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It's time for a new Tustumena
As Kodiak waits for the ferry Tustumena to emerge from its unwelcome stay in dry dock, it’s time to look ahead. This year, the Tustumena turns 49 years old. If you look around, there aren’t many 49-year-old boats working the waters around Kodiak. There definitely aren’t any as big as the Tustumena. It’s time for a new Tustumena. Fortunately, the Alaska Marine Highway System is on the ball. This spring, the Alaska ...
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Prep softball: Battery mates carry Kodiak to state
In softball, a good battery can put a charge into a team. Kodiak’s pitcher-catcher combination of Kaia Yatsik and Kaitlyn Clark have energized the Bears to their first small-school state championship appearance in three seasons. “It is everything,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. While throwing to Clark, Yatsik has earned all 14 of Kodiak’s wins this season — the most regular-season victories by a player since 2007 (1...
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Crab Fest results
Marathon 1. Ben Bettler, 3 hours, 13 minutes, 09 seconds; 2. William Wright, 3:18:44; 3. Matthew Desrosiers, 3:20:07; 4. Adam Morales, 3:22:54; 5. Matthew Joseph, 3:23:08; 6. Greg Rodig, 3:27:22; 7. Rob Johnson, 3:27.54; 8. Geoffrey Leone, 3:39:54; 9. Kenneth Walls, 3:39:37; 10. Anthony Ibarra, 3:40:44; 11. Roddy Padro, 3:48:04; 12. Ryan McGunness, 3:49:09; 13. Theodore Connolly, 3:50:06; 14. Anthony Boudia, 3:56:...
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Powers hired as P&R director
It took nearly eight months, but the City of Kodiak has finally found a parks and recreation director.  And it didn’t have to look far.  Interim director Charlie Powers was announced as the city’s new parks and recreation director at a city council meeting last week. Powers replaces Ian Fulp, who retired in September 2012 after 40 years on the job.  Fulp was the city’s first and only parks director. He turned a $2...
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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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