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Dunbar qualifies for track championships
Trevor Dunbar will end his college career at historic Hayward Field. The University of Oregon senior qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships last week at the West Preliminary meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dunbar will be competing in the 5,000- and 10,000-meters when the NCAA Championships begin June 11 in his home stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Kodiak High School 2009 graduate finished eighth in the...
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David "Rocky" Christiansen
David "Rocky" Christiansen Rocky, 59, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 27. He was a fisherman, merchant marine, & captain of the F/Vs Kiska and Candida Dawn C. Rocky was a bear hunter and subsistence provider. He was born to Ralph and Florence Christiansen of Old Harbor on November 21, 1954. He was raised by his grandparents Larry and Martha Matfay. Rocky was a kind and generous man; a one-of-a-kind ...
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Death notice: Jeff Huntley
Longtime Kodiak resident Jeff Huntley, 67, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
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Funding for fisheries management in 2015 funding bill
Senator Lisa Murkowski has helped obtain funding for fisheries management in the 2015 funding bill from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, according to a press release from Murkowski’s office. The funding will support the Pacific Salmon Commission, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the North Pacific Council. Some of the specific issues addressed include electr...
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Business spotlight: Keeping up with flooring needs keeps Wood busy
Stephen Wood hesitated at first in describing his future plans for his booming Great Alaskan Flooring Company — his workload is so large these days it leaves little time for vision statements. But then he availed a long-term view: “My ultimate goal would be to have a design center — cabinets, appliances, flooring, paint — that’s probably years down the line and I don’t know if I’ll ever achieve it. But that seems ...
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Roy Albert Ecklund
Roy Albert Ecklund, 79, left us on May 23, 2014, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, with his loved ones by his side. Roy was a kind and gentle man that will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Roy was born on September 11, 1934, in Port Angeles, Washington, to Leonard and Helen Ecklund. He is preceded in death by his father, his mother, his sister Shirley and brother-in-law R...
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Outdoor Kodiak: It's halibut time
My wife and I have been a little distracted by king salmon. Between that and weather days, we simply haven’t put any effort into halibut. But recently we found ourselves on the water with time to kill and no immediate king salmon prospects. It was too nice a day to go home, but we had a couple of hours to kill before the tide change and time to return to our king hunt. I made a blind stab at a halibut spot and dro...
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Fundraiser gives Tanana troopers local color, honor
Patrons donated some $5,000 for the families Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich, gunned down by an assailant in Tanana, at the Elks Club on Sunday night. The event was organized by chef Joel Chenet, with help from the Elks lodge, St. Innocent’s Academy, and Alaska State Troopers. At the “First Salmon of the Year” dinner, which Chenet has put on for 12 years, Chenet’s creative touches ga...
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Track stars shine in Kodiak
After two days of sterling performances at the Brian Young Invitational, officials had the daunting task of picking the two athletes of the meet. How difficult was it? It took the committee more than 20 minutes Sunday evening at Joe Floyd Track and Field to decide who had the best performances. “We went back and forth,” Kodiak coach and meet organizer Marcus Dunbar said. “It wasn’t an easy choice.” First there was...
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Baranov to get historical survey visit
The Historic American Building Survey is visiting the Baranov Museum for the next three days to document the building. The documentation includes creating drawings of the building with a scanner. The drawings will then be edited together to create an animated digital “fly through.” The fly through video shows all around the exterior of a building and then goes through the doors to show the interior. “It definitely...
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