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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 16
QUESTION: How many state titles did Katie Strong win before graduating from Port Lions in 2011? TUESDAY’S ANSWER: Gabby Hanko’s discus toss of 119 feet, 3 inches in 1986 tops the Kodiak High School girls’ discus record book, while DJ Vinberg’s 1980 heave of 166-0.25 is the boys’ school record.
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Kent places in top 10
Marshall Kent fell short of reaching the television finals of the USBC Masters. Kent, whose parents used to live in Kodiak, placed ninth in the nation’s most prestigious bowling tournament, Saturday in Indianapolis. The top 5 bowlers from bracket play competed in Sunday’s telecast on ESPN. Anthony Simonsen, 19, won the tournament that started with 417 bowlers, which included Jacques Kaune, a former Kodiak High Sch...
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Marijuana backers support commercial sell
With an ordinance to opt out of commercial marijuana establishments in the borough scheduled to be introduced at Thursday’s meeting, proponents of commercial marijuana told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at their Feb. 11 work session that the measure shouldn’t be passed. During public comment at the beginning of the meeting, 13 people said they oppose opting out. No one said they support a ban. Proponents argu...
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Gov’ts split on fisheries contract
The future of a joint city and borough contract with a fisheries analyst remains uncertain after the Kodiak City Council voted unanimously in favor of a one-year contract extension at Thursday’s regular meeting. The decision stands in contrast to a Feb. 4 decision by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly to renew the contract with analyst McCarty and Associates for six months. “There’s a notion that having a six-mont...
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Kodiak girls suffer two losses to SoHi
After Saturday’s 51-27 Northern Lights Conference girls basketball loss to Soldotna, Kodiak coach Krista Hicks kept her team in the locker room for an extended period of time. “Sometimes you just got to say a little extra, get a little emotional and try to spark a fire and see if it works,” the second-year coach said. Saturday’s contest was a far cry from what Hicks witnessed from her team in Friday’s 39-33 loss, ...
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FISH FACTOR: Fishing industry lands on television screens
Fishing lives and fishing wives are set to be showcased for a national audience; one as a documentary and the other, on reality television. The first, an hour-long feature called Last Man Fishing, focuses on the lifestyles and challenges facing our nation’s small-scale fishermen.     “We’re from Indiana and we realized there is a disconnect between the consumer and where their fish is coming from,” said JD Schuyle...
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Garden Gate: The remainder of the fertilizers
Last week I introduced the Big Three: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) as part of our crash course in fertilizers. Today we’ll cover the secondary elements: Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur, plus the rest of the supporting cast. Now you might think, “Why the heck do I need to know about these guys?” Well, plants may not need large supplies of these nutrients, but the roles they play are essential to gr...
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Soldotna shoots past Kodiak boys
Kodiak left the Kenai Peninsula still in search of its first Northern Lights Conference win of the season. The Bears lost to Soldotna 60-35 on Friday and 62-32 on Saturday in a pair of boys basketball games. Kodiak dropped to 0-6 in the NLC, 2-15 overall, and is stuck in a 10-game losing streak. The Stars couldn’t miss in Friday’s opener, dropping 10 3-pointers and leading 22-5 after the first and 38-10 at halftim...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 15
QUESTION: Who holds the Kodiak High School track and field record for discus (boys and girls)? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: In the 2003 season opener against Anchorage Christian, Zach Keplinger caught an eight-yard pass from Brad Zemke for the first touchdown in Kodiak varsity football history. The touchdown tied the game at six. Kodiak won in overtime, 12-6, when Zemke ran in from one-yard out.
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2 men face 55 charges in burglary spree
Two people face more than two dozen felony charges apiece for allegedly breaking into several homes and stealing items including multiple firearms in late 2015. Justin Isadore, 18, and Shay Monkiewicz, 20, each face multiple felony charges of theft in the second degree, burglary in the first degree, and criminal mischief in the third degree, according to an indictment handed down by a grand jury on Feb. 8. Accordi...
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