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Ash steers clear of Kodiak for now
Kodiak residents awoke Saturday to find a strange powdery deposit on the hoods and roofs of their cars. While Pavlof Volcano 30 miles from Cold Bay has been erupting for the past week, the yellow powder wasn’t volcanic ash — it was spruce pollen produced by the island’s blooming stands of Sitka Spruce. If northeast winds hold steady through the week, however, Pavlof ash could join that pollen. On Sunday afternoon,...
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Boskofsky ends career as state’s best high jumper
For someone who thought she would never win a state title, Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky certainly proved herself wrong. The senior jumped past the 1/2/3A field to win her third consecutive high jump title Friday at the state track and field championships at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. She graduates from Port Lions as a seven-time state champion — five in track and two in basketball. “I never even thought I w...
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Kodiak doesn’t escape record weekend cold
Runners jogged in place to keep warm at the starting line of Saturday’s Coast Guard 5K, and tree-planters bundled up against a chilly wind. Still, Kodiak was lucky. The calendar says mid-May, but Alaska is shivering like March as unseasonably cold weather drapes the state from the North Slope to the Alaska Peninsula. On Saturday, the National Weather Service station at Kodiak State Airport reported a low of 30 deg...
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Wells requests bail review hearing
James Wells, the man accused of murdering two Kodiak Coast Guard employees in April 2012, has requested a bail review hearing in Anchorage. Wells was indicted Feb. 19 on two counts of murdering a federal employee, two counts of using a firearm in a violent crime and two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly murdering Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James “Jim” Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer ...
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Kodiak boys in hunt for state track title
Do the Kodiak boys have enough firepower to win their first state track and field title since 2007? The overwhelming consensus among the team is in emphatic “yes.” “I think we do,” sophomore Levi Fried said. “I don’t think we are as stacked as the ’07 team, but we definitely have a shot at it.” Fried has extra motive in helping the Bears when state: His older brother Lucas was on the 2007 team, and he wants a titl...
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Kodiak cruises past Palmer
Kodiak turned to captain Brandon Mahle Thursday evening to end a two-game Southcentral Conference losing skid. The all-conference right-hander delivered with a complete game 7-3 triumph over visiting Palmer at drizzly Baranof Field. Mahle handcuffed Palmer hitters the entire game, scattering five hits and striking out eight in seven efficient innings. The senior breezed through the first three innings on 28 pitche...
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Playbook: May 17
Friday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer, noon, and Houston, 5 p.m., at Baranof Field. Softball: Kodiak vs. Houston, 4 p.m., and Eagle River, 5:45 p.m., at East Addition Park. Track: Kodiak and Port Lions at the state championships at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Houston at Baranof Field, noon. Softball: Kodiak vs. Houston, 11 a.m., and Eagle River, 1 p.m. and 5 ...
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Prep track: Boskofsky aiming for a 3-peat
Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky is looking to add even more hardware to her already overcrowded trophy case when the 1/2/3A state track and field championships begin today in Fairbanks. Boskofsky is the two-time defending champion in both the 300 hurdles and the high jump and is the odds-on favorite to cash in again. “I want to 3-peat,” said Boskofsky earlier this season. “I want it so bad.” If the senior does, she w...
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Base Kodiak hosts third annual ‘Run to Remember’
A Coast Guard effort that took its first steps in Key West three years ago will hit the streets of Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Saturday morning. This week, Base Kodiak hosts the third Coast Guard “Run to Remember” to memorialize Coast Guardsmen killed on duty since Sept. 11, 2001. What started with one man’s ultramarathon effort in Florida has grown to more than 50 events nationwide and around the world. “It’s grow...
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In the Courts: May 17
Dismissals • One count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against David Valley, 28, was dismissed April 25. • Two counts of second-degree criminal trespass against James Childers, 40, were dismissed April 25. • Three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of second-degree criminal trespass against Jeffrey Struck, 44, were dismissed April 9. Assault • David Valley, 28, pleaded guilty to fou...
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