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High temps almost reached, beautiful weekend ahead
Kodiak approached more record highs on Wednesday and, according to forecasters, could possibly break some over another bright and sunny coming weekend. The National Weather Service reported that Kodiak’s high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday edged close to a 73-year-old high of 74 degrees. “The climate record period is 1949 to 2014 and yesterday’s record high was 72 set in 1968. And we hit 71. The more extens...
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Book donations from Murkowski hit Kodiak
Kodiak elementary students benefited from a National Book Week using substantial donations from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski this week donated her 9,500th book to Alaskan schools, libraries, tribes and nonprofit agencies that request materials. Peterson Elementary School children made a large thank you card for the senator and sent her a photo of them displaying it with many of the books they received. “So ...
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LGBT film fest screens Saturday
Films promoting lifestyle diversity hits the screen on Saturday as the Kodiak High School Gay-Straight Alliance hosts its first film festival. The free event happens on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “It’s a series of short films that aims to educate the community of the different identifies of the LGBT community,” said Sarah Lind, an advocate for the Gay-Straight Alliance. “This is ...
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In the courts: May 16
Dismissals • One count of forgery in the second degree and one count of theft in the second degree against Rashel S. White, 41, were dismissed. • Two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance against Richard L. Brown, 47, were dismissed. • One count of assault in the fourth degree against Diosdado V. Pena, 47, was dismissed. • Two counts of theft in the second degree against James R. Hemingway, 57, wer...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: MiskiiRaq; MiskiiRiat – Spider
MiskiiRaq; MiskiiRiat – Spider Ugnerkami miskiiRiat amleritaartut. – In the spring there are many spiders. (Click sentence to hear Alutiiq words spoken) There at least 350 species of spiders in Alaska, belonging to seventeen families. Spiders are not insects. They are close relatives of ticks and mites and belong to a group called arachnids. Insects have three body parts, six legs, and a pair of antennae. In contr...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 16
Wednesday, May 7 At 2:45 p.m., the Kodiak Police Department called Alaska State Troopers to report an ambulance was responding to the residence of a 65-year-old female resident of Kodiak. EMS and troopers responded and further investigation revealed she passed away from a terminal illness. Family members were present during her death and Comfort One paperwork was on file. Thursday, May 8 At 6:06 p.m., Alaska Wildl...
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KHS softball to play at Baranof
Kodiak High’s softball team is leaving East Addition Park and moving to Baranof Field this weekend. Today and Saturday, the Bears are hosting Service on the artificial turf at Baranof Field. It might be the first home games away from East Addition Field in the program’s history. “We are kind of excited,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It will be something new.” It won’t be Kodiak’s first time playing on turf. The Be...
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KHS baseball clinches South Division
Kodiak High School’s baseball team clinched the Southcentral Conference South Division title earlier this week. The Bears sealed up the top spot when Soldotna blanked Kenai, 10-0, in a conference game on Tuesday. Kodiak is 7-1 in the conference, 10-6 overall. The Bears swept the South Division — Kenai, Soldotna and Homer. Every other team in the south has at least three losses. Kodiak will enter the conference tou...
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KHS Soccer club heads to Homer
Kodiak High School’s soccer club will take to the pitch Saturday with four matches on the Kenai Peninsula. Both the girls and boys clubs are playing Seward and Homer in friendly matches at Homer High School. The games are scrimmages, because Kodiak soccer is not a sanctioned sport. This is the first matches of the season for Kodiak’s girls club, while the boys club played two games at Nikiski earlier this season. ...
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Playbook: May 16
Friday, May 16 Softball: Kodiak vs. Service at Baranof Field. Varsity, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; junior varsity, 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Palmer High School. Saturday, May 17 Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Seward, noon, and Homer, 6 p.m., at Homer High School. Girls soccer: Kodiak vs. Seward, 10 a.m., and Homer, 4 p.m, at Homer High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Service at Baranof Field. Varsity, 1...
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