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Kodiak falls to Chugiak in season opener
Kodiak head coach Jim Schnick knew the Bears’ 2014 season opener against large-school power Chugiak was going to be a tough challenge. What he didn’t expect was his offense not scoring, but that is what happened in a 50-0 nonconference football loss to the Mustangs Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I hate seeing that goose egg on the board more than anything,” Schnick said. “We are just going to have to do e...
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Thomet, Ivanoff win Alumni Run
Levi Thomet and Chloe Ivanoff raced their way to victories in Kodiak High School’s annual Alumni Run Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Thomet, a KHS senior, cruised to the boys title in 16 minutes, 5 seconds — 1:14 ahead of runner-up finisher Levi Fried. Cole Christiansen was the top alumni, finishing third in 18:06. Former KHS star Ivanoff dominated the girls race in 20:11 — 2:12 ahead of second-p...
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Borough approves Port Lions School painting
At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly special meeting on Thursday, the assembly approved a contract for the painting of the Port Lions school. The assembly approved the contract with Carl's Drywall and Paint, LLC for $74,000. That was the only agenda item at the special meeting. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy said at a prior meeting where this was discussed that it's important the painting happens before winter. The ...
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Lots of choices for assembly, council elections
The filing deadline for local elections has passed, and there are seven candidates for three Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats and four candidates for two Kodiak City Council seats. The filing deadline for both city and borough elections was Friday at 4:30 p.m. For the city council, incumbents Terry Haines and Randall Bishop have signed up as well as David Haught and Marine Leist. For the borough assembly, incu...
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Garden Gate: A berry good summer
So far this summer, many berry crops—salmonberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, Russian berries, currants—have been so abundant that it can be challenging to find sugar, pectin and canning jars on store shelves. Even bears are getting into the frenzy. Until recently, reports from traditional bear viewing areas say that bears were gorging on berries and ignoring salmon swimming upstream, much to the dis...
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Fish Factor: Russia's ban hurts Alaska
Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage last week when Russia banned imports of foods for one year from the US, Canada, Europe, Norway and Australia in retaliation for sanctions imposed due to its aggressive actions in Ukraine. It is a direct hit to Alaska, which last year exported nearly 20 million...
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To the editor: No more apologizing
To the Editor, There is too much “apologizing “ going on in Washington D.C.wrong doings! Period! How about prison, thus there won’t be “sooo” much apologizing. Bill Bjorkland
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Letter to the Editor: Walker is a team player
I first met Rich Walker when he and I both volunteered diligently on Alan Austerman’s first State House campaign. We met again some years later when I was project manager for Kodiak’s first waterfront restaurant. Rich’s environmental company gave us a favorable asbestos abatement. Another ten years passed and I find myself working for Rich on the base. In the three different relationships and also a friendship, I ...
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High school football scores: Week 1
Friday Colony 23, East 13 West 28, Palmer 6 North Pole 41, West Valley 35 Saturday Chugiak 50, Kodiak 0 Barrow 60, Valdez 6 Nikiski 42, Thunder Mountain 19 Service 14, Wasilla 6 Soldotna 53, Eagle River 6 Bartlett 47, Lathrop 14 South 20, Dimond 0 Ketchikan 45, Monroe 12 Eielson 41, Homer 16 Seward 14, Houston 7
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 18
July 23 • At 12:08 a.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear in the 2800 block of Woody Way. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 12:24 p.m., a caller dialed 911 about a bear on Woody Way Loop. The bear was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:40 a.m., police responded to an assault. It’s under investigation. • At 2:47 a.m., a caller requested a subject removal on Marine Way. An intoxicated woman left when pol...
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