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KHS football travels to Palmer
When Kenai topped Palmer last Saturday, Kodiak football’s postseason hopes were popped. First-year coach Bill McGuire said it is disappointing not reaching the playoffs, but with two games left the players are not letting it ruin their season. “It has been a real positive atmosphere,” he said. “The energy has been there. It is good to see especially from a team that is eliminated from the playoffs.” Kodiak plays a...
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In the Courts: Sept. 25
Phillip Barajas pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree – injury with a weapon, intent and assault in the third degree – cause injury with a weapon. Barajas was sentenced to 15 years in jail (eight suspended) and placed on probation for ten years. Bryce Wade Beltran pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree – cause fear of injury with a weapon. Beltran was sentenced to 24 months and 20 days in jail (24 ...
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Span Alaska buys Pacific Alaska Freightways
Freight company Span Alaska Transportation has purchased Pacific Alaska Freightways, according to a release from the companies. According to the release, “Customers of both companies will have access to expanded service offerings, as well as faster and more direct service to more locations.” Both companies previously served Kodiak as well as the rest of Alaska with shipping services and connected Alaska cities to ...
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Housing a matter of compassion, not politics
There is a serious moral and ethical issue threatening the soul of Kodiak. Whoa. I can already tell I'm setting myself up for trouble with that lead-in. I'm not talking about the drug problem or the break-ins, or even global warming, although all of them are crises in their own right. I'm not even talking about church attendance being down and how people's souls are in danger if we don't get right with God. I'll l...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 25
Sept. 19 Around 12:28 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 12:58 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1900 block of East Rezanof Drive. At 1:33 a.m., police warned a driver in the Larch Street and Mylark Lane area about a taillight malfunction. At 1:43 a.m., police conducted a security check in the 400 block of Mill Bay Road. At 9:56 a.m., police received a request for a subject removal from...
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Teeing Off: Picking better than humans
Gizmo has been unbearable to live with this week. The pup has been parading around the apartment like he owns the place. He even put his brother, Pepper Jack, in time out for running off — thank you neighbor down the street for corralling him for me. That dog runs fast. Marcus Dunbar would be proud. While everybody struggled in picking NFL games last week, Gizmo made it look easy. Pup 1, Humans 0. Yes, Gizmo out-p...
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KHS swimmers tackle Pentathlon
After an open week on the schedule, Kodiak’s swimmers participate at today’s SoHi Pentathlon. “They are ready to race and tired of training,” veteran coach John Lindquist said. The SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School is a unique event that features 50 yards of each stroke, plus a 100-yard individual medley. Times are added and a winner is declared. Lindquist said this is an event that his swimmers look forward...
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AMAZING NATURE: Kodiak sea level not rising
Global climate change will cause sea levels to rise. We have heard this warning for years and some countries, and states in the lower 48 have acted to secure their coast lines in response to it. However, here in Kodiak that is not really at the top of our list of concerns. According to a NOAA website, the tide line on our beaches was approximately 1 inch higher this year than three years ago. However, the long ter...
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School to ask for proposals for K-Hi-C repairs
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s boat used in marine classes needs some fixing, and the KIBSD Board of Education recently approved the issuance of a request for proposals for fixing the 42-foot fiberglass fishing vessel. Alaska Marine Surveyors in an April survey recommended that the K-Hi-C get a repairs within one year for deterioration of the deck due to stress cracks allowing water in that then freez...
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Presentation on food security
A food systems analyst is giving a presentation tonight on food security in Alaska. “I will be telling stories from around the state of people I interviewed of the key insights that they gave me about what successes they’ve had in raising food for Alaskan residents, what obstacles they’ve encountered, and suggestions they have for what would make this a better system,” said Ken Meter, the president of Crossroads R...
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