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Prep Poll: Chugiak grabs top spot
The merry-go-round atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network large-school football poll continued this week. For the fourth time in as many weeks, a new No. 1 was crowned by the state’s voting media. That spot went to Chugiak. The Mustangs took down last week’s No. 1 West Anchorage, 28-21, and became the newest Cook Inlet Conference team to be declared the top large-school team. South Anchorage, Bartlett and Wes...
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Alaska Science Forum: HAARP again open for business
Instead of falling to the dozer blade, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has new life. In mid-August, U.S. Air Force General Tom Masiello shook hands with UAF's Brian Rogers and Bob McCoy, transferring the powerful upper-atmosphere research facility from the military to the university. You may have heard of HAARP. Nick Begich wrote a book about it. Jesse Ventura tried to bully his way past the Gak...
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High-level talks on Air Force One
I was not quite a teenager when I had my first interaction with the federal government. In 1963, I was awarded the janitorial contract for the Valdez post office. Every day for an hour before school, I cleaned the building. I was excited because it meant income for my family as we struggled to put food on the table. Then a postal inspector learned the janitor was a 12-year-old boy. He said he would revoke my contr...
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Fish meetings to address bycatch, gather input set for this week
The Kodiak Fish Work Group is hosting a series of presentations and meetings to gather and distribute information on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch this week. Tonight is the first with a presentation providing information on Gulf trawl fishery management, bycatch control, harvest cooperatives, catch shares and more. “From 7 to 9, we will have a catch share presentation held right here in the assembly chambers by two...
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Osowski picks up first XC win
For the past two seasons, Keith Osowski watched from behind as teammate Levi Thomet repeatedly crossed the finish line first. On Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, with Thomet graduated and in Germany, it was Osowski’s turn to grab the victory flag. The junior outkicked teammate Michael Parnell to capture his inaugural prep cross country victory during the boys race at the Fort Abercrombie Invitatio...
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Borough gets update on lawsuit
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly received an update on a lawsuit made up of three cases currently against the borough regarding the denial of a senior exemption on property tax. Borough attorney Joe Levesque said the plaintiff, Jerry Markham, did not provide the required documentation proving residency and is arguing he shouldn’t have to. “The state uses the Permanent Fund Dividend as proof that somebody has bee...
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KHS swim begins season
Kodiak swimming and diving fans found out on Saturday that soccer isn’t the only sport that can end in a tie. The Kodiak and Colony girls also proved that swimming can end in a stalemate. After 12 events, the two Region III teams finished with 99 points during a season-opening meet at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool. “I don’t remember the last time I had a tie,” longtime Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. Lindqu...
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SoHi football rolls by Kodiak
After the first 12 minutes of Saturday’s contest at top-ranked Soldotna, Kodiak only trailed 6-0. Unfortunately the rest of the game didn’t stay that close. The Stars racked up 43 points in the middle quarters and rolled to a 49-14 Northern Lights Conference football victory over the Bears. The win extended Soldotna’s state-best winning streak to 33 games, and pushed its all-time record against Kodiak to 18-0. The...
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Kodiak Island Births: Sept. 8
Andrei F. Garcia was born at 5:42 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2015 to Andres Garcia Jr. and Flordeliza Garcia. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/4 inches long. His parents are originally from the Philippines and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Walmart Pharmacy and the baby’s father works at Ocean Beauty Seafoods. Grandparents are Romie and Flora Fruto in Kodiak who are originally from the Philippines a...
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Kodiak spikers sweep Colony
After Colony scored the first five points of Kodiak’s season-opening volleyball match, fans might have been questioning coach Amy Willis’ bold preseason prediction that her squad was going to win regions. They weren’t questioning the veteran coach after the dust settled. Kodiak steamrolled Colony in a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches at Kodiak High School, winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-10 on Friday and 25-15,...
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