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Kodiak students present at environment forum
Several Kodiak High School and college students presented today and Monday as part of the Alaska Forum on the Environment to talk about their experience interning with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. “This summer, back in 2014, five teens worked with us, and they did a number of jobs here working for the refuge,” said Shelly Lawson, who works in education at the refuge. “Part of their requirements was to crea...
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KHS alumni roundup: Dunbar runs with elite field
Kodiak’s most famous runner reached a national television audience Saturday afternoon. Trevor Dunbar competed in the 3,000-meter run at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a meet covered live by the NBC Sports channel. Dunbar’s race came on near the end of the two-hour telecast, but he got plenty of TV time during his tour on the track in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The Kodiak High and University of Oregon graduate sta...
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Boat sinks near Long Island, no injuries
A Homer-based fishing vessel went aground and partially sank on Friday, before it was towed into Kodiak by another fishing vessel. The F/V Paycheck, a long-liner, hit a rock while fishing. “We know right now that (it) ran aground off Long Island at some point last night,” said Jerry Meadows, the chief at the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak. “We didn’t get the phone call until early (Friday) mornin...
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Small claims 126-pound state title
Jay-Ar Small’s wrestling season started with an injury and ended atop the podium. Small, a senior, staked claim to his first state title by defeating Colony’s Chace Booth, 3-2, in the 126-pound final at the ASAA/First National Bank Wrestling State Championships Saturday evening at Chugiak High. Small, last year’s state runner-up at 126, scored all of his points in the final minute of the match to win the Bears’ on...
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Kodiak boys basketball splits at Kenai
Kodiak’s boys basketball team snapped a 10-game losing skid against 4A competition with a 46-34 Northern Lights Conference victory Friday at Kenai. Jemuel Mangalus erupted for 25 points to help the Bears end a drought that started at last year’s state tournament. The Bears started this season 0-8 against 4A competition after ending last season with two losses at state. Ending the streak didn’t come easy, though. A...
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ESS falls to CIA
Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools fell to Cook Inlet Academy, 80-45, in a Peninsula Conference boys basketball game Friday at CIA. Wade Bartelson led ESS with 18 points, while Timmy Smithwick paced CIA with 35 points. ESS trailed 16-11 after the first and 31-16 at halftime. Second-ranked CIA outscored ESS 29-9 in the fourth to put the game away. ESS dropped to 2-1 in the Peninsula Conference. ESS plays Thursday at t...
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Kodiak girls finish second at Seahawk Classic
After dropping its first game at the Seahawk Classic, Kodiak’s girls basketball team rebounded with two wins to finish second. The Bears took out host Seward, 47-34, on Friday and disposed of Anchorage Christian Schools, 42-14, on Saturday. Kodiak finished 2-1 in the tournament and improved to 10-5 on the season. Sitka finished 3-0 in to claim the tournament title. The Bears lost to Sitka, 47-41, on Thursday. “Our...
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Public Safety Blotter: Feb. 9
Jan. 7 At 9:49 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Gibson Cove Road. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle. At 10:19 a.m., police warned a driver on Gibson Cove Road to register his vehicle in his name. At 10:32 a.m., police red-tagged an abandoned vehicle on Alimaq Drive. At 11:53 a.m., a caller reported a wanted subject on Marine Way. Police were unable to locate it. At 11:53 a.m., polic...
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Around Kodiak: Feb. 9
Samoan Dancers The public is invited to watch a performance of the Kodiak Samoan Dancers at the Marion Center, at 7:45 p.m. today following the Island Viking Lodge of Sons of Norway. Members and guests are asked to give monetary donations to the dancers during their last number. The money is used to support local charities.
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Fish Factor: Science backs shellfish romance claims
Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine’s Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as romantic meals on Feb. 14, one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants.  In a national survey by Harris Interactive, chefs called lobster an “exotic delicacy that results in an intimate moment because it is hand-held and shareable.” In fact, respondents called all shellfish...
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