the borough’s draft FY14 budget includes money to restore a joint animal control arrangement with the city...
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Prep baseball: Kodiak vies for first state title since 2004
Years before James Arnold became Kodiak High’s baseball coach, he knew this year’s team would have the talent to accomplish big things. “I have been telling them since I first met them and started coaching them, ‘You guys will compete at state,’” the Bears’ first-year coach said. That was when Arnold was coaching the majority of Kodiak’s players in Little League. It turns out, his assessment was spot-on. Kodiak (1...
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Around Kodiak: May 30
Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a two-day, 18-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Kodiak today and Friday. The course will be held at 118 Trident Way. This course meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available free to commercial fishermen thanks to funding from the USCG and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (...
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Alaska Science Forum: The art of ice coring
The trick to getting a good ice core is to drill straight down into the sea ice, continually clear the slush gurgling up from the ocean, correctly reassemble the core fragments on the tray, take its temperature every couple of inches before it melts or cools, and saw it into hockey-puck-sized chunks without dropping them in the snow. And, of course, not drop the heavy drill blade on your foot or frostbite your fin...
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Crowdsourcing funds will take Anchorage poet to remote Alaskan village
ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Anchorage poet gets to realize her dream to visit the ghost of a remote western Alaska village where her Inupiat Eskimo ancestors once lived, thanks to funds she raised through crowdsourcing. Joan Naviyuk Kane far surpassed her goal of $31,000 that she said is needed for a two-week visit for 20 descendants of people who once lived on King Island, a tiny community built on stilts across the jagg...
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Stage and Screen: All That Glitters Is Not Gold — 'The Great Gatsby' Comes Close
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book “The Great Gatsby” was a Roaring Twenties period piece. It reflected the new energy of American culture and affluence following World War I. Extreme, excessive and frequently bizarre social exhibition, fueled by high levels of untaxed personal wealth drove a segment of privileged white American society to over-the-top displays of tasteless and self-aggrandizing, societally insensitive be...
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