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Middle School runners come to the aid of a fallen teammate
A cross country team time-trial turned into something more for three Kodiak Middle School students on Friday afternoon at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Eighth-graders Brenden Freeman, Michael Bersin and Matthew Neuhaus started the 2-mile course as ordinary students just looking to run fast, but they finished as heroes. Midway through the race, the trio came to the rescue of a fallen teammate who was havi...
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Alaska Science Forum: Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club
One hundred years ago, a group of men sailed to the northern coast of Alaska to find a land mass rumored to protrude from the Arctic Ocean. They did not find the land. After wintering in the north everyone hurried back to warmer places. Except for Ernest Leffingwell. Leffingwell, a geologist, teacher, and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, stayed behind on Flaxman Island, a sandy wedge of land north of Alaska’...
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Navy wants towns, fishermen onboard for exercise
Military exercises planned for June 2015 in the Gulf of Alaska will have "minimal impact" on the environment, a U.S. Navy representative told listeners during a Monday presentation at the Kodiak Elks Lodge. "Some local fishermen will actually be part of the exercise," Cmdr. Damon Wenger said. Wenger and eight civilians are on a one-week tour of Alaska coastal towns to talk about the Navy's updated draft supplement...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 10
August 8 • At 4:26 a.m., a caller reported an assault on West Marine Way. The victim did not want to press charges, and the parties separated. • At 4:38 p.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. • At 7:23 a.m., a 911 caller reported an assault on Mill Bay Road. A man punched someone else in the face. Medics took the victim to the hospital. • At 10:55 a.m., a caller reported suspicious circumstances on Mill Bay ...
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Suicide seminar set for Thursday
Participants will learn to recognize danger signs of suicide on how to intervene in a free seminar set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the Kodiak High School choral pod. “It’s a very brief three-hour training,” said Kim Slade of Healthy Tomorrows, a local community coalition. Slade and her colleague Jessica Lacy-Wooley will offer the Safetalk program for anyone over 15 years old interested in acquiring potentially life-...
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Alutiiq mask making
Alutiiq mask artist Perry Eaton is passing along his craft at the U.S. Coast Guard wood hobby shop in a weeklong workshop that started Wednesday. Starting with a square block of wood participants design their own masks and choose a style. A machine then cuts a round or oval shape out of the wood. By Friday, the masks were at the face-carving stage. One artist was already at the point of smoothing the face with san...
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Lindquist sets another swim record
Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist did it again. A week after breaking a pair of school records in his inaugural high school meet, Kodiak’s freshman swimmer broke another record over the weekend at the Homer Invitational. Lindquist’s winning time of 4 minutes, 46.81 seconds in the 500-yard freestyle broke Michael Smith’s 2012 school record swim of 4:47.61. In only two meets, Lindquist owns the school records in the 100 back...
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Prep football: Bartlett, SoHi keep top spots
Bartlett and Soldotna remained the top ranked teams in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll following Week 4. Soldotna (3-0) did not play last week, but still kept the top spot in the medium-small school rankings, while Bartlett (4-0) beat Service, 31-24, to stay No. 1 in the large-school poll. The Stars bring their top ranking and a 23-game winning streak to Kodiak for a Northern Lights Conference...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 9
Ronan Cooper Macgregor was born at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital at 10:13 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2014 to Alex and Roger Macgregor. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are stationed in Kodiak. The baby’s father works for the U.S. Coast Guard at Air Station Sitka. Also welcoming him to the family is Tristan Liam. Grandparents are Amy and Tim Geer and Ken and Gail MacGregor of Kodiak, and Sharon and...
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KMXT recognizes volunteers at annual meeting
David Haught likes to do “anything and everything” at Kodiak’s public radio station, which honored him as volunteer of the year during KMXT’s annual member meeting, Saturday at the Kodiak Inn. A music fan who serves up an eclectic program every other week as host of the “Big Wave Radio” show, Haught also covers board shift and works the microphones at local government meetings. His favorite work is helping other v...
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