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Soldotna turns back Kodiak
Over the first two games of the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament, Kodiak’s boys exploded for 170 points. The Bears ran out of gas in the third game. Knotted with the Bears at halftime, Soldotna outscored Kodiak 14-3 during the third quarter to claim its first Floyd title with a 52-38 victory Saturday evening at Kodiak High School. Kodiak (4-2) was searching for its first tournament troph...
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Birth: Jan. 7
Kalsin Terecina Vasquez McGuire was born at 11:06 a.m. Dec. 31, 2013, to William and Nievecitas McGuire. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Montana and New Mexico, but now live in Kodiak. Both of her parents work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Proud grandparents are Thomas and Mary McGuire from Philipsburg, Mont. and John and Diann Tator ...
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Byron Mallott’s vision for Alaska in 2014
There is a special pride that comes from being Alaskan: pride in the fishermen helping feed the world; the oil workers coaxing a national energy resource out of the frozen tundra; the small business owners who are creating new jobs and new opportunities; the public employees providing for essential needs; and teachers and first responders who strengthen every one of our communities. As Alaskans, we have always tak...
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Borough assembly turns down additional tourism funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has turned down an $18,000 international marketing campaign by Discover Kodiak. The vote took place at the assembly’s Thursday night meeting, which included items from a canceled December meeting. The borough’s tourism agency planned to use borough funding to attend travel shows in Berlin, Chicago and Iceland in partnership with the Alaska Tourism Industry Association. The $18,00...
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Kodiak Shipyard reduces deficit in 2013
The Kodiak Shipyard has cut its operating deficit but is still running in the red, the Kodiak Port and Harbors advisory board learned Friday. The city-owned shipyard is now less than $100,000 in the red. In 2012, the shipyard had a $302,705 deficit between revenue and expenses, but thanks to a 20 percent rate increase last April, that number has shrunk to $93,748. According to city financial records, the shipyard ...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 6
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center hosts a public session from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to listen to questions about cattle removal from Chirikof Island. Grazing is not authorized on the refuge and the cattle are damaging refuge natural resources. This is the first step in a public planning process to resolve the issue. Learn more about the issue and how to comment if you can't be there by calling ...
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Volunteers return from Philippine relief efforts
Last month, Kodiak resident Jun Belen was feeding kids at a school on the Philippine island of Leyte when he was struck by the kindness of one boy. At one of the schools where he cooked and distributed food, Belen saw a boy holding onto his plate of chicken and spaghetti, not eating it. He asked the boy why he wasn’t eating his food, and was touched by the response: “I was surprised when he said, ‘This is for my b...
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Kodiak girls claim back-to-back tournament titles
Not even Dimond could stall the Kodiak girls in their hunt for the Joe Floyd Tournament title. The Lynx gave it their best shot by running a stall offense, but the Bears found ways to score in a glacial 36-19 win during Saturday’s final game of the 47th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High. The victory capped a three-day tournament that saw Kodiak thump Sitka (52-12) and West ...
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December wraps a dry year for Kodiak
Though Kodiak’s December weather was highlighted by a pair of snowstorms, the month was exceptionally dry for the island city. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, Kodiak finished December with just 4.45 inches of precipitation, just over half of normal for the month. The tally doesn’t put Kodiak in the top 10 driest Decembers on record (just 0.58 in...
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Garden Gate: Seed catalogues are a cheerful sight
Have you seen the giant red tomato on the cover of Burpee’s 2014 seed catalog? Size matters. The world’s biggest beefsteak tomato is said to tip the scales at up to 3-plus pounds. It’s enough to pull you out of a bad-weather funk. Seed catalogs are arriving earlier this year, and with this soggy weather, they are a cheerful sight. Garden catalogs are great textbooks for increasing your garden knowledge, but they h...
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