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Bears pick up wins at West
After the opening three weeks of the volleyball season, Kodiak was still searching for its first victory. The Bears have found plenty of reasons to celebrate the past two weeks. A week after picking up four victories on a tour to Sitka, Kodiak finished third in the silver bracket at the West Spiketacular Saturday at West Anchorage High School. Kodiak finished 3-4 in pool play and was one point shy of reaching the ...
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Lindquist ties 50 free record
In an already record-breaking swim season, Talon Lindquist added another phenomenal moment at Saturday’s Soldotna Invitational. The Kodiak junior tied Nando Macinko’s 50-yard freestyle school record with a blazing time of 21.52 seconds. Lindquist equaled Macinko’s 2010 mark on the lead off leg of the 200 freestyle relay. Earlier this season, Lindquist lowered his 500 freestyle school record to 4:46.14 and erased t...
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KHS tennis competes at Region III meet
Kodiak High School tennis coach Steve Johnston didn’t know what to expect when his team entered the Region III Championships that started Monday in Anchorage. What he received was a victory. Playing in the first match of the day, Kodiak’s Kaori Kageyama skunked Palmer’s Julie Irvine, 6-0, 6-0, in a girls’ singles match. Kageyama’s reward for winning her first high school match: a battle against top-seeded Sofia Ma...
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Osowski conquers; Kodiak boys win 15th in a row
One of the first things that Keith Osowski did after winning his first cross country regional individual title was call his brother. He couldn’t resist. See, his brother, James Osowski, won a regional title on Tsalteshi Trails — nearly the exact course Keith ran on on Saturday — in 2010. “I had a faster time and the same place. I finally have bragging rights over my brother,” Keith said. Keith, who was last year’s...
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Assembly approves letter asking for a landing requirement
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved sending a letter asking for the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to include community protections in potential Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management. Assembly member Rebecca Skinner, who sits on the borough and city of Kodiak’s Fisheries Work Group, said at a Thursday special meeting of the assembly that the letter is intended to be a joint one with the city ...
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Council accepts security grant
The city of Kodiak will receive funding from the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs’ Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for upgrades to the Emergency Operations Center. An after-action report completed following the Chiniak wildfire found the EOC is lacking equipment necessary to allow successful transfers of information to and from field operations, according to city manager A...
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Kodiak falls to W.V.
Senior Josh Cummings and his West Valley Wolfpack teammates celebrated homecoming in a big way Friday night. Cummings rushed for 197 yards on 20 carries and scored four rushing touchdowns to lead the Wolfpack to a 46-28 nonconference high school football victory over the Kodiak Bears. The West Valley defense also came up with some big plays, with five interceptions and a recovery of a muffed punt. Cummings had one...
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Lindquist, Cummiskey defend Pentathlon titles
With both their cross country and swim and dive teams in town for meets, Kodiak High School was well represented over the weekend on the central Kenai Peninsula. Friday afternoon at the Soldotna High pool, the Bears running team — a program rich in talent and success that was in town for the Region III meet — got to see one of their own thrill the crowd in the water at the 35th annual SoHi Pentathlon, and with the...
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GARDEN GATE: A garlic made for Kodiak
Before corporate seed companies arrived on the scene, seeds were traded between neighbors, over the fence. In many cases, a plot of land and a cache of viral seeds--grown, harvested and planted in the same region generation after generation--was more valuable than having money in the bank. While money in the bank is a good thing, so are regionalized seeds, plants, and bulbs. They’ve developed traits that enable th...
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FISH FACTOR: Poor pink run prompts potential bailout
Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades. In a Sept. 19 letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Walker said fishery failures that occurred this summer at the Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Lower Cook Inlet and Chignik management areas are having a “significant...
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