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Kodiak children make sandwiches for homeless
When people who stay at Brother Francis Shelter leave in the morning, they take sandwiches, including some made and donated by a number of local children. Hanna Moody, who is almost 10, came up with the idea to make sandwiches on her own, said her mother, Kathryn Moody. “I think when we drive by, we see them sitting out there and she thought, ‘Those people need food too,’” Kathryn Moody said, talking about Hanna. ...
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Crab Festival starts today
No matter what you enjoy doing, there’s probably something at Crab Festival to pique your interest from sports to art shows to dances to rides. If you want to bring out the inner competitor, there are a variety of sports, including running, swimming, tennis, pingpong, motocross and even arm wrestling. As for alternative sports, the bed races and ever-popular survival suit race are back again. If art is more your s...
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation announces new board of directors chairman
Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced the selection of Dr. Robert “Bob” McCoy as the new board of directors chairman, effective May 18. McCoy replaces Pat Gamble, who is retiring after serving on the board since 2010. McCoy is the director of Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where he has served since October 2011. He brings more than 15 years of research experience as a space scientist at th...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 21
April 16 At 1:17 a.m., a man on Marine Way was arrested on suspicion of two counts of violating conditions of release. Around 1:32 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:40 a.m., police advised a driver in the Jack Hinkel Way and Rezanof Drive area to fix a headlight and turn signal. At 2:29 a.m., a subject left the Maple Avenue area when police asked. At 6:11 a.m., police advised a driver on Mill Ba...
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Express your concerns about wasteful bycatch
For 20 years the trawlers have had free rein to harvest their targeted species regardless of the amount of bycatch involved. That bycatch is thrown back overboard and effectively killed. Last year alone, Bering Sea trawlers killed seven times more halibut than licensed halibut fisherman were even allowed to catch. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council designed a halibut Individual Fishing Quota fishery, and...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 21
May 1 At 10:37 p.m., a Kodiak man reported that his HTC One cell phone worth $600 was stolen from his residence on Spruce Cape Road sometime in the last week and it was not activated and did not have a SIM card at the time. The investigation continues, and anyone with information is asked to call the troopers at 486-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 486-4121. May 8 At 11:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a truck on S...
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KHS baseball travels to the Valley
Over the next three days Kodiak baseball will play the top two teams in the Southcentral Conference North Division. Having already claimed the South Division title, Kodiak coach James Arnold is still looking to make a statement against Wasilla and Colony, two teams that have a combined conference record of 15-2. “We are going to compete with them. I think that we can send a message to let them know just how good t...
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Stage and Screen: Crowe at his best in 'The Water Diviner'
“The Water Diviner” (2015) is worth seeing for the story it tells and the back-story that it suggests but does not tell. The story that is told is interesting, touching and violent. The film opens on a WWI battlefield with a Turkish officer giving his entrenched charges the order to leave the trench and attack the enemy on the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey. The First World War was a trench warfare disaster that co...
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Softball entertains Dimond
After traveling the past two weeks, Kodiak’s softball team finishes the regular season at home. The Bears entertain large-school Dimond Friday and Saturday and Soldotna May 29-30, at East Addition Park. “It is going to be nice not to have to worry about traveling,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It is nice to be here for Crab Fest weekend, something that we normally don’t get to do.” Dimond, out of the Cook Inlet Co...
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How much do you really know about Kodiak?
The second annual Discover Kodiak scavenger hunt starts today, giving residents fun ways to explore the different pieces that make up their community. Chastity McCarthy, Discover Kodiak’s executive director, said the hunt originated from the transition of Crab Festival vendors last year, which presented Discover Kodiak with the opportunity to host an event to get the community more involved with the organization —...
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