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Assembly OKs deal for Chiniak trees with A-1 Timber
Logs will fall in Chiniak this summer. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the salvage sale of borough-owned timber burned in the fall 2015 Twin Creeks Fire to A-1 Timber Consultants. Many Chiniak residents have spoken against the contract, worrying they will see problems with slash piles, fallen trees near property and on roads, gravel pits and logging truck noise. The asse...
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Kodiak baseball scores late to up winning streak
A late-inning surge provided the spark for Kodiak to extend its Southcentral Conference winning streak to three. The Bears erupted for eight runs in the final two innings to grab a 10-4 baseball victory over Houston Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Kodiak upped its conference record to 3-4, 4-6 overall. Sophomore Shaun Walton went the distance on the mound and only gave up three hits — two in the seventh — on 89 pit...
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In the Courts: May 6
Rachelle Abbott pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license. Abbott was fined $500. Russell A. Anderson pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator license and proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Anderson was fined $1,000. George Andrew Marshall pleaded guilty to proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Marshall was fined $500.
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Kodiak runners set PRs in quick 800
A trio of Kodiak runners zoomed to personal-best 800-meter times during a mini-meet against Anchorage Christian School Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak’s Jack Hannah won the race with a time of 1 minute, 58.94 seconds, looping off .61 seconds off his previous-best time. Michael Parnell finished second with a time of 1:59.14, chopping more than two minutes off his personal-best time. Keith Osowski placed th...
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Amazing Nature: Velellae go wherever the wind takes them
Spring is here. There are many signs of it and it seems that every person I talk to enjoys a different little delight of spring. Yesterday, I spotted the first blooms of coastal anemones and a tiny violet on the side of Pillar Mountain, and a couple of days ago out on the water the first puffins were around. The puffins came all at once travelling in large groups from their winter grounds in the open ocean to recl...
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ROCKIN’ OUT: Idol with some heart
Carrie Marie Underwood is a U.S. country singer. She won the fourth season of American Idol. Her first album, “Some Hearts,” has sold 7 million copies. Underwood has won an American Music Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards, plus many more. In 2007, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist. I think of her music as very inspiring. I like the instrumentation of her music. I like her voice because ...
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Homeport after 150 years
The Alutiiq Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new Qayat exhibit on Alutiiq maritime traditions Friday during the First Friday Art Walk. A rare Alutiiq kayak from the 1860s that is covered and tied traditionally is the focal point of the exhibit, with a variety of complementary artifacts to highlight how the kayak was made, and how it would have been used and maintained. A colorful hunting visor sits along...
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Unusual death rate not seen in local otters
In late summer and fall of 2015, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward broke records for the number of calls about stranded sea otters, mostly from the Katchemak Bay area, but the deaths and strandings didn’t extend to Kodiak. “A lot of it is probably due to the fact that they have a good population out and about on beaches to see them there,” said Derek Woodie, ACS mammal curator “They could be in other areas of th...
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McDonald among finalists for education commissioner
JUNEAU (AP) — Interim state education commissioner Susan McCauley is among the finalists for the commissioner’s post. The other finalists, announced by the state board of education Wednesday, are Michael Johnson, Stewart McDonald and Robert Boyle. Johnson is superintendent of the Copper River School District. McDonald is superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Boyle is superintendent of the Ke...
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KHS softball back on the road
If a singing competition broke out on the softball field, there is a good chance Kodiak would win. The Bears have had plenty of practice tuning their pipes as the team has played six of their first seven games on the road. That means lots of spare time spent in vans and airports. “We do a lot of singing and a lot of music videos get made,” first-year coach Michelle Stratton said. Expect more videos to be produced ...
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