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High temps almost reached, beautiful weekend ahead
Kodiak approached more record highs on Wednesday and, according to forecasters, could possibly break some over another bright and sunny coming weekend. The National Weather Service reported that Kodiak’s high of 71 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday edged close to a 73-year-old high of 74 degrees. “The climate record period is 1949 to 2014 and yesterday’s record high was 72 set in 1968. And we hit 71. The more extens...
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LGBT film fest screens Saturday
Films promoting lifestyle diversity hits the screen on Saturday as the Kodiak High School Gay-Straight Alliance hosts its first film festival. The free event happens on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “It’s a series of short films that aims to educate the community of the different identifies of the LGBT community,” said Sarah Lind, an advocate for the Gay-Straight Alliance. “This is ...
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Karen Everton LaFollette
Karen Everton LaFollette loved the outdoors, competition, fabric and laughter. She was passionate about her family – those who she was related to as well as the many she adopted over the years. Karen was Sister, Mom and Grammy to many, Bosslady to the guys at John’s Heating for 23 years and a loving wife to two very different husbands. Karen was a born competitor. Against herself in Bejeweled Blitz or a crossword ...
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Tapestry: Chuck Mackey was mentor to newcomers
Newcomers to Kodiak Island would do well to have a mentor who knows a little bit of history, the lay of the land and the character of its people. When I moved to Kodiak in 1978, Chuck Mackey was that mentor. He and his wife, Vickie, lived at Chiniak where he was a power plant operator for the closed-down Air Force tracking satellite station. When I visited the Mackeys, Chuck gave me a first-class Kodiak history le...
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Kodiak boys searching for region title No. 9
By next week Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar could be sporting a different look. The longtime track coach told his boys team that if they win their ninth consecutive Region III title he would dye his hair blue. “We got some motivation there,” junior distance runner Levi Thomet said. Thomet will do his best to transform his coach into a Smurf when the Region III Championships begin today at Palmer High School. The meet ...
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Borough passes school funding levy, employee pay raises
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a minimum tax levy for school funding for fiscal year 2015 at 9.16 mills with a 4-1 vote during a regular meeting Thursday. Borough finance director Karleton Short said that rate, equal to a bill of $2,748 on property valued at $300,000, would generate $10.1 million for the school district in fiscal year 2015. The borough also uses motor vehicle license fees to fund school...
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KHS softball to play at Baranof
Kodiak High’s softball team is leaving East Addition Park and moving to Baranof Field this weekend. Today and Saturday, the Bears are hosting Service on the artificial turf at Baranof Field. It might be the first home games away from East Addition Field in the program’s history. “We are kind of excited,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It will be something new.” It won’t be Kodiak’s first time playing on turf. The Be...
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Playbook: May 16
Friday, May 16 Softball: Kodiak vs. Service at Baranof Field. Varsity, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; junior varsity, 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Palmer High School. Saturday, May 17 Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Seward, noon, and Homer, 6 p.m., at Homer High School. Girls soccer: Kodiak vs. Seward, 10 a.m., and Homer, 4 p.m, at Homer High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Service at Baranof Field. Varsity, 1...
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KHS baseball clinches South Division
Kodiak High School’s baseball team clinched the Southcentral Conference South Division title earlier this week. The Bears sealed up the top spot when Soldotna blanked Kenai, 10-0, in a conference game on Tuesday. Kodiak is 7-1 in the conference, 10-6 overall. The Bears swept the South Division — Kenai, Soldotna and Homer. Every other team in the south has at least three losses. Kodiak will enter the conference tou...
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KHS Soccer club heads to Homer
Kodiak High School’s soccer club will take to the pitch Saturday with four matches on the Kenai Peninsula. Both the girls and boys clubs are playing Seward and Homer in friendly matches at Homer High School. The games are scrimmages, because Kodiak soccer is not a sanctioned sport. This is the first matches of the season for Kodiak’s girls club, while the boys club played two games at Nikiski earlier this season. ...
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