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Track: Bears send 16 to state
Kodiak High School’s track and field team qualified 16 athletes to the 4A state championships that begin Friday in Fairbanks. Kodiak’s boys are in the running for the program’s first state title since 2007. Leading the charge is sophomore Levi Thomet. The distance runner has the state’s top times in the 1,600 meters (4 minutes, 24.42 seconds) and the 3,200 meters (9:24.12). He is also seeded fourth in the 800. Kod...
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Herring season slower than expected
A hot herring season has instead cooled, leading to slow fishing across the Kodiak archipelago. As of Monday afternoon, only about 4,000 tons of herring had been harvested from a quota of 5,410 tons. While 40 boats were registered for the fishery before its April 15 opening, only about 10 remain. The rest have gone west to the Togiak herring fishery, Alaska’s largest. “It's already late in May,” said city councilm...
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Kodiak postmaster in the mail to Puerto Rico
Kodiak postmaster William Kersch will soon call a new island home. Next month he and his family will leave the Emerald Isle for Puerto Rico, where he will take over as postmaster of a US Postal Service office in Cabo Rojo on the southwest corner of the island. Kersch has served as the postmaster in Kodiak for about seven years. This new job is a promotion and will give him a chance to serve a larger community of a...
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Olsen, Bennion take Earth Day Triathlon titles
Saturday’s Earth Day Triathlon produced the youngest individual champion and one of the oddest finishes in the 28-year history of the race. At age 14, Sawyer Olsen became the youngest overall individual champion, breezing through the 1-kilometer swim, the 5-kilometer run and the 20-kilometer bike ride in a cool 1 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds. In a bizarre women’s race, Sara Bennion held off a fast-charging Meg Ino...
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Around Kodiak: May 14
The Kodiak GIS Users Group will hold a meeting at noon today in the Kodiak Island Borough conference room in the borough building. Terri Morganson, ESRI Inc.’s state and local government account manager, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is a chance for those who use ESRI products to ask questions and find answers to questions. Exhibit designer Sarah Asper-Smith visits the Baranov Museum at 6 p.m. Wednesday f...
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Atom Fairweather
Atom Fairweather slipped away peacefully at home on May 3, 2013. His devoted wife, Becky was at his side. Atom grew up in Colorado and Arizona, but spent the best, most exciting years of his life, working and living in Kodiak, where he fished crab in the winter and tendered salmon in the summer. Atom was in Kodiak during the hayday of Kodiak King Crab which, like the California Gold Rush, will never return again. ...
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After assault acquittal, Kodiak man faces new charges
A Kodiak man acquitted of third-degree assault charges now faces felony charges for drugs and weapons misconduct. Teila Tofelogo, 43, was accused of two counts of third-degree assault after he allegedly brandished a gun at two teenagers in a vehicle on Jan. 30. On Friday, both assault charges (class C felonies) were dismissed by a jury. According to court documents, when police found Tofelogo walking away from the...
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Melodie 'Mel' Southwick
Melodie “Mel” Southwick passed away peacefully on April 28, 2013 in Longview, Wash. She was 53. Mel was born Sept. 28, 1959, to Fred Abshere and Fern Smith in Springfield, Ore. She graduated from Kelso High School in 1977. During the summer months she worked as a forest fire lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in central Oregon, which is where she met David Southwick of Woodland, Wash.. They were married Nov. 21, ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started with Dolly Varden
I’m tired of waiting! The winter was long, and it’s time to start catching Dolly Varden in rivers. I can’t be sure they’re leaving their winter lakes yet, headed downstream to the ocean. But they should start any day and I plan to be on the river waiting for them. The timing of each year’s Dolly run is variable. Predicting it isn’t a matter of looking at last year’s calendar. I have come close a few times by watch...
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Births: May 14
• Collin Danger Pruitt was born at 7:33 a.m. May 1, 2013 to Chris and Nichole Pruitt. He weighed 6 pounds, 5.4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak. His mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association and his father works for Miles Fish Company. Proud grandparents are Frank and Maryann Miles from Kodiak and Steve and Trisha Pruitt from Kodiak. • Bristol Rose Skonberg was born a...
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