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Horn key player off the bench
Through the course of the season, Adriane Horn has become more confident on the court. That stems from her increased playing time for the state-bound Kodiak girls basketball team. Horn, a junior, is Kodiak’s first option off the bench and has started four games this season in place of Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson. “For her to step up like she has during the stretch, not only was that huge for us, but it has ...
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Playbook: March 21
Today Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Lathrop at the 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 8 a.m. Friday, March 22 Girls basketball: Kodiak at the 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
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Assembly will go along with school board on KHS project
The Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project may yet include some discarded options -- but if it does, it will not be anytime soon. In its Tuesday night work session, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly debated the merits of including some dropped project options using a $7.5 million grant from the 2011 Alaska Legislature for the vocational education portion of the project. "At this point, it's the prero...
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Alaska Board of Game changes goat rules
The Alaska Board of Game has approved a plan to reduce the number of mountain goats in southwest Alaska but stopped short of adopting all goat-hunting measures proposed by Kodiak hunters. The Board of Game took up the three Kodiak proposals Monday as part of a scheduled three-day meeting that has stretched to five days. At the meeting in Kenai, Alaska Department of Fish and Game regional supervisor Larry Van Daele...
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Congress advances on Frankenfish labeling issue
A new charge by Alaska’s Congressional delegation is the best hope yet for fishermen looking for restrictions on genetically modified salmon. On Monday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Mark Begich announced their intention to amend the Senate’s continuing resolution budget bill to include a measure requiring “clear and unquestionable” labeling of genetically engineered salmon sold to the public. The continuing resolu...
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Nelson, Wandersee make all-state
As Kodiak’s girls prepare for Thursday’s 4A state basketball opener against Lathrop, they can lean on the experience of Jerica Nelson. Nelson is the only player on Kodiak’s roster who has played at the state tournament inside spacious Sullivan Arena. This is Nelson’s third state appearance; the first two were with Colony. “I am just going to tell the team to play like it is any other game — don’t let it get to you...
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Gov. nominated Kodiakan to fish council
Gov. Sean Parnell has nominated Kodiak resident and council member Duncan Fields to fill another three-year term on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The nomination will go forward to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for final approval, which is expected to occur this summer. To hold a seat on the council, interested parties were required to submit their names and letters of support from people in the ...
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Bead store has new owner and new location
There are more than a million individual beads in Susan Killary’s bead shop, Stringbeadz by Susan. Strings of colorful seed beads hang on a rack, crystal beads are stored in drawers, and larger earth-tone beads are displayed on tables around the store. Killary, a 13-year Kodiak resident, purchased the bead business from former owner Dana Robinson at the beginning of 2013, and has moved it to downtown Kodiak. “I wa...
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Alaska Science Forum: Permafrost scientist snowmachining from Alaska to Atlantic
Kenji Yoshikawa will soon sleep on brilliant, blue-white landscape that has never felt the imprint of his boots. Beginning on spring equinox, the permafrost scientist and a partner will attempt to drive snowmachines from Prudhoe Bay to Canada’s Baffin Island. While traveling a distance equal to Seattle to Tokyo to Seattle over land and sea ice, Yoshikawa will camp outside villages in an Arctic Oven tent. Along the...
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Smiley top girls 4A basketball coach
When Kodiak’s girls begin the 4A state basketball tournament Thursday morning, they will have the state’s coach of the year on the sideline. On Monday, the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches named Stephanie Smiley the 4A girls coach of the year. Smiley has the Bears playing in the state tournament in only her second season as the varsity coach. It is Kodiak’s first trip to state since 2010 and only its fourt...
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