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Outdoor Kodiak: Knock around guns
I grew up in the Southwest in an era when every truck had a gun in a window rack and every saddle had a gun boot. No one locked doors on their houses or trucks, and no one worried much about losing a gun or anything else to thieves. Guns, especially rifles, were a part of everyday life and unremarkable to see or carry. Most had open sights rather than scopes, and they wore scuffs and dings testifying to decades of...
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Kodiak helicopter crew makes third Cold Bay medevac this week
A Coast Guard helicopter that’s been stationed in Cold Bay for the crab season has been busy lately. For the third time in a week, a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea requested help from the Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk that’s forward-stationed in Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release. The most recent call was from the 650-foot catcher-processer the Ocean Phoenix Sunday morning, where a 30-year-old man on...
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Alumni update: Kodiak represented at track meet in Seattle
A handful of former Kodiak track and field stars reunited at the indoor Husky Classic at Dempsey Arena in Seattle over the weekend. Leading the pack was University of Oregon senior Trevor Dunbar. In his second race this indoor season, Dunbar finished third in Saturday’s 3,000-meter invite with a time of 7 minutes, 53.13 seconds, a time that should qualify him for the NCAA Championships. Dunbar’s 3,000-meter time i...
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There is still time to save the Chiniak "countryside"
To the editor: It is a supreme irony that the cutting down of a single spruce tree on White Sands Beach at the end of the Monashka Bay Road should warrant a significant space in the Feb. 14, 2014 edition of the KDM. The paper quoted the Kodiak Island Borough as characterizing the incident as vandalism subject to a $1,000 fine and further stating that “it ruins the countryside and beaches for nature lovers.” At the...
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Kodiak Island Births: Feb. 18
• Jude Fisher Ackerman was born at 2:15 a.m. Feb. 7, 2014 to Michelle Franquelin and Auguste Ackerman He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18.5 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and Hawaii and now live in Kodiak. His mother works at the Kodiak Island Borough School District and his father is a fisherman. Also welcoming him to the family is Coleson. Proud grandparents are Misako Franquelin ...
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Bear tracks found in Island Lake neighborhood
After a brief hiatus, a winter bear or winter bears seem to be active in the Island Lake neighborhood again. Earlier this winter there were several reports of bears active on the outskirts of Kodiak, but since late January reports of bear activity dropped to zero, according to Nathan Svoboda, area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That changed early last week when several people report...
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Garden Gate: Back from a Hawaiian vacation
After a 2-week vacation in Hawaii, we stepped off the plane in Kodiak to a landscape that was much colder than how we left it. No more rain and squishy lawns. The dry, cool air tingled our noses and snow brightened the dull landscape we endured through January. The big thaw was over. We drove home, unlocked the front door and took a few steps across the tile floor. “It’s cold in here,” I said. We checked the therm...
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Kodiak extends win streak to 18 games
Kodiak’s girls basketball team made history on Saturday afternoon. With their 45-35 Northern Lights Conference win over Soldotna, the Bears set the record for the best start in program history with 18 consecutive victories. The home crowd showed their appreciation with a standing ovation after the game. “It feels good that we are making history every step that we take,” senior Carissa Cannon said. Kodiak returned ...
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Guyneth Ada Gottschalk
Guyneth Ada Gottschalk (Guy) passed away at the age of 95 in Mesa, Ariz. Guy was born into a farming family on March 13, 1918 in St. Marys, Ohio, the oldest of six children. Her parents, Leroy and Cecile (Denny) Brewer, moved their family from the farming area of St. Marys to the industrial center of Lima, Ohio. This move allowed her father to work in the steel mills, becoming a foreman during the Great Depression...
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New library usage numbers eclipse old facility
Correction: This article has been changed to reflect the following correction. The Feb. 17 article “Library usage eclipses old facility” gave incorrect numbers for the total number of items checkedout out at the Kodiak Public Library. The correct numbers are 5,100 items checked out in January 2013 at the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library and 8,600 items in January 2014 at the new Kodiak Public library. Both numbe...
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