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Kodiak powers past Houston
After Kodiak’s 37-7 workmanlike victory over Houston, Kerry Powers probably headed home to submerge his body in a bathtub full of ice. Powers set the tone early in a pivotal win for Kodiak that, along with Soldotna’s victory over Skyview, clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. The Bears will be the third seed in the Northern Lights Conference behind Soldotna and Kenai. “We brought the lunch pai...
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Kodiak XC keeps the streak alive
When it comes to running, never count out the Kodiak Bears. Tabbed us underdogs at Saturday’s Region III Cross Country Championships, Kodiak’s boys prevailed to win its 12th straight title in Seward. Kodiak’s seven runners simply were not ready to let the streak end. “It is more special that we were underdogs. It means a lot,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “A lot of people did not expect us to win this meet.” J...
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Organizers prepare for Tuesday's election
With only one major contested race on the regular municipal election, voter organizers are uncertain of what to expect for turnout on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Kodiak Island Borough clerk Nova Javier said voting turnout dropped 10 percent in 2012, compared with the previous year. In 2011, 23 percent of registered voters turned out for the municipal election, and in 2012, only 13 percent of registered voters turned out. “Fo...
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Providence to offer classes about living well
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is offering a new series of classes to promote healthy living and health education about chronic conditions. The Living Well Alaska classes address ways people can live with chronic health conditions, learn techniques to feel better and get support to improve conditions. The classes are offered statewide with support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extens...
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Spikers second at West
Even with a 10-0 record, Amy Willis wanted to see just how good her team was. She got her answer at the West Spiketacular on Saturday in Anchorage. Kodiak came within a point of upsetting two-time defending state champion Dimond in the championship match before falling 20-25, 25-17, 17-15. The Bears finished second in the 21-team tournament, which is the largest in the state. Kodiak took the first set in the champ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 1
Thursday, Sept. 26 • At 4:09 a.m., a caller reported hearing an alarm near Ismailov Street, but was unsure of its origin. All was quiet when officers arrived. There was nothing suspicious. • At 10:49 a.m., a caller reported two people were yelling at each other rather loudly. All was OK. • At 11:19 a.m., an officer found drug paraphernalia in a park shed on Hillside Drive. • At 1:49 p.m., an abandoned vehicle on W...
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Garden Gate: How to winterize your plants
It’s hard to say goodbye to old friends. That’s how I felt when I walked around the garden last week. Marigolds that had glowed yellow and orange in August, looked as if they’d donned brown trench coats. The rhubarb looked trampled and the delphinium by the front door that once towered over my head with purple and white hooded flowers, looked like dead bamboo. But I discovered bright spots during my walk. Turnips,...
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Fish Factor: Parnell answers questions about Chuitna coal mine
Governor Parnell took to the statewide airwaves last Tuesday to answer questions from Alaskans on APRN’s Talk of Alaska. Of fishing interest: A Cook Inlet set netter asked about his stance on the proposed Chuitna coal mine in Cook Inlet that would set a precedent by removing, among other things, 11 miles of salmon streams. “Didn’t you say you would never trade one resource for another?” she queried? “And I won’t,”...
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Around Kodiak: Sept. 30
The Kodiak Fish and Game advisory committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Fish and Game building on Near Island. The committee will discuss and take action on statewide Pacific cod proposals. For further information, contact secretary Don Fox at 486-4738 or department staff at 486-1840.
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Lindquist wins SoHi Pentathlon
Kodiak juniors Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes waged a tight, high-powered battle for the individual title at the 32nd SoHi Pentathlon on Friday. Not that they were paying much attention. “I knew it would be a tight race with Ila, but I wasn’t keeping track,” Lindquist said. Lindquist won the showdown between two of the top swimmers in the state to lead the Kodiak girls to the team title. The Kodiak boys also took ...
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