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Local dogs rising in the ranks
Sorry, Kodiak duck hunters. There are new top dogs in town. Alaska’s Hammertyme and Alaska’s Liberty Belle, a pair of English Labrador retrievers, earned bragging rights over the weekend at a hunt test at Turnagain Arm with new American Kennel Club titles of junior and senior hunter. Hamm, as owners Neal and Lisa Cooper call Alaska’s Hammertyme, competed for the AKC junior hunter title. Under handler Lisa’s comman...
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Relay takes on cancer in all-nighter
The Kodiak Relay for Life kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday and continues continue until 11 a.m. Sunday, rain or shine. According to event volunteer Angela Graham, proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society and have directly helped Kodiak families through donated flights to Anchorage and other transportation assistance for treatments, wigs, discounted groceries and other services. Events are scheduled t...
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Mountain Views: Town, firefighters, police won’t run out of love
As I drove towards town my kids told me to drive faster. They were worried that the yogurt shop would run out of ice cream. It was one week ago on a sunny Thursday afternoon and we were on our way downtown to get frozen yogurt in support of Elianah, the teenager who recently lost her arm in a four-wheeler accident out in Chiniak. Island Freeze was graciously offering half of their proceeds to Elianah and her famil...
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Islanders’ season ends with loss to Eagle River
Kodiak Post 17 closed out the 2016 campaign with a 7-0 loss to Eagle River in a Matson Invitational elimination game, Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak went 1-2 in the eight-team tournament and tied for fifth. The Bears finished their fourth American Legion season — third as an AA program —  with a 4-24 record.  Thomas Evans earned Player of the Game honors by collecting two of Kodiak’s five hits. Shaun Wal...
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Hundreds of crayfish invading Buskin
Crayfish, an invasive species, have been found occasionally in the Buskin watershed, and the Sun’aq Tribe is taking samples to figure out why it’s spreading. The problem is more widespread than previously thought. Since the early 2000s, the crustaceans have been spotted and reported occasionally. Sun’aq Tribe has had little success with traps and kick seines, small nets, catching the species to sample, but local s...
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Word & Deed: Pushki in Paradise: Hope grows anyway
I have been with the Salvation Army for 23 years. I have been in service as an ordained minister and commissioned officer for 18 of those years. I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to travel abroad to New Zealand, Haiti, Greece and Turkey, to minister stateside from Alaska to Texas, from the coast of California to the city center of Chicago. I’ve not traveled as much as some perhaps more than others. I share th...
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Kodiak Tapestry: Frontier Baptist founders back before 50th
Raymond and Diane Kerr, founding members of the Kodiak Frontier Southern Baptist Church, finally made that long-awaited “return to Kodiak” trip, just a year before the church celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Kerrs and fellow charter members — mainly military — initially met at the Kodiak Electric Association auditorium for services. The current building on Rezanov was built in the early1970s. Serving as secret...
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Task force: Home pot growth OK
Commercial marijuana growing could be conditionally allowed in some residential areas, according to the Kodiak Island Borough Marijuana Task Force’s first discussion on cultivation. Task force members came to a consensus on allowing growing on business and industrial lots. Growing would be allowed with a conditional use permit as a home occupation on residential lots more than 20,000 square feet. On a residential ...
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Week In Words: Solid monsters possible source of leaking
While national politics are delving into their predictable fracas over these past couple of weeks, locally, we’ve seen some renewed interest in city and borough consolidation. This topic rears its head up every now and then, and despite the complexity of merging two local governments, the etymology of “consolidate” is pretty, well, solid. I talked about the prefix “com” (a cousin of “con” in “convention”) in last ...
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Small rocket launch possible this year
Visitors to Narrow Cape are sure to notice changes at Kodiak’s rocket launch facility as it prepares for upcoming Missile Defense Agency launches, but there may be launch activity prior to the military’s use of the facility. According to Alaska Aerospace Corp. CEO Craig Campbell, the company is in talks with an unnamed client who could produce a rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska as soon as this...
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