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Michael "Spike" Jones
Longtime Kodiak fisherman Michael "Spike" Jones passed away at his home in Seal Rock, Oregon on July 30 at the age of 67. Spike arrived in Kodiak in 1974 armed with a degree in wildlife management from Oregon State University where he was an all-American collegiate wrestler. Upon arriving in Kodiak he fished for a short time before accepting a job as a fisheries biologist at Kodiak's ADF&G office where he worked f...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball begins season with 2 losses to Soldotna
After being swept by Soldotna in Friday’s season-opening volleyball match, longtime Kodiak coach Amy Willis had a message for her young team: get fired up. That message was delivered during a post-game chat following a 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 loss at Kodiak High School. “They are the kindest, nicest, most polite team that I have ever coached,” Willis said. “We talked about what makes them angry, and that we needed to ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football rallies past Juneau
A pair of Andreas Carros fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns pushed Kodiak past Juneau, 26-20, in a nonconference football game Friday in the Capital City. Kodiak trailed Juneau 20-12 midway through the fourth. That is when the senior quarterback took over. Carros plunged in from one-yard out to cut the deficit to 20-18. The Bears failed on a 2-point conversion. With 47 seconds left in the game, Carros punched in th...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 22
July 15 At 1:48 a.m., a person reported loud music from a nearby residence for three hours in the 700 block of Thorsheim Street. It was quiet when police arrived. At 1:50 a.m., police warned a driver in the Benny Benson Drive and Spruce Cape Road area for having a taillight out. At 2:35 a.m., a person reported loud music coming from the same residence on Thorsheim Street as earlier. It was quiet when police arrive...
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GARDEN GATE: Choose beets to feast with the Politburo
Late summer can be a crazy time of year for local gardeners. The harvesting of salad greens, herbs, broccoli, cabbage, garlic and kale is now joined by root crops like onions, carrots and beets. It’s a nutrition fest, said one grower. Now using carrots is fairly straightforward. From cakes and stir-fry dishes, to salads and muffins, carrots are — across the board — one of the most versatile veggies on the planet. ...
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Osowski second at Tsalteshi Invite
Keith Osowski had quite the week on the Mainland. The Kodiak High School senior opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Colony Invitational. Two days later he picked up a win at the Nikiski Class Races, and on Saturday he finished second at the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. Osowski logged a 5-kilometer personal-best time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds to finish just seven ticks back of winner Finn ...
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Food pantry rep: Homer not ‘dumping’ homeless in Kodiak
A spokesman for a Homer nonprofit acknowledged a program providing transportation to people in need, but denied the organization is “dumping” homeless and transient people in Kodiak. The Homer Community Food Pantry has served Homer for over 25 years. Homer is about 150 miles north of Kodiak on the Kenai Peninsula. In addition to serving as a food pantry, the organization provides emergency services, according to r...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: North Park memorial bench honors Ben Hancock
When hikers on Near Island pause to look at a bench at the entrance of North End Park, they will know that Ben Hancock did something for his community. On the bench there is a plaque dedicated to his memory. Ben was a well-known Kodiak attorney who spent much of his free time volunteering for local organizations. “Any time Ben got involved … he gave his utmost,” said his widow, Suzanne Hancock. Ben was president o...
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KHS volleyball enters 2016 with revamped roster
The words “play with heart” appear on the back of the 2016 Kodiak volleyball practice shirts. Longtime coach Amy Willis approves the message, and said it is a good motto for her squad that features only two returning varsity players. “I think this team will play with heart,” the 11th-year coach said. “It is not going to be beautiful. I have been teasing them that they are the queens of chaos. They seem to be able ...
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Borough moves on replanting
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to purchase tree saplings for planting in the burned and logged area at Chiniak. The lone vote of opposition was Dennis Symmons. He has said in the past he would prefer the borough look into the potential for development of the land. The contract with Koncor Forest Products is for just over $120,000 for 300,000 Sitka spruce saplings. The borough will put out for bid a c...
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