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Alcaide, Barcelon tagged as track’s most versatile athletes
Billy Alcaide displayed his sprinting speed to bring home the boy’s title in the F/V Invincible Pentathlon Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Kodiak High School senior passed Micah Burnett down the homestretch of the 800-meter run to secure his first pentathlon title with 3,053 points. Senior Raen Barcelon captured her second consecutive girl’s title with 2,948 points, 443 points better than last year’s wi...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 12
March 23 At 1:47 a.m., police arrested a woman in the 1500 block of Ismailov Street on suspicion of driving under the influence – drugs and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. At 8:07 a.m., a person reported possible domestic violence in Saint Paul Harbor. Charges were forwarded. At 11:08 a.m., police red-tagged a vehicle in the 200 block of Ole Johnson Avenue. At 11:41 a.m., police r...
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SEA STORIES: Capt. Cook’s third and final voyage, 1778
In April 1778, the two ships of Capt. James Cook’s third voyage of discovery, Resolution and Discovery, left Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, and sailed north in search of the Northwest Passage, the fabled and perhaps imaginary sea route between Europe and the Orient. Over the next few weeks they would explore Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, sail past Kodiak Island on their way to the Bering Sea, and reject ...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 12
Brian Cruz Garcia was born at 7:50 p.m. on April 3, 2016, to Reyna Guadelupe Cruz Garcia. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. His parents are originally from El Salvador and now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are Elvira Garcia from El Salvador and Roberto Antonio Cruz from El Salvador. Avery Jean Ochoa was born at 6:01 a.m. on April 6, 2016, to Jenna and Simon Ochoa. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Window opens for hikes with clear views
Spring is my favorite season for hiking on Kodiak. It’s certainly not spring yet, but with the lack of snow this winter the biggest impediment is removed for putting miles on your boots. I try to time my first spring hikes to the moment the mountain passes clear of snow, providing clear passage to the country beyond the first mountain range back from the road system. The sooner my way is clear through those passes...
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Juneau Update: Amendment aims at charters
Hello from Juneau! The second session of the 29th Legislature will soon be ending and hopefully I’ll be packing up to head back to Kodiak for the interim. I’m predicting we will go into special session, but the questions of where that will occur and for how long are still up in the air. Legislators and staffers must be out of the Capitol building by early May due to continued remodeling and construction scheduled ...
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Assembly postpones NOAA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted Thursday to postpone changing a lease for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. The lease, if approved, would be for 15 years with an optional five-year extension. It would start immediately, superseding about two years left in the current lease with the General Services Administration. GSA and boro...
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City council to try for marijuana briefing again
The Kodiak City Council hopes the third time will be the charm for a long-planned presentation by attorneys from the city’s law firm. The briefing on marijuana and regulations for its use is scheduled for the council work session Tuesday evening. It was canceled in September and again in February when weather prevented the presenters from getting to Kodiak. Holly Wells and Katherine Davies of Birch Horton Bittner ...
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Kodiak powers past Houston
The Kodiak High School boys’ soccer team is beginning to get the reputation for starting quick. And that’s not a bad thing. The Bears punched in goals in the first and third minutes of their nonconference matches against Houston — 7-3 and 7-1 victories — Friday and Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It was just a week ago that Kodiak scored in the opening minute of its Northern Lights Conference matchup agains...
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Hawks deny Kodiak first goal
Four matches into the 2016 season and the Kodiak girls soccer team is still searching for its inaugural goal. The Bears had plenty of scoring opportunities against Houston, but came away empty, losing 8-0 on Friday and 4-0 on Saturday in nonconference matches at Joe Floyd Track and Field. On multiple occasions forwards Madison Parker and Abi Coombs, who scored the program’s first goal last season, had runs but cou...
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