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Kodiak Island Births: April 12
Brian Cruz Garcia was born at 7:50 p.m. on April 3, 2016, to Reyna Guadelupe Cruz Garcia. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. His parents are originally from El Salvador and now live in Kodiak. Grandparents are Elvira Garcia from El Salvador and Roberto Antonio Cruz from El Salvador. Avery Jean Ochoa was born at 6:01 a.m. on April 6, 2016, to Jenna and Simon Ochoa. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Window opens for hikes with clear views
Spring is my favorite season for hiking on Kodiak. It’s certainly not spring yet, but with the lack of snow this winter the biggest impediment is removed for putting miles on your boots. I try to time my first spring hikes to the moment the mountain passes clear of snow, providing clear passage to the country beyond the first mountain range back from the road system. The sooner my way is clear through those passes...
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Assembly postpones NOAA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted Thursday to postpone changing a lease for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. The lease, if approved, would be for 15 years with an optional five-year extension. It would start immediately, superseding about two years left in the current lease with the General Services Administration. GSA and boro...
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City council to try for marijuana briefing again
The Kodiak City Council hopes the third time will be the charm for a long-planned presentation by attorneys from the city’s law firm. The briefing on marijuana and regulations for its use is scheduled for the council work session Tuesday evening. It was canceled in September and again in February when weather prevented the presenters from getting to Kodiak. Holly Wells and Katherine Davies of Birch Horton Bittner ...
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Kodiak powers past Houston
The Kodiak High School boys’ soccer team is beginning to get the reputation for starting quick. And that’s not a bad thing. The Bears punched in goals in the first and third minutes of their nonconference matches against Houston — 7-3 and 7-1 victories — Friday and Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It was just a week ago that Kodiak scored in the opening minute of its Northern Lights Conference matchup agains...
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Hawks deny Kodiak first goal
Four matches into the 2016 season and the Kodiak girls soccer team is still searching for its inaugural goal. The Bears had plenty of scoring opportunities against Houston, but came away empty, losing 8-0 on Friday and 4-0 on Saturday in nonconference matches at Joe Floyd Track and Field. On multiple occasions forwards Madison Parker and Abi Coombs, who scored the program’s first goal last season, had runs but cou...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 11
March 22 At 2:23 a.m., police received a report of a dog barking all night in the 1300 block of Mission Road. Police spoke with the owner, who said she would keep it inside. At 2:37 a.m., police stopped a driver in the Marine Way and East Rezanof Drive area. They were negative for impairment, and police warned them to stop completely at stop signs. At 5:10 a.m., police warned a driver in the Mill Bay Road and East...
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Anthony "Tony" Perez Chaco
Anthony "Tony" Perez Chaco passed away Feb. 27 in Lacey, Washington, where he celebrated his 70th birthday the week before. The ninth of 11 children, he was born in Agat, Guam, in 1946. Shortly after completing trade school he married and started a family. In 1971 he moved his family of four to Kodiak, Alaska, where he worked at the Coast Guard power plant. In 1975 he had his third son and in 1978 they moved into ...
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GARDEN GATE: Surprises in the garden
Last Friday it poured, but at the Kodiak Athletic Club, it was bright and sunny. Friday was ‘neon shirt day,’ which meant you were encouraged to arrive at the gym wearing day-glow t-shirts. Let me tell you, a bunch of humans bench pressing and doing push ups in hot pink, hot orange and chartreuse made it feel like spring inside. It was a pleasant surprise. Surprises, good or bad, are a part of life. As the saying ...
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FISH FACTOR: Sullivan reviews fisheries actions in Senate
Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every congressional committee that deals with issues on, over and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment he made to Kodiak when he ran for office two years ago, he said at a ComFish town meeting during a two day stay on the Rock. Sullivan ticked off a list of fishery-related actions he’s had a hand in getting accomplished over the past year: passage of an e...
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