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Outgoing Owen recalls two decades mastering harbor
On a walk along the main float in St. Paul Harbor Thursday, Marty Owen recalled the broken, uneven, creosote-stained dock that he found there in 1995, the year he took over as harbormaster. At that time the state-owned Kodiak’s downtown harbor. The in 1997, the state gave the harbor to the city with some money representing deferred maintenance. “We took our deferred maintenance and built a whole new harbor,” Owen ...
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Siscar hurdles the field
Ranie Siscar’s main goal when she entered high school was to bulk up. As a freshman, the 5-foot-2 Philippines native tipped the scale at 82 pounds. Now, weeks away from graduating from Kodiak High School she checks in at 103 pounds. “I’m surprised I even passed 100, that was my goal,” Siscar said. With that goal achieved, she is now chasing another goal — running under 17 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles. She near...
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April temps slightly warmer than normal, El Niño foreseen this summer
April temperatures in Kodiak clocked in slightly warmer than usual, while an El Niño warning from the National Weather Service held out the possibility for more warm and cloudy weather in coastal Alaska. The Alaska Climate Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, reported a monthly mean temperature of 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.6 degrees lower than normal. The highest ...
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Pot story misleading
To the editor, The story titled “Kodiakans averse to pot legislation” (5/2/14) was misleading. According to the poll that accompanied the story (as of 5/6/14), 56 percent of readers are in support legalizing marijuana in Alaska. While hardly overwhelming, this number doesn’t exactly suggest that “Kodiakans are almost dead-set” against the initiative either. It would have helped balance the coverage if you had inte...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 9
Friday, May 2 • At 1:54 a.m., two bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 8:27 a.m., a driver was warned for speeding on Benny Benson Drive. • At 11:30 a.m., officers assisted corrections officers with an unruly inmate. • At 11:47 a.m., a caller reported a small dog locked in a vehicle on Mill Bay Road for 30 minutes with no windows open. • At 12:52 a.m., officers were unable to locate a loose dog on Jackson Lane...
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Amazing Nature: Tidepools are filled with young animals in spring
It is finally undeniable that spring has sprung in Kodiak. The warm temperatures of the last weekend kissed even the last winter sleepiness out of nature’s ambassadors of the new season. Usually, it’s the flowers and perhaps some trees and bushes that announce spring with their first blooms or tender new green shoots. However, yesterday on a rocky beach we witnessed signs of springtime under every rock. While hard...
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Alaska Bishop David Mahaffey is 'everyman'
The jeweled mitre looks like a king’s crown and symbolizes the headship of the Orthodox Church. David Mahaffey wears one. Mahaffey was consecrated as the Orthodox Church in America’s Alaska bishop in Sitka earlier this year. He is the diocese’ first resident bishop since 2007, when then bishop, Nikolai Soriach, was forced to resign at the request of the Orthodox Church in America Synod. During the interim, Alaska ...
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KHS baseball sweeps SoHi
A day after playing for nearly three hours, Kodiak wasted no time in sweeping Soldotna on Thursday. The Bears breezed by the Stars, 12-1, in a five-inning Southcentral Conference baseball game in Soldotna. Kodiak completed the two-game sweep of Soldotna and improved to 5-1 in conference and 8-6 overall. The Stars dropped to 0-3 in the conference. Jon LeVan and Austin Frick supplied the offense for Kodiak, combinin...
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Kodiak track hosts ACS
Kodiak will receive a challenge in its final tune-up for the Region III Track and Field Championships. The Bears host small-school power Anchorage Christian Schools today and Saturday in a dual meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Lions’ boys are the defending small school state champions, while the Bears’ boys are the defending large-school state champions. Last week at the Palmer Invitational, ACS got the best...
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Kodiak wrestlers finish season strong
Kodiak’s Bryan Gonzalez earned the triple crown of wrestling this past weekend at the Alaska USA Championships in Wasilla. Competing for Kodiak Kid Club Wrestling, Gonzalez won folkstyle, freestyle and Greco Roman 100-pound titles in the cadet division. Kodiak Club coach Craig Walton said when a wrestler wins all three it is called a triple crown. Nolan Wandersee captured the folkstyle junior 220-pound title, whil...
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