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State offices move to old Fish and Game building
Correction: The Kodiak Job Center will be providing services in its current location at 305 Center Street on Friday, May 24. Clients can access services in the new location at 211 Mission Road beginning 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The job center is closed on Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday. Some of Alaska’s state agencies will become Kodiak neighbors as they move into the old Fish and Game building on Mission R...
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Hannah running with confidence
Quick, name the four members of Kodiak’s 3,200-meter relay team who won a state title last season.  The first three are Cole Christiansen, Levi Fried and Jordan Fogle. Those are the easy ones; the fourth is a head scratcher.  Think really hard. Give up?  It’s Clayton Hannah.  Don’t be ashamed; Hannah is a tough one to remember. While Kodiak was winning last year’s Region III Championship meet, Hannah was at the st...
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With no snow forecast, cleanup set to go Saturday
After snow postponed last weekend’s community cleanup, Kodiak is ready for a second try. At 9 a.m. Saturday, volunteers will gather at Kodiak High School to pick up trash bags and assignments for the annual project to spruce up Kodiak. “We normally go unless it’s blowing 40 (knots),” said Kodiak Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown. Last weekend, it was three-quarters of an inch of snow, not wind or rain, tha...
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Parks and Rec schedule: May 10-May 17
May 10-May 17 YOUTH SOCCER Saturday, May 4 Soccer Weather Hotline: Please call 486-8669 after 3 p.m. on the assigned game or practice day to receive field and weather updates for that day. Schedule: Following is this week’s schedule; games are preceded by their time and field number. Saturday, May 11 No Practices due to Earth day Triathlon Monday, May 12 Baranof Football Field Micro-1 Girls/Boys 6 p.m. — F-1, The ...
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Kodiak boys in line for eighth Region III track title
There is no reason to believe Kodiak’s boys will not win their eighth consecutive Region III track and field title. The Bears have dominated the competition this season and possess the premier distance runners in the state. Coach Marcus Dunbar isn’t ordering championship shirts just yet; he won’t breathe a sigh of relief until the final event concludes Saturday afternoon at Nikiski High School. On paper, Kodiak ha...
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Kodiak baseball prepares for sprint to the finish
After two weeks of canceled games, the Southcentral Conference baseball season has been condensed into a two-week sprint. That sprint begins this weekend with 10 games involving all eight conference teams.  The Bears play Wasilla and Colony and will make up their games with Homer and Kenai. The Homer and Kenai games were canceled last week due to unplayable field conditions on the Peninsula. Because there are only...
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North Star principal retiring after 31 years
When North Star principal Janel Keplinger retires this year, many of her students will remember her, but not for her 31 years with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. They will remember her because of a tradition she started that gave each student at North Star the chance to eat a special lunch in the principal’s office. Keplinger came up with the idea when she first took over as principal, and it stuck. “W...
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Around Kodiak: May 10
Celebrate Mother’s Day dinner with a touch of Russian Easter at 6 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m. Sunday at Monk’s Rock High Tide. Adult tickets are $35 and tickets for children 6 and younger are $15. Tickets include food, music, entertainment and a dessert silent auction. Tickets are available from Monk’s Rock or by calling 512-7442. The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and Healthy Tomorrows host an open-mic night at Harborside Fl...
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Support the American Legion Auxiliary's poppy program
To the Editor: With Memorial Day soon approaching, we would like to reflect some on not only those brave and wonderful men and women who have paid the “ultimate price” but to all our veterans! We want to tell you the story of the “Poppy” as it relates to the American Legion. Did you know that in the spring of 1919, amidst complete devastation, the poppies bloomed in abundance on the battlefields of France where so...
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Coast Guard Blotter: May 10
Sunday, May 5 • The Coast Guard assisted the sole fisherman aboard the fishing vessel Amelia Rose, which was taking on water in Prince William Sound. The crew of the 32-foot Anchorage-based gillnetter reported to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage he was taking on water and intended to beach the vessel on Goose Island. The Coast Guard diverted an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from an area familiarizat...
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