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Former KHS football star takes over defense
The first time Kodiak High School’s football team made the playoffs and reached the small-school state championship game was in 2006. Ben Watkins was a star defensive player for that team, which ended up losing 28-20 to Soldotna in the title game and finished with a program-best 8-2 record. Ten years later and Watkins is back. The former College of the Redwoods player is heading Kodiak’s varsity defense after spen...
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Kodiak football installs no-huddle offense for 2016
Don’t blink. The 2016 Kodiak High School football team is lightning fast. And the coaching staff plans to showcase the speed by running a no-huddle offense when the season kicks off Friday night against Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “We are going to go as fast as humanly possible,” second-year head coach Bill McGuire said. McGuire, a former player at Montana State University Northern, installed a spread of...
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GUEST OPINION: ‘Pursue the idea’ language too vague
This past Thursday’s borough meeting was both pleasant and productive. A committee report by Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center noted they completed their JCAHO (national hospital accreditation agency) evaluation and received both the highest rating and for the longest period before they must again be evaluated. Also, Medicare/Medicaid evaluated them and they came out with no discrepancies. Bottom line: Kodia...
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City may nix inspection ties with borough
A Kodiak City Council vote on termination of a memorandum of agreement between the city and the Kodiak Island Borough is scheduled for the council’s regular meeting tomorrow. Should the motion fail, the option will be off the table for a year. Currently, the city’s building department conducts inspections throughout the borough. The borough and city codes matched until June, when the KIB Assembly voted to revert b...
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Contractor suing KIB over costs for new high school
The company that built the new Kodiak High School is suing the Kodiak Island Borough over change orders the borough denied and problems with the plans. In a complaint filed in the Anchorage courthouse on July 29, Watterson Construction alleges they are owed $252,000 for denied claims of proposed change orders and unspecified damages to be determined during a trial. During the course of construction, Watterson aske...
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Wait for state on pot regs, lawyer advises city
A lawyer advising the city of Kodiak on marijuana regulations recommended holding off on drafting city regulations until the state takes action on issues surrounding transportation to and from marijuana testing facilities. Under state law, any marijuana sold by a retail business would first need to be tested for potency and microbes in a licensed testing facility under the oversight of a scientific director. So fa...
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Alaska Science Forum: Flood control project saving Fairbanks heaps
MOOSE CREEK DAM — For the 13th consecutive day, four plates of steel in a framework of concrete have quietly saved Fairbanks. Heavy rains in the basin of the Chena River, the waterway that spawned Fairbanks, have swelled the river to where motorboats can’t squeeze beneath downtown bridges. Dam-tenders here have responded by lowering steel gates into the river. The gates skim river water, backing it into an immense...
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FISH FACTOR: Sockeyes, pinks tell season story
Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: sockeyes save the day and colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster catches of other salmon species, notably, those hard-to-predict pinks. “I think if you’re a Bristol Bay fisherman, you’re probably pretty happy, and if you fished anywhere else ...
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HEALTHY KODIAK: Beware the burp that never comes to be
A few weeks ago, our topic was a review of some common causes of upper abdominal pain. There are several things that can cause pain of the upper abdomen. One of those things is the gallbladder. The gallbladder is what I’d like to share information with you about today. The gallbladder is an organ we usually don’t think about unless it’s causing problems. It lives in the upper right side of the abdomen, often almos...
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Alumni Run Results
Boys Alumni 22, Kodiak 39 1. Michael Parnell, Alum, 16 57 seconds; 2. Levi Fried, Alum, 17:03; 3. Jack Hannah, Kod, 17:52; 4. Micah Burnett, Alum, 18:16; 5. Chad Pysher, Alum, 19:02; 6. Julian McCarthy, Alum, 19:15; 7. Gabe Nummer, Kod, 19:25; 8. Brenden Thompson, Kod, 19:33; 9. Hayden Foster, Alum, 19:41; 10. Anthony Maghupoy, Kod, 19:58; 11. Seth Burnett, Kod, 20:10; 12. Richie McKinney, 20:32; 13. Camrin Yturbe...
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