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Tapestry: Chuck Mackey was mentor to newcomers
Newcomers to Kodiak Island would do well to have a mentor who knows a little bit of history, the lay of the land and the character of its people. When I moved to Kodiak in 1978, Chuck Mackey was that mentor. He and his wife, Vickie, lived at Chiniak where he was a power plant operator for the closed-down Air Force tracking satellite station. When I visited the Mackeys, Chuck gave me a first-class Kodiak history le...
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Kodiak boys searching for region title No. 9
By next week Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar could be sporting a different look. The longtime track coach told his boys team that if they win their ninth consecutive Region III title he would dye his hair blue. “We got some motivation there,” junior distance runner Levi Thomet said. Thomet will do his best to transform his coach into a Smurf when the Region III Championships begin today at Palmer High School. The meet ...
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Borough passes school funding levy, employee pay raises
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed a minimum tax levy for school funding for fiscal year 2015 at 9.16 mills with a 4-1 vote during a regular meeting Thursday. Borough finance director Karleton Short said that rate, equal to a bill of $2,748 on property valued at $300,000, would generate $10.1 million for the school district in fiscal year 2015. The borough also uses motor vehicle license fees to fund school...
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KHS softball to play at Baranof
Kodiak High’s softball team is leaving East Addition Park and moving to Baranof Field this weekend. Today and Saturday, the Bears are hosting Service on the artificial turf at Baranof Field. It might be the first home games away from East Addition Field in the program’s history. “We are kind of excited,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It will be something new.” It won’t be Kodiak’s first time playing on turf. The Be...
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Playbook: May 16
Friday, May 16 Softball: Kodiak vs. Service at Baranof Field. Varsity, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; junior varsity, 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Palmer High School. Saturday, May 17 Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Seward, noon, and Homer, 6 p.m., at Homer High School. Girls soccer: Kodiak vs. Seward, 10 a.m., and Homer, 4 p.m, at Homer High School. Softball: Kodiak vs. Service at Baranof Field. Varsity, 1...
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KHS baseball clinches South Division
Kodiak High School’s baseball team clinched the Southcentral Conference South Division title earlier this week. The Bears sealed up the top spot when Soldotna blanked Kenai, 10-0, in a conference game on Tuesday. Kodiak is 7-1 in the conference, 10-6 overall. The Bears swept the South Division — Kenai, Soldotna and Homer. Every other team in the south has at least three losses. Kodiak will enter the conference tou...
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KHS Soccer club heads to Homer
Kodiak High School’s soccer club will take to the pitch Saturday with four matches on the Kenai Peninsula. Both the girls and boys clubs are playing Seward and Homer in friendly matches at Homer High School. The games are scrimmages, because Kodiak soccer is not a sanctioned sport. This is the first matches of the season for Kodiak’s girls club, while the boys club played two games at Nikiski earlier this season. ...
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Kodiak logging debate rolls on
The opposing sides in Kodiak’s timber divide have launched the latest series of salvos on the contentious issue of logging in Chiniak, an issue from which even the Lorax might dodge. Native corporation Leisnoi, Inc., logging on its land there in the past few years with considerable criticism from neighbors and environmentalists, has finally responded to some of its criticisms, although activists wonder whether it ...
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Kodiak celebrates International Migratory Bird Day Saturday
A representative of a non-migratory species will travel to Kodiak Saturday to help celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Crawford the raven, a resident at the Alaska Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, will appear with handler DeAnne Sabol for an afternoon program. “We almost always bring owls, and owls are not migratory, either,” K...
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Kodiak youth bowlers perform well at state
Hunter Blair picked the perfect time to bowl the best game of his young career. The 13-year-old rolled a 279 that helped him claim the all-events scratch Division 2 state title at the 32nd Alaska USBC Youth State Tournament that concluded April 15 in Wasilla. The official results were released last week. All-events scratch combines pin count from singles, doubles and team events. Blair knocked down a total of 1,83...
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