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ROCKIN' OUT: Bittersweet tunes
The Verve was an English rock band formed in 1990. They released “Hymn,” one of the bestselling albums in UK chart history. In 1998 the band won two Brit Awards. One was Best British Group. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the Grammy Awards in 1999. I like this band and love listening to them when I work in the shop. I find their music to be calming and I like all the sound effects in th...
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Alumni update: Fried picks up 1,500-meter win
Former Kodiak standout Levi Fried picked up a big win at the Northern State Twilight meet, April 22 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The Black Hills State University freshman won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 15.15 seconds. Fried’s mark was a good 13 seconds off his personal-best, but it was good enough to top the 15-person field. He also scored a second in the 800 with a time of 1:58.64 — four seconds o...
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Rollers at state tourney
Some of the members of the Rock Island Rollers, Kodiak’s roller derby team, participated in United We Roll, Alaska’s state tournament, last weekend in Wasilla. The Rollers joined forces with the Southeast Sirens and lost to Petersburg and Far North Pole to finish ninth out of nine teams. “We played our hearts out, gave a lot of hugs and shoves and can’t wait to do it again,” Martha Bailey said. “We may not have wo...
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Kodiak youth bowlers snag six titles at Pepsi and state
Kodiak youth bowlers walked away with six titles at the Pepsi and state tournaments, held two weeks ago in Wasilla. At the state tournament, Tyler Skonberg won the division II all-events scratch title with a total pinfall of 1,809. Emily Larson was first in division III all-events scratch and handicap with scores of 1,420 and 2,392. Gavin Basuel placed first in division III singles with an 835. Kodiak also won a d...
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Not the final farewell, but always à Dieu
This week, after waffling seriously over whether or not I could actually leave Kodiak, I am knee-deep in moving boxes and to-go containers from final lunches out with friends I don’t want to leave behind when I board the Kennicott Ferry on May 5 bound for Fairbanks. To my naysayers, you will be disappointed to hear that you aren’t getting rid of me that easily. Our dear editor has granted me the opportunity to con...
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Ready for spills at all levels
An oil spill response presentation hosted by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday let the community learn about spill response tactics and gave state, Coast Guard and industry professionals a chance to fine-tune response strategies. The event began with an introduction at Fisherman’s Hall, where participants saw an overview of Kodiak’s geographic response strategies, created to protect ar...
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Council leans toward opting out
The Kodiak City Council debated marijuana policy at Tuesday’s work session, with most members in favor of opting out of sales for six months and forming a committee to help draft legislation. Speaking in favor of a temporary opt-out, council member John Whiddon said the council should be “taking as much time as required to do it right.” He said it would be “really hard to go back and correct things we don’t get ri...
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Pfister, Arndt, Ellsworth, Rocheleau win four swimming titles
A quartet of Kodiak swimmers had an Alaska Junior Olympics Championships to remember. Brayden Pfister, Micah Arndt, Lucas Ellsworth and Ian Rocheleau teamed together to win every relay in the 11-and 12-year-old boys’ division at the four-day championships that concluded Sunday at Bartlett High School. The foursome won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1 minute, 54.15 seconds), the 400 free relay (4:09.21), the 200 med...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 28
April 12 At 5:06 a.m., police arrested a man in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road for a warrant. At 1:20 p.m., a person requested police assistance in removing a man sleeping in their business in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. He left when police asked. At 1:43 p.m., police warned a driver in the Thorsheim and Maple streets area to stop completely at stop signs. At 1:49 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle p...
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KEA board election
The Kodiak Electric Association held its annual membership meeting and board of directors election Monday. Incumbent board members Linda Freed, Gordon Gould and Jay T. Johnson ran unopposed and won re-election for new three-year terms. On Tuesday the board elected Cliff Davidson chairman, Ron Acarregui vice chairman and Stosh Anderson secretary/treasurer. The board will meet at noon every fourth Thursday.
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