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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting serious about deer
Everyone should be enjoying brawls with silver salmon by now. But each trip out the road reveals more fall colors. Like me, I bet your eyes are scanning for deer all the way out and back home. Before long, the lure of those golden hills will break your regular river appointment. The thought of deer hunting and fresh venison will be too compelling to resist. Whether now or in October, it will be time to get serious...
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Births: Sept. 17
• Ruby Allison Mills was born at 1:29 a.m., Aug. 16, 2013, to Paul and Melissa Mills. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 18.9 inches long. Her parents are originally from Middleboro, Mass., and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at home and her father works at Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is her big brother Gus. Proud grandparents are Jack and Monica Konish from Middleboro, Mass....
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Old Harbor students celebrate culture week
Students in Old Harbor started the school year off with hands on learning about Kodiak traditions and history during the school’s culture week. Culture week was held in Old Harbor the week of Sept. 2, and all grades from kindergarten through twelfth participated in the events. “I think it’s important for us to stress culture and really instill that into the kids within the school as well,” rural schools principal ...
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New Kodiak postmaster a familiar face
Kodiak has a new postmaster, and she didn’t have to travel far to get here. Dawn Acosta has been named postmaster of the US Postal Service’s Kodiak office. She has been working in the Kodiak office as a supervisor since 2004, so it made sense for her to apply for the job after former postmaster William Kersch left for a post office in Puerto Rico earlier this summer. Acosta officially took over in August. Kersch a...
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High school welcomes new assistant principal
Kodiak High School has a new assistant principal this year. Falk comes to Kodiak from Anchorage where she worked for the Anchorage School District as the supervisor of special education. Her job included working with all of the behavioral schools for kindergarten through twelfth grade and special programs around Anchorage. Falk hopes to use her background with special education and individualized instruction to wo...
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Alutiiq Museum completes 'Wild Foods' project
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate kelp into your cooking or make perok? The Alutiiq Museum’s new cookbook contains more than 50 recipes that focus on using wild foods found in Kodiak. The Alutiiq Museum unveiled The Wild Foods Cookbook” and DVD Friday during a potluck. More than 60 people turned out to the Koniag building to taste wild foods and view clips. “We’re very proud of this celebration of Kodiak w...
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Prep swimming: Kodiak sweeps Kenai
Knowing a meet against Kenai would be a runaway, Kodiak coach John Lindquist kept his boys’ interest by sweetening the pot. The veteran coach split his boys into two teams and placed a wager — the losing squad of Friday’s meet would have to kiss the winning team’s feet and swim a grueling 400-yard individual medley and a 200 butterfly. The bet made the final event of the evening — the 400 freestyle relay — feel li...
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Assembly warned of tighter state budget
Kodiak needs to prepare for tighter belts when it comes to state funding, Rep. Alan Austerman told the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. “I expect somewhere in the neighborhood of a billion dollars is going to be cut from the budget this year,” said Kodiak’s representative to the Alaska House. Austerman’s comments came as the borough assembly discussed its legislative wish list for the coming session ...
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Top-ranked Soldotna hammers No. 5 Kodiak
There was no second-half comeback this time. Top-ranked Soldotna scored on its first four possessions and routed No. 5 Kodiak 63-0 in a Northern Lights Conference football game Saturday on the Kenai Peninsula. The Bears drop to 0-15 against the Stars since becoming a varsity program in 2003 and have been outscored 166-14 in the last three meetings. “Soldotna is a big, strong, physical team; they came prepared,” Ko...
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Womens Bay board revived
Winter is approaching, but a handful of Bell’s Flats residents aren’t getting ready for hibernation. They’re reviving a long-dormant community organization. On Saturday evening, 20 people gathered in Womens Bay Fire Hall to revive the Womens Bay Community Council. Seven people were chosen to serve as directors of the nonprofit corporation that represents Womens Bay on an unofficial basis. Interim chairman Dave Heu...
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