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KIVC heads to Lower 48 for Tournament
The high school volleyball season ended eight months ago, but for nine ladies it never stopped. The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is competing in the 42nd AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships, one of the nation’s largest youth tournaments that begins Saturday in Orlando, Florida. Kodiak is grouped in a 17-and-under division, and is the only Alaska team in the field of 82. “It’s nerve-racking because...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: An intriguing rock in the Alaska wilderness
NEAR THE MIDDLE FORK, CHANDALAR RIVER — Our knees pressed into crunchy lichen, three of us hunch around a rock the size of a postage stamp. Peter Jenniskens, a meteor astronomer with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, is smiling. This rock is unusual: it was sitting on top of day-glow lichen and is dark as a charcoal briquette. “I’m very excited by this top ...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 16
June 4 At 12:43 a.m., police responded to an assault on Rezanof Drive East. The woman did not want to make a report. Around 1:15 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. Around 1:18 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. Around 1:22 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 8:32 a.m., police arrested a man on Marine Way for a warrant. At 8:34 a.m., police impounded loose dogs on M...
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Kodiak Island Births: June 16
Ezra Holmes Johnson was born at 3:11 p.m. on June 30, 2015, to Molly and Elliott Johnson. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are originally from Kodiak and now live in Anacortes, Washington. The baby’s mother works at Island Hospital, and the baby’s father works for Edward Jones. Grandparents are Bud and Robyn Cassidy and Craig and Terrie Johnson from Kodiak. Great-grandparents are D...
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Fried sets new school mark in the 800
Levi Fried made his last prep race a historic one. The recently graduated Kodiak High School senior established a new school best in the 800-meter run during the Portland Track Festival Sunday in Portland, Oregon. Running in the last of six heats, Fried clocked a two-lap time of 1 minute, 53.49 seconds, shattering Jordan Fogle’s school record of 1:54.86, set at the 2012 state championships. “This is pretty special...
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Andrew Leroy Endresen
Andrew Leroy Endresen, 50, passed away May 29, 2015 in his home in Wasilla, Alaska. Andrew was born October 19, 1964 in Washington. He moved to Alaska in March of 1976. He had lived in Kodiak, Seward and Kenai before moving to Wasilla. “Andy was the nicest person and he would do anything for anyone and was loved by many” Andrew is survived by his wife Kristy Staton, his father William A. Endresen, Brother William ...
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Council authorizes fire station pre-design
The Kodiak City Council authorized pre-design of a new fire station and introduced an ordinance to change city code governing how abandoned vessels are dealt with. The council authorized a contract with Stantec for just less than $100,000 for pre-design of a new fire station and a condition assessment of the old library. “What we’d like to do is to begin the process to plan for the project replacement, at least th...
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Library starts full summer of reading clubs
The Kodiak Public Library has an expansive offering of reading clubs this summer, one of the largest ever. “This is absolutely a range of clubs that has not been offered by Kodiak Public Library in the past,” said library director Katie Baxter. “It’s really a result of wonderful staff and patron interaction generating ideas.” The library has ten reading clubs for people of all ages. Who Are Our Heroes? is the name...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Catching the first pink salmon
Warm sunny days are made for lolling on beaches. And pink salmon fishing! Pink salmon in June? Absolutely. And with other salmon species arriving early, I expect you can find at least a few pink salmon right now. It’s been our family tradition to catch pink salmon for our daughter’s birthday on June 21, and most years we manage to do it. Laze on a beach. Catch a pink salmon. Cook it on the coals of a beach fire. S...
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ADF&G increases sockeye salmon bag limit in Karluk, Afognak rivers
The sport fishing bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, in the Karluk and Afognak rivers has been increased to 10 fish, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said Monday. The emergency orders will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, the department said in separate news releases. The biological escapement goal for early run sockeye salmon into the Karluk Rive...
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