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Online summer ferry reservations now available
Summer ferry reservations are now available online under a new booking system, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Thursday. The Alaska Marine Highway System summer schedule was released last week, and for the first few days, people seeking to book tickets had to call to make reservations. The new online system can only be used for the summer schedule. People booking travel thro...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Rest is not a bad thing
Sunday is going to be weird. It will be the first time in three seasons that the Seattle Seahawks are not playing in the NFC Championship game. Gizmo doesn’t know what to do, and neither do I. Maybe we will watch bowling. He likes Jason Belmonte. I’m a Rhino Page fan. Chances are we both will be viewing the title matches, it just will not be the same. The 12s have been spoiled the past few seasons. Add another few...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoops roundup: Mt. Edgecumbe downs KHS boys; ESS picks up first win
A Mt. Edgecumbe scoring spree in the third quarter pushed Kodiak to its third consecutive defeat. After the Bears pulled to within one point, the Braves scored nine straight and pulled away for a 59-46 victory in a boys basketball nonconference game Thursday in Sitka. Kodiak (2-6) trailed 14-8 at the end of the first quarter and cut the deficit to 23-18 at halftime. The Bears scored four straight points to start t...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Gulf of Alaska: birthplace of big waves
Recently, Kodiak has seen one big storm after another. One night not long ago, I woke up because twigs and spruce cones were thumping against my bedroom window as if knocking to be let in. I got up and looked at the trees in my back yard, which were swaying and waving their branches while the wind roared and tossed around every item that was not securely lashed down. Even the dog’s water bowl had gone sailing down...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty cup, eerie cockpit on dark morning
Reporting to you live from Anchorage — okay, I know it’s not really live, but I was alive when I wrote this — I am at the Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, where I finally got breakfast after being up more than four hours. Yes, friends, you read that right. I reported in at 0600 (that’s “0 dark-thirty” to you non-military) to the passenger terminal at Hangar 1 of Air Station Kodiak and arrived on time. To say I am not ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Jan 22
City league basketball Thursday, Jan. 20 Olson’s Bookkeeping 83, SILA 34 Bjorn Elvehjem 32 points, Pete Dskolkoff 26, Dj Kewan 13 and Grant Elvehjem 12 for Olson’s Bookkeeping. Erik Saliva 15 points, Rehm Mercado 7, Thstian Amodo 6, Alan Strover 4 and Rick Monzon 2 for SILA. AIB 74, St. Herman’s 55 Rjay Cabalar 22 points, Jayson Sabangan 17, Victor Garcia 14, Bem Barcelon 8, Daryl Villanneva 4 and Dennis Javier 3 ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Jan. 22
Friday, Jan. 22 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m.; Kodiak ESS at Wasilla Lake Christian, 2 p.m., and Lumen Christi, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m.; Kodiak ESS at Birchwood Christian, 12:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, noon; junior varsity, 1:...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD upgrades perqs to lure substitutes
As children race around the perimeter of Baranof ice skating rink, Levi Black looks on, glancing from the students, to a stopwatch in his hand and back again. Students laugh as they attempt to stop on the ice after he calls “red light.” Black is a substitute teacher for the Kodiak Island Borough School District, and he is filled in for a Kodiak Middle School physical education teacher on Wednesday. “I enjoy teachi...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro label trash cans on the way downtown
Colorful labeled trash cans will soon be popping up downtown. At a meeting of the Downtown Revitalization Committee, city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said new trashcans covered in large salmon-can labels had just arrived. The city ordered 28 of them, with some of them purchased by local businesses. At the meeting, the committee welcomed two new subcommittee members, Jonathan Strong and Kathy Drabek, and planned for ...
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Stratton takes over KHS softball program
While playing for Colony, Michelle Stratton remembers watching Kodiak High School win its only small-school softball state title in 2008. Nearly a decade later, Stratton hopes she can bring another trophy back to the island. The lifelong Alaskan was named Kodiak’s new softball coach. She takes over for Sam Catt, the Bears’ coach for the last five seasons. He resigned at the end of last season. Stratton is Kodiak’s...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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