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Running in the snow
Julia Wiley, front, takes the baton (water bottle) from Arne Tveit during a snowshoe relay at Kodiak’s Special Olympics Winter Games on Saturday morning at East Addition Park. Four athletes competed in the snowshoe events, and afterward Kodiak’s Special Olympics floor hockey team fell to the women’s hockey team, the Kodiak Storm, 9-2. The Storm team included some Special Olympic athletes and partners. (Derek Clark...
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Kodiak girls lose first NLC games
For the first time this basketball season, Kodiak’s girls have lost back-to-back games.  Without leading scorer Hannah Wandersee, Kodiak dropped a pair of Northern Lights Conference games at Soldotna. On Friday, the Stars won 69-39, which was followed by a closer 41-36 victory on Saturday.  The losses drop Kodiak to second in the conference with a 6-2 record, 18-3 overall. After winning their first 17 games, the B...
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Troopers investigating multiple burglaries
The Alaska State Troopers are investigating a string of burglaries on Kodiak’s road system. As have city residents, people on Kodiak’s road system have been plagued by burglaries in recent weeks. Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak have reported three burglaries encompassing more than $6,000 in stolen property, all in the last week and a half. On Feb. 9, Troopers learned a string of burglaries occurred at a storage fa...
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Garden Gate: Tips for first time gardeners
On an overcast spring day in 1985, I was standing on the deck of a Foss tug tied up to the Petro Marine fuel dock, sipping coffee and watching gulls poke around the rocks. Out of the blue, a realization astonished me: I didn’t want to go to sea anymore. Great. Now what? A big question immediately followed: “What do you WANT to do?” And on the heels of that thought, two words appeared in my mind: photography and ga...
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Kodiak boys snap skid
Kodiak put an end to its four-game Northern Lights Conference losing skid at Soldotna.  The Bears boys notched a pair of victories over the Stars, winning 66-46 on Friday and 50-45 on Saturday.  Kodiak improves to 3-5 in the NLC, 11-9 overall. Soldtona falls to 3-5, 9-11. The Bears are fourth in the NLC behind Colony (8-0), Palmer (6-2) and Wasilla (3-4). Kodiak can move past Wasilla by sweeping the Warriors in th...
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets favorable this year
In a word, the outlook for Alaska salmon markets this year is favorable. That’s the conclusion of Gunnar Knapp, fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage, in an overview of world markets to Alaska legislators. Knapp cited three key factors for the short-term outlook: lower sockeye harvests, strong canned salmon markets with low inventories, and strengthening prices for farmed salmon. Lower harvests...
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KHS project bid opening delayed
Kodiak will have to wait a bit longer to learn the cost of the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. During Thursday evening’s Kodiak Island Borough assembly work session, borough manager Bud Cassidy told assembled officials that the bid opening on the project as been delayed by two weeks. Instead of Feb. 20, the borough will consider contractors’ bids on March 6, one day before the original constru...
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Kodiak man arrested for Coast Guard double murder
Ten months after the bodies of Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle were found in Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak, a man has been arrested and is facing murder charges. James Michael Wells was arrested in Kodiak on Friday in connection with the murders of Coast Guardsmen Hopkins and Belisle. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced the arrest in a press rele...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys look to pick up pace
Starting 1-5 in the Northern Lights Conference has prompted Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson to change his strategy. Anderson’s team will be unveiling a faster style of play for this weekend’s set at Soldotna. Today’s game begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m. Saturday game. “We are going to try to increase the speed of our game a little bit and fast break a little bit more instead of slowing it ...
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Holland America cruise ships will return in 2014
Holland is coming back to Kodiak. On Thursday afternoon, Discover Kodiak announced that Holland America cruise lines is returning regular service to Kodiak in 2014. The announcement came one year after Holland declared it was ending its 14-day cruise across the Gulf of Alaska in order to focus on weeklong cruises in Southeast Alaska. “I don’t think they ever stopped looking at it, but I believe they heard enough c...
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