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WEEK IN WORDS: ‘Re’ adds meaning to signs and presents
The borough manager controversy now behind us leaves our community down one assembly member. This opens an opportunity for a lucky Kodiakan as the assembly will appoint someone to the vacant seat. Yes. I said lucky. Perhaps even privileged. Resignations aren’t unusual. Heck, we’ve seen several presidential candidates’ resignations from campaigning, most recently, the theocrat Ted Cruz. “Resign,” from the late 14th...
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Choir director leads last concert
As the final note of “Over the Rainbow” rang out Tuesday evening, it marked not only the end of the Choir Jazz Show, but also the end of an era for the Kodiak middle and high school choir programs. The concert was director Laura Blackwood’s last in Kodiak before she moves off-island to pursue a new opportunity at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. Blackwood began “pop show” concerts like Tuesday’s after she came t...
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Time to volunteer is before emergency
During last fall’s Twin Creeks Fire, many Kodiakans showed up to volunteer at the American Red Cross emergency shelter set up for evacuees from Chiniak. But most of them hadn’t gone through a background check required by the Red Cross, so Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, the Red Cross lead disaster responder, had to keep them out in the hallway and away from the shelter itself. In an emergency the Red Cross needs registe...
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Sprinting up the Charts
When Billy Alcaide entered high school four years ago, he started cooking for himself. Mom’s orders. The food he prepared wasn’t always the healthiest, and being Filipino his plate usually contained white rice. The Kodiak High School senior’s eating habits changed last week. “I just made healthier decisions, like eating white meat, vegetables and brown rice incorporated with white rice,” said Alcaide, who took a c...
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KHS boys blank Palmer
The Kodiak boys’ soccer team upped its consecutive win/draw streak to eight with a 4-0 victory over Palmer Tuesday at Palmer High School. “I really don’t know where this team is going to go next, because they keep getting better every game,” Kodiak coach Eric Waltenbaugh said via cell phone from Palmer. If this was the Bears’ final regular-season match — Waltenbaugh is trying to schedule a game for this weekend an...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 4
April 18 At 3:11 a.m., a man reported he was punched in the head and had a bloody nose, but refused any medical help. It was mutual combat and no one wanted to press charges. At 6:26 a.m., police cited a driver on Jack Hinkel Way for having no proof of insurance. At 10:35 p.m., a man reported his parked vehicle had been hit, and he wanted it logged for insurance reasons. At 11:51 a.m., a person reported a man was ...
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Kodiak wrestling takes five titles at state
The Kodiak Kid Wrestling Club snagged five state titles at the Alaska USA State Championships, over the weekend in Wasilla. Truxton Troxell accounted for three of Kodiak’s gold medals, winning freestyle, Greco Roman and folkstyle titles in the 190-pound schoolboy/schoolgirl division. Troxell went 2-0 in both the freestyle and Greco tournaments. He was the only competitor in his bracket in the folkstyle tournament....
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Healthy Kodiak: Everyday noises often lead to hearing loss
Every new patient who comes to see me in the clinic is asked to fill out a health questionnaire about various symptoms they may be experiencing. A high percentage of patients here in Kodiak have answered in the affirmative that they hear ringing in their ears. Due to this high prevalence, I thought it would be useful to further explore this symptom and its causes, and possible ways to prevent it or improve the con...
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KHS girls finish soccer season
The Kodiak girls’ soccer team likely finished its season with a 3-0 nonconference loss to Palmer, Tuesday at Palmer High School. The Bears finished their second varsity campaign with a 0-10 overall record, 0-4 in the Northern Lights Conference South Division. Kodiak could still notch the program’s first win if its game against Seward is not made up. The two teams were supposed to play in Kodiak in early April, but...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Calling wood frogs signal change of season
NEAR BALLAINE LAKE — Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus of the Univer-sity of Alaska Fairbanks are singing a song of spring. The mating calls of several frogs ring off the eardrum. It’s a piercing noise created by air in the inflated cheeks of a creature that could hide in ...
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