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TRACK: KHS boys aim to defend regional title
Armed with a well-rounded team, Kodiak’s boys are hunting for their second consecutive Region III Track and Field title, which would make 10 in the past 11 years. The journey to a repeat championship begins today at Colony High School. The two-day meet concludes Saturday. Kodiak holds the fastest seed mark in eight of the 17 events — Billy Alcaide has the fastest times in the 100- and 200-meter runs (11.34 seconds...
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Kodiak residents golden at Nugget
Betsy Lund had a day at the Gold Nugget Triathlon on Saturday in Anchorage. The Kodiak resident placed a career-best 25th out of 1,450 entries with time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds. Competitors swam 500 yards, biked 12 miles and ran 4.1 miles. Lund, who won Kodiak’s Earth Day Triathlon two weeks ago, finished fourth in the 35-39-year-old age division. Her previous best finish was 29th with a time of 1:20:13 i...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 19
May 1, 2016 At 2:06 a.m., police arrested a man in the 200 block of Center Avenue on suspicion of violating conditions of release. At 11:30 a.m., animal control tried to catch a loose dog in the Thorsheim and Fir streets area. At 12:59 p.m., a woman reported a neighbor dog defecated in her yard in the 2300 block of Beaver Lake Drive while the owners were present. It’s under investigation. At 1:10 p.m., police chal...
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Week in Words: Tempestuous times in middle of school
I’m going to do a little shameless self-promotion in this week’s column and talk about Kodiak Middle School. I know, I know. Most of us, including me, don’t really want to think about our middle school or junior high years. Of all the times in my life I would like to revisit, my middle school years rank dead last. It was an important time. But this “middle” phase is not only an important time in a young person’s d...
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Alaska State Troopers: May 19
May 12 At approximately 5 p.m., troopers received a report of a theft from a residence. Investigation revealed approximately $15,000 worth of personal items were stolen, including two gold watches, three gold rings and a camera. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 486-4121 or Crime Stoppers at 486-3113. May 13 At approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers respo...
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Such stuff as plays are made on
In William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a magician and his daughter lead a lonely life on a mystical island, until a shipwreck brings them reluctant company. There’s nothing lonely or reluctant about the troupe performing the classic play this weekend in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. “I only have nine lines or so, but it’s so much fun,” said Kodiak Middle School drama club member Rylee Grunden, who le...
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Students hit their marks in Kentucky
Elizabeth Luther paced a contingent of three Kodiak rural students at the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that completed Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. Luther, a Chiniak eighth grader, fired a total of 257 points out of a max of 300. Dale Reft, a Karluk sophomore, finished with a 241, while Sienna Rodgers, a Chiniak eighth grader, scored a 237. “The kids were a little nervous to begin with but settle...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Much of Arctic now significantly lower
When botanist Janet Jorgenson first visited a patch of tundra east of Kaktovik in 1988, it was flat, dry and thick with 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragrant with sedges and grasses. And, like other parts of Alaska’s North Slope, it is a few feet farther from the clouds. Tapkaurak is part of what might be an Arctic-wide thawing, draining and settling of the landscape. More t...
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Near Island options
The final public open house on the Near Island Development Plan before presentation to the Kodiak City Council took place Tuesday, but interested parties can still submit comments and questions. The event showcased three conceptual plans with shaded areas representing the range of land uses: conservation districts, seaplane base and support services, general commercial, tourism-related commercial, institutional, w...
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Mosquito season gets started
Mosquitoes, the bane of Alaskans’ existence, are already making their presence known in Kodiak. Anecdotal reports in Kodiak indicate there are more mosquitoes this year than normal, but there are no surveys or official stats to back that up. “The rule of thumb is that a cool, wet spring usually leads to a worse mosquito season, and a dry, warm spring leads to a lower mosquito season, so it kind of depends on what ...
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