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SEA STORIES: Beachcombers made home in beached steamship
Like many other businesses in Kodiak, the legendary Beachcombers Bar was first destroyed, and then transformed by the tsunamis of March 1964. Established in 1957 in a log cabin on Mission Road by Henry “Legs” Lagrue and his wife Edie, the original nightclub was swept into Potato Patch Lake by the tsunami and the wreckage was burned on the shore of the lake. Within weeks, however, the Legrues hatched a plan to rebu...
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DNR looks way ahead to Kodiak area land sales
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources held an informal meeting to get feedback from locals about a potential future sale of lots in rural parts of the Kodiak Archipelago, Monday at the Kodiak Public Library. The state is looking at selling up to 400 acres on the Kupreanof Peninsula, up to 400 acres at Ugak Bay and less than 120 acres on Raspberry Island. The potential sale is still in the research and plannin...
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Kodiak drops 2 to Palmer despite holding late leads
In baseball, teams use closers to preserve late-game leads. Kodiak’s volleyball team could have used a closer in its two Northern Lights Conference matches against Palmer. In seven sets played over the weekend at Kodiak High School, the Bears held late leads in four of them and failed to convert on set point four times. Three sets went past 25 points. All the heartbreak equated to a pair of tough losses to Palmer ...
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Kodiak football tumbles out of rankings
Kodiak’s run in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s football poll is over. The Bears tumbled out of the rankings after their 30-6 loss to Kenai on Saturday. Kodiak entered the rankings after Week 2 and rose to as high as No. 3 in the medium-small school poll. However, back-to-back losses knocked the Bears out of the rankings. Kodiak went into its matchup with the Kenai at No. 5. The Kardinals moved up a spot ...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Seasonal guests in for a smokin’ good time
September is houseguest season for us. Friends and family time their visits to coincide with the arrival of silver salmon while a few halibut are still on hand near shore. Daily routines are largely driven by weather, with nice days split between salmon in rivers and halibut offshore. The scattering of bad weather days can mean a houseful of hungry people restless for action. The happy gatherings coast along on a ...
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Three injured in Uganik float plane crash
Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a floatplane crash Friday at Uganik Lake, approximately 35 miles west of the city of Kodiak. A de Havilland DHC2 Beaver owned by Island Air crashed sometime around 11:30 or 11:45 a.m., according to Anchorage regional chief Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board. The aircraft was carrying a pilot and two passengers. According to a Coast Guard ...
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Kodiak’s Osowski, Homer’s Pitzman cruise to victories
Keith Osowski forgot just how brutal running at Fort Abercrombie can be on the legs. In his first race at his home course this season, Osowski shot out of a gun and then hit a wall. Luckily for him, he had plenty of cushion to defend his Abercrombie XC Invitational title Friday evening at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. “I forgot about the hills,” Osowski said. “It got to me ... I started feeling the pain....
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Special Olympics opens new bocce court for all
The local Special Olympics bocce athletes have practiced in backyards and on gravel, but now they have a brand new court to use to prepare for games. “I like the new court,” said Julia Wiley, a Special Olympics bocce player. “Before we had grass, bumps, and it was harder where we used to play.” Wiley said she enjoys teaching other people how to play the sport. She got her chance during the court dedication, Saturd...
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Stutes’ pink salmon relief plan will hurt Alaskans
To the editor: I strongly oppose Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal, which includes a 2016 loan payment pardon for state-funded fishermen and a federal disaster declaration. Her interference in private business will affect the movement of salmon permits. In my opinion Rep. Stutes’ pink salmon relief proposal is a disaster for the fishing industry and all hardworking Alaskans. Renee Darrenkamp
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Retired teacher right choice for school board
To the editor: At this moment in time I highly commend any citizen who chooses to take their time and energy to run for a public office. Here in Kodiak we have three women who are running for one school board position. I commend each one. My vote will be cast on Oct. 4 for Julie Cain Hill, a highly respected Kodiak resident of 44 years. Julie arrived in Kodiak a young single teacher, married, and raised three Kodi...
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