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Middle School students survey, blast to success
Two teams of Kodiak Middle School students built rockets and conducted a recycling survey in a science and engineering contest, and one team will have their project competing at a regional tournament. Under the direction of eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Simms, the “Bottle Bill Bros” and the “Rocket Launchers” placed first and second, respectively, in the statewide ecybermission competition, a U.S. Army Educational ...
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Oil companies should share some of their profits
To the Editor, We all know that there is a great amount of concern about the deep cut backs in education the state is going to have to endure. The oil companies are still making billions in profits from Alaska oil, not as many billions as they use to, but still making good money. Does the oil companies always have to have all of the profit all of the time? Can’t they share some of that profit they are making from ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 4
April 12 At 2:34 p.m., police observed a man who was dancing in the road and was a traffic hazard on Thorsheim Street. He moved out of the road when police asked. At 3:10 p.m., police warned a speeding driver on Mill Bay Road. At 4:12 p.m., a caller reported an aggressive dog on Baranof Street. The owner was given a warning. At 6:11 p.m., a caller reported a loose dog on Selief Lane. The owner was admonished, and ...
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Community events: May 4
Today 7 p.m. — Author Doug Vandegraft presents “What was the Name of that Bar?” at the Kodiak Public Library. 7 p.m. — School board work session, Central Services Conference Room. Tuesday, May 5 5-8:30 — Game night, Kodiak Public Library. Wednesday, May 6 6-9:30 p.m. — Social dancing, cha-cha, East Elementary School. Saturday, May 9 9 a.m.-noon — Sea kayak rescues and recoveries, Coast Guard Base Kodiak MWR pool. ...
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Kodiak baseball issues 5-3 win to Palmer
Kodiak was in a giving mood Friday evening. Three Bears pitcher combined for 17 walks in a 5-3 nonconference baseball loss to Palmer at Baranof Field. The loss snapped Kodiak’s five-game winning streak and ended its opening 10-game homestand with a 5-5 record. “We were fortunate to be able to get this many home games all the way into May,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “It was a blessing for us.” Kodiak opened t...
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Kodiak boys track wins Homer Invite
Editor's note: This is a different story than what appeared in Monday's paper. That story had Kodiak's boys placing second instead of winning the Homer Invite. Kodiak’s boys track and field team captured the Homer Invitational titlw Saturday at Homer High School. The boys, without the services of distance star Levi Thomet, finished first with 133 points, 16 points ahead of runner-up Kenai. Kodiak’s girls placed se...
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Kodiak softball swept by South
After losing a three-game series to South Anchorage by a combined score of 52-3 it would be easy for Kodiak’s player to hang their heads in defeat. That wasn’t the case when the opening softball weekend ended Saturday at East Addition Field. “What I’m most pleased about is how the girls handled themselves,” fifth-year coach Sam Catt said. “It is hard to come out here and take a whooping and still be up in spirits,...
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Fish Factor: Harm from hatchery salmon disputed
Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow slower and smaller. That’s the claim of a new study by Seattle and British Columbia researchers, who say the race for food ultimately affects sockeye abundance and survival. “Our data sets extend up to 55 years each. In terms of looking at productivity or survi...
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Zoellner, accused of raping 2 Kodiak women, gets 15 years for attempted assault and coercion
Describing the defendant as “one of the most dangerous people to come to Kodiak,” Judge Steve Cole sentenced Robert Zoellner Jr. Thursday to 15 years in prison, with six years suspended, for attempted assault and coercion. The sentencing ended the case that began with a woman claiming she was violently raped at a popular park. During their investigation, law-enforcement officials found videos and photos from the s...
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Premiere comedy group scheduled for Kodiak
What do Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Joan Rivers and Steve Carrell have in common? Besides being comedians, they are all alumni of The Second City, an improv comedy theatre and school with a company of five comedians coming to Kodiak on Sunday. “We do improv and sketch comedy,” said Chucho Perez, a member of the company. “It’ll be a lot of comedy, and we have some Alaska-specific scenes. We have one scene about bear...
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