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Astronaut in space station answers Kodiak kids questions
What’s the most beautiful sight from space? The Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the northern lights, according to astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who answered questions from students around the U.S and Canada including from Kodiak during a live stream on Thursday. Lindgren is currently living and working in the International Space Station. On Thursday, he responded to more than 20 questions from students at ten...
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Rotary back to TV after year online
The Kodiak Noon Rotary’s annual telethon is back on TV after a year of streaming the fundraiser online. “We found that the folks that tend to be our main audience, our target audience, tend to not be online as much, so I think we may have lost a few people last year,” said Noon Rotary president-elect Liz Simmons. “We’re really grateful that GCI was able to put it on TV again this year.” Another change this year is...
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Kodiak boys search for seventh straight regional title
Last year, Kodiak’s boys swimming and diving team captured the Region III title — their sixth in a row — by a whopping margin of 63 points. The Bears have the potential to top that number this year when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin today in Valdez. “It could be close to that,” said Kodiak coach John Lindquist, whose squad won the Palmer Invitational by 41 points. “I would think that it wo...
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TAPESTRY: Salute to General – Aging pony has endearing reputation in Kodiak
If only we had awards ceremonies for our pets. I’m not talking about showmanship ribbons and trophies doled out at dog shows, state fairs, rodeos and other competitions that reflect on the skills of the animals’ masters. I mean awards that recognize character and disposition of the animals. General, a pony who has been a member of Barbara Zimmerman Hoedel’s family for over 31 years, would walk away with quite a fe...
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Kodiak girls go for 9th straight regional title
Over the last eight years, no Region III swimming team has been as powerful as the Kodiak girls. The Bears have won eight consecutive titles by an average margin of 51.6 points, and during that streak, they have racked up 69 out of a possible 96 first-place finishes (that is an incredible .718 winning percentage). “We really did dominate a long period of time, and did it well,” Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. Th...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 30
Oct. 22 At 2:07 a.m., police warned a driver for failing to stop at a stop sign in the Maple and Madsen avenues area. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 2:25 a.m., a man reported three bicycles were stolen in the 1200 block of Mission Road. At 2:30 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the Bartel Avenue and East Rezanof Drive area. At 2:51 a.m., police stop...
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In the Courts: Oct. 30
Randall Bishop pleaded guilty to driving without a valid license. Bishop was fined $500 ($250 suspended) and placed on probation for one year. Bruce Francis pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Francis was sentenced to 60 days in jail (60 suspended) and fined $250 and placed on probation for three years. Morgan Gies pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Gies was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 su...
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Teeing Off: Baseball is a game of firsts
Halloween came early at the Clarkston apartment. While everybody was sleeping early Tuesday morning, Gizmo trick-or-treated the garbage can. I didn’t see how generous the garbage can was, but his mom did. I got a full report, via text message, when I woke up hours after she discovered the mess. Turns out the garbage can was handing out spaghetti squash seeds, and Gizmo loved it. I caught him going back for seconds...
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It's very clear to me that Americans are ga-ga over Halloween. Decorations begin to go up right after Labor Day, many adults enjoy dressing up in costumes as much as kids, and ghoulish evidence of the undead begins to pop up in public and private buildings everywhere, especially the week before Halloween. No doubt my more conservative brethren and sistren will see this as yet more evidence that the world is going ...
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GUEST COLUMN: Never judge a runner by their appearance
Never judge a book by its cover. In the same fashion, never judge a person’s potential by their outward appearance. I was in elementary school when a young boy, a year younger than I, moved into a house down the street. While I was growing up, I had a paper route, which led to me interacting with the people of my neighborhood. That is when I met Richie McKinney. We instantly hit it off. It became routine that we w...
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