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KISAR group keeps skills sharp with training
Last weekend, the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue group trained in rappelling and navigating in the backcountry. The training involved a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and four hours of hiking. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter took KISAR members to the top of Fourth of July peak, a mountain behind Bells Flats. “We took 13 members into the backcountry here quite a ways, it was about a four-hour hike down,” said KISAR presi...
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Kodiak boys looking to extend region streak
Kodiak’s boys cross country team hopes it will get to visit a bakery Saturday afternoon. The Bears are chasing their 13th consecutive regional title, and they get the chance to extend their region dominance at home. For the first time since 2005, Bear Valley Golf Course is hosting the Region III Cross Country Championships. Kodiak is more than ready to defend its home turf against region foes Colony, Wasilla, Palm...
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Kodiak girls hoping for a strong showing at regions
Kodiak started the season with a youthful girls cross country team. Injuries have stunted the growth of the team this season, but coach Marcus Dunbar is looking for season-saving performances at Saturday’s Region III Championships at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “We haven’t really had a meet where I thought we ran at full strength … We are hoping this weekend might be it,” Dunbar said. Kodiak hasn’t been on top of...
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Parks and Rec: Sept. 26-Oct. 3
Joe Floyd Track and Field and Baranof Field — the baseball field — are state of the art facilities. With such outstanding facilities comes a responsibility to maintain and protect the investment of the City of Kodiak and Community. These rules and regulations are set in place to increase the lifespan of our facilities. Below are the rules and regulations in which the City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation will be req...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 26
Aug. 17 • At 12:04 a.m., a caller reported a traffic offense on Rezanof Drive East. A man was arrested for a warrant. • Around 3:14 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. • At 3:43 a.m., police responded to a minor moving vehicle accident on West Marine Way. There were no injuries. On driver was cited for having no proof of insurance. • At 3:40 a.m., police responded to disorderly conduct on Marine Way. A...
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Prep picks: Perfection
I’ve been so focused on the upcoming Region III Cross Country Championships that I almost forget about picking high school games this week. But have no fear, because I remembered at the very last minute. With hardly any time to spare this week, I didn’t have time to get Gizmo’s picks, but rest assured he will make an appearance before the season is over. I will tell you that Gizmo is starting to take over the Clar...
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Getting to the know the Region III course
Bear Valley Golf Course will be turned into a cross country course Saturday. Kodiak’s nine-hole course is hosting the Region III Cross Country Championships for the first time since 2005. A total of 234 runners representing 14 schools will be part of the extravaganza that features six races — junior varsity girls (10 a.m.), junior varsity boys (10:45 a.m.), 1/2/3A girls (11:30 a.m.), 4A girls (12:15 p.m.), 1/2/3A ...
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Pioneers convention comes to Kodiak for first time
Over 250 members of the Pioneers of Alaska have poured into Kodiak this weekend for the annual Pioneers of Alaska convention. The organization has been holding conventions for 90 years, and this is the first time it’s been to Kodiak, said Louise Stutes, the president of Kodiak’s women’s igloo, the name for local branches. “Kodiak has had an absolutely stupendous turnout for this convention, particularly that we’re...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Lla - Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World
Lla - Weather; Sky; Outdoors; Universe; World Lla Asirtuq. - The weather is good. The world's cultures have a great variety of beliefs about the sky. Tlingit people see the sky as an upside-down bowl with a hard surface. Their sky has layers that provide a home for the souls of those died from violence. The ancient Inuit saw the sky as a dome covering a flat earth resting on pillars. In their worldview there were ...
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Troopers to accept unwanted prescription drugs
This Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. The troopers in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting the drugs in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft. Only pills and patches will be accepted. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, the report said. It is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. “Medi...
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