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Senior Life: Sept. is National Senior Center month
September is here and the Senior Center has lots of new activities happening as it is National Senior Center month. Check out your newsletter or our agency’s website www.kodiakseniorcenter.org to see which activities are new, ongoing and in which ones you might want to participate. Veronica started up yoga on Sept.15 at 9:30. Computer classes begin this week as well with classes at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursd...
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Kodiak swimming displays its depth against Homer
Not too long ago Kodiak and Homer battled in the pool for Region III supremacy. That hasn’t been the case lately, and it was never more apparent that the two programs have gone in different directions than this weekend when they met for a pair of dual meets at the Kodiak Community Pool. Using its depth and talent, Kodiak blitzed Homer. On Friday, the boys won 189-80, while the girls grabbed a 171-46 victory. On Sa...
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Coast Guard rescues hunters near Old Harbor
The Coast Guard rescued three hunters caught in windy conditions near Old Harbor on Sunday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter picked up the hunters after Sea Hawk Air and the Alaska State Troopers requested assistance, according to a Coast Guard report. The hunters’ tents had been blown away by 30-40 mph winds on Saturday night and the men were reportedly in danger of becoming hypothermic. The Jayhawk was able to land a...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Transition deer hunts
If you haven’t been out for deer in a few weeks, you’re in for a surprise. All those golden leaves on the cottonwoods and willows signal important changes in the deer and how you hunt them. August deer are wearing their light summer coats. They’re more orange than brown, and against a sunny green background they can be visible for miles. You can literally sit in your vehicle on the road and spot deer on mountainto...
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Guest opinion: Plenty of reasons to recycle
Here’s why you should recycle. Recycling saves our resources by putting off their extraction and processing, and in doing so it saves astonishing amounts of energy. Making aluminum is a simple example. These are the steps: Destroy the surface of the earth, extract ore, crush ore, make hot ore soup, use electricity to extract aluminum, melt aluminum and shape it. When you recycle it goes like this: Melt aluminum an...
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Soldotna increases win streak to 24 with victory over Kodiak
Kodiak’s football team can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Bears completed a difficult three-week schedule on Saturday with a 48-0 Northern Lights Conference loss to top-ranked Soldotna at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The past three weeks have not been easy for Kodiak, as the team lost to NLC power Kenai, second-ranked large-school Colony and Soldotna by a combined score of 141-8. The Bears emerged from that w...
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Rocket complex still off limits
Civilian agencies still do not have access to the Kodiak Island site of an accident where a rocket carrying an experimental Army weapon delivery system exploded shortly after liftoff on Aug. 25. “We’ve been working with the Army there,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation program specialist Jade Gamble said. So far that work has taken place by teleconference, she said. ADEC personnel will visit the sit...
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Kodiak spikers sweep away Kenai
Kodiak’s volleyball team just keeps on winning. The Bears ran their Northern Lights Conference regular-season winning streak to 14 matches with a pair of victories over Kenai in Kodiak’s home openers Friday and Saturday. Kodiak, the defending NLC champions, swept Kenai on Friday, 25-12, 25-22, 25-23, and picked up a 3-1 win on Saturday, 25-20, 25-23, 15-25, 25-19. The victories pushed the Bears to 4-0 in the NLC a...
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City council members stipends increase
The Kodiak’s city mayor and city council members will receive higher stipends for their work under an ordinance passed during the council’s regular meeting Thursday. At the revised rate city council members will get $400 per month and the mayor will get $500 per month, doubling the previous rates. The new rates go into effect Nov. 1, after the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 7. Only the terms of council member...
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Fish Factor: Sullivan will be at Kodiak debate
Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all. Sullivan was able to reshuffle a packed travel schedule to fit in the fisheries event, said Ben Sparks, campaign manager. Sullivan initially was going to be in Bethel on a multi-day swing through Southwest Alaska during the time of the Kodiak...
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