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Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska
And they are here. Sluggish mosquitoes, sprung from the leaves where they overwintered. Moths and butterflies flitting the fields and south-facing slopes. Beetles skittering along in pinstripe-grooved exoskeletons. How many insects are stirring on the surface of Alaska? That's a fun but hard-to-answer question that Derek Sikes recently pondered in response to writer and wilderness guide Michael Engelhard. I was a ...
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Kodiak soccer heads to regions
Making the Northern Lights Conference Soccer Championships was bittersweet for Kodiak’s first-year varsity boys program. The team was thrilled to have qualified, but it came at the steep cost of $6,500. As a self-funded program, the team had to come up with the money to travel to the tournament that begins Thursday at Colony High School. When coach Eric Waltenbaugh found out his team had qualified, he met with his...
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Kodiak Island Births: May 20
Lucas Michael Kahanamoku Michener was born at 10:12 a.m. on May 8, 2015 to Sharona Michelle Benton and Kenneth Burt Michener. He weighed 7 pounds, 2.8 ounces and was 19 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Subway, and the baby’s father works at Evergreen Timber. Also welcoming him to the family is Kaleena-Jean Benton and Jacoby Russell. Grandparents are...
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KMS track breaks record
A Kodiak Middle School track and field record came tumbling down over the weekend. The foursome of Hannah Villaroya, Halle Blair, Ella Raisley and Garly Glover posted a new school record for the girls’ 800-meter relay with a time of 2 minutes, 1.45 seconds, Saturday during the high school meet against Bartlett at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The old time was 2:01.6, set in 2008.
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Playbook: May 20
Thursday, May 21 Baseball: Kodiak at Wasilla. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Soccer: Kodiak vs. Colony at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Colony High School, 1 p.m. Friday, May 22 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Wasilla, 3 p.m., and Colony, 6 p.m. at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. Soccer: Kodiak at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Colony/Palmer high schools. Softball: Kodiak vs. Dimo...
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Outdoor Kodiak: In search of red salmon
In a matter of days good numbers of sockeye or red salmon will appear in Kodiak rivers. Once the runs arrive in force, you may need to bring your own rock to stand on in the most popular fishing spots. There might or might not be a few reds in rivers right now, so finding them will be difficult and hooking up a challenge. Should you wait until the runs build before setting out, or perhaps hit the water now and tak...
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National Safe Boating week observed
National Safe Boating Week starts on Saturday, and the local branch of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free boat checks now and throughout the summer. The auxiliary's Eduardo Vitorino said there are currently nine qualified vessel examiners in the auxiliary with a goal of 15 before the end of the year. "It's quite a big goal, but it's doable," Vitorino said. "We have a strong auxiliary membership and it's ...
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CGC Munro changes command
A new commanding officer took over the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro on Friday. Capt. Samuel Jordan returned to Kodiak to take command of the Munro from leaving CO Capt. Jeff Thomas, who has run the 378-foot cutter since June 2013. During the change of command ceremony, Thomas was given a citation for meritorious service. "Displaying strategic vision, Capt. Thomas led Munro to outstanding levels of success with si...
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Arnold no-hits Houston to clinch South Division
Jakob Arnold’s Saturday outing against Houston started eerily similar to last year’s baseball game against the Hawks. In both contests, Arnold plunked the first hitter, who came around to score. Fortunately for Arnold and Kodiak, the similarities stopped there. Arnold settled down and no-hit Houston in an 8-1 Southcentral Conference victory. The senior right-hander struck out 11 and walked one in seven innings. It...
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Jackson Park comprised of hardworking people
To the editor: In response to the recent article on Jackson Trailer Park, not everyone in Jackson is so-called “trailer trash people.” Many people here are very hardworking people who work themselves tooth and nail for minimum wage or less, who struggle to make ends meet to pay their bills and taxes. Some are hardworking fishermen who come home after a tough season battered half to death from that ocean, absolutel...
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