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Prep picks: Playoff edition
It’s playoff time for high school football teams in Alaska. The eight-week regular season was a blur for me, as I posted my worst season in the history of picking games. I went 7-1 last week — my lone miss was Colony topping North Pole, 20-19. I ended the regular season with a 51-15 record that improved my winning percentage to .833. Gizmo’s debut of picking NFL games was just as bad, going 1-2. But like a true co...
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Kodiak swimming entertains Dimond
Two of the best swimming programs in the state will collide today and Saturday at the Kodiak Community Pool. Kodiak entertains Dimond in a meet dubbed “The Brian Young Duel in the Pool.” Today’s meet starts at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 11 a.m. The Dimond boys have won the past five state team titles, and before that they were the runner-up twice. “We want to swim against the best and that is what is comin...
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Sen. Begich represents Alaskan interestes
To the Editor, The upcoming General Election offers Alaskans the opportunity to make some very important decisions for the future of Alaska. I am sure I am not the only voter who is weary of the many negative campaign ads funded by the mega rich (based on half truths) that we have been saturated with. We have one candidate who has worked very hard to gain seniority and represent Alaskan interests. Senator Mark Beg...
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Senior Blake James chasing breaststroke record
The last thing Blake James sees before he closes his eyes for the night are the numbers 5989. Those numbers represent the Kodiak High School boys’ 100-yard breaststroke record of 59.89 seconds set by Ben Millard in 2004, one of four records from that season still standing in the history books. James has a month left to reel in Millard, something he has been dreaming about since he entered high school four years ag...
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Kodiak author wins book award
As a library technician and a published author, Sara Loewen-Danelski knows books. She works in Kodiak College’s library, and published “Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands” a year and a half ago. Now, that book has won the Willa Award for creative non-fiction. “It was great news,” Loewen-Danelski said. “I knew some of the entrants and I really admired their books so that felt doubly exciting.” The Willa Awards a...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Uksuaq - Fall
Uksuaq - Fall Uksuartuq awa’i. - It is fall now. Fall along Alaska’s gulf coast arrives with a palette of changing colors. The hills fade from green to gold, coastal meadows blaze with bright red fireweed and elderberry leaves, and the skies darken from blue to grey as the days shorten and winter storms reappear. For Alutiiqs, fall was a time of preparation. Subsistence activities turned from the sea toward the la...
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In the Courts: Oct. 10
Valeri Kourenkov pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Kourenkov was sentenced to five days in jail. David Heitman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Heitman was sentenced to five days in jail. Dennis Fathke pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. Fathke was sentenced to 90 days in jail (70 suspended) and ordered to schedule screening for alcohol/substance abuse and placed on probation for one year. Cloine J Atanq...
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Boston trip eye opener for Kodiak youth
Youth from the Kodiak Bible Chapel went to Boston and found dilapidated houses and cluttered lawns in middle class neighborhoods; they handed out granola bars and gift cards in a region of America where Paul Revere alerted the Colonial militia of the approach of British forces; where demonstrators destroyed a shipment of tea into the harbor; where1,200 colonial troops under the command of William Prescott occupied...
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Amazing Nature: Monkeyface pricklebacks and glob sculpin: uglies on the fish line
Sometimes life becomes so busy that it feels like a contra dance where one thing follows another just like the dancers in a line. It seems like fall is a time in Kodiak where many people are engaged in these dances, juggling many different tasks and taking care of work, play and volunteer business. As I am thinking about the last two weeks searching for something that would be of interest for an article, many seri...
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JROTC program may come to Kodiak
Kodiak may have it’s own Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in the future. Jay Baldwin, a former National Guard member, is running the effort to get the program into Kodiak High School. Baldwin ran the National Guard unit in Kodiak as the activity duty member for over 20 years, and he retired in October 2013. Before he retired, Kodiak High School brought down an ROTC group from Anchorage, including re...
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