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Osowski picks up first XC win
For the past two seasons, Keith Osowski watched from behind as teammate Levi Thomet repeatedly crossed the finish line first. On Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, with Thomet graduated and in Germany, it was Osowski’s turn to grab the victory flag. The junior outkicked teammate Michael Parnell to capture his inaugural prep cross country victory during the boys race at the Fort Abercrombie Invitatio...
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Borough gets update on lawsuit
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received an update on a lawsuit made up of three cases currently against the borough regarding the denial of a senior exemption on property tax. Borough attorney Joe Levesque said the plaintiff, Jerry Markham, did not provide the required documentation proving residency and is arguing he shouldn’t have to. “The state uses the Permanent Fund Dividend as proof that somebody has bee...
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KHS swim begins season
Kodiak swimming and diving fans found out on Saturday that soccer isn’t the only sport that can end in a tie. The Kodiak and Colony girls also proved that swimming can end in a stalemate. After 12 events, the two Region III teams finished with 99 points during a season-opening meet at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool. “I don’t remember the last time I had a tie,” longtime Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. Lindqu...
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SoHi football rolls by Kodiak
After the first 12 minutes of Saturday’s contest at top-ranked Soldotna, Kodiak only trailed 6-0. Unfortunately the rest of the game didn’t stay that close. The Stars racked up 43 points in the middle quarters and rolled to a 49-14 Northern Lights Conference football victory over the Bears. The win extended Soldotna’s state-best winning streak to 33 games, and pushed its all-time record against Kodiak to 18-0. The...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 8
Andrei F. Garcia was born at 5:42 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2015 to Andres Garcia Jr. and Flordeliza Garcia. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/4 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Walmart Pharmacy and the baby’s father works at Ocean Beauty Seafoods. Grandparents are Romie and Flora Fruto in Kodiak who are originally from the Philippines a...
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Kodiak spikers sweep Colony
After Colony scored the first five points of Kodiak’s season-opening volleyball match, fans might have been questioning coach Amy Willis’ bold preseason prediction that her squad was going to win regions. They weren’t questioning the veteran coach after the dust settled. Kodiak steamrolled Colony in a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches at Kodiak High School, winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-10 on Friday and 25-15,...
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Mary Brown wiped away tears Tuesday while talking about the fire that burned her home in Chiniak. Brown said she experienced the community’s generosity after a wildfire struck Chiniak last week. “There has been some really wonderful, giving, compassionate people since we had the fire, people that I don’t know,” she said. She said help came from the Kodiak Red Cross and from ordinary citizens. A Kodiak resident eve...
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Chiniak fire reaches 50 percent containment, burn ban still in effect
The Twin Creeks Fire, known locally as the Chiniak fire, is 50 percent contained, the Kodiak Police Department announced Thursday. Latest figures show the size of the fire at 4,868 acres, 400 acres fewer than a previous estimate of 5,268 acres. Rains on Thursday have an upside and a downside for firefighters working in Chiniak, according to Jim Schwarber, public information officer with the Alaska Division of Fore...
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Friday prep results
Kodiak's boys swept the top three spots to win the Fort Abercrombie Invitational Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Junior Keith Osowski picked up his first career victory with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 37 seconds, while Michael Parnell was second in 16:44 and Jack Hannah third in 17:20. The Bears finished with 28 points, while Homer had 48 and East Anchorage 69. Homer's girls placed five ru...
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Smartphone app helps identify invasive weeds
A new smartphone application makes it easier for botanists and researchers to identify invasive plant species across Alaska. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service with the University of Georgia and other partners developed the new app, Alaska Weed ID, which was released in late August. Gino Graziano, invasive plants instructor for UAF CES, said a mobile app was the natural progression in...
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