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Kodiak boys favored for title
Kodiak’s boys track and field team will be vying for its third title since 2007 when the 4A state championships begin today at Dimond High School. And there is a good shot that when the dust settles Saturday evening that the Bears will be standing atop the podium. On paper, Kodiak is the overwhelming favorites over Kenai, Dimond and West Valley, which isn’t a surprise for those who have followed the team this seas...
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COASTAL FORAGER: Dining with an enemy named Nettles
A few years ago while I was living in Washington I read that nettles are edible. It seemed so wrong. If you know anything about nettles then you probably know that they sting like hell. And my hatred runs deep. I've been on the wrong end of a nettle leaf more than a few times thanks to my affinity for wearing shorts all summer as I gallivant around the forest. Everything in my experience taught me to skirt nettles...
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XtraTuf touches Kodiakans’ heart, makes their sole sing
I just spent an enjoyable time with The Thursday Ladies at Harborside Coffee and Goods, getting caught up on important events in town — wondering who has taken awhile to grow up and where grandkids have ended up this summer. These are wise women who have seen a lot of changes, lost much and kept their senses of humor. My kind of people. The matriarch of the group, possibly the matriarch of Kodiak, is Margaret Hall...
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Achievers: Bohac passes automative test
KHS Automotive student James Bohac successfully passed the Automotive Service Excellence tests in General Engine (G1) and Brakes (A5). Automotive teacher Bill McGuire said Bohac will attend UAA and pursue a degree in diesel mechanics.
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Achievers: Port Lions students honored
Port Lions School recently recognized three outstanding high school students who were inducted into the National Honor Society. Cody Robustellini, left, Korena Nelson and Anthony Hoedel-Lukin have demonstrated excellence in the areas of academics, scholarship, leadership, service and character. All three students are currently sophomores at Port Lions School.
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AMAZING NATURE: Famine for California sea lions
The news from California are drab. Apparently, the marine mammal rescue centers are flooded with starving sea lion pups and every day more arrive. Experts and volunteers are working overtime and the Sausolito Marine Mammal Rescue Center is begging for donations to help feed the large number of undernourished and often sick pups. It started in December when the first malnourished pup was found. At five months old h...
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Kodiak softball battles for state
Kodiak’s softball team closes out regular-season play with a two-game series against Soldotna that starts today at East Addition Park. Today’s game starts at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 2 p.m. Both games count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. One victory over the Stars would give the Bears the conference’s second berth into the small-school state championships. A Soldotna sweep would give the St...
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Wells Fargo unveils Kodiak mural
Wells Fargo officials unveil a new 6-foot-wide by 8-foot-high community mural at its downtown Kodiak branch. The mural celebrates Kodiak’s rich history and cultural diversity, depicting cannery workers from the 1940s, Alutiiq men engaged in starring, a salmon seiner and Kodiak’s designation as an official Coast Guard City. It is Wells Fargo’s first community mural in Kodiak and the ninth such mural installed in Al...
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Larsen wins tournament
Brett Larsen captured the Crab Festival Golf Tournament Sunday at Bear Valley Golf Course. Larsen, a past winner of the Kodiak Island Golf Championship, fired a 77 over 18 holes to top runner-up Dustin Roberson by three strokes. Nick Cavallero won the first flight with a 96, while Jorg Schmeisser took the second flight with a 99. Results Championship flight 1. Brett Larsen, 77; 2. Dustin Roberson, 80; 3. Alan Skaw...
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Kodiak-based search and rescue volunteer gets management role in large-scale training event
A Kodiak-based search and rescue volunteer will be the scenario planner — the equivalent of what he calls a puppet master — when about 150 search and rescue volunteers gather for a large-scale training event during the weekend in Palmer. Jason Waggoner, 36, is on the planning committee of the training. He would be representing the Kodiak Island Search and Rescue together with Nick Szabo, a maritime agent and forme...
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