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Town, schools welcome 144 CG families
With Coast Guard Day on Aug. 4 and the annual Welcome Aboard fair on Aug. 8, it is that time of year again when the community greets its newest Coast Guard families. Kodiak will see 144 new Coast Guard families to the community this year, according to Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker of 17th District Public Affairs. While every move has challenges, Kodiak has tried to make moving to the island as easy as possi...
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Keeping up the beat
Drummers provide entertainment during the Relay for Life, a fundraiser held from Saturday morning through Sunday morning at Woody Way Park.
Aug 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Making the most of a berry good season
During the summer I spend almost every day or evening on our boat hosting wildlife tours or dinner cruises. So it was a special treat to get above sea level the other day to hike in the alpine areas. As corny as it sounds, “The hills are alive,” the title song from “The Sound of Music,” rang through my head. I looked down and spotted dark blue berries at my feet. I picked a couple to sample and was surprised that ...
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Navy study projects harm to Gulf mammals
A U.S. Department of the Navy final supplemental environmental impact statement for the Gulf of Alaska released Friday shows a potential for impacts to marine mammals during training activities. The study is available for public review until Aug. 29. The study analyzes three scenarios. The first sees no changes from types or levels of training occurring prior to 2011. An alternative shows increased training levels...
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Local dogs rising in the ranks
Sorry, Kodiak duck hunters. There are new top dogs in town. Alaska’s Hammertyme and Alaska’s Liberty Belle, a pair of English Labrador retrievers, earned bragging rights over the weekend at a hunt test at Turnagain Arm with new American Kennel Club titles of junior and senior hunter. Hamm, as owners Neal and Lisa Cooper call Alaska’s Hammertyme, competed for the AKC junior hunter title. Under handler Lisa’s comman...
Jul 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Tapestry: Frontier Baptist founders back before 50th
Raymond and Diane Kerr, founding members of the Kodiak Frontier Southern Baptist Church, finally made that long-awaited “return to Kodiak” trip, just a year before the church celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Kerrs and fellow charter members — mainly military — initially met at the Kodiak Electric Association auditorium for services. The current building on Rezanov was built in the early1970s. Serving as secret...
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Relay takes on cancer in all-nighter
The Kodiak Relay for Life kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday and continues continue until 11 a.m. Sunday, rain or shine. According to event volunteer Angela Graham, proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society and have directly helped Kodiak families through donated flights to Anchorage and other transportation assistance for treatments, wigs, discounted groceries and other services. Events are scheduled t...
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Hundreds of crayfish invading Buskin
Crayfish, an invasive species, have been found occasionally in the Buskin watershed, and the Sun’aq Tribe is taking samples to figure out why it’s spreading. The problem is more widespread than previously thought. Since the early 2000s, the crustaceans have been spotted and reported occasionally. Sun’aq Tribe has had little success with traps and kick seines, small nets, catching the species to sample, but local s...
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Mountain Views: Town, firefighters, police won’t run out of love
As I drove towards town my kids told me to drive faster. They were worried that the yogurt shop would run out of ice cream. It was one week ago on a sunny Thursday afternoon and we were on our way downtown to get frozen yogurt in support of Elianah, the teenager who recently lost her arm in a four-wheeler accident out in Chiniak. Island Freeze was graciously offering half of their proceeds to Elianah and her famil...
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Islanders’ season ends with loss to Eagle River
Kodiak Post 17 closed out the 2016 campaign with a 7-0 loss to Eagle River in a Matson Invitational elimination game, Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak went 1-2 in the eight-team tournament and tied for fifth. The Bears finished their fourth American Legion season — third as an AA program —  with a 4-24 record.  Thomas Evans earned Player of the Game honors by collecting two of Kodiak’s five hits. Shaun Wal...
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