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Achievers: June 13
• Earl Chaven Davidson and Michell Thomas Davidson have been named to the spring 2013 semester Dean’s List at Anderson University, a four-year Christian college in Anderson, Ind. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. • Anna Engvall has won a $1,500 college scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applicants for...
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Kodiak museum course puts 1964 earthquake history on video
The Baranov Museum will host a special screening of original videos about the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami in Kodiak. The “Waves of Change” screening will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Teen Center. Students from seventh through 12th grades made the films during a summer history and film class. The class is a partnership between the Kodiak Island Borough School District, the Baranov Museum,...
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Golfing leagues begin
Kodiak’s golf season has teed off. The Kodiak Golf Association’s two leagues at Bear Valley Golf Course started last week, and there is still time to sign up, Thursday Night League manager Jim Kennedy said. Last Thursday, 23 people took aim at the nine-hole, 36-par course nestled on Anton Larsen Bay Road. “I would like to see more,” Kennedy said. Golfers need to have a United States Golf Association handicap and b...
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Playbook: June 13
Friday, June 14 Baseball: Kodiak Post 17 vs. Wasilla, 6:30 p.m. at Baranof Field.
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One man’s hobby: Soaring with the eagles
Summer is the time for daydreaming. Lie back in the warm grass and open your eyes, watching the eagles circle above. As you lie on Pillar Mountain, a red bird with a 10-foot wingspan joins them, circling and looping in the breeze above the mountain. Remove your sunglasses and you see that it’s not a bird — it’s a glider. It’s the daydream of 48-year-old Andrew Airways mechanic Chris Badessa. For the past 11 years,...
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Pier 3 project faces sandy dilemma
As the city of Kodiak gets down and dirty with its effort to build a new Pier 3, problems have emerged from the muck at the bottom of Kodiak's port. In a Tuesday night presentation to the Kodiak City Council, engineer Kenton Braun said the city will soon have to decide whether it wants to scale down the pier or add 10 percent to its $33 million price tag. "Soil strength plays into this a lot," Braun explained. Whe...
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Special Olympic athletes earn medals at state
Kodiak’s Special Olympics powerlifting team hoisted three overall gold medals at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Shantele Mantalaba, Amy Canavan and Anthony Rohrer all won gold medals for their total pounds lifted in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Mantalaba deadlifted 220 pounds, squated 138 and benched 94. Canavan lifted 231 pounds in the deadlift, 105 in the squat and 94 in the b...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 12
Friday, June 7 • At 1:32 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:10 a.m., a caller requested an officer’s presence as they ask a disgruntled employee to leave. All was OK and there was no incident. • At 3:23 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 7:05 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 7:26 a.m., a caller reported receiving a threatening call. Officers ...
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State can’t find interim ferry to fill Tustumena’s absence
The state has struck out in its search for an interim Tustumena replacement. The Alaska Marine Highway System has confirmed that only one company responded to the state’s plea for interim ferry service between Kodiak and Homer. With the ferry Tustumena in dry dock until the end of July, only the ferry Kennicott will stop at the Emerald Isle during the peak of tourist season. With the Tustumena unavailable, the sta...
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Permit process slow with small staff
For the next few weeks, the Kodiak Island Borough’s community development department will be stretched thin. The department was already down a full-time employee after Bud Cassidy left earlier this year to take over as borough manager. It will now be down two full-time employees with the departure of acting director Duane Dvorak. The staffing shortage is expected to slow the process of issuing residential and deve...
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