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Outdoor Kodiak: Spring snow teaches us to be prepared when hiking
A glance out the window revealed a scattering of low dark clouds beneath a higher gray layer. The brush was moving a little and there was a light chop on the water. In the corner of the window the thermometer reported 34 degrees. Hmmph … Not too bad on the Kodiak weather scale. Time for a quick walk? After too many indoor hours I couldn’t resist it. Donning gloves and hat and a suitable coat, I paused over my choi...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Births: April 23
• Eva Rose Mochkatel was born at 8:14 a.m. April 13, 2013 to Scott and Lindsay Mochkatel. She weighed 8 pounds, 1.4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Orange County, Calif. and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works for North Star Elementary and her father works at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Also welcoming her to the family is Merrik Scott Mochkatel. Proud grandparent...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Club wrestlers place at tourney
Kodiak’s Kid Wrestling Club didn’t get any titles at the Chugack Eagles Freestyle Tournament, but it scored plenty of placers Saturday in Eagle River. Earning runner-up finishes in the round-robin tournament were Sawyer Stevens (Bantam, 61-63 pound), Gage Lorring (Intermediate, 63-64), Khyler Kane (Schoolboy/girl, 65-71), Nicholas Doerksen (Intermediate, 65-71) and Kevin Lepola Sr. (Open, 172-178). Placing third w...
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Alumni update: Anthony comes up short in 10,000
University of Alaska Anchorage’s Dylan Anthony failed to finish his only race at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday in Walnut, Calif. The Kodiak product did not finish his 10,000-meter race that featured a field full of NCAA Division I runners.
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snowstorm causes power outage
An April snowstorm broke records as it dropped more than four inches of heavy, wet snow on the island’s road system Sunday, briefly knocking out power to the Kodiak Electric Association grid. Shortly before 1 p.m., KEA’s main power line from Terror Lake stopped delivering power to Kodiak. In KEA’s operations center, power dispatchers and crews checked the power grid and put the electric cooperative’s backup diesel...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature pressures Alaska Aerospace to launch
On Sunday afternoon, a rocket soared to orbit from a launch pad on Virginia, a successful launch that may mean good news for the Kodiak Launch Complex 4,000 miles away. This spring, the Alaska Legislature voted to cut 1 percent (about $80,000) from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s FY2014 funding. Hidden within the funding for Alaska Aerospace — which operates the Kodiak Launch Complex — is a catch. If Alaska Aer...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boskofsky, Manifo claim pentathlon titles
A pair of rookies were triumphant at the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon.  Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky and Kodiak’s Michael Manifo, both competing in their first pentathlon, proved to be the most diversified over the three-day event that concluded Saturday at a breezy Joe Floyd Track and Field.   Boskofsky won three of the five events to accumulate a meet-record 3,221 points. The impressive performance erased Linzee...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Herbal wisdom
Local herbalist Gayla Pedersen stopped by my organic gardening class recently to share some herbal wisdom. It was a delightful and engaging visit, full of personal stories, recipes, practical advice — all sprinkled with a little lore. Holding up a jar of homemade toothpaste in one hand and pointing to a group of potted herbs with the other, Gayla dove right in. “Herbs don’t like to be wet. They prefer a soil that’...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Chinook research money passes through legislature
Chinook salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session, but most other fish bills flopped. “The department asked and the legislature funded,” said Kevin Brooks, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. “There is a little bit of repackaging, if you will, but there is a lot of money in this budget to do some good work on Chinook, and all species of salmon statewide.” Last ...
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Eighth-grader wants to spread inspiring message across the globe
Kodiak eighth-grader Alyssa Burnside is hoping that people will turn to the Internet on Tuesday to help her spread an inspiring message to every country across the globe. “Stand up, stay true, stand out,” is the message Burnside, 13, and other students at her online intermediate school, Williamsburg Academy, are hoping to share in a Wave to the World project. The point of the project is to see how many countries t...
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