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Coast Guard Blotter: Nov. 9
Nov. 3 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR welcomed Laura Rokey, a former Coast Guard SPAR, and her family aboard the ship in Petersburg. The women who served in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve in the 1940s were nicknamed SPARs for embodying the Coast Guard's motto, Semper Paratus, Always Ready; the cutter SPAR is named in their honor. Rokey served in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve for three years in the earl...
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Editorial: Kodiak has a lot to cheer about from election
On Tuesday, Alaskans went to the polls with the rest of the country. More than 220,000 of you voted, 44 percent of the state’s registered voters. Alaskans picked Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States — a majority of voters in the rest of the states disagreed. We’ve heard lots of complaining and griping online and in person from people unhappy with results in state or national elections. Regardl...
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Kodiak falls in five to Juneau
Kodiak came close to snapping its long state tournament winless drought Thursday against Southeast champion Juneau. The Bears took the first two sets 25-18, 25-18 in their opening-round 4A state championship match at Wasilla’s Curtis Menard Sports Complex and were eyeing their first state win in seven tries. Despite its effort, Kodiak couldn’t close the door. Juneau roared back to take the next three sets 25-11, 2...
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Sen. Stevens joins new Senate Republican majority
Sen. Gary Stevens has joined the new Alaska Senate Republican majority. On Thursday afternoon, the coalition announced in a press release that Stevens will serve as chairman of the Senate education committee after becoming the 12th member of the Republican majority. A few hours later, the majority added Sitka Republican Bert Stedman for its 13th member. In Tuesday’s election, Alaska voters picked 13 Republicans — ...
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Alyeska's Vessel of Opportunity program recognized in Kodiak
Fishermen involved in Alyeska's Vessel of Opportunity program were recognized for their commitment to safety during a reception in Kodiak on Monday night. The Vessel of Opportunity program, run by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, provides oil spill training to fishermen in different coastal cities so they can respond if a large oil spill occurs. The entire program received Alyeska's President’s Safety Award for t...
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Kodiak's Tanner crab harvest lowest since 2008
Kodiak’s Tanner crab harvest will be the lowest since 2008, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday. The harvest limit for the Kodiak area Tanner harvest has been set at 660,000 pounds divided between two regions. That amount is the lowest since 2008, when the harvest was set at 400,000 pounds. Shellfish management biologist Mark Stichert said surveys indicated crab from the huge mid-decade surge...
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Bears aim for another NLC title
Kodiak’s wrestling team is not going to sneak up on opponents this season. Last season, Kodiak surprised everybody by winning its first Northern Lights Conference title in 20 years. With most of last year’s team returning, the Bears are posed to make another run for the conference crown. “They are on the lookout for us,” said Sean Costello, who shares co-head coach duties for Kodiak with his father Pat Costello. “...
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AAUW Christmas bazaar bigger than ever
Kodiak’s largest Christmas bazaar returns for its 41st edition this weekend, and it promises to be bigger than ever, thanks to an overflow bazaar happening at the same time. Eighty booths selling everything from jam to picture frames will fill Kodiak High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the annual production of the American Association of University Women. If that isn’t enough, an overflow bazaar will op...
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4A state volleyball championship results
Thursday’s results Juneau 3, Kodiak 2 (18-25, 18-25, 25-11, 25-22, 15-7) Dimond 3, Palmer 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-14) East Anchorage 3, West Valley 1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 25-18) South Anchorage 3, Soldotna 2 (25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 16-25, 15-13) Dimond 3, Juneau 0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-21) South 3, East 0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-19. Friday’s schedule 11 a.m. — West Valley vs. Soldotna 1 p.m. — Kodiak vs. Palmer 3 p.m. — West Val...
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Playbook: Nov. 9
Today Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at the 4A state tournament at Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla, 1 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Nikiski Dual Tournament at Nikiski High School. Saturday, Nov. 10 Volleyball: Kodiak at the 4A state tournament at Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. Wrestling: Kodiak at the Nikiski Dual Tournament at Nikiski High School.
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