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Local finds old round under porch
An old, inert unexploded round was discovered last week under a porch in Bell's Flats. “It was buried in the dirt and the water slowly eroded the dirt away,” said Jonathan “Gage” Sholl. “We were taking out the porch to put a new one in, and as I picked it up, I noticed exactly what it was.” He called the military police and state troopers. They in turn called out explosive ordnance disposal personnel. “As I was lo...
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RUN the ROCK: 5-kilometer course records demolished
Jacalyn Gross didn’t hear about the KMXT-FM Run the Rock event until Friday evening. And there she was, a day later, at the Bear Valley Golf Course obliterating the women’s 5-kilometer course record. Gross finished with the speedy time of 17 minutes, 56 seconds, crushing Jaymi Bethea’s 2010 record by 55 seconds. “I missed my workout this week, so I decided I would do the 5K,” said Gross, who was the only lady to f...
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Kodiak's water crisis is over
Kodiak’s water woes are now over says Mark Kozak, public works director. “Since Oct. 5, we’ve gained 10 feet from all the rains we’ve been having,” Kozak said. “I do believe we’re are passed the water crisis.” City officials have been fretting over water levels in Monashka Reservoir for three weeks now after dry conditions dropped lake levels below 50 percent of its capacity. Kozak had nothing but praise for commu...
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OPINION: Female Kake warrior leads raid to avenge slain chief
Alaska has always been known as a land populated by forceful women. The United States learned that decades before purchasing the Upper One from Russia. It was in the 1850s that a female Kake warrior gave America a bloody nose in a daring raid for the head of an American official. Tlingits and other Pacific Northwest tribes traveled in the summer to Puget Sound to work for Americans and the British who were claimin...
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Kodiak team views Sitka health summit
A small team from Kodiak observed a Sitka health summit last week for a better understanding how Kodiak might conduct its own next month. Merissa Koller Williams, executive for Healthy Tomorrows, and Carlia Franz, marketing and communications director for Providence Kodiak Medical Center, observed the dynamics of how Sitka organized and staged its health summit. “You come away realizing that rehearsal day for some...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 13
Oct 9 3:54 a.m. OFCs found an open door to a shack; secured it. Mill Bay Rd 8:39 a.m. Arrest Warrants served to a female inmate & a male inmate 8:50 a.m. Reports a vehicle is parked on the road, impeding traffic; OFCs left message on owners' phone. It was moved by next day. Rezanof/Ismailov 1:04 p.m. Reports two males outside fighting; victim did not want to press charges. Shelikof St 1:41 p.m. Reports a neighbor ...
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Kodiak Island Births: Oct. 13
Bentley Mason Pruitt was born at 5:28 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2015, to Alexandria Kay Pruitt and John Dylan Pruitt. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 and a fourth inches long. His parents are originally from Douglas, Georgia, and they now live in Kodiak. The baby’s father is in the United States Coast Guard. Grandparents are Michelle Pruitt from Douglas, Georgia, and April Jensen from Winston, Georgia.
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get stuck in a rut: deer on road system
October is prime time for deer on the road system. The bucks are in top condition before the onset of the rut, and their bodies wallow with fat. They’re also getting a little restless, moving around to locate the concentrations of does even if they’re not quite ready to join them. Most Kodiak hunters delay their hunts until October while waiting for wind, rain and frost to strip the leaves from alders and salmonbe...
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Football title games filled
The state championship games for the medium and small-school classifications showcases a pair of rematches from earlier this season. Soldotna (9-0) battles Peninsula rival Kenai (7-1) in Saturday’s medium-school title tilt at 4 p.m. at Dimond Alumni Field. The Stars knocked off the Kardinals 23-0 two weeks ago in the regular-season finale. Soldotna topped Thunder Mountain 49-13 in the quarterfinals that upped its ...
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Senior Life: Computer classes amping up
Things are happening at the Kodiak Senior Center with computer classes having started up, exercise each day, Aging Mastery Program classes continuing and special events as well as the regular lunch program. Computer classes will be held each Wednesday through Nov. 25. Though beginning classes are now closed, intermediate and advance class from 1:30-3 have openings. Available. You can sign up by calling the center ...
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