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Thomet lowers state-leading 800 time
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet lowered his state-leading 800-meter time Thursday in a tri-meet against Bartlett and Anchorage Christian Schools in Anchorage. The junior won the 800 with a time of 1 minute, 57.9 seconds — two seconds faster than his previous best time that was posted in a home meet on Saturday. Levi Fried was second with a time of 1:58.0 — the second-best time in the state this season. Kodiak’s 400 and 1,600...
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Science fair uncovers secrets of brushing, bacteria, and lemon juice
Fourth and fifth-graders at Peterson Elementary School displayed the results of their investigations of plant growth, chemistry, aerodynamics, cooking times, and other topics at a science fair, Thursday on the school gymnasium. “We didn’t do it last year,” said fourth-grade teacher Susan Gill, who organized the event with fifth-grade teacher Les James. Each student chose their own question, devised a hypothesis to...
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Julie Knagin
Julie Knagin, 85, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Kodiak, surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 28, 1928, in Karluk, Alaska, and baptized Yuliana. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Alexandra “Sasha” (Kvasnikoff) Christensen-Noya of Karluk and Carl “Schoolhouse Charlie” Johan Christensen of Stavanger, Norway; her grandparents Lev and Okalena Kvasnikoff; her husband of 55 years, Dennis ...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 2
Wednesday, April 30 • At 12:32 a.m., a caller reported a bear in her yard on Larch Street. The bear fled through a wooden fence and went into the woods. • At 1:44 a.m., a bar check was conducted downtown. • At 6:57 a.m., an officer flagged down a citizen reporting a bear at a trash can on Selief Lane. • At 9:41 a.m., a caller reported a computer and an antenna were stolen from his fish vessel on East Marine Way. •...
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In the Courts: May 2
Reckless driving Matthew A. Stutes, 35, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Stutes was sentenced to 90 days in jail (65 days suspended) and fined $1,000 ($500 suspended). Stutes is on probation for two years. Negligent driving Matthew A. Stutes, 35, pleaded guilty to negligent driving. Stutes was fined $300. No proof of insurance Wesley W. Brown, 22, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof of auto insurance. Brow...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: May 2
Culu’ulluku; Culurt’slluku – Beach It PaRag’uutateng culurtaarait. – Sometimes they beach their boat. Most fishermen who know Alutiiq words are familiar with culu’ulluku, a term that means to beach your boat. Whether intentional or accidental, beaching is an age-old way of reaching the shore. In classical Alutiiq society, paddlers who wished to bring their skin-covered qayat or angyat to land would select an appro...
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Around Kodiak: May 2
The First Friday Art Walk begins at 5 p.m. today at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium foyer, The Frame Shop, the Baranov Museum, the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center, the Alutiiq Museum, the Senior Center and the Kodiak Public Library. Galley Tables begins at 7 p.m. today in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. The theme this month is “Small Things, Big Meanings.” The KMXT-FM fundraiser block party drive is 6 a.m....
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House report: District 35 fared well in capital budget
This has been an extremely productive year and I feel good about the work that we did on the budget. As the finance operating budget co-chair, my job was to pass out the constitutionally mandated FY15 operating budget which totals $9.1 billion, a reduction of 1.34 billion from the current year. Non-formula agency operations, what most people think of as ‘state government’ operations, were reduced by $51.4 million ...
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Playbook: May 2
Friday, May 2 Softball: Kodiak vs. Solodtna at Soldotna. Junior varsity, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School. Saturday, May 3 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Palmer High School, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna. Junior varsity 10 a.m.; varsity, 1 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational at Palmer High School.
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Allen wins figure competition in Wash.
Bodybuilders usually chow down after a show, not before a show. Don’t tell that to Siene Allen. The night before competing in the nation’s largest amateur competition — the Emerald Cup Championships in Bellevue, Wash. — the 32-year-old Kodiak resident downed a burger and fries. Her eating binge was the perfect recipe for success. Allen topped a field of 16 women in the figure Class D division on April 25. She earn...
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