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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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Council puts off break with KIB over inspections
The Kodiak City Council again postponed a motion to terminate the memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough for building inspection services, Thursday at its regular meeting. The city currently provides building inspection services to borough residents, but that agreement came into question for the city following the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to revert to 1997 uniform b...
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Stutes’ pink salmon relief plan will hurt Alaskans
To the editor: I strongly oppose Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal, which includes a 2016 loan payment pardon for state-funded fishermen and a federal disaster declaration. Her interference in private business will affect the movement of salmon permits. In my opinion Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal is a disaster for the fishing industry and all hardworking Alaskans. Renee Darrenkamp
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Retired teacher right choice for school board
To the editor: At this moment in time I highly commend any citizen who chooses to take their time and energy to run for a public office. Here in Kodiak we have three women who are running for one school board position. I commend each one. My vote will be cast on Oct. 4 for Julie Cain Hill, a highly respected Kodiak resident of 44 years. Julie arrived in Kodiak a young single teacher, married, and raised three Kodi...
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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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