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Radio station raises $30,000 for St. Jude
Kodiak pop and country music radio listeners have a reputation for being generous in the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. This year was no exception. The two-day event raised exactly $30,000, according to KVOK general manager Ellen Simeonoff. That’s just under last year’s total of $30,213. Many of the donations came in during the final hours of the fund drive. At 9 a.m. Friday, the big board in th...
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Chamber highlighs past year at banquet
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2013 achievements with its annual awards banquet, Friday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. In his opening remarks, chamber director Trevor Brown highlighted events including local litter cleanups, business after hours, the Coast Guard appreciation dinner and the tax-free shopping day as successes. He noted the efforts by the chamber for the Kodiak Housing Authority a...
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Bear spotted at Ft. Abercrombie
An adult bear was spotted wandering around Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Friday afternoon. A surveyor working along the edge of the new parking lot at Miller Point saw the bear around 4:30 p.m. and reported it to the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ADF&G Southcentral Regional Wildlife Supervisor Larry Van Daele said in an email that the bear saw the surveyor and "bolted toward the...
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Kodiak boys sweeps Juneau
Before playing three games in three days, David Anderson said he would be pleased if his team went 2-1 on its trip to the Capital City. That is exactly how the voyage turned out for the Kodiak boys basketball team. After starting with a 15-point loss to No. 3 Thunder Mountain, Kodiak rebounded with a pair of victories over Juneau-Douglas. No. 4 Kodiak jumped out to a big lead on Friday and held off Juneau for a 57...
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Garden Gate: A gardening roundtable
Recently, on a blustery Saturday afternoon, I gathered around a friend’s wooden table with a handful of gardeners to share soup, fresh bread and ideas for the upcoming season. We shuffled through colorful packets of seeds that covered the tabletop like an abstract quilt. A plate of oat-chocolate cookies appeared with mugs. “I’ve given up on growing flowers,” declared one gardener, holding up a packet of poppy seed...
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KOC should search locally to fill director position
To the Editor: Recently there have been advertisements in the KDM and notices on the Kodiak College (KoC) website advertising the position of “Director/CEO” for Kodiak College. [The position description (PD) can be found at www.uakjobs.com, Posting #0068257.] Being curious, I decided to take a look. The first portion of the PD describes the campus environment: “The campus is located in an area of spectacular unspo...
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Doubleheader: Kodiak enjoys back-to-back nighttime shows Tuesday and Wednesday thanks to clear skies, strong solar activity
Sarah Lovette knew it was going to be a good night for the northern lights by about 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the four Aurora Borealis apps on her phone started going nuts. Lovette has long had an ambition to photograph the northern lights during her two tours to Kodiak with the Coast Guard. Last month she traveled north to Fairbanks to take a two-day workshop on shooting the aurora with photographer Ronn Murray. She d...
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Fewer boats out for Kodiak pot gear season
The state pot gear for Kodiak waters opened at noon Thursday, offering a potentially lucky margin for fishermen who follow the tradition of not sailing on a Friday. Onboard the fishing vessel Chisik Island in St. Herman Harbor, skipper Victor Buchanan looked forward to a good haul as he bustled about in the single-digit temperatures, making final preparations like changing out the anchor rode. “This is a weird yea...
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Kodiak sputters in loss to Thunder Mt.
In a battle of state-ranked teams, No. 3 Thunder Mountain downed No. 4 Kodiak, 51-36, in a nonconference boys basketball game Thursday in Juneau. Up by eight points at halftime, Thunder Mountain put the game away with a dominant third quarter. The Falcons outscored Kodiak by 12 during that frame to take a 45-25 lead into the fourth quarter. “We just had a total defensive let down and didn’t respond to their intens...
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Bench press competition Saturday
Veins will be popping Saturday at the Kodiak Athletic Club. The sixth annual Kodiak Athletic Club/KMXT Bench Press Competition begins at noon. Weigh-ins start at 11 a.m. Men can either press half their body weight or their full body weight as many times as possible, while women compete in the half body weight category. Jurey Fortaliza set the men’s body weight record last year by pressing 165 pounds 29 times. Luis...
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