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Public works continues repairs from slides
Public works employees spent the weekend clearing drains and culverts, but the work caused by torrential rainfall and slides last week is far from over. City public works director Mark Kozak said the problems caused by the slides last Friday were temporarily contained as of Monday. “We still have a lot of problems to fix,” he said. ¬¬ Problem areas included Gibson Cove, Alder Lane and the hillside along Pillar Mou...
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Valdez, Sega claim wrestling titles
Joel Valdez and Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champions at the Glenn Vandergaw Invitational Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Valdez captured the 113-pound title with an 8-3 decision over Colony’s Chance Booth in the finals, while Sega topped Service’s Nicholas Stevens 2-1 to take the heavyweight crown. Andrew Caballa was Kodiak’s only other placer in the 17-school tournament. Caballa rebounded from...
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Adela Guilas
Adela Guilas, 80 passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Repast to follow.
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 21
Thursday, Jan. 16 • At 7:46 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle ran a stop sign and almost hit the crossing guard. The woman was cited for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. • At 12:52 p.m., an animal control officer was out with a loose dog. It ran home. The officer gave the owner a warning and told him the dog almost got hit by a truck. • At 3:09 p.m., a man was arrested for third-degree theft and v...
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Fish Factor: Talking fish with Treadwell
Good science should drive all fisheries decisions, and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell says he has the chops to maintain a true course. Treadwell, a Republican who hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in November’s election, paid a recent visit to Kodiak and “talked fish” in a brief interview. Few can claim Treadwell’s experience and understanding of the Arctic, where he has represented Alaska on U.S. Delegati...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter fly tying
The next three months are the long haul for outdoor enthusiasts, especially with endless days of wind and rain. A friend of mine characterizes the season well: “Horizontal 32-degree rain in the dark.” In spite of our best intentions to get outdoors and enjoy all that Kodiak has to offer, we can go days, weeks, and seemingly months without a day when good weather coincides with time off. Staying physically fit is c...
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Births: Jan. 21
• John Malaki Timu was born at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 14, 2014, to Pio and Sarah Timu. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches long. His parents are originally from America Samoa and Kodiak, and now live in Kodiak. His mother works for Petro Marine and his father works at Horizon Lines. Proud grandparents are John and Joann Saunders from Kodiak and the late Rev. Akusitino and Salome Timu from America Samoa. •...
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Kodiak ESS begins hoops season
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools basketball team started its season last week on the mainland. The Ravens squeaked by Lumen Christi, 42-40, Thursday in Anchorage and fell to Wasilla Lake Christian, 68-34, Saturday in Wasilla. Kodiak ESS played Nikolaevsk late Monday night and concludes its weeklong trip with games at Cook Inlet Academy today and Ninilchik on Wednesday. The team is made up of 12 players from Akhio...
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Volleyball club wins in Anchorage
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club’s inaugural trip to Anchorage was a successful one. The team comprised eighth- and ninth-graders captured the one-day tournament put on by the Midnight Sun Volleyball Club. Kodiak defeated Midnight Sun 2 (8-15, 15-10, 11-6) in the championship match. Kodiak’s Kylie Squartsoff provided the winning kill. “It was a surprise to everyone, including the Anchorage teams,” Kodiak coach Me...
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Rainfall causes slides
Torrential rainfall caused widespread landslides across the Kodiak road system on Friday. Rezanof Drive between Coast Guard Base Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds was completely closed for about two hours while the Alaska Department of Transportation cleared the debris, and was then restricted to one lane of traffic for most of the day. Other landslides were reported on Cope Street, Alder Lane and Natalya W...
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