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Kodiak snaps skid on final play
Fredy Sorto is becoming a big-play receiver.  The senior wide receiver hauled in a 21-yard touchdown reception with no time left on the clock, ending Kodiak’s two-game losing skid with a stunning 20-19 come-from-behind Northern Lights Conference football victory at Kenai. It was Sorto’s fourth touchdown catch of the season, and it pushed Kodiak to 2-0 in the NLC, 3-2 overall.   “We just believed, at least I believ...
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Sweeping aside the Kards
Hannah Wandersee is known for her play at the net, but on Friday she left the court smiling over a different part of her game.  Kodiak’s middle hitter dished out a career-high three assists in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-12 Northern Lights Conference volleyball sweep of visiting Kenai in the Kodiak High School gym.  After each assist, the junior couldn’t help but flash a smile in the direction of Kodiak coach Amy Willis.  ...
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets better than expected
As Alaska’s salmon season winds down, selling the bulk of the harvest gears up for seafood companies that purchased the pack. “This is the season for negotiations, you might say,” said salmon guru Gunnar Knapp, longtime fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage. “You never know the price until the product is actually sold.” The salmon season runs on different tracks starting with sockeye, and fish ...
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Kodiak College starts renovation of student services building
Kodiak College’s campus center has a new look this fall as workers begin a renovation project in the smallest of the college’s buildings. The project is only beginning this week, but it’s already having an effect as the college’s student services department has moved across the hall. A computer lab has been similarly displaced to the building’s second floor. Contractors are expected to be on the job until November...
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Alutiiq Museum will send Kodiak skin stitchers to Finland
Five Kodiak seam-stitchers are headed to Helsinki, Finland in January as part of a new Alutiiq Museum program. The news came during a week in which Kodiak’s largest repository of Native art also announced the addition of two historic Alutiiq masks on loan from the Château Musée in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. The Finnish trip is part of an attempt to revive the art of Alutiiq skin sewing in Kodiak. The museum is foun...
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KHS swimmers dominate at Homer Invite
Kodiak swimming and diving captured both the boys and girls team titles at the Homer Invitaitonal on Saturday. The girls won 135 points, 65 points ahead of runner-up Kenai. The boys won with 150 points, 81 points ahead of runner-up Colony. Complete results will appear in Tuesday’s KDM.
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Week 5 high school football scores
Friday Dimond 13, Bartlett 12 West Anchorage 35, East Anchorage 0 Vista Murrieta (Calif.) 49, South Anchorage 8 North Pole 46, Wasilla 27 Skyview 27, Thunder Mountain 20, 2 OT Palmer 41, Colony 14 Soldotna 60, Houston 0 Saturday Eagle River 26, West Valley 17 Service 43, Chugiak 12 Barrow 63, Seward 0 Eielson 57, Nikiski 48 Homer 38, Sitka 0 Juneau 24, Lathrop 6 Valdez 30, Ketchikan 24
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Kodiak boys cross country second at Palmer
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet and Cole Christiansen continued their season on top Saturday at the Palmer Invitational.  The Bears’ dominant duo produced a top two finish in the boys 4A cross country race, but it wasn’t enough for Kodiak to claim the team title.  For the third time this season, Kodiak fell to West Valley, as the Wolfpack had five runners in the top 10, enough to easily win the team title with 29 points. Kod...
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Shell starts drilling in Chukchi Sea
ANCHORAGE (AP) — More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea, a company vessel on Sunday morning sent a drill bit into the ocean floor, beginning preliminary work on an exploratory well 70 miles off the northwest coast of Alaska. Drilling began at 4:30 a.m., said Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith. Shell Alaska vice president Pet...
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A window on Kodiak's nature
Artist Elizabeth Meliah and her husband, Keith Meliah, installed stained glass windows showing natural Kodiak scenes Thursday at the Kodiak Community Pool. The windows, which cost $14,000, were funded by the state’s Percent for Art program, which requires that 1 percent of state-funded projects’ budgets be used for artwork.
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