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Diver helps raise sunken boat after tsunami
At about this time a half a century ago, Kodiak was ready for spring. Fishermen and cannery workers geared up for the upcoming salmon season. Kids looked forward to their three-month respite from school. Good Friday services pointed to a glorious Easter Sunday. Then the earth shook, water violently transcended coastal boundaries in deadly, humongous waves; all hell broke loose. How could a day that began with joyf...
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Girls trounce Dimond
ANCHORAGE — With all-state players Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson in foul trouble, Megan Pyles came through when the Bears needed her the most. Pyles erupted for a career-high 25 points to help the top-seeded Bears escape with a 54-40 victory over No. 8 Dimond in a 4A girls basketball state championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “The team really needed it,” said Kodia...
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Outdoor film fest set for tonight
The doors of the Kadiak Harbor Convention Center open at 5 p.m. today for Island Trails Network’s fifth annual Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival, the organization’s main fundraising event. According to a release from ITN, this year’s festival includes 18 locally produced short films, a silent auction, a no-host bar, and pizza and salad from Big Al’s. The screenings begin at 6:20 p.m. All films are all family-friendly. ...
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Boys topped in opener
ANCHORAGE — As the final seconds ticked off the game clock, several Kodiak players glanced at the scoreboard inside Sullivan Arena and knew their dreams of winning a state title were over. The eighth-seeded Bears let one slip away against top-seeded West Anchorage in the opening round of the 4A boys basketball state championships Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Leading at halftime, a fourth-quarter offens...
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Kodiak heads to state with a 24-0 record
Before reaching high school, Kodiak’s current crop of seniors dreamed of winning a basketball state championship. “In middle school, I remember us saying, ‘What if we could win state,”’ senior Hannah Wandersee said. “Back in middle school it was such a big deal; it is still a big deal. We never thought we would be this close.” The girls are three victories away from making that dream a reality. For the first time ...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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McKechnie enjoying return to basketball
At the end of nearly every Kodiak girls basketball home game this season, the chant “put Summer in” echoes through the gymnasium. The yelling comes from three high school boys: Jakob Arnold, Jonas Anderson and Sam Kirchenschlager. “They are hilarious,” said senior Summer McKechnie, who is the object of their chant. The trio even painted “put Summer in” on their stomachs during one of Kodiak’s home games this seaso...
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‘Hotel’ is grand, quirky, wonderful
Can you say farcical, frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, feverish, mad, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, amped-up, fast, breakneck, turbulent, and tumultuous? Well, if you can’t, you’d better practice using these adjectives in rapid-fire, successive sentences before you sit down in your local art house theater to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” In addition to a quirky, whimsical tale and a star-studded cast t...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yakutsk delegation enjoys local warmth
As international rumblings continue between the Russian Federation and the United States over Ukraine, a delegation from the far eastern Russian city of Yakutsk visited Kodiak this week to toast religious brotherhood with their Alaskan neighbors. While some may associate Yakutsk with the board game Risk, Kodiakans learned about the Yakutians’ devotion to St. Innocent and St. Herman, their fondness for horses and t...
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Borough assembly colleague supports House candidate
To the editor: I am very pleased that Carol Austerman has officially announced her candidacy for Alaska’s House District 32. Currently, Ms. Austerman serves the Kodiak Island Borough as one of our senior assembly members. I am finishing my second term as an assembly member and can attest that Carol is one of the best colleagues I have ever worked with on this municipality. While Carol and I don’t always agree on i...
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Dance team invites community to watch today’s game at KHS gym
For those who are not traveling to Anchorage for the 4A basketball championships, there are a couple of ways to watch the Kodiak boys and girls teams. The Kodiak High School dance team is inviting the community to watch Thursday’s games on the high school gymnasium’s big screen. Kodiak’s boys play at 5:15 p.m. today against West Anchorage, while the girls play at 8:45 p.m. against Dimond. The dance team will be se...
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